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!

Have you taken advantage of the SMS messaging with LeagueToolbox?

We posted in April but wanted to remind you about SMS messaging.

If your league has SMS Text Messaging activated you will see checkbox options during game cancellations to send out a SMS Text Message to everyone who has has entered a mobile phone number and selected to receive SMS Text Messages.

The message that parents and players will receive will look like this:
The game for Tuesday,
July 16 @ 6:00pm (Yankees vs Tigers) has
been cancelled.  See website for details.
From Christie City Little League

The SMS Text Messaging feature will also allow you to send text messages individually to players through various places throughout the website.

We anticipate many more Text Messaging features and triggers will be added in the future.

SMS Text Messaging is part of the new “Premium” yearly package from LeagueToolbox.  This “Premium” package will include unlimited SMS Text Messaging as well as up to 20 league email addresses.

Please email support@leaguetoolbox.com if you have any questions about SMS Text Messaging.

Thanks!

LeagueToolbox is available to setup your Fall Registration!

Online Registration Is
The Expected Standard!

Included with your yearly league fee, a LeagueToolbox Support Specialist will completely setup your Online Registration.  You can have your own custom Online Registration setup in as little as one business day.

Keep Track Of Coach Documents!

Chasing Coaches for documents is now a thing of the past.  With LeagueToolbox you can now electronically keep track of Coach documents and credentials.

Have Coaches upload their proof of credentials right when they register.  LeagueToolbox will store all of these documents conveniently and securely.

 

GameDay App by LeagueToolbox Is Live!

We are excited to announce that Version 1.0 of the LeagueToolbox Game Day app is now available for iPhone and Android devices!

View any of your League Schedules, Results, Standings or Team Contact Info of any of your Leagues using the LeagueToolbox League Management software.

The LeagueToolbox Game Day app is easy to use and will keep you connected to your League from anywhere.


Are you a Coach or Team Admin? Take advantage of adding your game scores immediately after the game. Are you a League Admin? Enjoy the convenience of raining out your games directly from the field.  The app is FREE for Admins and Coaches while Players and Parents can enjoy all of the great features listed below for only $1.99.

PARENT\PLAYER FEATURES
* View Personal Schedules
* View Team and League Schedules
* View Field Maps
* View Game Results
* View League and Division Standings
* Contact Team Members

COACH\TEAM ADMIN FEATURES
* View Personal Schedules
* View Team and League Schedules
* View Field Maps
* View Game Results
* Add Game Results
* View League and Division Standings
* Contact Entire Team

LEAGUE ADMIN FEATURES
* View Personal Schedules
* View Team and League Schedules
* Mass Rainout\Cancel Games
* View Field Maps
* View Game Results
* Add Game Results
* View League and Division Standings
* Contact Entire League

 

We are very happy with the first version of this app and we look forward to continually improve and add more and more features in the future.

Text Messaging Is Live!

SMS Text Messaging has been in the works for a while and we are happy to announce that the first version of this feature is now available.

If your league has SMS Text Messaging activated you will see checkbox options during game cancellations to send out a SMS Text Message to everyone who has has entered a mobile phone number and selected to receive SMS Text Messages.

The SMS Text Messaging feature will also allow you to send text messages individually to players through various places throughout the website.  We anticipate many more Text Messaging features and triggers will be added in the future.

Login to your Home Dashboard for details.

League Management Software – We Want To Hear From You

WE WANT YOUR FEEDBACK

We encourage you to communicate with us and let us know how we are doing. We want to know what you like about LeagueToolbox and what you think we can add that will make your experience even better.

Many of the updates you see or hear about come as a result of suggestions by you, our customers. Let your voice be heard. Email us, phone us or simply use live chat to reach out.

Our customer support team deals directly with our tech department so any requests or suggestions you make will be heard by our entire network of staff that are dedicated to making your league management experience easier and more efficient.

We look forward to hearing from you.

 

LeagueToolbox will setup your Registration.  And it’s Free!

Whether you need your registration setup in as little as 24 hours, or you just want to take advantage of our experience to get your registration setup perfectly, LeagueToolbox is here and willing to help!

Included with your yearly league fee, a LeagueToolbox Support Specialist will completely setup your Online Registration.  This includes all of your Divisions, Pricing and most importantly all of your Custom Questions.  We work with you as we feel it’s important that your registrants are presented with the easiest and efficient way to register.

LeagueToolbox has setup hundreds of registrations, so why not take advantage of our expertise and experience and get your Online Registration setup today for free.  Contact LeagueToolbox for details!

Baseball & Softball Sports Leagues Benefit From LeagueToolbox.com

Unlike other league packages, our system was designed SPECIFICALLY to accomodate all sports including BASEBALL and SOFTBALL organizations, from small leagues to multi-level organizations with several levels of administration.

Get ready to experience a tool that will save you valuable time and money and offer your baseball league participants the very best communication, scheduling and team websites any management tool has available.

  • Online Registration (import option available)
  • Player Draft Tool
  • Automatic Game and Practice Scheduling
  • League Communication
  • Team Websites
  • Sponsorship Advertising
  • Customizable League Statistics
  • and much, much more!

Also….

For you Adult leagues, you now have the ability to manually register a Team from the Admin in “Registration Manager – Register a Team”.

This new feature will also let you select captains and\or teams from previous years to make re-registering teams year after year simple.