If you’ve ever had to manage or coach at a local sporting club, you will be very excited about Team App. One of hardest parts of running a local sporting club is team recruitment and communication. Who wants Emails from 10 different people about the one club? Who is sick of group text messages that are easy to miss? Who wants to look up different websites to find out if sport is cancelled due to rain? Wouldn’t it be good if all team communications were available via the one app??
Team App to the rescue!! This app will completely change the way your club communicates. It enables clubs to develop their owns Smartphone App to inform players, coaches, umpires and volunteers everything they need to know. In the Cove likes this App; it has been developed for grass roots sporting clubs (the clubs you see everyday training at Blackman Park or Kingsford Smith Oval). For a grass roots club to be successful it must be organised on and off the field. Team App addresses two important issues:
- Managing the flow of information; and
- Creating commercial opportunities.
Team App was developed via extensive market research gained from club presidents, coaches, players, supporters, parents and successful business people, all of whom have critical input in running a successful sporting club.
Many of our local sporting clubs could not survive without generous sponsorship from local businesses; sponsors receive more bang for their buck as their logos etc are prominently displayed on the app. You can even set up a team store and collect membership fees, sell team merchandise and tickets for fundraising events via the app. Look at the other features available!!
So why use Team App? According to the developers:
With Team App, creating your own free customizable smartphone app is quick and easy with a huge range of features to choose from. Plus creating your Team App also creates a website that updates in real time with your App! If your club can benefit from improved communication, greater commercial opportunities, improved cash-flow and better attended social functions then Team App is for you.
Go to Team App to find out more. Team App is absolutely free. Free to create and free to download. No setup or usage costs. The app development and upgrade costs are funded by ad displays at the bottom of the page.
The Team App developers want to add new features. ITC recommends they include a volunteer’s sign up roster (which they may have but I could not see it). Check out our blog on 6 Tools for Being an Effective Volunteer we have listed a few ways to sign up volunteers and online rosters.
Of course, Team App is good for member communication, but how do you recruit new players etc? In the Cove has put together a list of sporting clubs in Lane Cove, Greenwich and Chatswood. If you belong to a community sports club and your club is not listed please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will work with you to list your club on In the Cove. If your club is holding an event or a registration day you can advertise the events on our events calendar (free of course as ITC is a resource for all not for profit, sporting or community organisation).