Author: Andrew Berkowitz
Andrew Berkowitz is Vice President, Product Development. Learn more about The TeamSnap Team.
Why the Best Vacation Policy is No Policy At All
(Oct 23rd, 2014)
A few days after a recent new hire started at TeamSnap, the two of us had this conversation:
EMPLOYEE: “I’m so sorry … I have to run out for a half hour to pick up a sick kid.”
Introducing TeamSnap for Android 3.0: Now Both Pretty and Awesome
(Jul 31st, 2014)
The first thing you’ll notice is a spiffy new look.
Blackberry 10 Users Can Now Get TeamSnap on Their Devices
(Apr 1st, 2014)
Dance, Blackberry 10 users! TeamSnap can now run on your device.
OK, OK, so we’re not Blackberry 10 native yet, but thanks to some shenanigans in the latest Blackberry OS you can easily run our outstanding Android app on your Blackberry 10 device and enjoy all the TeamSnap goodness at the field, rink or court.
Take a Look at What’s New on Android
(Nov 1st, 2013)
It’s been an awesome October for our mobile users, as we’ve been hard at work adding features and fixing bugs for our growing legion of customers who use Android devices. If you have Auto Update set on your device, you should already be using the latest version of TeamSnap for Android right now (version 2.0.18). If you don’t have updates turned on, get thee to your device and download the latest.
New Release: TeamSnap 2.3.1 for iOS Makes Photo Uploading Sleeker
(Oct 2nd, 2013)
Today we’re excited to announce TeamSnap Mobile 2.3.1 for iOS, a free download or update through the App Store. If you use TeamSnap on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, we highly recommend you install this version. (And if you’re on iOS 7 with auto-update turned on, you may magically already have it.)
The Secret to Startup Success: In-Jenn-uity
(Sep 17th, 2013)
People often ask how TeamSnap grew from a tiny startup to become the world’s number-one team management application. Has it been our relentless focus on usability? Our commitment to superb customer support? Our fun and playful personality?
TeamSnap for iPhone and iPad Just Got Bigger and Better
(Jun 24th, 2013)
We’re always excited about a new release of our iPhone and iPad app, but this one is so bold and robust that we’re starting to sound like a coffee commercial. Introducing TeamSnap 2.2 for iOS. As always it’s free and available for download or upgrade now through the App Store. Here’s what’s new:
Roxann Asp is a TeamSnapper
(May 29th, 2013)
Breaking up is hard to to. But breaking software isn’t that hard for Roxann Asp, who has joined us as a full-time Quality Assurance Tester.
Roxann’s job is to take our developers’ code and mercilessly run it through a gauntlet of tests, coaxing out the hidden bugs, issues and interface annoyances that are hard to find. Once the Roxann Stamp of Approval™ goes onto the latest release, we feel pretty confident that our customers will get a smooth user experience.
Josh Caldwell is a TeamSnapper
(May 28th, 2013)
TeamSnap has always been known for our delight-inducing look and feel, so we’re very excited to welcome Josh Caldwell as our new Director of Design. Josh will be leading our crack user experience design team in keeping the TeamSnap interface fun, modern and easy to use. Formerly at LifePics, Josh has a long list of qualifications, not the least of which is having played Segway polo with Steve Wozniak.
Weplay Customers Join TeamSnap
(May 20th, 2013)
Last week marked the sixth anniversary of the first beta version of TeamSnap. Our goal back then was simple – we wanted to create the easiest way for busy coaches, managers and parents to organize their teams and simplify their lives.
TeamSnap for iPad is Here!
(Apr 2nd, 2013)
Today we’re doing our happy dance in the TeamSnap offices!
Because we just released version 2.1 of our iOS app, which now runs natively on iPhone, iPod touch and yes, iPad. Go ahead and download the update right now. We’ll play some dramatic sports music while it’s installing…
Introducing TeamSnap’s First Hardware Product
(Apr 1st, 2013)
After three years and $20 million in research and development, TeamSnap is thrilled to introduce our very first hardware product to complement our award-winning team and league management software. We’re excited to get this into our customers hands, so check out our introductory video which will give you the full details!
