What is best way to organize a sports team?
May 15, 2010 11:59 AM   Subscribe

What is the best method or tool for organizing, scheduling and communicating with an amateur sports team?

I have 3 children in baseball right now, and I'm tired of receiving schedules, cancellations, and other communication for various teams through e-mail. To make matters worse we receive the information through two different e-mail accounts. You can't simply look at the schedule that was distributed at the beginning of the year, because it has changed due to canceled games. Every coach uses e-mail to communicate with everyone.

So the question is, what is the best alternative to suggest to the coach? A blog? Groups in google or yahoo? A specialized sports team website? Text messages?
posted by kellyrickert to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (6 answers total)
Listserves such as Google groups are awesome. That's how my college radio station communicated with everyone.
posted by radioamy at 12:03 PM on May 15, 2010


Disclosure: I know the founders, but have not had contact with them for several years.
posted by KokuRyu at 12:04 PM on May 15, 2010

TeamSnap is pretty good. They have sport-specific layouts, including baseball.
posted by Madamina at 12:29 PM on May 15, 2010

I used Yahoo Groups when I was coaching youth baseball and basketball.
posted by COD at 2:28 PM on May 15, 2010

If a team makes a page on Facebook, fans of that page can subscribe to all updates via SMS (after they get set up for Facebook mobile).
posted by keith0718 at 3:41 PM on May 15, 2010

I use Team Cowboy and have been really happy with it.
posted by bjrubble at 9:13 AM on May 16, 2010

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