Everyone in our team was excited when we released new features for player evaluation and testing and sending progress reports via email. We had planned it with the best intention to help coaches track player’s progress and give personal feedback to players – the thing that parents are missing most from their kids’ sport clubs.
Everything started very well and we got very positive feedback from many clubs using our software. But suddenly an opposition rose on our Facebook page over the issue of whether player evaluation and testing would deprive kids of fun of playing. Our post received comments like:
Yesterday the underdog Iceland beat England in football at the 2016 UEFA European Championships. Incredible and energizing indeed, but this victory is only the tip of the iceberg. When we look at the invisible yet fundamental part of Icelandic football, we find a well-established youth sports system.
It’s clear that sooner or later all membership and calendar management in sports clubs will shift from paper and Excel to special software. But many of you may wonder, what will the work of coaches be like after they have made this change? And is it worth the hustle? To get answers to these questions we talked to a youth coach Martin Kokkuta from HC Tallinn, who is already using Sportlyzer Coach Diary as an everyday tool.
As you may already know we are raising funds for Sportlyzer. It’s a unique possibility for everyone to participate as an investor and we wanted to give you 10 good reasons why this is a great opportunity.
Huge thanks to everyone who have already backed Sportlyzer on Funderbeam Markets. 62,000 Euros of our 100,000 goal is covered and we are moving steadily on. We encourage the rest of you to follow our first backers, because this is truly a unique investment opportunity. There are only 15 days left until the last indication day on 10th of June.
Sportlyzer is looking for an international sales representative with very strong sales skills in English, and experience in software sales. Your job is to close our incoming free trial sign-ups to paying customers. You own, manage, and drive the full sales cycle from first contact through closing. You will be communicating to customers in different time zones which means that you need excellent time management skills and a lot of self-discipline.
Sportlyzer is looking for a content marketing specialist with very strong creative and professional writing skills in English, and a lot of insights into youth and amateur sports. You will be writing and marketing articles about sports club administration and training management, product release newsletters, press releases, copy for digital products, and creating white papers and infographics. The other just as important half of the work is marketing your creation: communicating to bloggers and journalists, managing our social media accounts, and sending out the newsletters.
Recreational athletes always struggle to find time for training – extreme working hours, family, friends and social media barely leave a chance for anything else. Our team leader Tõnis recently found his way out and now he’s leading big time ahead of pro athletes in the Sportlyzer activity leaderboard. How did he make it?
Once you have created a training plan for a training group, you can use the calendar widget to automatically publish the schedule on club’s website. This is really convenient for athletes and parents who don’t use Sportlyzer by themselves.