SportsEngine

Operations management for sports leagues, teams, and clubs

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SportsEngine Overview

What is SportsEngine?

Consisting of a suite of integrated application solutions, SportsEngine is a cloud-based operations management platform for sporting organizations. Built to support the needs of teams, clubs, associations, leagues and tournaments across all popular youth sports, SportsEngine also connects coaches with athletes and parents. Supported by a native SportsEngine mobile app for iOS and Android devices, team organizers can communicate scheduling, updates and messages directly to members while accepting RSVP's when establishing player availability.

The main SportsEngine platform then extends to span a number of key modules, including online registration to eliminate paper-based signups. Features here include a personalized experience to match the particular sport, while adding secure payment processing (PowerPay), background screening, member verification (Verify), financial tracking and reporting capabilities. With the SiteBuilder, teams can create responsive websites using inline editing and drag-and-drop widgets. Team, tournament (Tourney) and League applications facilitate calendar-based scheduling plus roster, round or season building respectively, alongside real-time score keeping and statistical tracking. In addition, People360 offers cross-session member management to provide a 360-degree view of registrants, while a Fundraising module integrates with RallyMe to generate crowdfunded donations.

SportsEngine Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$69,00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Pricing includes a dedicated success coach – request a free quote via the SportsEngine website.


SportsEngine Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada
Supported Languages
English

Media

An "Edit Mode" within SiteBuilder allows for inline page editing that enables page content to be added, edited and then previewed rapidly
Build websites that are specially catered for sports management, coverage and promotion with tailored widgets and elements pre-packaged
SiteBuilder produces responsive website themes that ensure every team site is optimized for viewing consistently across varying screen sizes
Free team texting means that SMS notifications can be sent to members, athletes or families to ensure important messages are received successfully
The RallyMe integration with SiteBuilder allows fundraising campaigns to be launched and run directly within a team website
PowerPay facilitates the tracking, collection and management of payments with the ability to create bills, send notifications and give customer access to centralized balances
The Tourney module allows microsites to be created for individual tournaments and linked to a main SportsEngine team website
Tourney offers full tournament management, including calendar-based scheduling and a real-time team microsite for communicating updates
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SportsEngine Reviews

SportsEngine Reviews

Overall rating
4,4
/
5
Excellent
109

Very good
38

Average
9

Poor
5

Terrible
8

Value for Money
4,3
Features
4,3
Ease of Use
4,2
Customer Support
4,1
87% recommended this app
Mark M.

Parents love it ... rockstar support ... simple to use!

We just ran a fundraiser through the site. 4421 individual products sold through a shareable social media link from our Sports Engine team page. We made money for our lacrosse club and I didn't have to lift a finger. They built it all as a registration. When it comes time for delivery I run one report and all the data is there.


Robert U.

Lots of Features - Difficult to Use - Limited Reporting

Mixed. We thought the league website looked better than our previous version. But getting data out of the system and league setup was more difficult than our previous provider.


Jon B.

Great Salesrep, Horrible, Clunky Interface and terrible email editor- stay away!

(There must be a limit above)... but there's more bad news:

The registration form must be built by 'SportsEngine Engineers'. There's no way to modify it yourself, and when you do add fields, weird things happen and people can't complete the form. Also, don't add fields like "Parent2 Email Address"... because you would think that means that Parent2 would get copied on email and nothing is further from the truth. Also, the system doesn't recognize registrations from the same family (if they occur separately). The result? No way to calculate a 'Maximum Charge" (In our league it's max $300/family)... This just results in more time wasted explaining the limitations of SportsEngine to parents.

The system is cobbled together from a bunch of different technologies... for example, the website editor is different from the registration system, which is COMPLETELY different from the payments system. SportsEngine Sales People... YOU KNOW THIS IS TRUE. DON'T DECEIVE YOUR CUSTOMERS INTO THINKING IT IS JUST ONE SYSTEM.

The support is basically chat only, and very, very hard to get a hold of a live human being.

