TeamSnap’s All-Company Meeting is the Antidote to the Typical ‘Offsite’
(Oct 30th, 2014)
Last winter I was working at a job I hated when I serendipitously came across a Craigslist posting for a marketing manager position at TeamSnap. After a six-week, extremely thorough application process that involved five interviews and two writing assignments, I was hired and invited to begin my new position by flying to Denver, getting picked up by my new boss and driving 3.5 hours to Steamboat Springs for the company’s twice-yearly all-company meeting.
TeamSnap 3.0.1 for iOS is Here!
(Oct 27th, 2014)
We’re super-excited today to take the wraps off the latest and greatest version of TeamSnap for your iOS device. Version 3.0.1 (code name: “Version 3.0.1″) has a beautiful new design that looks great on iOS 8, as well as a bunch of improvements we think you’re going to love.
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.”
TeamSnap Wins Best in Show at Under Armour Challenge
(Oct 14th, 2014)
At TeamSnap, we don’t only help your team compete, our players are competitive themselves. So when we were invited to participate in the Under Armour Future Show 2014 Innovation Challenge, a show hundreds of companies apply to compete in, we were excited to demonstrate what we could do. We were one of only six companies invited to present to the Under Armour executive team.
New Availability Features Make It Easier to Track Your Roster
(Aug 5th, 2014)
When I interview customers about how TeamSnap can improve, the feature they most want to talk about is Availability, which is fun for me, because as the team manager of my daughter’s club soccer team, it’s where I spend most of my time, too. I’m constantly nagging the parents to answer that seemingly simple question, “Will Tina be at the game Saturday?” Well, at least I’m constantly nagging Tina’s parents with that one….
TeamSnap Customer Profile: Colorado Premier Basketball Club
(Jul 29th, 2014)
The stereotype of the overly competitive sports club is a common one — coaches who over-train their players, teaching them that the biggest achievement is to win at any cost; players who can’t handle losing; parents who get into screaming matches with coaches and referees.
Happy 5th Birthday, TeamSnap!
(May 22nd, 2014)
You know TeamSnap helps you organize your teams and social groups, but do you know how TeamSnap got its start? TeamSnap was founded by a secret society of underwater welders who decided to learn code. No, that’s not true.
- A Message from TeamSnap CEO Dave DuPont (Feb 4th, 2014)
Jasna Benčić is a TeamSnapper
(Jan 15th, 2014)
Hailing from the tiny northwest Croatian town of Poznanovec, Jasna has been involved in the Croatian Open Source community for quite a while. She is the Vice President of the Croatian Linux Users Association, and has also worked with the Ubuntu and Linux kernel communities.
TeamSnap Cross Country team
(Jan 8th, 2014)
As part of developing TeamSnap, we have several fake teams that we use internally to test out our applications. One of our QA testers logged into her Cross Country testing team to run some checks, and found out that she had several new team members on her roster, courtesy of one of our programmers.
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 HQ Employees React to Flooding in the Colorado Front Range
(Sep 16th, 2013)
While TeamSnap has employees working all over the country who can keep the company afloat, some at TeamSnap Headquarters are located in Colorado’s Front Range and have been working to cope with the downpour and flash floods.
Sports Survey Reveals That Respondents Spend 3-5K/Year On Youth Sports Activities
(Aug 28th, 2013)
We surveyed about 300 TeamSnap coaches and managers and asked them how they are using sports management tools for their busy lives. Check out the results, and learn just how crazy TeamSnap coaches’ and managers’ lives really are!
Click on the image below to enlarge the infograph.
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.
Frank Watervoort Is A TeamSnapper
(Apr 23rd, 2013)
On April 1st (no foolin’!), TeamSnap welcomed Frank Watervoort to the company as our new Vice President of Engineering! Frank will be in charge of all of our software developers, and working to make sure that TeamSnap continues to provide the best possible software to our users.
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.
Corey Purcell Is A TeamSnapper
(Jan 14th, 2013)
Hailing from the Steel City, he’s born and raised in the Pittsburgh area, and will remind you that his city has more Super Bowl rings than yours does. He doesn’t normally say “yinz”, but will say it if it makes you happy (it makes us happy). You can catch him at the Steel City Ruby Conference, handing out Primanti Bros. sandwiches by the fistful.
Zach Gardner Is A TeamSnapper
(Jan 14th, 2013)
He is a master of both Rails and iOS, and likes to amuse himself by doing things like scaling an API to handle 3k requests per second, building several top-50 iOS games, and just playing around for the sake of science. Just like you do, we assume.