Last Call for iOS 4 Users and Sneak Peek for iPad Owners
(Mar 20th, 2013)
As we’ve mentioned in recent newsletters, TeamSnap for iPad is in final testing this week and we expect it to be available in the App Store right around the beginning of April. It takes everything you love about TeamSnap on your iPhone and makes it even easier to use, with fast, split-pane access to all the key data on your teams. Plus it’s gorgeous on any iPad, from the very first version up to the latest iPad mini. We can’t wait for you to get the app and start using it, and as always it’s free to you. We’ll be giving you full details as soon as it’s released.
The Benefits of Private Coaching Extend Beyond The Field
(Mar 4th, 2013)
By Grant Covington from our partners at CoachUp.com
In today’s world of ultra-competitive sports, more and more parents are turning to private coaches to help their child excel. From an outsider’s perspective this might seem like a decision based purely on athletics, but what many people fail to realize is that when you find a great private coach, he or she will not only help your child on the field, but off the field as well. Finding a great private coach at an early age can establish a powerful relationship that enables the coach to help your child in multiple capacities.
TeamSnap for iPhone Now Speaks Spanish
(Feb 14th, 2013)
We’ve just rolled out version 2.0.6 of our iPhone app, and the big news is that it’s now available in Spanish. If your phone is set to Spanish you should see TeamSnap en Español!
Jenny Peter is a TeamSnapper
(Feb 11th, 2013)
You’ve been seeing her byline on blog posts for months, so today we’re excited to introduce you to Jenny Peter (now Jenny Hadden), TeamSnap’s newest Marketing Specialist. Jenny will be working with the marketing team to help spread the word about TeamSnap.
TeamSnap Mobile for Android 2.0 is Rolling!
(Nov 26th, 2012)
The release of TeamSnap mobile for iOS was a huge hit, making it possible for more and more of our customers to interact with TeamSnap exclusively via their mobile device. Today we’re happy to complete the other half of the equation with the release of TeamSnap mobile for Android version 2.0. If you use TeamSnap, we think you’ll love this release, which gives every online team manager and coach much more power to manage their team right from the game or practice.
A Big TeamSnap Welcome to Abe Bergan
(Nov 1st, 2012)
The TeamSnap team has been growing like crazy lately, and we’re excited to announce that we’ve added Abe Bergan as a Club and League specialist. Abe will be helping to bring new clubs and leagues to TeamSnap and working with them to make it easier for their organizations to communicate, operate and play.
The New TeamSnap 2.0 iPhone App is Available — and Awesome!
(Oct 3rd, 2012)
Over half of our traffic comes from mobile devices, and a significant number of our users interact with TeamSnap almost exclusively from their phones or tablets, so today we’re thrilled to take the wraps off of version 2.0 of our iOS app for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Although we’ve added some great things to the app over the last few months, this release gives team managers and coaches much more power to manage their team right from the game or practice.
Conversation Mode is Going on Hiatus
(Jun 8th, 2012)
A few months ago we rolled out a new feature called “Conversation Mode,” which gave anyone sending email through TeamSnap the ability to have email replies get distributed back to all the recipients. Think of it as a kind of mailing list feature built in to TeamSnap email.
Introducing Public Sites for Your League or Club
(Jun 6th, 2012)
If you run a league, club or other sports organization, your website is one of the most important tools for presenting a professional image and providing information to players, coaches and parents. Unfortunately, few organizations have the time or resources to develop and manage comprehensive, professional team websites.
Meet “The Real” Jenn Southan of TeamSnap Support
(Apr 24th, 2012)
If you’ve ever written to TeamSnap support with a question or suggestion, you already know that you get back a message from a real person — Jenn, Roxann, Melanie or Beth from the support desk, or from someone on the development or management team. Everyone who works on TeamSnap support also uses TeamSnap for their own teams — so when you get a note back from Jenn or Melanie or Wade or CEO Dave you’re talking to a soccer mom or hockey dad who’s walked (or skated, cycled, pitched or dribbled) in your shoes.
New: Track Availability Per Game or Event
(Apr 3rd, 2012)
Availability tracking has always been one of TeamSnap’s most popular features, and in the last year we’ve rolled out improvements like Availability notes and the ability to set availability by email. Today we’re excited to announce another enhancement to Availability: the ability to turn availability tracking on or off for individual games or events.
TeamSnap for Android is Here!
(Feb 15th, 2012)
Pardon the exclamation marks, but we’re very excited today to announce the first beta release of TeamSnap Mobile for Android! It’s available right now from the Android Market and it’s free.
Introducing Conversation Mode for Emails
(Feb 9th, 2012)
This feature has been put on hiatus. Learn more: http://blog.teamsnap.com/announcements/conversation-mode-is-going-on-hiatus/
Sometimes when sending email to the team you simply need to broadcast information:
“The game has been changed to 7:15 p.m.”
At other times, you’re looking for individual feedback:
Facebook Score Posting Now Includes Pages
(Feb 3rd, 2012)
Last week we announced the ability to automatically post your team’s scores to your Facebook wall (or “Timeline,” as the cool kids are calling it these days). Today we’ve expanded this function so you can post to your team’s Facebook page.
Facebook Score Posting is Here – Share Your Victories!
(Jan 30th, 2012)
Update: Now includes posting to Facebook pages as well!
Whether you play for fun or for glory, one of the joys of sports is sharing your victories and defeats with friends, family and fans. Now we’ve made that easier, with automatic score posting to Facebook. Simply head over to the Preferences tab and you can set up TeamSnap to automatically post your teams’s game results right to your Facebook Timeline or your team’s Facebook page.
Friday Feature Roundup: Tweaks Galore!
(Jan 27th, 2012)
This week’s new feature round-up involves tweaks and refinements to a few areas in the application based on customer feedback. Here’s what new:
Managers can now turn on player email reminders for games or events separately
New Feature Round-Up: Goodies Galore!
(Jan 17th, 2012)
Get out the lasso! We’re rounding up some of the new features and changes we’ve made within TeamSnap in the last month. Read on:
Full TeamSnap Calendar
We know that a lot of people (and especially families) have multiple teams within their TeamSnap accounts, so now at the bottom of the My Teams page you’ll not only see a list of upcoming events for all of your teams, but also a new button labeled “Go to My Full Schedule” that will take you to a calendar showing you all the games and events for all of your teams.
Ken McDonald is a TeamSnapper
(Jan 10th, 2012)
We’ve drafted another top pick onto the TeamSnap roster, bringing in Boulder’s own Ken McDonald to help spread the word to coaches and managers who are still wrangling their teams the old fashioned way. Ken will be using a variety of tools — from paid ads to partnerships to emails, blogs, and social networking — to let the world know about the great work that TeamSnap is doing.
Facing Concussions Head On – What Sports Parents Should Know
(Jan 4th, 2012)
NHL Superstar Sidney Crosby knows all too well the lingering effects associated with suffering a concussion. After sitting out for an extended period – nearly a full calendar year – the man thought of as hockey’s Superman made a triumphant return to the ice. Unfortunately, this Superman isn’t indestructible – Crosby is once again sidelined after just an eight game comeback, as concussion-like symptoms have once again reared their ugly head. Crosby’s story offers a cautionary tale and important advice to parents with children participating in youth sports.
Team Sports To Keep You Active This Winter
(Dec 20th, 2011)
With the short days and long nights I find that the winter season really affects my mood, so I try to stay as active as possible, even if it just means making it to the gym a few times each week. While the gym is a great option, I have found that playing a team sport and joining a league is an easy recipe for a bit of health and happiness this time of year. Here is a list of four sports that will keep you moving this winter, beyond the hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping and rushing around to holiday parties.
Important Changes to Email Notifications
(Nov 22nd, 2011)
One of the most powerful tools in TeamSnap is our email notification system that generates reminders to players about upcoming games and events. Not only do these email notifications have all the details about the event, but for teams that use the Availability feature they also have a one-click link to update availability right from the email.
New Availability Features and More!
(Nov 18th, 2011)
You may have noticed a bunch of new features we rolled out in the last week or so, all based on customer requests. We’re super excited to have you try them out. Here’s a rundown of what’s new in our sports team management software.
12 Tips For Basketball Training
(Oct 11th, 2011)
Just as a player’s athleticism is the foundation of their game, the pre-season lays the foundation for the up-coming season. What players do from the start of the school year until the day of the first practice will determine the type of season they have.
What’s New at TeamSnap
(Sep 30th, 2011)
Our dev team has been hard at work this month, and while we have a few things coming up that we’re not quite ready to announce, we did want to give a quick update on a few enhancements and changes that you may not have noticed.
Making The Most of Your Sports Team Website
(Sep 22nd, 2011)
This is a guest post from Ryan O’Leary, a sports media and marketing professional and co-author of Colorado Sports Trivia.
For most parents, coaching a child’s youth sports team is a rewarding experience – a time to create a greater bond with a son or daughter. Yet, in an age when daily schedules are growing increasingly busier, running a youth sports team can be daunting. Managing your home team online can save a lot of time and effort and here are four ways your sports team website can help:
Introducing Your All-New My Teams (and Leagues) Page
(Aug 12th, 2011)
Much like the Winchester Mystery House, TeamSnap’s My Teams page has seen more and more features and elements bolted onto its creaky foundation over the years. What was once envisioned as a quick pit stop on the way to your team was groaning under the weight of features like season archiving, multi-roster and leagues. So today we’re pleased to roll out the all-new My Teams (and Leagues) page. You’ll see it the next time you log into TeamSnap.
How TeamSnap Works With the Cloud
(Jul 14th, 2011)
If you like nitty-gritty technical details, here’s an interview with TeamSnap Chief Architect Wade Minter about we use RackSpace Cloud Servers and Cloud Files to keep the TeamSnap system humming along:
Stop Helping Me Fill Out Forms!
(Jul 12th, 2011)
I’ve been filling out a lot of online forms lately, and have noticed a trend that should stop NOW. Too many programmers have decided to “help” us fill out the telephone number by automatically tabbing between fields.
Hey TeamSnap … Where’s the Android App ?!?
(Jul 7th, 2011)
I love the iPhone app. Any plans to spread the love to the Android as well? Would it help if I begged?
– Gary V
I love everything about the program, except there is no Android App. Is there anything users can do to try to expedite this? Only one of my parents use the iPhone and 8 use Android system.
– James L
Nerd Alert! TeamSnap is Presenting at OSCON 2011
(May 12th, 2011)
It’s no secret that we’re big fans of open source software here at TeamSnap. Our entire platform is built on the open source Ruby on Rails, our database backend is the open source MySQL, and our servers don’t even have a whiff of proprietary software. We live and breathe open source every day.
Folder for Photos and Files … Finally!
(Apr 18th, 2011)
Oh boy are we excited to roll out our newest feature upgrade today. It’s the all-new team Photos and Files section, and it addresses a few of the top feature requests here at TeamSnap. Here’s what’s new:
We’re Changing Our Name … And Our Focus
(Apr 1st, 2011)
As an avid sports participant, you know that sometimes you have to roll with the punches. The referees don’t show up. The field is underwater. Maybe somebody forgot to bring the nets. At TeamSnap, we’ve always operated under the same principle, so when we received surprising news from our lawyers last week we decided to make the best of what could have been a bad situation.
Two New Features for Tuesday
(Mar 15th, 2011)
We just rolled out two small feature tweaks, based on long-standing customer requests:
Choose Your Outgoing Email Address
When sending email from the Messages tab, you can now specific which email address the messages is coming from (if you have more than one email address entered into the roster). Look for the handy-dandy pop-up menu when on the Send Email page.
Introducing Your Team Email Address
(Feb 7th, 2011)
Today we’re very excited to introduce a new feature that will make it even easier to keep in touch with the team: Your Team Email Address. Now you can send email to the entire team right from your email program, without even needing to log into TeamSnap.
Latest Update to iPhone App Released
(Feb 7th, 2011)
We just rolled out version 1.2.1 of the TeamSnap iPhone/iPod touch team management app, which adds support for Roster custom fields. If you use custom fields in your team Roster, those now appear on the player profile screen. We also fixed a bug with SMS messaging, so you can now send SMS messages to your entire team through the app.
The All-New Payments Area is Here!
(Feb 2nd, 2011)
We’ve just rolled out a huge upgrade to the Payments tab, and we couldn’t be more excited. After many months of work — and after listening to years worth of customer requests — this is not just a minor tweak but a complete re-imagination of team payments.
The Curious Case of the New Tracking Tab
(Jan 31st, 2011)
You may have noticed a new tab at the top of the page when you opened TeamSnap today. It’s a feature called “Tracking,” which lets you set up an arbitrary number of items to track with checkboxes. For instance, you could track who has turned in their insurance forms, taken a turn washing the jerseys or returned a required permission slip.