Bottom line, we've been using this two seasons already, and this is the last one as far as I am concerned. (Note: We serve around 1,200 families across a handful of sports including basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball, etc.)

So if you are still reading this and somehow still considering SportsEngine, absolutely make sure you are shown how to do basic tasks.


Meghan G.

Best League Set up with amazing customer service!

We use this for everything our Little League needs for admins, parents, athletes and spectators. We utilize just about every aspect the site offers. From registration to our own merchandise sales, emails to rescheduling and constant contact with any member of the league. Always finding more options to make the navigation even easier and functions I didn’t know existed. I love using SE!


Christine R.

Best Out There

Or club is able to spend the time with the actual things that matter for any youth sports organization: the families....we know the business side is now solid with the use of SportsEngine.


Mark M.

Parents love it ... rockstar support ... simple to use!

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/03/28
Review Source: Capterra

We just ran a fundraiser through the site. 4421 individual products sold through a shareable social media link from our Sports Engine team page. We made money for our lacrosse club and I didn't have to lift a finger. They built it all as a registration. When it comes time for delivery I run one report and all the data is there.

Pros

The interface is simple and user-friendly. Parents and players love the team stats feature! Great mobile App. Reporting is a breeze exportable .xls for everything you want to know. Registrations can be used for fundraising sales. Can't say enough about their support team and I manage a support team for a web hosting company. I could have built all the functionality myself but it would have taken months these guys have an out of the box solution at a reasonable price. Don't listen to the hater reviews they have no idea what it takes to keep an application like this running and are looking for free software that can't do what you need it to do. This stuff works and is reasonably priced!

Cons

Some limitations to the size of pick list you can have them build for you when using registrations as fundraising management but I'm asking a lot of their support team to manually build out lists. I wish they would implement export to Google Drive in the spreadsheet reporting features.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Robert U.
Industry: Sports
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Lots of Features - Difficult to Use - Limited Reporting

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/07/08
Review Source: Capterra

Mixed. We thought the league website looked better than our previous version. But getting data out of the system and league setup was more difficult than our previous provider.

Pros

It has a robust front-end. Lots of features available for your league/team website. Their tool allowed users to easily build nice looking websites. They had many widgets that allowed you do generate many different web objects on a website (i.e. News articles, league standings, podcasts and use of your own URL). They offer the opportunity to provide feedback to enhance the product.

Cons

Administrator interface was somewhat convoluted and not user friendly. Setting up a season, teams, divisions and games was not straightforward. Reports were limited. In our league, our commissioner needed to track specific penalties. SportsEngine does not offer true report functionality. It lacked the ability to design your own report, specify a query for the exact data you needed or specify the layout of the data. Even though they offer the ability to provide input on new features or suggest them, very few of the suggestions turn into reality. Nice feature to enter games real-time but it also was not always easy to use. Initial outlay was over $6k with annual cost around $700.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 3.0/10

Jon B.
Industry: Computer Software
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Great Salesrep, Horrible, Clunky Interface and terrible email editor- stay away!

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2018/11/14
Review Source: Capterra

(There must be a limit above)... but there's more bad news:

The registration form must be built by 'SportsEngine Engineers'. There's no way to modify it yourself, and when you do add fields, weird things happen and people can't complete the form. Also, don't add fields like "Parent2 Email Address"... because you would think that means that Parent2 would get copied on email and nothing is further from the truth. Also, the system doesn't recognize registrations from the same family (if they occur separately). The result? No way to calculate a 'Maximum Charge" (In our league it's max $300/family)... This just results in more time wasted explaining the limitations of SportsEngine to parents.

The system is cobbled together from a bunch of different technologies... for example, the website editor is different from the registration system, which is COMPLETELY different from the payments system. SportsEngine Sales People... YOU KNOW THIS IS TRUE. DON'T DECEIVE YOUR CUSTOMERS INTO THINKING IT IS JUST ONE SYSTEM.

The support is basically chat only, and very, very hard to get a hold of a live human being.

Bottom line, we've been using this two seasons already, and this is the last one as far as I am concerned. (Note: We serve around 1,200 families across a handful of sports including basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball, etc.)

So if you are still reading this and somehow still considering SportsEngine, absolutely make sure you are shown how to do basic tasks.

Pros

The ability to log in using Gmail is the saving grace of this software. I also like the admin edit mode (the only thing I like about the edit mode), where you can see what the website looks like as a user, and then change components of it. But that's about it.

Cons

Oh, where do I begin???

The HTML editor looks like it is circa 1997. It's was clearly designed for older computers- you can't even see what you are typing-not enough space. Also, What You See is DEFINITELY NOT what you get. For example, you have to know to hit the Enter key twice if you actually want a line space. Also, forget dropping or pasting pictures- you have to know HTML.

You have to have a degree in SQL programming to figure out how to pull reports. Worse, there is no common field (like a Google Search field) where you can enter in some piece of information... you have to select filter, then select the field, then select a list of operators... and so on... and this is just to find coaches who are registered for the Boys 3rd/4th grade division. it's so frustrating!

Then there are the things you can't do at all... like add an extra email address... This happens all of the time... As an admin, I get requests from parents to add another email address... and I CAN'T DO IT! Only the person who created the account can add additional notification email addresses, and even then (in at least one case) they still don't get emails form the system.

And the emails you do get have automatic advertising.... and are definitely NOT mobile friendly.

It gets worse from there- Coaches HATE, HATE, HATE using SportsEngine to try and upload schedules or even send messages to their team. They actually voted to go back to email.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 3.0/10

Meghan G.
Industry: Sports
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Best League Set up with amazing customer service!

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/11/03
Review Source: Capterra

We use this for everything our Little League needs for admins, parents, athletes and spectators. We utilize just about every aspect the site offers. From registration to our own merchandise sales, emails to rescheduling and constant contact with any member of the league. Always finding more options to make the navigation even easier and functions I didn’t know existed. I love using SE!

Pros

I love the way the site and app are easy to use for most, but the customer service/help options are the best I’ve ever used. The options for making the site customized for your needs are so easy and fun! You can even set up training sessions on a specific topic if needed! Keeps all our information easy to pull up and organized while letting our athletes and parents informed.

Cons

Could be a bit cheaper, like 3% + $1 each transaction like competitors.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Christine R.
Industry: Sports
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Best Out There

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/10/18
Review Source: Capterra

Or club is able to spend the time with the actual things that matter for any youth sports organization: the families....we know the business side is now solid with the use of SportsEngine.

Pros

Help desk tutorials so you can be self sufficient.
Fee collection is HUGE for volunteer organizations....so the multiple options of installments, customizations, and billing are amazingly helpful....especially as businesses are moving away from taking checks.
Our club was literally in the red until we got SportsEngine to help us collect fees properly, communicate, and promote.
ALSO now HUGE is that our main league can send the game schedule directly to our website! ALL on same platform now and gigantic time saver!

Cons

I have seen the availability of immediate support diminish....
Support is GREAT but reaching someone quickly, as a volunteer like myself, is important.

Communicating to people who are not 'members' would help...as we have Alumni who are not
comfortable with websites.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
8,8/10
Based on 169 user ratings
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SportsEngine Pricing

SportsEngine Pricing

Starting from
US$69,00/month
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Pricing includes a dedicated success coach – request a free quote via the SportsEngine website.

Pricing includes a dedicated success coach – request a free quote via the SportsEngine website.