Kyle Ries Is A TeamSnapper
(Jan 14th, 2013)
On what is turning out to be a busy day, we’re welcoming new TeamSnappers to the fold. First up is Kyle Ries. Kyle starts work today as a new DevOps Engineer! In this role, he’ll be pitching in on both our operations team (keeping the site up and running) and our development team (programming new and improved features).
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.
Jason Rahaim is a TeamSnapper
(Oct 23rd, 2012)
Jason has been programming (and trying to earn an honest buck from it) since middle school. He has always kept his skills current and his eyes on the tech horizon. Years before the introduction of the iPod, Jason built a mobile MP3 player for his Miata. Since attending UMass Amherst, Jason has spent 25 years developing software, including almost three years of experience developing for the iPhone and iPad. Among the dozens of iPhone/iPad applications he has developed are an app to teach trigonometry to school kids and one to predict the spread of wildfires in Australia. Before starting a family, Jason kept himself busy perfecting his juggling, performing improv at ComedySportz, and tossing the occasional disc and dart.
Shane Emmons is a TeamSnapper
(Oct 9th, 2012)
Shane earned his Bachelors and Master in Computer Science from the University of Michigan. He spent the last decade working on a myriad of things, including: mentoring and teaching with Mendicant University, leading Open Source projects like RubyMoney, working on Rails projects for socially good Open Source projects, and hacking on Ruby and massive financial data warehouses in the bowels of the Insurance industry. He continues to offer Open Source mentoring locally and through Mendicant University.
What Ever Happened to TeamLink?
(May 14th, 2012)
If you’re one of our early club, league and association customers — or just plain observant — you may have noticed that we’re no longer using “TeamLink” to describe our solution for multi-team organizations.
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.
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.
Emily Dobervich is a TeamSnapper
(Jan 5th, 2012)
TeamSnap is excited to welcome Emily Dobervich to our development team!
Her parents bought a computer when she was two years old. She sat on a chair nearby while her brother got to use it and whined, “I wanna play ‘puter too.” Since then she has played lots of computer. At ten years old her dad brought home a copy of VB6, and she decided she was going to make games. She still programs games, though not in VB6. Discussions about pixel shaders or content-generation techniques excite her to no end.
Mark Cornick Is A TeamSnapper
(Dec 19th, 2011)
Mark is the “devops” guy at TeamSnap. Like the utility infielder or the combo guard, the devops engineer moves between multiple positions, handling software development and platform engineering, and keeping the team moving deftly.
Cool Mom Tech Calls TeamSnap “The Mother of All Sports Team Apps”
(Nov 2nd, 2011)
Are you a cool, tech savvy mom? Do you look for easy to use applications that make your life just a little bit simpler? Cool Mom Tech is THE resource for moms about apps and services that make you ask, “how did I ever live without that?,” and they featured TeamSnap as the best place to store and access team info and communicate with the squad. Read the article below or visit the Cool Mom Tech website to learn more.
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:
Meet TeamSnap’s New Designer
(Jun 30th, 2011)
We’re thrilled to announce the newest member of the TeamSnap team, Matt Gist, our new designer and head honcho of user experience. We take our user interface and design very seriously because it’s a key part of our mission: to build great software that any hockey mom, football dad or weekend warrior can pick up and use immediately. There’s no learning curve. It just makes sense. And while it may sound easy to design a powerful application that addresses our customers’ needs and keep it intuitive… it’s not. A wise Einstein said, “Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage — to move in the opposite direction.” So we went ahead and found ourselves a genius (well he ain’t no fool).
TeamSnap is Coming To Facebook In A Big Way! Tell Us What You Would Like To See
(Jun 13th, 2011)
We have big news and important questions for our Facebook fans and users. We’re building out our Facebook integration to allow you to interact with many parts of TeamSnap through Facebook, and we want your feedback. Soon you’ll have the option of connecting your Facebook account to your TeamSnap account, so you can log into TeamSnap using Facebook (no TeamSnap username or password to remember). If you own a team or are an online team manager, it will be even easier for your players to join TeamSnap by making one click.
BolderBOULDER Race Day Wrap Up
(Jun 10th, 2011)
We had a great time over Memorial Day weekend representing TeamSnap at the BolderBOULDER Race Day Expo. The BolderBOULDER is the second largest timed race in the U.S. with over 54,000 participants and 31 bands lining the 10K course. We were thrilled to support the BoldRunning training program to help manage the official group training for the race – check out our pre-race write up here.