Latest Update to TeamSnap iPhone App Released
(Jan 17th, 2011)
We’ve just rolled out an update to the TeamSnap iPhone app, which is 100% free to TeamSnap users. The new version offers better support for users who have multiple players on the same roster (such as siblings, or a parent coach and child player). Now you can choose which person you want to use to access your team while using the app. It’s more similar to the way it works in your desktop web browser.
New Feature: Auto-Notifications for Game/Event Changes
(Dec 3rd, 2010)
Changes are inevitable when you’re managing a team. The time changes … the field changes …. or sometimes the game or practice gets canceled altogether. Now there’s an even easier way to let your team know when something has changed.
TeamSnap for iPhone/iPod/iPad Version 1.1 Now Available
(Dec 1st, 2010)
We’ve just rolled out the latest version of the TeamSnap iPhone app. Upgrade today, or if you haven’t tried the app, download it today — it’s FREE!
Here’s what’s new:
Full Messaging Capabilities – Now you can send and read emails and SMS texts, or post on your team message board, all through the app. Need to fire off an email or a text to the entire team? You can do it in a snap with the app.
New Feature: Availability Sorting Options
(Nov 24th, 2010)
When you look at a game’s detail page (or receive a Manager email with player Availability updates), you see a list of all the players who have marked themselves as available for that game (or event). We’ve now added a “Sorting” option under Availability Preferences so you can define the order in which your team wants those available players listed. Your options are:
Now Two People Can Share One Login on the Same Team
(Nov 18th, 2010)
Up until now, when you had two people on the same roster (for instance if Dad is also the coach, or twins play on the same team) you had to have a separate login for each person. But thanks to some crack engineering, we’ve changed our system so that one login can access multiple people on the same roster. This is much easier than having to log in separately to set each person’s availability, and so on.
Email Attachments are Here!
(Nov 4th, 2010)
You asked for it, and now it’s here. Today we’re excited to roll out email attachments. Now you can attach as many files as you like to your team emails that you send through the Messages tab. Need to get that important registration form, permission slip or funny photo into your teammates’ hands? It’s as easy as attach and send!
Now TeamSnap Can Remember You
(Nov 1st, 2010)
Thanks to some nifty re-architecture, we’ve now added the option for TeamSnap to remember your login between sessions. If you don’t want to be logged out when you quit your browser, simply check the “Keep me logged in on this computer” box and the next time you come back you’ll still be logged in to TeamSnap.
If you’re working on a public computer, or if you share your computer with multiple people in your family, you probably don’t want to check that box.
Help Us Define a Feature: Availability Sign-Up Limits
(Oct 27th, 2010)
This is the first in a series of posts on feature additions we are considering for TeamSnap. We’d like to give our customers a peek into how we decide on new TeamSnap features and solicit feedback and ideas. Read on, and please chime in with your comments!
One feature that our customers have often requested is the ability to limit the number of players who can sign up for a game or event. For instance, your hockey team might limit you to 13 active players for any game, so managers would like to take the first 13 people who sign up in the Availability tab.
Better Overtime and Shootout/Penalty Kicks Support for Hockey and Soccer
(Oct 25th, 2010)
We’ve just rolled out a more complete way of entering scores for hockey and soccer, and we think you’re going to like it. Here’s the scoop:
When entering the score of a game, you can now indicate that the game went into overtime, and/or was decided by a shootout (hockey) or penalty kicks (soccer). You can also enter the result of the shootout or penalty kicks.
iPhone News: Bug Fix Coming, Followed By New Version
(Oct 5th, 2010)
The response to our new iPhone app has been great — thanks!
For those of you on an older device running the older iOS 3.x, we’ve found and fixed the bug that was causing the app to quit unexpectedly for some users. The fixed software is under review at the App Store, and it will show up as an update as soon as it’s approved. We’re hoping it will be shortly!
TeamSnap Now Supports Outrigger Canoe
(Sep 22nd, 2010)
In our continuing effort to support every possible sport under the sun, we’ve added support for Outrigger Canoeing. So if you are an outrigger enthusiast, or know of someone who is, please pass on the word that we are fully outrigger-enabled!
New Thumbnail Cropping Tool
(Sep 1st, 2010)
We’re excited today to roll out a new tool that makes it much easier to create the small thumbnail photo that appears next to your name on many of the TeamSnap pages.
About Availability Cut-Off Times
(Sep 1st, 2010)
One of the not-always-obvious features of TeamSnap is the ability for team managers to set a “cut-off time” before a game or event. This is the time after which players can no longer change their availability. For instance, if you have a 7 p.m. game, you might set the cut-off time to five hours so no one can change their availability after 2 p.m.
Introducing the All-New Messages Tab
(Jul 21st, 2010)
Today we’re excited to announce our revamped TeamSnap Messages tab. We’ve moved some things around and added some much-requested features. We think it’s a whole lot better.
First off, we found out that a lot of users didn’t know you could email or SMS text your team, because those buttons were under the Roster tab. So we’ve consolidated all of the communication functions under the Messages area. Now there are three buttons that let you choose between sending emails, sending SMS texts and posting messages to the message board. It’s all in one place.
New Ways to Share on Facebook
(Jun 30th, 2010)
You may have noticed that we’ve added some “Share on Facebook” buttons to the site. If you have Public Access turned on for your team site you can share links directly to your public site, and if you’ve enabled Public Access for your photos you can directly share a link to photos on Facebook.
TeamSnap Represents at the Bolder Boulder
(Jun 4th, 2010)
Several TeamSnap employees joined 56,000 of their closest friends in running the Bolder Boulder 10K on Monday. Here’s a picture of two of them sporting TeamSnap t-shirts from our TeamSnap Team Store.
Boulder Gets Some New York Times Love
(May 19th, 2010)
TeamSnap’s hometown of Boulder gets some love in the New York Times this week. Read on to see why this little town in Colorado has become a hotbed of startups.
Boulder, Colo., a Magnet for High-Tech Start-Ups (New York Times)
New in the Marketplace: Coaching Videos from PlaySportsTV
(Apr 22nd, 2010)
We’re excited to introduce a new partner in the TeamSnap Marketplace. PlaySportsTV offers award-winning coaching, training and skills videos that you can purchase and watch online. One low price gets you access to multiple products and hundreds of drills and tips for the whole season.
Feature Tweak: Set Cutoff for Event Availability
(Apr 22nd, 2010)
Managers have always been able to set a cutoff time after which players can’t change their Availability for games. But until now, the same wasn’t true for events. We’re pleased to announce that we’ve brought cutoff times to events as well.
TeamSnap Named 2010 Webby Awards Official Honoree
(Apr 13th, 2010)
For the second year in a row, TeamSnap has been named an Official Honoree in the Webby Awards. These are the most prestigious awards for Web sites, and out of thousands of entries, only a very few made the cut to be named Honorees. We’re thrilled to join the others Honorees in the sports category, and note with a little bit of satisfaction that we are the only team-management web service to make the cut.
Introducing Shared Access for Families
(Apr 9th, 2010)
We’re very excited to announce our newest feature — Shared Access. Now you can easily set up multiple login accounts so that (for example) two parents can each control their child’s information without having to share a username and password. Here’s how it works:
A Little Love From Colorado Biz Magazine
(Apr 5th, 2010)
We got a nice write-up from Colorado Biz Magazine. Read on to learn more about the business behind TeamSnap:
New Feature: Automatic Result Prediction
(Apr 1st, 2010)
Today we’re pleased to roll out a new feature that we think will make TeamSnap even more valuable for all of our teams: Automatic Result Prediction. Simply put, this feature uses artificial intelligence to predict and automatically enter the scores of your games as they occur. Now you no longer have to go into TeamSnap after the game to enter the score … TeamSnap accurately predicts and enters the score as soon as the game is completed.
Should TeamSnap Support Wok Racing?
(Mar 29th, 2010)
Wok Racing has become huge in Germany, and as an international solution for team management, TeamSnap is always looking to be on the forefront of serving our customers (and potential customers).
New Payments State: Not Owed
(Mar 29th, 2010)
For a long time there have only been two “states” available for payments on the Payments pages — paid (green checkmark) and not paid (blank). But you told us that there were some people who didn’t owe payments at all, so you were looking for a “does not owe anything” state.
New! Choose Your Own Flag Color
(Mar 15th, 2010)
A fun and useful new feature for all users … choose your own flag color!
You know those little flags next to your games (orange) and events (blue)? Well those are still your default colors, but now you have a bevy of flag icons to choose from. This is especially useful for highlighting special events, playoffs, pre-season games or anything where you’d like a different indicator on the schedule.
