Sports organizations rely on a website to share their mission, philosophy, registration process, and more. As a sports club, a sharp website can help you retain players as well as attract new ones.
This guide lays out the steps and actions to help you create a shining website for your sports organization. Let’s get started.
Table of Contents
Why Do You Need a Website?
How Do Your Programs Fit Into Your Website?
Things A Website Should Accomplish For Your Organization
7 Steps To Help You Build or Redesign Your Website
5 Reasons You’ll Love TeamSnap Website Builder For Your Sports Organization
Before you even get into designing your website, the very first thing you should do is ask yourself: “Why do I need a website?” Most people know they need a website in today's digital world, but why do you really need a website? Think about the functionality of having a website and take the time to answer this question and write it down.
The Falmouth Football program is located in suburban Portland, Maine. The organization currently has 200+ athletes spread among 15 K-12 teams. In the past three years, the football program has seen a 30% growth. While the growth is exciting, Falmouth Football turned to TeamSnap with additional goals.
They were using a Wordpress website with many different platforms feeding into it and just had one person overseeing the site. The organization is run by volunteers and very few have a design or an IT background so the upkeep was a challenge.
Falmouth Football identified two main “why’s” behind their need for a website redesign:
Always start with your “why”
Administrators and coaches use different tools to educate, promote and complete key functions necessary for a successful season.
A good website can help your sports organizations answer questions. It can also be used as a tool, and serve as a central location. An organization’s website typically acts as a first impression for new members and their families. One way to think about a website is the homebase for organizations to connect with their members, fans, and community.
This is where having a fully-integrated website with ways to manage and communicate with all of your teams from one location is key. TeamSnap Website Builder can help you to add tools like registration forms and payments, scheduling tools and different types of reporting.
TeamSnap recently launched the newest version of TeamSnap for Clubs & Leagues which makes it easier to manage multiple programs in a solution that your administrators, coaches, managers, and parents will love to use.
Learn more about how you can fully integrate your program offerings into your website, today.
We understand that designing a website and keeping it up to date with fresh content can be difficult. There can also be a certain level of technical understanding of coding which can feel outside of the typical sports playbook.
With that in mind, we created the Complete Guide to To Building a Shining Website For Your Sports Organization. This guide should help you get building or in many cases redesigning your website.
Because of the time-savings I’ve had with TeamSnap, I can spend more time with the kids. Before, 70% of my time was working on administrative tasks and only 30% of my time coaching the kids. Now, I would flip it, which makes a big difference.
—Alison Rossi, Executive Director, CT Diamond Softball Club