Value for Money
4,3/5
Based on 169 user ratings
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SportsEngine Features

SportsEngine Features

Activity Dashboard
Attendance Management
Attendance Tracking
Automated Scheduling
Automatic Notifications
Billing & Invoicing
Calendar Management
Class Scheduling
Client Portal
Credit Card Processing
Customer Database
Customizable Branding
Electronic Payments
Event Management
Event Scheduling
POS
Registration Management
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Website Integration
Features
4,3/5
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Additional information for SportsEngine

Additional information for SportsEngine

Key features of SportsEngine

  • Audio content
  • Background screening
  • Billing & invoicing
  • Calendar management
  • Customizable branding
  • Donation management
  • Drag and drop interface
  • Electronic payments
  • Email integration
  • Email invitations & reminders
  • Event calendar
  • Event scheduling
  • Financial analysis
  • Forms creation
  • Fundraising
  • Game results tracking
  • Image editor
  • Inline editing
  • Instant messaging
  • Member account access
  • Mobile integration
  • Online autoforms
  • Online registration
  • Payment reminders
  • People profiles
  • Pre-screening
  • Real time score updates
  • Registration management
  • Reporting
  • Role-based permissions
  • SMS integration
  • Scheduling
  • Search
  • Social media integration
  • Team assignments
  • Team calendars
  • Template creation
  • Video content
  • Website integration
  • Widgets

Benefits

  • SportsEngine is an operations management solution specifically tailored to meet the needs of coaches, team members, parents and athletes with modules spanning every aspect of team, tournament and league management – including registration, website creation, background screening, payment collection and fundraising.
  • By being fully centralized, the SportsEngine platform allows information to be entered just once, in one place and have it made available across all the other SportsEngine applications.
  • The SiteBuilder authoring tools allow responsive templates to be customized with an inline "Edit Mode" for toggling between development and preview states, along with a selection of versatile drag-and-drop widgets for adding pre-designed functionality best suited to sporting applications.
  • The various SportsEngine modules integrate with not only popular social media platforms, but also leading third-party sports systems such as Diamond Scheduler, TeamGenius, BoxCast, AutoIce, ScheduleWerks, iScout, iScore, AAU and many more.
  • Available natively for iOS and Android devices, the SportsEngine mobile app enables coaches and managers to message team members, schedule events, issue invites, accept RSVPs, check player availability, submit scores, set rosters, and share media.
  • SportsEngine FAQs

    SportsEngine FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for SportsEngine.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does SportsEngine offer?

    SportsEngine offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: US$69,00/month

    Pricing model: Free, Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    Pricing includes a dedicated success coach – request a free quote via the SportsEngine website.

    Q. What are the main features of SportsEngine?

    SportsEngine offers the following features:

    • Audio content
    • Background screening
    • Billing & invoicing
    • Calendar management
    • Customizable branding
    • Donation management
    • Drag and drop interface
    • Electronic payments
    • Email integration
    • Email invitations & reminders
    • Event calendar
    • Event scheduling
    • Financial analysis
    • Forms creation
    • Fundraising
    • Game results tracking
    • Image editor
    • Inline editing
    • Instant messaging
    • Member account access
    • Mobile integration
    • Online autoforms
    • Online registration
    • Payment reminders
    • People profiles
    • Pre-screening
    • Real time score updates
    • Registration management
    • Reporting
    • Role-based permissions
    • SMS integration
    • Scheduling
    • Search
    • Social media integration
    • Team assignments
    • Team calendars
    • Template creation
    • Video content
    • Website integration
    • Widgets

    Q. Who are the typical users of SportsEngine?

    SportsEngine has the following typical customers:

    Small Business, Mid Size Business

    Q. What languages does SportsEngine support?

    SportsEngine supports the following languages:

    English

    Q. What type of pricing plans does SportsEngine offer?

    SportsEngine has the following pricing plans:

    Free, Subscription

    Q. Does SportsEngine support mobile devices?

    SportsEngine supports the following devices:

    Android, iPhone

    Q. What other apps does SportsEngine integrate with?

    SportsEngine integrates with the following applications:

    Facebook, Google Calendar, Google Maps, Mailchimp, Twitter

    Q. What level of support does SportsEngine offer?

    SportsEngine offers the following support options:

    Phone Support, Online Support, Knowledge Base, Video Tutorials, FAQs, Forum