Wow! Totally Improved Contact Handling, For Youth Teams and Everyone
(Mar 2nd, 2010)
We’ve done a massive overhaul of how TeamSnap handles email addresses, phone numbers and additional contacts on the Roster. It’s sophisticated, flexible and powerful and we think you’re going to love it. It eliminates some of the workarounds that youth teams have had to make to get multiple parents listed with their kids, and for anyone with extra email addresses, phone numbers or cell phones it’s going to make your TeamSnap experience better too.
Special Offer: 25% off Photobooks For a Limited Time
(Feb 18th, 2010)
Have you tried out our new Photobooks feature yet? Visit the Photos tab to create beautiful keepsake photobooks directly from the photos you already have saved in TeamSnap. Build as many books as you like; pay only if you decide to buy. It’s a great way to remember your team’s season or to create gifts for players or family.
Season Archiving Just Got Smarter
(Feb 18th, 2010)
We’ve just added a little bit of smarts to our Season Archiving feature (the feature that lets you save all the data from your completed season and start fresh with a new season). We got some feedback that teams often add games or events for a new season before they’re ready to archive, so now you can choose to carry over some of your games and events instead of all or none. You pick the first game for the new season and it will carry over to your new TeamSnap season; the games before that go into the archive.
Introducing Our New Multi-File Uploader
(Feb 12th, 2010)
You asked for a faster way to upload big batches of team photos, and now it’s here: the TeamSnap multi-file uploader. This new tool makes it a snap to upload entire batches of photos at once. And we’ve sweetened it with a little bit of AJAX goodness so you actually see the thumbnails appear on the page as the upload is occuring.
Hey, Where’d My Preferences Go?
(Feb 9th, 2010)
When we launched Public Access last week we also took the opportunity to do a bit of housekeeping and re-ordering of preferences. You’ll now see a new Preferences tab which lets you set your email notification preferences (formerly appearing in the Availability tab), as well as new preferences for what information you will share publicly via the new Public Access feature.
New Availability Setting for Wider Monitors
(Feb 8th, 2010)
We’ve added a new preference under Availability so you can set how many columns of games/events you’d like to see on one page. Previously we had it set to five, which worked great if you were on a small monitor, but on a larger monitor there is space for a lot more columns. So now you can set how many columns you want to see, which means less paging on a larger monitor.
A Few Tweaks to Public Access
(Feb 8th, 2010)
Response to the new Public Access feature has been great, but we’re still make a few adjustments here and there based on your feedback. Two changes we just launched:
- Separate preferences for showing/hiding Photos and Files. You told us that you sometimes wanted to show photos publicly, but not files, or vice-versa, so now they can be controlled separately.
TeamSnap is Hiring
(Feb 7th, 2010)
Are you passionate about the TeamSnap experience and want to help make it better? We’re looking for a contract designer and contract developer who can help take us to the next level. We’re not an ordinary web application and we’re not looking for your ordinary people. We’re looking for extraordinary folks who have vision and ideas, who understand web usability and the nuances of TeamSnap, and who are genuinely passionate about helping people manager their teams and groups through TeamSnap.
Just Launched: Public Access
(Feb 1st, 2010)
We’ve just rolled out one of our most-requested features: Public Access. In a nutshell, you can now grant your fans, friends and family read-only access to your team pages.
The great thing about Public Access is you have complete control over which information you wish to share. Share it all, share nothing, or pick just the sections you want to make public. Individual players also control what information to share about themselves.
Hide Past Refreshments
(Aug 27th, 2009)
Just a quite note to let everyone know that we’ve added a new preference on the Refreshments tab that allows you to hide past games and events. We got some feedback that for long seasons, stuff in the past wasn’t particularly useful to see. So now you can hide and show past events!
Introducing the TeamSnap Referral Program
(Aug 20th, 2009)
Our loyal users have been asking for more tools to spread the word about TeamSnap, so we’re very pleased to introduce the TeamSnap Referral Program. Not only do you get links and banners you can use to tell your friends and fellow players about TeamSnap, but you also earn money for every player who signs up a paid team. And anyone who uses your referral code get 10% for an entire year. It’s a win-win situation.
