The Sportlyzer Blog

We write about sports coaching, club management, training, and our software updates.

How can a sports club recruit youth volunteers?

April 9, 2015 - Posted by
Make your volunteers proud of what they do (Image credit)

I came across a good article on Canadian Sports Information Resource Centre blog focusing on a topic so relevant to grassroots sports clubs – how to recruit volunteers. Finding people to help you with your cause with limited finances has always been an uphill battle, but youth volunteers can be a good resource to develop your club now and in the future. Here’s how!

How using a club calendar energizes your sports club?

April 8, 2015 - Posted by
Different training groups made easy to manage

A technical detail or an essential part of who you are? Like for many other businesses offering services, scheduling, and calendars are a core part of what a sports club has to offer. For the outside world, it’s a way how you establish a connection with your members and your customers. Inside a club, it’s a tool to organize your activities and manage processes. Let’s have a good hard look at the benefits a club calendar can bring to your sports club.

Hormone abuse a real problem in youth sports

April 1, 2015 - Posted by
Don’t let kids be the casualties of overambition (Image credit)

We might think it only happens in professional sports, but it’s far worse than that. The quest for success is not always righteous and some fall off track, trying to reach their goals using the darker arts of the game. It is now infiltrating youth sports as well and at a younger age than we would ever imagine.

Sportlyzer launches new design, prepares for the future

March 25, 2015 - Posted by
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It’s essentially the same, but looks way cooler!

Sportlyzer is delighted to announce the launch of our new web layout. Based on customer feedback and our mantra of continuous progress, we have come out with a new sleek design in our web application to bring you a simpler, more comfortable and enjoyable way to use Sportlyzer. It’s as pretty as spring sunshine and will be a huge step towards realizing our vision of a software ecosystem for developing sustainable, well-functioning sports clubs.

Seven daily problems for sports club managers

March 23, 2015 - Posted by
Coaches should be coaching on the field, not in the office!
Most coaches want to be coaching in the field, not in the office

So you’re living the dream and working in sports. You get to do what you love and there aren’t too many people who can say that. Sports is your passion but on a day to day basis, there are some things inside a sports club that are just truly annoying, yet essential for the club to function. We have listed the main glitches in sports club management with ideas how to turn these into assets instead.

How Sportlyzer helps your club development?

March 9, 2015 - Posted by

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With the beta release of our new Calendar app, we have made a big step in the direction of helping sports club managers organize their daily business and level up in their training quality by reducing the burden of administration. But there are so many more ways that Sportlyzer can help you develop your club. Let’s have a quick overview what Sportlyzer does.

Sportlyzer launches new Calendar app for coaches and club managers

March 4, 2015 - Posted by


An overview of the calendar feature

Sportlyzer is pleased to announce the launch of the beta version of our newest app Calendar for coaches and club managers. Sportlyzer Calendar is a huge step in simplifying your club time, event and participation management. You can plan and visualize your workouts, competitions, other events and track attendances. As with all Sportlyzer apps, Calendar is effortlessly synced with our other apps through the club central database to ensure maximum functionality with minimum effort.

Stepping up the game: How to achieve change in a sports club?

March 3, 2015 - Posted by
managing change
Managing change is an important part of every sustainable organization – sports clubs included! (Image credit)

Constantly developing your sports club is a huge part of what club administrators do. If you don’t keep up with the times, you risk with stagnation and eventually losing out to your competition or to other sports. You risk becoming irrelevant.

So what can you do if you see that a change is necessary? How to take your club up to the next level on a technical, philosophical or organizational path? This can be a considerable task as people can become accustomed to their own ways. To help you with that, we have adjusted the 8-step process proposed by Harvard Business School professor Dr. John Kotter to the environment of the sports clubs.

The stumbling blocks of LTAD: why is it hard to implement?

March 2, 2015 - Posted by
You will take some hits on the way, but Long-Term Athlete Development model is the way forward

We have delved into the subject of Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) in our last blog post. We looked at the benefits that focusing on the long-term, holistic development of an athlete can bring. Many may feel that a lot of what adds up to the LTAD model is common sense – people mostly agree with the concept pretty easily. Yet we still see that actually applying LTAD to the whole training process as an overarching idea can be difficult as practical problems arise. But to solve these problems, we first have to define them.

Seven benefits of Long-Term Athlete Development model: Why follow it?

February 26, 2015 - Posted by

long-term athlete development

The whole team of Sportlyzer has grown up doing sports. We have people who have excelled in swimming, karate or skating. We have people who have competed in rowing, football or triathlon and more. Even after youth sports we have stayed connected to the things we love, making us a pretty good example of Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) model. It’s a sports development model that we live by, intended to ensure long-term benefits from age-specific exercising, bringing lifelong sports enjoyment and success. Let’s discover the major benefits of the LTAD model.

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