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.