New Feature: Home page manager message
(Apr 15th, 2009)
We rolled out a small but much-asked-for new feature today: A space on your team home page for a manager message. Now, any team manager can jot a quick message on the team home page for everyone to see. It’s simple to use … managers will see the message box when they log in. If you leave the message blank, players won’t see anything at all. The box just springs into action when you add a message.
TeamSnap is a Webby Awards Honoree
(Apr 15th, 2009)
This just in: TeamSnap is an honoree in the 2009 Webby Awards. Check it out to see some of the impressive company we’re in. And thanks to all of our fantastic customers for spreading the word about TeamSnap and helping us to shape this product! This award belongs to the entire TeamSnap community.
Do You Have a Funny Team Name?
(Apr 8th, 2009)
Sure, there are a lot of Lions, Tigers and Bears among our TeamSnap teams, but every once in a while we come across a team name that, frankly, makes us laugh out loud. So today we’d like to take a break from posting about new features to ask you to post your funny team name (or if not yours, a funny team name that you know of).
New Beta Feature: Text Messaging
(Apr 5th, 2009)
Today we’re introducing a new beta feature: Text Messaging. You can now broadcast SMS text messages to your team through TeamSnap.
You will need to enable this feature if you want to receive messages. In your player profile you’ll find a check box beneath your mobile phone number that enables text messaging and allows you to select your mobile provider.
New Feature: Vonage Integration
(Mar 31st, 2009)
We use Vonage here at TeamSnap, so when we saw all the nice handy contact phone numbers on the Roster it got us to thinking “Hmm, wouldn’t it be nice if we could make Vonage call those numbers for us?” So we added Vonage integration.
Tweak to Historical Availability
(Jan 6th, 2009)
We’ve made a change to how past availability is shown in TeamSnap.
When we launched the feature, we had past availability turned on for everyone (with no way to turn it off). This ended up being not the best solution, because a number of our users have no interest in seeing past availability. So we’ve changed it as follows:
New Feature: Player files and links
(Dec 29th, 2008)
We’ve added a new feature that allows you to upload and attach files (or web links) to a player’s roster record. This can be perfect for situations where you have permission forms, medical records or other information that needs to be saved for each player. Each file or link can be made public (i.e. anyone on the team can view/download) or private (i.e. only the team managers can view/download).
New Availability Features
(Dec 18th, 2008)
We’ve just rolled out some cool new features in the Availability tab, all of which were requested by our users:
New “Don’t Know” State
Previously, there were three possible states for Availability: Yes, No, and No Response. We’ve now added in a 4th state: Don’t Know. This is represented by a yellow question mark. We heard from some Managers that they would like some indication that differentiated “no response” from “I don’t know yet.”
More than a Weekend Warrior?
(Dec 17th, 2008)
We know that a lot of our TeamSnap users are casual weekend warriors, but for the hardcore (male, U.S.) players out there, here’s a little opportunity from our friends at Spike TV:
TeamSnap launches out of beta
(Dec 16th, 2008)
We are very pleased to announce that TeamSnap has launched out of beta. We’ll be rolling out our new plans to users over the next couple weeks, but the best news is that for many teams, TeamSnap will remain FREE!
Top Support Questions
(Oct 30th, 2008)
Even though TeamSnap is pretty darned easy to use, there are some features that require a bit more poking around to discover. So today we present our list of Top Support Questions, which just may help you find something you didn’t know existed:
Your roster just got faster
(Oct 26th, 2008)
We mean your Roster page. The actual players on your roster probably still run at the same speed.
You may notice today that the Roster page is loading faster, especially if you’ve got a lot of players. We’ve done some behind-the-scenes optimization to make everything TeamSnappier.
Our newest release – calendar view and more
(Oct 23rd, 2008)
We just went live this week with our latest release, incorporating a few nifty new features.
First up, the much-requested calendar view. Click on the Schedule tab and you will see you can now choose between two views: the familiar List View and the newfangled Calendar View. Pick the one you prefer, or toggle between the two. It’s snappy-fast!
TeamSnap (finally) has a blog
(Oct 23rd, 2008)
OK, so we’re fashionably late to the blog party.
While every other Web 2.0 company on the planet has been blogging since day one, we’ve held out until now. But recently we were engaged in a high-level company-wide strategic planning retreat and we determined that a blog would increase our total ROI by over 37% in fiscal year 2009.