Most youth leagues are non-profit organizations with coaches that work as volunteers. However, this doesn’t mean that directors don’t struggle to ensure that they are adequately funded. Courts or fields need to be rented; the game officials need to be paid, and equipment like uniforms need to be purchased. And then there is often very little to no money left after those expenses have been settled to make any improvements.
Upgrading your current process to using league management software may seem like an added expense at a point when there is already reason to constantly be making mindful decisions on expenditures.
However, the old way of managing your league is a manual, time-consuming process. Time could be better spent on league promotion, fundraising, and securing sponsorships and improving your league so that you will get more registrations.
Utilizing league management software for your league is really an investment. Here are 3 reasons why using this software is your best option:
Sports league management software will reduce the burdens of administrative work that league directors find themselves swamped with. Why spend so much time manually going through hundreds of paper registrations, consolidating players and rosters when all that can be automated and streamlined?
With this software, you can distribute team rosters and create divisions and teams for your league electronically. You can quickly organize referee schedules with ease.
You no longer have to waste time reaching individual players because the system will email reminders for games. Everything will be automated from attendance tracking to player information updates. Before each game, you will receive an automatic headcount.
Ease of payment collection
League management software would streamline payment of registration fees. The old registration process meant the manual collection of checks and cash. Online payments would eliminate the effort of having to manage check and cash payments and would reduce the hassle of registration forms submitted without a check, bounced checks, lost checks, or inaccurate records.
You can effortlessly keep track of who has paid for what. Collection of funds and donations can all also be done online.
Ease of communication
Sports League Management Software will simplify life for the parents of your young athletes by providing them with easy communication, access to schedules which will result in the sense of acceptance to their child’s team and to the sports league itself.
If there are any sudden changes to game scheduling or game cancellations, communication can be sent out in real time. Parents and coaches will be notified with just the click of a button.
There are a number of reasons you may lose players every year; either the player has outgrown the age bracket, the families move away, or the child no longer has an interest in the sport. However, there are those who simply switch to a league that they feel is better run.
Just because the rules of the game haven’t changed or the sport has remained the same over the last few decades, it doesn’t mean there is no room for innovation in the way you run your league.
So while sports league management software will cost you, its benefits mean you will be able to run your league more efficiently, therefore giving your players more reason to stay and even attracting new registrants.