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GAME DAY APP UPDATES & NEW FEATURES!

Although a complete redesign, backend technology and bug fixes were major accomplishments with the new app, there were absolutely some great additional features added as well…

- Full Team Email
- Full Team Texting
- Displaying Parent Contact Info on Rosters
- Game Score Entry
- Game Cancellation Notifications (display only)
- Google Map Integration
- Viewing of Personal Registrations
- Using Camera to Upload Required Documents
- Using Camera to Upload Game Photos
- Using Camera to Upload Player Pictures
- Player Attendance Tracking
- Login with Facebook\Twitter
- Update Personal Information

And… our newest feature of Admins being able to actually Close Fields and Cancel Individual Games from the app should be released at any moment.

This a major release for new features, but more importantly the backend work done with the app has set the groundwork for more efficient and quicker future updates.

Please note that the LeagueToolbox Game Day app can only be used with Leagues that use the LeagueToolbox League Management software.

 

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Tracking Documentation: The easy way.

Running an amateur sports league means dealing with a lot of documents, ranging from registration papers to birth certificates, medical waivers, proof of residency, and anything else of importance. Trying to manage all of these documents manually is an extremely tough challenge, especially when you need to acquire new documentation on a regular basis. This is one of several reasons why using league management software is a tempting option for those interested in easy document tracking.

No More Need to Spend Hours Searching and Organizing Documents

Utilizing software to manage your sports league allows you to do registration online, which also allows those interested in joining to input documentation on their own. It is ideal since you can input custom documents, documents of your own, but you do not have to take responsibility for getting papers from others and inserting them into your league management software. Since this software can send out reminders to parents and players to remind them about uploading required documentation, this tedious and time-consuming process is thus taken out of your hands completely.

As far as handling these documents, all you have to do is be able to use checkboxes to designate whether a specific document has been read and confirmed or not.

Knowing Your Documentation is Both Safe and Secure

When dealing with so many documents that contain confidential information, ensuring the safety and security of this information is and should be absolutely crucial. Fortunately, league management software takes many measures to ensure documents can only be uploaded and viewed on secure web pages. Our software is taken a step further by being hosted within a server that has a firewall and utilizes other technology to prevent unauthorized access from occurring.

Turning Documents into a Printable File with Ease

While it is nice to have your documentation online in a simple platform, you still need to be able to access this information with the ability to make prints when necessary. It is possible to view a document and then take all of the information or some of the information, turn it into a PDF (Portable Document Format) document, and then print it in a single click.

Using software for managing your sports league is extremely effective, especially when it comes to tracking documentation. If you want to use this software, please contact us for further information.

Start Your 2014 League Off By Taking Advantage Of All Our Tools!

Quick reminder:

New League and Team Templates

We worked hard to give the templates a new refreshed look yet not to overly disturb or drastically change what you and your members are used to seeing.  The sites are now “cleaner” and work nicer on tablets and phones.  The “left side” menu also looks nice and clean and is now compatible with tablets. (it wasn’t before.)

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New LeagueToolbox Features 2014!

It’s finally here!  The LeagueToolbox team released the latest version of the new front end templates.  Not only is there a new refreshed but there are also many new features man of you have been asking for a long time.

Below is a list of some of the new features!

New League and Team Templates
We worked hard to give the templates a new refreshed look yet not to overly disturb or drastically change what you and your members are used to seeing.  The sites are now “cleaner” and work nicer on tablets and phones.  The “left side” menu also looks nice and clean and is now compatible with tablets. (it wasn’t before.)

A New Real ”Front Page Slideshow”
We constantly heard about how our slideshow was missing some basic features.  Things like being able to scroll through the images and thumbnails of the articles on the slideshow.  There are a few more options available for the slideshow as well.

Re-namable Registration Buttons
You can now rename the “Officials Registration”, “Coach Registration” and “Camps & Clinics” registration buttons to be whatever you like.  So if you only register umpires, you can rename the “Officials Registration” button to “Umpire Registration”.  This can be found under “Control Panel – League Setup”.

Added “More News” and “Latest Photo Gallery”
The League and Team sites now have a “More News” and “Latest Photo Gallery” section at the bottom of the main body.  These update dynamically so there is no additional work needed for you League Admins but gives the impression of more content to your site.

Schedules and Calendars
The League and Team Schedule pages were cleaned up and a full Calendar view was added to the league sites.  The Schedule “List View” is also nicely printable.  iCal downloads are now available for the entire division and leagues.

Results Pages
The League and Team Results pages were overhauled to be nicer looking and now included a more informative Game Summary page that can include box scores (baseball) and Team recap articles.

Standings Pages
The League and Team Standings pages were cleaned up and look unbelievable.  All column headers were given nice “mouseovers” so you get a long description of what each one means.

Statistics Pages
The Team Statistics pages now are more easily readable and all column headers were given nice “mouseovers” for long descriptions of what each particular stat means.  Each column is also sortable to get all of the statistic information you need.

Photo Albums

The League and Team photo albums went through one of the biggest transformations.  There are thumbnails for galleries and thumbnails for each image.  The slideshow is much quicker and now allows for users to download a particular picture to their computer.

