TeamSnap is designed to help team managers work more effectively. The system can handle just about every aspect of sports team management. Users can maintain game schedules and other events, monitor attendance, track payments and necessary fees and view team and individual statistics. The Team Snap system also allows users to share photographs and other files related to the team. Team Snap is designed to work with almost any spot, from baseball and football to hockey, soccer and basketball. Organizations can use TeamSnap as well to manage their clubs, church groups, scouting troops and anything else. An iPhone version is also available for mobile access. Users can build a team homepage, organize refreshments for games, send messages to individuals and verify player availability.
TeamSnap was founded in May of 2009 in Boulder, Colorado. The application was intended to simplify the process of managing and coordinating a team. It would help improve communication between team members, coaches, parents, managers and other relevant individuals. By June of 2010, TeamSnap has registered users in 94 countries. It also received angel investor funding that same month.
TeamSnap makes it much easier for coaches and managers to handle team related tasks. Users can apply the features available through TeamSnap to a number of situations. Although sports teams are the primary focus, other types of teams can benefit as well. Team Snap can centralize all of the team’s organizational tasks into one convenient location.
The TeamSnap website uses a clean, clutter free design that is easy to learn. The homepage is highlighted by hints of orange and blue along with colorful images of teams. Five navigational buttons help users learn more about the application or begin the sign up process. The application’s features are equally as well designed. Readable stats and team data as well as calendars allow managers to quickly manage team necessities and make decisions about game schedules and more.
New users can join TeamSnap by clicking on the green and white “Pricing and Sign Up” button at the top, right hand corner of the homepage. The following page asks the user to select a membership plan. After doing so, the user is asked to supply personal and team information. The personal form requires a first and last name, email address, username, password and birth month and year. The team form asks for the team name, sport type, time zone, country and zip code. The bottom of the page asks the user to verify their selected plan (or change it if they want to try a 21 day free trial or free plan first).
TeamSnap provides users with three membership plans to choose from. The first is a free plan which is supported by advertisements. This plan includes team rosters, schedules, messaging, privacy and security settings and public access capability. The Basic plan costs around $55 per team annually or around $7 per team monthly. The Basic upgrades to include player availability data, email reminders, text messaging options, 100 MBs of file storage, photo books, payment tracking, refreshment organizing features, season archiving, no advertisements and priority email support. The Premium plan costs around $80 per team annually or around $10 per team monthly. This plan adds weather forecasts, team and individual statistics, custom domain names, custom team logos, team colors, RSS feeds and customized player fields.
TeamSnap is a valuable tool for anyone who has to manage a team. The tools are capable of handling just about every aspect of the job, right down to player availability and refreshment planning.