Every once in a while, an app comes along that truly simplifies your hectic, crazy life. If you have multiple kiddos participating in multiple activities, organization of their schedules can be a nightmare! Well, there is now an app (and website) that can take the headache out of coordinating their extracurriculars – TeamSnap!
I have actually been using this program for a couple of years now with my daughter’s soccer team so when I was asked to do a review, it was a no-brainer. Our team manager utilizes this app constantly to keep everyone in the loop on ALL aspects of our group- from schedules to rosters to payments to photo sharing and so much more! The strongest feature of TeamSnap in my opinion is it’s ability to reliably send out communications, even at the last minute. How many times have you glossed over an email about your kid’s activities because it is lumped in with 50 other messages in your inbox? With TeamSnap, you can send text alerts to the entire team or just select individuals making sure that they get the message when they need it!
Outside of TeamSnap’s fantastic communication features, the Schedule/Availability component gives you all the information you could want regarding team events. Each game or practice has a start time and duration, requested arrival time, a URL, notes and location which shows up as a map. And you can see who has confirmed they will attend and who is bringing refreshments. Set up reminders and export your schedule to iCal or Outlook so it’s synced up with everything else on your daily agenda!
Another extremely useful feature is the roster. Not only does it include the contact information for all the players but it also has the coach’s and manager’s phone numbers easily accessible. If you need to find a ride home for your child from the game, it is super simple to text, email or call any parent on your team.
But my favorite component of this app has to be TeamSnap Live! It allows parents and fans to get live game updates no matter where they are. Once the event has begun, a group chat is started where all members can contribute scores, play-by-play banter, photos and more. So even if you can’t be at the game, you won’t miss a thing!
Try their FREE 21 Day trial and see what you think. I could not recommend this more- especially if you are a team manager. It will save you a ton of time and take your organization to the next level! For more information about TeamSnap, visit them on Facebook and Twitter.
Plus, leave a comment below to enter to win a TeamSnap prize package valued at $220 which includes their Ultra Yearly Plan and TeamSnap Backpack! A winner will be notified by email on August 31st.