Selling TeamSnap to Your Team: Hook Them With Photos, Statistics, and Other Gems
(Jun 3rd, 2011)
Just like trying to fish without bait, it’s going to be pretty tough to hook your team on TeamSnap if you don’t dangle a few worms. As the coach or manager of the team, you’re highest priorities are making sure that everyone knows where the next game or practice is, who will be showing up, and what they should wear. But your team members may have different priorities. The worms, in this case, are other features on TeamSnap like team photos and team and player statistics.
Come Find TeamSnap This Weekend at the BolderBOULDER!
(May 27th, 2011)
The BolderBOULDER is the second largest timed race in the U.S. with over 54,000 participants and an awesome Memorial Day tradition dating back to 1979. Runners enjoy 31 bands and other entertainment as they make their way through the beautiful Boulder scenery that lines this 10k race. This is our first year as a sponsor, so we won’t just be running in the event, you can also find us at the finish line in the Race Day EXPO.
TeamSnap Welcomes A New Addition To The Team!
(May 26th, 2011)
Preparing to enter his senior year at the University of Colorado Boulder, John is coming off a busy year at the Leeds School of Business, where he was a full-time student (both socially and academically), part-time program assistant, Vice President of Alumni Relations for Alpha Kappa Psi, and member of the CU Cycling team.
Selling TeamSnap to Your Team: Show Them How Organizing Online Makes Their Lives Easier
(May 23rd, 2011)
A basic principle in sales is to put yourself in the customer’s shoes and ask the question, “what’s in it for me.” This definitely applies when introducing your team to TeamSnap. It’s a new method of online team management that engages players and parents, and increase efficiency, but it’s also… new. The first tactic, and probably the most important one, is to explain to the team why you are using TeamSnap and the many ways that it will help them.
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.
Team Preparing For The Longest Non-Stop Relay Race in The World Manages Training Online with TeamSnap
(Apr 27th, 2011)
Team Runner’s Delight is using TeamSnap to organize their training for Roparun, the longest non-stop relay race in the world, with the goal of raising money for people with cancer. They were featured in Tonic, a digital media company promoting good news going on around the world. Just in case you missed it, read the full article below or link to it here.
Making the Difference
(Apr 22nd, 2011)
I love messages like the following, which I just received today:
“Hi Dave, I’m not sure if this email address is reaching you, Dave Dupont, CEO of Teamsnap. If it is, I just want to tell you how nice it is having a receptive audience from your staff to listen to my ideas to make Teamsnap better. I found Margaux on your company’s Facebook page, and she responded to me immediately. She provided excellent Customer Service, and she should be applauded for it.”
The East Bay Soldiers Pair Basketball With Education To Find Success On And Off The Court
(Feb 18th, 2011)
The East Bay Soldiers, a TeamSnap basketball team, are using athletics as a means to communicate the importance of education and integrity. And it’s working! They were featured last week in Tonic, a digital media company promoting good news going on around the world. Just in case you missed it, you can read the full article below or link to it here.
Get Organized For The New Year: Sync Your TeamSnap Schedule With Your Personal Calendar
(Dec 28th, 2010)
Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to be more organized? Hopefully, we are already helping you in that department. But you may not be aware that TeamSnap offers several ways for you to export your schedule data and sync it with your personal calendar. If you use Apple iCal, Google Calendar, Microsoft Outlook 2007 or any iCal-compatible calendar, you can “subscribe” to your TeamSnap Schedule and have your full schedule of games and events show up automatically in your personal calendar.
Who Is Helping Whom? How Our Customers Are Using Support To Help Us
(Dec 7th, 2010)
TeamSnap’s reason for being is to make life easier for those who organize and participate in team and group activities. TeamSnap is a technological tool, but we do not assume our customers are technologists or professional organizers. We do everything we can to make the application über-intuitive, so obvious that any user can pick it up and use it.
Tech Evangelist Robert Scoble Likes TeamSnap’s Focus on Our Customers: Check Out the Interview with CEO Dave
(Dec 3rd, 2010)
From Robert Scoble’s Blog: Scobleizer
One reason I watch Twitter so closely is to see which companies are loved. TeamSnap is one that kept showing up here and there. They have 30,000 sports teams already using it to manage their teams (after only being out a year-and-a-half).
Here Dave DuPont, CEO, came to my house to talk about why his company is so loved.
Some things? Attitude.
Funky sports. Focus on customers. Non-corporate speak.
Hey, startups, or, really, anyone, want to see how to do it? Watch this video.
I’m very proud that they are hosted on Rackspace, too. Matches our focus on customers.
Click here to read more from Robert on his blog, Scobleizer.
Tip Of The Week: Order Your Team Apparel on TeamSnap
(Nov 9th, 2010)
Is it time to order some new uniforms? Perhaps you want to make tee shirts to celebrate your soccer championship. Oh, so it wasn’t your team’s best season? Half the battle is looking fresh, so it’s probably time for some new gear. And there is no need to go any further than the Team Store tab.
