As the fastest game on two feet grows, lacrosse clubs and teams are looking for sports management solutions that meet the needs of their admins, coaches and players. Lacrosse organizations have plenty of software solutions to choose from, but over the past few years lacrosse has become one of the top five sports at TeamSnap. So what keeps lacrosse organizations coming to TeamSnap for clubs and leagues?
When TeamSnap was created in 2009, its consistency and easy-to-use app quickly gained popularity with coaches and parents. In 2013, TeamSnap introduced its club and league sports management solution, which further cemented it as the go-to app for clubs and leagues across the nation.
The ability to manage not only teams, but entire leagues with one software solution, has transformed TeamSnap from a helpful app into an indispensable resource for more than 2 million monthly users. Nowhere is that more true than in the lacrosse community, where TeamSnap has partnered with US Lacrosse to bring everyone under the same roof.
U.S. Lacrosse, the sport’s national governing body, boasts more than 450,000 members and 80 full-time staff members. The size and scale of the organization has grown to the point that it requires specialized tools to operate as efficiently as possible. That’s why in 2017, the organization officially integrated with TeamSnap to offer a registration verification feature that gets everyone on the same page.
The integration with TeamSnap was an important step for lacrosse organizers, coaches, and players. Players must be registered members of U.S. Lacrosse to participate in the vast majority of camps, tournaments, and leagues. The verification feature allowed participants to use their USL identification number in TeamSnap to confirm that their membership and insurance are valid for the season. The development eliminated the time-consuming and error-prone process of validating USL membership numbers through manual verification on the USL database.
The relationship between TeamSnap and U.S. Lacrosse has accelerated the momentum of the sport, providing the community with a resource that unifies all involved.
When organizations use multiple apps or other communication tools, it creates confusion while also exhausting users. For most organizations, it’s much simpler to keep everyone on the same platform. The USL’s decision to integrate with TeamSnap means lacrosse organizations can use a single tool for everything from registration to team management, and therefore coaches, players, and parents get a user-friendly tool that they're already familiar with.
Keeping everyone on the same platform is easy when it provides all of the information required to run an efficient operation. For coaches, TeamSnap offers a variety of communication capabilities that keep them connected with parents and players. Availability and Health Check features ensure they always know who is coming to games and practices. For parents and players, TeamSnap’s easy scheduling feature keeps them up to date on times, locations, and any changes to practice and game schedules.
But where TeamSnap truly shines is its ability to assist organizers and administration with large-scale operations. From registration to collecting payments and more, TeamSnap helps organizers take care of the work that keeps leagues and events thriving year after year.
The lacrosse community is passionate about the game, and everyone involved would rather be hitting the field than checking their email. We spoke to one TeamSnap user in Glen Rock, New Jersey, and she summed it up perfectly:
“We chose TeamSnap because our coaches and parents already knew and LOVED the app! Managing our registrations and team information and schedules in separate apps was becoming too much.
TeamSnap had a registration component and it was a no-brainer for us to move our whole operations there when they announced their US Lacrosse integration. Now our registration and our teams are under the same app for our club and it's so much easier for us to communicate with them and we can spend more time doing what we love — coaching lax!”
For more information on how TeamSnap can help your lacrosse organization, sign up for a trial or demo today!