We have seen and experienced the way coaches and clubs have to deal with communication. Even when trying your best, you often end up having real problems keeping athletes’ and parents’ contacts up-to-date. No matter how hard you try to communicate the date and location of the competition, there is always somebody, who doesn’t receive the information and will blame you for sending the email to the wrong email address or using the wrong phone number.
All contact information of your athletes and their parents should be stored at one place - Sportlyzer. This information should always be up-to-date. Let’s say an athlete’s parents change their email addresses, everybody who trains that kid should get that information and be able to contact the parents without having to think about what email address to use. This is exactly what we do in Sportlyzer.
Sportlyzer stores all contact information of all your athletes and their parents in one location. When a new member joins the Team, she is added to the system and so are her parents. Coaches and managers are able to use that information to send out emails or SMS directly through Sportlyzer. You can for example choose to send an email to everybody who is supposed to come to the competition next week and ask them to let you know if they are coming or not. You can even send them attachments with emails and it will only take you a couple of minutes!
If you are using Sportlyzer as a club, you will especially love the fact that athletes’ contact information is shared across all coaches. So if one coach updates the contact information of one of the kids, this information is automatically sent to the managers of the club as well as all the other coaches, who are coaching this kid.