Managing a Travel Soccer Team with TeamSnap
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For most people, keeping track of a team that plays locally is time-consuming, maybe even overwhelming. But, add in traveling to multiple states, and you need to be an organizational wizard. That’s just who Tennessee North Stars head coach Spencer Shimon is.
The North Stars are a competitive travel 3v3 youth soccer team, consisting of some of the area’s top youth players. Traveling to five states in 2019, and more in 2020, top-notch communication and organization are essential for this fierce soccer team.
“TeamSnap is our digital team manager,” says head coach Spencer Shimon. “The app allows coaches and managers to quickly send information, track events, collect dues, organize the schedule and set the roster.”
Spencer relies on TeamSnap’s messaging feature to get the word out to parents about last-minute alerts, which is very important when on the road.
“TeamSnap is a great asset when it comes to field changes,” says Spencer. “Being able to make an adjustment to a scheduled game and have TeamSnap send out the alert is critical, especially when the correct field is on the opposite side of the park.”
“TeamSnap is our main source for scheduling and sending notices to the team,” says Spencer. “We love having the ability to make last-minute adjustments to the schedule quickly and easily, knowing all parents will get the update.”
Instead of using multiple spreadsheets and documents, Spencer is able to keep all of the team’s information in TeamSnap season after season. TeamSnap’s archive feature allows teams to keep locations, rosters, and other information from previous seasons to reference the next season. (Learn more about season archiving.)
The North Stars’ team motto is “Winning with dedicated effort.” TeamSnap is happy to support the North Stars in their journey to build character and leadership among their athletes.
Lisa Hope is a product marketing manager with TeamSnap and a marketing professor at the University of Florida.