Sports Illustrated Play is an online registration management solution for sports teams and nonprofit organizations. The solution is provided by U.S. based SI Play, and is suitable for mid-sized and enterprise level multi-sports event organizers.
Sports Illustrated Play is a highly modular solution with integrated modules for online registration, website builder, scheduling, communication and more. Its online sports registration forum allows event organizers to offer a platform for teams and individual players to register themselves for the event. Administrators can fix and publish the minimum requirements for registration and perform a complete background check of the participants. The solution offers various customizable templates to build a complete website or event promotional web pages. The integrated website builder is a tool to edit and customize news feeds, upcoming events, reminders and photo galleries.
With Sports Illustrated Play, the administrator can set schedules for tournaments and communicate to the entire team in one go or individually to team managers or respective coaches. Sports Illustrated Play has partnered with TeamWALL to provide a mobile app for communicating information directly to mobiles via email or text messages. The solution also helps to automatically generate scoreboards and final league standings based on final game scores which are then reflected on the web page and can also be shared with players through a mobile app. Other features include team and roster management, through which event administrators can assign players to a team; an online store for selling sports merchandise which can also be used for raising funds.
ability to track info and communicate with masses quickly
SI Play app is the best part of the software. It's very user friendly for coaches and parents. Has group messaging capability built in. Notifications (reminders) for upcoming games and allows parents to commit. Has a team page with rosters (including player pics which kids and parents love), schedule, standings, and a photo section. The best part about the website is the text and email capability. Coaches can send out messages to the team through the website it will go email or text or both based on parent pref. League officials also have this capability which is excellent for cancellations, delays, or general updates. It also allows you to customize which groups receive the notifications (IE only 8u softball or only 7/8 and 9/10 baseball)
The website is not user friendly on desktop and is even more difficult on a mobile device. It takes people a while to get comfortable with especially if they aren't "techy." There are a lot of reports that you can customize but it's difficult to access so many people don't use it. If you just sit down and take the time to get familiar with the software it's great.
I've helped run a local youth sports club for nearly 9 years. In that time I have tested and used several different online registration systems. Most have their own pros and cons and unfortunately many of them have cons (data privacy concerns, costs, ease of use, lack of admin security, hidden fees, etc.) that far outweigh the pros. At our club we have used SportsSignup for more than 8 years now. During that time our club has benefited from the continued development of the software that has added useful features to make our admin jobs much easier and quicker. As volunteers, saving time is always appreciated!!! SportsSignup allows us to handle registrations for all our sports. We register the players and the coaches. And since we are very concerned about the safety of our children, we use the KidSafe Background Check system to help verify that our coaches and other volunteers don't have questionable pasts. Since this system is tied right into the registrations, it is very simple for our volunteers to complete and easy for our Risk Management team to maintain. Our coaches love the TeamWall and the easyAlert system for keeping in touch with the parents of their players. It is very easy to keep up with the super important snack schedule as well as keeping track of game and practice changes or cancellations. Also, if you ever run into trouble or just have a question (or two) their tech support department is top notch. They are always friendly and eager to help. If they don't happen to know the answer or get stumped they are great at doing research and getting back to you with an answer. If a bug is found (which all software has bugs and SportsSignup on rare occasion will have one) they are quick to get it fixed (which is not true of all companies out there).
By the way, SportsSignup has now introduced a new website component. You can now use their software to create your club website. It also now has game scheduling. Our club has not started using these two new features yet... but we plan to switch over by early next year (waiting for the seasons to end on a few of our big sports before changing over).
SportsSignup has been a great fit for our multi-sport club. If you are looking for Registration software.... SportsSignup is worth considering. Our admin staff and parents would all highly recommend this software. It has made running our club much easier.
Used for our LIJSL reg. this past year and what a time saver.We use to use a 4-part reg.form.Redundant time consuming paper work is replaced by on-line reg. that allows us to track divisions with simple click & drop time saving steps.Parent forms are no longer needed.Just a click of the mouse allows parents to agree to parent acknowledgement form.Coaches do'nt hunt down parents for signatures.Parents have access to the childs team to know who is on their team and the coaches contact info that they are always losing.Looking forward to this years reg. as returning players are already in the system and simply just need to click a button and make payment. Copy over rosters from this past season and make minor adjustments, not starting over from scratch.CC payments are directly deposited into our account. Do'nt have to wait for SportsSignUp to pay us.We had very few setup issues and the support team walked us thru the proccess every step of the way and ensured our complete satisfaction.
Easly tracks registrations counts, payable/receivables,e-mail blasts, formations of teams,ability to set registration dates,coordinators can view accounts/teams in real time to form teams or answer account questions. Easily send payment reminders to outstanding accounts.Our treasuer and registrar are able to work on the same tasks together from their own homes or seperately when convient to each individual.No longer need to meet at a convenient time and for long hours. Travel coordinator enjoys instant roster submisions to the LIJSL office for approval. Travel coaches are happy because they have instant access to league approved rosters and can print them out as needed for tournament and games days. They no longer have to fill out game day rosters each week or track down the travel coordinator to get league approved rosters. Player passes can be printed out from their own computer and just need the players to sign them. Background checks can be monitored and completed thru one system.
Minor gliches, but support team was fabulous in quick response and problem solving
We love the program. It certainly beats the handling of our registration on paper. The program has a lot of great features but it does take a little time and effort to make your set-up exactly the way you need it.
Excellent customer service. Our rep has been there at every turn to help us set the program up to where we are getting the biggest bang for our buck. We have had a little bit of trial and error, but are comfortable with the overall registration and team management process. Best features are the reports creation feature and the ability to connect with our registrants via email.
Also, love the ease at which we can have our volunteers complete their background checks through their partner company.
There may be some features that may be included with the program, but we have just not been able to explore the possibilities yet.
The Custom Questions set up is time consuming. Would be nice if you could enter all of your questions at one time.
Be able to maintain inactive accounts and delete if there have been no registrations.
See a complete history per account showing all orders ever placed and not just per season.
I realize it's beyond their control, but the current credit card processing by the 3rd party company is horrible. Having these items clear our accounts on a daily basis is very frustrating.
Would love to see them partner with a company to build a scheduling option into their program. We currently are having to use two separate program to meet our end result.
As long as what you need to do falls into the scope of the current platform, you should be OK. Unfortunately that platform is VERY narrow.
Absolute lack any more of problem-solving ability or any helpful modality that is not standard. SI dispensed with the old user forum which was the best way to exchange ideas and help. And the help desk is pretty much worthless, if you can even get them to respond.
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• The online registration feature allows people to register with a complete background check and integrated checkout process.
• Sports Illustrated Play website builder offers ready to use customizable templates which, teams can use to create event specific web pages or for promotion.
• Team coach can set unlimited schedules for a specific event including separate invites for training session, team meetings or final tournament and share with players in real time via email or text message.
• The solution includes the option to send either group messages or message targeted to individual person like team coach.
• Sports Illustrated Play can be clubbed with TeamWALL mobile app to get live scores, results and player statistics directly on their Android and iOS based smartphones.
• Event administrator can update scores in real time, allowing whole team to see scores as soon as they are updated by sports administrator.
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Sports Illustrated Play offers the following pricing plans:
Starting from: US$99,00
Pricing model: Subscription
Free Trial: Available
Custom quotes available upon request - [email protected]
Sports Illustrated Play offers the following features:
Sports Illustrated Play has the following typical customers:
Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Small Business
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Sports Illustrated Play supports the following devices:
Android, iPhone, iPad
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Sports Illustrated Play offers the following support options:
FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials