I help manage both my daughter’s teams. It can be a lot of work, but it’s something that I really enjoy…usually! I’ve been using Shutterfly for the last two years to create free team sites for the teams, but this year I was looking for something with more features.
After doing some research, I found the site Team Snap at www.teamsnap.com. (No, they didn’t pay me to write this and they have no idea who I am) It’s not quite as pretty as a Shutterfly site, but it offers many more features and best of all…an iPhone ap! (and if you’ve read some of my other posts you know how much I love my iPhone)
There are three versions- free, basic and premium. Of course I wanted all the features in the Premium plan, especially the group texting and stats sections. I also really like the record keeping abilities and payment tracking page.
My favorite thing is the iPhone ap though. It has a nice user interface and it’s easy to see roster information, scheduling and photos. Being able to click on a girls’ name and instantly see her mom & dad’s names helps avoid some potentially akward moments. Having all the information in one place makes things so easy! You can’t edit or add from the mobile ap and I hope they will add more functionality in future updates.
I ended up paying for the premium option ($79/year) for both teams and we’ll see if that’s money well spent. I’m just glad for another useful tool to help handle all of the details involved with running a team…and my crazy life.
I wrote an update to this article on October 18.2012 with the improved functionality of the iPhone ap!