Elevate youth sports programs in 2024 and beyond
You prepped your planning and teamed up with a perfect league management software provider. Check. You set up a registration that’s accessible, integrated, and flexible. Check. You empowered affordability through sponsorships and fundraising. Check. You pioneered preseason management. Check. And you delivered in-season excellence. Check.
As we start looking ahead toward future seasons, sports administrators should re-focus on one additional area; growth. How can you continue to elevate your programs in 2024 and beyond?
How do we define the keys to growing a youth sports organization? Check out our recent chat with Jim Dahline, Director of Youth Development at the MN Blades hockey organization. He gave us three major areas of focus on growth, that apply to any organization no matter the sport!
You won’t be able to truly understand your organization and set your organization up for growth without a full picture of everything that comes into play. We’ll focus on a couple of areas in which reporting comes in the most handy.
Ensure you have access to a snapshot of all payments, deposits, and outstanding payments for your clubs, teams, and members. This should include progress reports to show how your seasons are filling up and reach out to in-process registrants to provide assistance in getting them fully registered.
Logistically, you should have a snapshot of your organization. With the TeamSnap for Business new Master Calendar feature, administrators now have a centralized view of every scheduled event in their organization. Access games, practices, and other event details easier than ever and quickly navigate to edit an event where it was originally created.
The new master calendar integrates all schedule additions, including those from coaches, league uploads, tournaments, and the season scheduler into one view.
After getting a clear picture of your programs and ensuring things are running smoothly, sports administrators should identify easy programs for growth. We like to call this a diversification or expansion of your offerings. Add more events, whether that’s preseason camps, postseason tournaments, or everything in between.
The more smoothly run offerings your programs have, the faster you’ll grow. Tournaments are one of the best areas to consider when expanding your programs.
There’s nothing like the smiles on your youth athletes’ faces when tournament day rolls around. And with TeamSnap for Business, running tournaments is a breeze!
Unlock the full playbook by downloading at the link below. You can also learn how:
Congratulations on working your way through our entire six-play youth sports league management playbook! In order to keep your organization running smoothly and maintain that growth trajectory, we recommend downloading the full playbook to study in your free time.
We’ve also shared some additional resources below that will get your organization off to an efficient start in 2024! Play on!