4 Reasons to Start a LeageToolbox League Management Software 30 Day Trial

Even managing a small sports league can be a struggle if you do not have the right resources. Keeping track of players, team stats, and schedules can be difficult without the right league management software. Some people are reluctant to invest in any product without first knowing how it can benefit them. Because we understand this, LeagueToolbox offers a thirty day free trial. Even if you are unsure about whether you want to use our product, we encourage you to try our thirty day trial to test our software out for yourself.

Probably one of the best reasons to try the thirty day trial is that it is FREE. We are not one of those companies who ask for your credit card information right up front so the moment your free trial is over we can start charging you. Instead, you do not even need to provide any financial information to test out our software.

A second reason to try the trial version is the set-up is easy. We need information associated with your league including information about the sport as well as the general number of participants. We also need contact information for the person creating the account. That is really all the information we need. Creating your trial account will take you less than 60 seconds.

Even though set-up is quick, it is important to know the third reason to try our trial version is it offers you all of the same benefits as the regular version. The free trial is not just a limited example of what you will get once you purchase the full software. Instead, you get the full product, and when you choose to officially activate your account, your trial information will transfer over.

The fourth reason to begin a trial version is to save you money. Once you have started your trial version, if you activate your account and purchase the Plus membership within the thirty days, you will save yourself $100 on the annual fee!

If you would like to set-up your trial version of LeagueToolbox’s software, simply click the “Free Trial” link on the main website.

21st Century Sports Leagues

In a digital age the world of sports has always been cutting edge.  As the world spreads and people move around those folks have remained loyal to their hometown teams and so have turned to the web to keep up to date on the latest stats, schedules, and highlights. Now the ease that we have come to expect with professional sports is available for our local leagues.

Youth leagues, adult leagues and even multi-sport leagues can all be controlled through LeagueToolbox.  Everything you need is now at the fingertips of not only the league administrator, but much of the information is posted directly to the league website, where the parents and participants can instantly access desired information.

A parent on the run who forgets where the third game of the day is being played can check on their smartphone and instantly find out where they are headed.  Stats can be posted for bragging rights at that post game gathering.  Every piece of information a person needs to play in a league can be found on the custom league website.

Also, with one of the easiest communication platforms the league administrator can send out messages on all matters, from schedules, to rainouts, and even keep track of league fees.

If this had been around when we all were kids think about how easy it could have been to keep track of the myriad of sports I know I played.  Somehow my parents managed to keep track of not only the soccer I played year round in multiple leagues, as well as basketball and baseball. On top of that they had to put up with my sister playing basketball year round.  I think if all of those leagues had been able to use LeagueToolbox everything would have run a lot smoother for my family.

Things have changed over the years; this may be one of the better improvements in that time.  The options offered by LeagueToolbox are so broad they might just have thought of everything to streamline the sports administration.  Honestly, things look to be so simple now people should be lining up to run your local leagues.

League Management Software with Multiple League Management Ability

Multitasking league managers and sports enthusiasts should be rejoicing everywhere with the news that LeagueToolbox is now offering the ability to manage the registration and other activities of multiple leagues and sports from one master account with its Multisport Organization option.

“What our leagues will see is a main organization site that feeds into multiple sport sites, all while sharing a single user database. It is truly designed with multilevel needs in mind.” (Chris Christie, executive manager with LeagueToolbox)

League management software has been responsible for eliminating the tiresome and tedious responsibilities that come with being the manager of a sports league, whether its the fun and innocence of a little league organization or the seriousness and more organized look of a semi-pro association. The software has enabled league managers everywhere to register participants and maintain scheduling and team databases much more easily than in the past. Now, the truly dedicated league managers who take on the responsibilities of multiple sports and/or multiple leagues are being rewarded with an option that affords them the convenience of having one master account to keep track of it all.

The multisport option allows each league access to their own data without affecting any other league within the master account. Also, players that may share your multitasking tendencies and participate in multiple sports, can be easily identified at the organization level. It’s that easy. There are no conflicts, no overflow, no headaches basically. If you’re a multiple sport league manager, LeagueToolbox has the software to make your life easier.

“This took a lot of time on the back end but we are very excited about what this means to many of our multisport organizations already using LeagueToolbox and it opens a lot of doors to associations that manage many different sports and or leagues.” (Chad Theriault, President at LeagueToolbox)

Already an industry-leading provider and used by sports leagues everywhere, LeagueToolbox is also offering a 30 day free trial period for anyone who still may remain skeptical as to its value to their league or organization. So what are you waiting for now? Contact us at “LeagueToolbox” today for more information. We would love to hear from you!

Small Town Success with League Management Software

Small-town America is poised for revival as many households are looking to slow the pace of living. The Smithsonian recently listed the “The 20 Best Small Towns in America” and from Great Barrington, Massachusetts (Number 1) to Oxford, Mississippi (Number 20) a common thread is the existence of sports leagues. Another common thread? The difficulty of managing these leagues when the participants are often geographically separated by a fair distance- whether through farms, mountains, or weather conditions.