Do You Think Your Team Is An All-Star Team?
(Oct 27th, 2010)
Is your team organizing for a great cause? Has your son or daughter’s team recently won a cool event or found a new use for TeamSnap? Are you a quirky group dominating the Paintball circuit and using TeamSnap to help? We have all sorts of groups and teams, including everything from U-7 soccer teams to military units and girl scouts, using our team and league management software to stay organized. We would like to highlight their achievements and diversity and we also want to hear about ways that you think we can improve the site to help you.
“Leave No Boobs Behind!” Walking Group Does What it Says Thanks to TeamSnap
(Oct 20th, 2010)
An aptly named group “Leave No Boobs Behind” used TeamSnap to stay on track while training for the Susan G. Komen breast cancer walk. Nine women, headed by Skippack, Pa. resident Jennifer Roynan, trained together for the October three day walk in Philadelphia — all were walking for different reasons.
Check Out Our TeamSnap Snap The Moment Slideshow
(Oct 15th, 2010)
Congratulations to Darlene, Virgilio, and Ann-Marie, our winners in the TeamSnap Snap The Moment Photo Contest. View our Snap The Moment Slideshow to see some of the great shots that were entered!
“I Just Died and Went To Heaven”
(Oct 8th, 2010)
Every once in a while we receive a customer message that brings a smile to our faces and a glow to the whole team. The quote above is from a message that continued:
NBC News Interviews TeamSnap CEO Dave
(Oct 1st, 2010)
NBC9 News of Denver interviewed CEO Dave DuPont to learn more about how TeamSnap helps coaches and managers organize team sports. Yes, you know Dave, the guy that was responding to your support emails last weekend.
The TeamSnap iPhone App Has Arrived!
(Sep 28th, 2010)
We are excited to announce that the new TeamSnap iPhone App is now available for free in the Apple App Store. This means that you can bring TeamSnap right to the field and get important information about your team, roster, schedule, and messages when you’re on the go or at the game.
TeamSnap All Stars Profile: Keliix Soccer
(Sep 27th, 2010)
Team: Keliix U-13 Girls Soccer
Founded by David Lawson, Keliix Intra Soccer Club is one of the premier clubs in the Minneapolis area. The club is unique in that it has intentionally remained small so that David can be involved with all of the teams. Many of the Keliix teams use TeamSnap so we spoke with Kimberly Hogan who helps to manage both of her daughters’ teams.
TeamSnap CEO Dave To Man Our Support Line This Weekend
(Sep 17th, 2010)
TeamSnap CEO Dave, will be making a cameo appearance on our support squad this weekend. Dave moonlights on our support team on a regular basis but we decided to let you in on the secret so that you can have some fun with it.
TeamSnap Represents at the CitySolve Urban Race
(Aug 10th, 2010)
Thanks to some quick running and crack problem solving, our own team of TeamSnap Vice President Andrew Berkowitz and partner Hadas Cassorla recorded an impressive top-10 finish in the CitySolve Urban Race in Portland, Oregon this weekend.
Article and Video Highlight Multiple Uses for TeamSnap
(Jul 12th, 2010)
ABC News helps spread the word about the usefulness of TeamSnap in managing both sports teams and non-sport clubs. The article and video do a great job of highlighting the fact that TeamSnap lightens the administrative load of an organizer, which allows more time to enjoy the activity itself.
Fox News Profiles TeamSnap
(Jun 30th, 2010)
Nina Sporano of Fox News Denver just did a profile on TeamSnap. The profile does a great job of describing why a team or group would want to use TeamSnap, and features one of our many non-sport applications, book groups.
TeamSnap Secures New Funding
(Jun 8th, 2010)
Our customers and partners will be heartened to learn that TeamSnap has secured new funding which will help take us to the next level. TeamSnap already enjoys a vibrant, engaged customer base around the world. The money invested in the company will allow us to expand our feature set and accelerate our reach, and we remain solidly committed to retaining our world-class ease-of-use and the personalized service that is our hallmark. Thanks for being part of our success to date.
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.
TeamSnap Around the World
(Jun 4th, 2010)
You know you have a good thing when people around the world not just know about you, but are using your software. We have customers in 94 countries now, including a number we have never heard of before. Check out the list so far:
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.
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:
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.
TeamSnap presents at Open Angel Forum
(Feb 4th, 2010)
A big shout-out about a great new angel investment forum that TeamSnap just finished presenting to, the Open Angel Forum.