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.
Maybe you’ve given some thought to take sports club management software into use in your club, but you still hesitate. If you find yourself spending too much time on administrative tasks and have to grab some extra from your sleeping hours, keep reading.
We decided to bring the athletes reports feature right in front of your eyes on the menu bar, so you wouldn’t have to dig deep to find out how to export your athletes or who attended an event in a specific timeframe.
A good thing about these reports is that you don’t have to do much anything to get them. Athletes will fill out their profile data just once when joining the club. And coaches simply need to mark attendance, like they normally would.
We want to make Sportlyzer into a tool that encourages teamwork inside sports organizations. A tool, where each member of the team has their own possibilities and duties. A tool, which each member feels comfortable to use because it is designed and shaped to only fit their needs. A tool, which is so easy to use that new team member can join without any fuss.
Give yourself a pat on the back, because most of the work is now behind you. You have successfully created a web and social media presence. Your marketing and advertising campaigns are well underway. You have created excitement around your club, and the community knows the time, date, and location of your first practice. It’s time to “hit it home” with your final outreach efforts and your athletes registration event.
If you’ve been following our posts, your recruitment drive should be well underway by now! As you progress, you will attract a mixture of new members and returning athletes from previous seasons. Your social media marketing, listings and ads will be drawing in newbies.
Now you can start to take a direct approach to engage last year’s players, giving them all they need to sign up this season.
Our next posts explore how clubs can reach out to the local community, engage their supporters, and run fantastic registration events. But first we turn our attention to advertising your club in your local area — an effective and often free way to raise awareness and boost club membership.
As we continue to guide you through a successful recruitment campaign for any sport season, we have some great content, tips and knowledge to share.
The first post dealt with getting you all hands on deck with the foundation of your recruitment campaign, but now we move into the refinements which push you forward ever more. So, lets get started with the second post.
A great website is your club’s shop window. It will be the first place for prospective members to look for information and get an insight into the everyday activities of the club. There are numerous reasons to create and optimize your club website. Your club website should highlight opportunities and benefits of signing up, as well as being the go-to place to find all essential details needed to be a member.