When you consider the team professionals that had their start in a small town, you realize that a professional website and software package could be the tool that brings attention to your town’s players. Grants, scholarships, and draft recognition often come from the ‘good press’ that is created around a league. That edge can be difficult to create when you have to begin with no central software or knowledge.

The Wall Street Journal reports that “[o]nly one-in-four Americans come from towns of fewer than 50,000 people, but nearly half of NFL players and PGA golfers do, according to two recent studies. The small-town figures for golf and baseball are just under 40%.”

ESPN shares the story of another phenomena- “At Aplington-Parkersburg High School, the numbers stretch credulity. This school with about 250 students, in a town of just 1,900 people surrounded by farmland in northeast Iowa, has put four players in the NFL.”

How can small town teams improve league processes such as registration, uniform ordering, schedules, game summaries, and even player drafts and ratings?

Take your small town league to the big-time games with the LeagueToolbox. Designed to incorporate all of your league needs, the program features all of the systems you need to get your small-town team on the road to success. Using league management software can be a professional-looking solution to a long-time problem for local leagues. Communication becomes a breeze, organization is at your fingertips, and the system is worry-free and simple to use.

Our basic LeagueToolbox is FREE for 30 days, giving you the opportunity to see how it will change your team interaction. We can also assist you in accepting online credit card payments, transferring an existing domain name, importing parent and player listings, and many other useful items. Please contact us to learn how we can help your team reach the next level in professional software support.

Enhance Community Support with League Management Software

Youth sports leagues are a part of the fabric of a vibrant community. Families meet each other and share afternoon’s on the ball field cheering on their kids, while teenagers and young college students serve as officials or helping to maintain the fields. Local business owners sponsor teams and hang plaques on their walls proudly displaying photos at their stores.

Using league management software makes it easier for the entire community to keep up with the latest information on signups and game results for their favorite teams.

Make registration fast and easy

Gone are the days when parents had to stand in line with their kids, eating up entire mornings or afternoons just to fill out paperwork and pay for little league registration. Instead of having to recruit volunteers to handle in person registration days, you can have a completely customized online registration process setup in League Toolbox. Absolutely every bit of information your league needs to get your season started can be gathered online.

  • Pay registration fees via c/c or Paypal
  • Issue refunds
  • Offer multi player or early bird discounts
  • Accept donations
  • Create custom forms to gather uniform sizes & medical information
  • Waiver agreements
  • Applications for coaches and officials

Team websites

Once teams are formed, each one can have their own site. Email blasts keep families up to date on the latest news for practices and games, but all that information can also be found on the team site.

  • Games schedules and results
  • Game summaries with player statistics
  • Standings and results across the entire league
  • Updates for rainouts or field location changes
  • Photo galleries
  • Sponsor logos and links

Friends and family who cannot go to every game can check in to the site to see the latest results. Link to the site on Facebook to share updates with out of town family. Mobile apps allow for easy viewing of sites with smartphones and tablets.

League and Team Stores

A great way to raise money for the league and allow fans to show off their team colors is to make a league apparel store available. Parents, players and sponsors love showing off their team allegiance. Rather than having someone stock inventory in their garage to cart out to the field every weekend, just put the entire store online so that people can order whenever they want and the items will be custom made and shipped right to them. Upload team or league logos for use on hats, sweatshirts, t-shirts and shorts.

LeagueToolbox offers a FREE 30-day trial on their excellent league management software packages. Contact us today.

League Management Software-If You Build It, They Will Come

Summertime, apple pie, and baseball-the stuff fun is made of.  With the first hints of spring, America’s favorite past time gets into full swing with Little League, Major League and everything in between.  If you are someone in charge of managing a league, or heaven forbid, managing leagues, then LeagueToolbox is a league management software that will hit one out of the park for you and have teams coming back for extra innings next year!  But LeagueToolbox is not just for baseball.  Using its versatile and easy format, you can accurately manage leagues for any sport and still have time to go to the games!

LeagueToolbox presents a clean, neat page that ranks up there with professional sites and if in no more than a few seconds, provides players and coaches a glimpse of what could have been or may be yet to come!  It’s just fun to look at.  Stats, news, and messages are also easily updated so that everyone is informed and prepared.  Spreadsheets can be deleted from your computer because your schedules and standings will be automatically updated with every change you make.  Photos that highlight the games can be added and changed with ease as the season progresses and sponsors will be overjoyed at the appealing and professional look of their advertisements.

That all sounds great, but what about registration?  LeagueToolbox handles all aspects of registration and with its adaptable format, can be customized to meet all the standards and requirements of your league.  Some of the features that are especially handy are auto-fill documents and secure document tracking that will secure all your information.

Using this type of organizing tool will ensure a successful season every season and will provide the ease of use that will have players and coaches returning year after year.  With everything they need right at their fingertips, updated, and easy to read, sports league participation will be fun and hassle-free.

As Kevin Costner said in the movie “Field of Dreams”, “If you build it, they will come.”  Using LeagueToolbox will insure that you will be able to build a league that coaches and players alike will want to be a part of.

For more information contact us and get in the game!  You will find that it will do everything you need it to do except get you to the game!