We know from our partners and other sports organizers around the country, whether already established in their community or just beginning the sports entrepreneurial journey, TIME is your most valuable resource.
So clearly it makes sense to save as much of it as possible, and spend it on what matters most to you- delivering world class service and memorable experiences to your players.
Some of the most successful sports organizers and entrepreneurs know that to reach a certain level of success, they have to be experts in time management.
When thinking about being a successful youth sports organizer and expert of time management, former SUNY College of Cortland lacrosse captain and current Co-President of Dynamic Sports Management George Breres comes to mind.
An established leader on the New York sports and recreation scene, he has more than a decade of experience in athletics as a coach, director of operations and manager. He has been Co-President of Dynamic Sports since it was founded in 2010. You can read a few of his accomplishments here.
We reached out to George to pick his brain on how he is able to save so much time. Here are his three time-saving tools provided by LeagueApps to help you spend more of your valuable resource how you want.
Timer Saver 1: Easy Training and Implementation
Ok, so technically this isn’t a tool. But this is George’s list of time hack tools, so we’re going to allow it.
Despite the success of Dynamic and Team 91 and all its affiliates- success such as its brand development and club membership- the admin staff had plenty of logistical hurdles to overcome. Chief among some of the problems included a difficult to maintain registration system.
Chief among some of the problems included a difficult to maintain registration system. Though a couple of admins were dedicated to using their old sports management software, it was difficult to get the staff trained on the platform. This served as a sort of bottleneck for day-to-operations.
Most requests for service were ignored. As a result, tasks that should have taken minutes to complete were bogging admins down for hours and sometimes days. When George and his staff switched to the LeagueApps platform, he was blown away by the service and training received by the LeagueApps Launch team.
“The entire journey has been incredible. From implementation [or launch, as we call it] to ongoing support from the Partner Success team, having the ability to speak to someone has been so valuable. Plus, our admins are training other admins and team members. It’s been a very simple process.”
Getting other admins trained on the platform has been a complete time saver for George, as he no longer has to handle every aspect of day-to-day and can focus on his specific big picture goals.
Timer Saver 2: Feature and Product Update
The LeagueApps development team is always creating new features for our partners every four weeks. And because we’re partners, we won’t charge you for using these new features. Because that’s not how partnerships work.
“The updated features we receive are exactly what we need,” George said. “Sometimes it’s like they read our minds. When our admins come up with product ideas or feature recommendations, I get a notice from LeagueApps that they just released a new feature that is exactly what they described Before I can ask for it, we just get it.”
With new features and updates coming to him regularly, George doesn’t have to spend time figuring out what needs to be created next to optimize a program.
Timer Saver 3: Mobile Friendly Access
Chief among one of George’s most time-consuming tasks was fielding calls on a daily and weekly basis. His staff was sometimes overwhelmed attending to customers’ needs.
Creating a mobile friendly user experience on the website helped drastically. Considering that total internet usage is dominated by mobile devices– our own website sees roughly 64% of mobile usage- it’s no wonder that the staff of Team 91 and Dynamic Sports saw a drastic decrease in calls fielded.
“I can’t tell you how many hours it’s saved us. Our overall efficiency skyrocketed and really made the experience for parents much better.”
On the admin side, mobile optimization has empowered the staff to make adjustments away from the office or even on the fields. Things like up-to-the-minute information that needs to be passed on to coaches, parents, or players can be done in seconds.
This has saved George heaps of time, while also building trust with his parents, leading amazing sports experiences for the players and parents of Team 91.