How Saskatoon Minor Basketball Association saves over $1000 annually on software fees
SMBA (Saskatoon Minor Basketball Association) is the biggest provider of youth basketball in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. They run multiple programs throughout the year, catering to children ranging from grade 1 to grade 12.
SMBA came to TeamLinkt looking to make a change in both software providers and had an emphasis of building a stronger connection with their 2000 annual athletes and their families.
Hours Saved Weekly
“Between how easy the platform is to navigate, and the hands-on assistance from my account rep, I was able to cut back on the administrative time commitment by 15+ hours a week!”
Transitioning to TeamLinkt
With SMBA running different programs each having their own unique registration forms, the process of organizing payments and registrant lists was confusing and time consuming.
Through TeamLinkt’s guided registration setup, they were able to easily segment their forms and save time in the process. This ensured the parent & coach experience was easy and pain free, and that SMBA was assigning players to their respective roster in minutes.
TEam Management app
All SMBA parents, players, and coaches get access to the TeamLinkt team management where they can review their schedule, set attendance, and receive updates for game changes.
With the Team management app SMBA is able to send out messages to all of their teams and members across all sports. With the app, SMBA feels confident that all their schedule changes and messages are being seen by the parents & athletes.
TeamLinkt worked with SMBA to transition their exisiting website and domain to from Goaline to Teamlinkt. SMBA’s personal TeamLinkt account rep seamlessly transferred all the content from their old site to their brand new mobile optimized new one.
Just like the TeamLinkt platform, all the support and training is completely free so TeamLinkt helped SMBA every step of the way with designing and branding the site as well as training all the administrators on the account.
Benefits of Switching Software
TeamLinkt Team Management App
All parents, players and coaches now have access to the TeamLinkt team management app.
Benefits for Players & Parents
The TeamLinkt app allows users to quickly view their roster and schedule, set attendance for all practices and games, and receive updates automatically from the app when a schedule change is made. In addition, players and parents can use the app’s team chat to communicate, as well as receive announcements from SMBA, their school’s athletic director, and their coach. The app also helps create a better experience for players and parents by allowing them to share photos, vote in polls, share documents, receive event reminders, live video stream games and post live game updates.
Benefits for Coaches
As a coach using the TeamLinkt app, you are able to identify which of your players are coming to each event through the attendance tracking system in the app. In addition, coaches can easily communicate with all of their players right in the app. Coaches can also message the coach of the other team they are playing in the event some communication is needed prior to the game. After the game is complete, coaches can also submit their scores to the league (SMBA) right from the app! When their team’s schedule is changed, coaches are notified. Coaches can even set their gameday lineup through the app and share it with the team if they choose!
Benefits for the League (SMBA)
As a league, SMBA benefits by being able to create a standardized registration form and sharing it with the all the schools. This provides SMBA with a database of all players registered for their league. They are also able to provide each team with the TeamLinkt app. When SMBA makes a schedule change, this automatically notifies the teams affected, as well as updates the website & team app. With the click of a button, they are also able to send out messages to all of their teams and members across all sports, or tailor the message down to a specific audience.
By switching to TeamLinkt, SMBA is able to eliminate all monthly and yearly software costs. This money can now be allocated to coach development, facility upgrades, equipment, or however they see fit. SMBA is also able to provide the TeamLinkt team management app provided to all of their teams free of charge. The TeamLinkt app is 100% free to use for coaches, players and parents (if you are asking how and why this is possible, click here).
By making a change from Goalline to TeamLinkt, SMBA was able to refresh and modernize their online presence with a new website, reduce administration time by using TeamLinkt’s administration tools, and provide each team in their organization with the free TeamLinkt team management app.
By upgrading their software, SMBA also in turn was able to save on fees paid previously to their old software provider. Teams also were provided with the TeamLinkt free team management app, so any coaches previously paying for other apps no longer need to.
Overall, by moving from goalline to TeamLinkt, SMBA was able to save time, save money, and reduce admin time.
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Football Ontario Case Study
How Football Ontario adopted the TeamLinkt software to simplify registering players and collecting membership dues.
Moving to TeamLinkt
In January of 2022 Football Ontario moved their website and registration system from Goalline to TeamLinkt. The main goal of the move was to establish an easier system to collect membership dues and organize the registration process province-wide. The move to TeamLinkt also resulted in no more monthly or annual software fees, and a reduced credit card processing rate for both Football Ontario and all local clubs and associations governed by Football Ontario.
The Implementation Process
TeamLinkt was implemented by Football Ontario in two phases. Phase one included Football Ontario setting up registration form templates and memberships, and phase two included local leagues, associations and clubs governed by Football Ontario setting up the TeamLinkt system.
Football Ontario set up membership types in the TeamLinkt system for each of the different memberships required for their participants. Some of these membership types include tackle football, flag football, touch football, and coaching. In addition to these membership types, there were also memberships required by Football Canada that were integrated in the TeamLinkt system already, as TeamLinkt is the official registration provider for Football Canada.
Once these membership types were all set up, they were added to registration templates set up by Football Ontario. Within each template, memberships were automatically built in from Football Ontario and Football Canada. These templates ensure that every registrant has the proper membership and insurance to participate.
“Football Ontario is excited to have TeamLinkt as a partner and the official provider for the largest amateur tackle football leagues in the country. Their team and their products are best in class and we hope more sports associations get an opportunity to utilize this great platform”
Once things were set up from the Provincial and National level, local sports organizations were then given the option to adopt TeamLinkt as their software. Organizations that chose to use TeamLinkt would set up a registration form (with the required membership dues), set up their website, and eventually set up the TeamLinkt app for teams to use. The TeamLinkt software is free to use, so this was an instant savings for organizations that chose to use TeamLinkt.
To simplify the collection of fees, the TeamLinkt system offers options to split payments between organizations. To put simply, Football Ontario membership fees go directly to Football Ontario, Football Canada membership fees go directly to Football Canada and the local organization’s registration fees are collected by the local organizations.
This results in one easy payment by the registrant, and allows all three parties to receive their fees.
Software Adoption by Local Organizations
Football Ontario is comprised of over 60 local football leagues, associations and clubs.
Within the first 6 months:
Local Clubs Adopted TeamLinkt
Football Ontario Members using TeamLinkt
Memberships Purchased in 2022
About Football Ontario
“Football for all through leadership, promotion, and development”
Football Ontario is the Provincial Sport Organization for Football in Ontario. As well as being the official PSO in Ontario, Football Ontario is also proud members of our National Sport Organization, Football Canada.
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