When it comes to running a sports organization, one of the best investments you can make is in a solid foundation. Whether starting a new club or making adjustments, a good platform is the backbone of your operation.
What is a Platform?
A platform is a tool that connects and organizes all of your essential features into one. Think of websites like Teamsnap, SportsEngine, and League Apps. These are just a few of the key sites when it comes to running an organization. They each offer different tools but they are all similar in what they can accomplish overall. Registration, financials, rostering, communication, website building, and more. A good platform will provide you with a solid base to keep track of what matters most in your organization.
What Platform is Best for Me?
Every club is unique and built differently based on the sport they play, the philosophy of the club, the team running the operations, and the platform on which they build their workflow. It is important to take the time to research the platform that best suits the needs of your club, the trouble is – it is difficult to find the time to do the research. Even if you do, many clubs don’t identify massive issues with how their platforms run until months into the season.
One of the major factors that come into play when selecting a platform is the ease of usage and the learning curve attached to it. There are several good websites that offer extremely easy-to-use systems with very basic tool kits. Nobody wants to work tirelessly trying to build a simple website or constantly monitor your registrations on an hourly basis. Find a platform that works for you and saves you time and keeps you stress-free!
No matter what platform you decide works for you, our staff is expertly trained to take charge of your platform. Whether you want to improve financial reporting or make registrar duties more simple, we have the knowledge to guide you in the right direction!