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Making The Right Choice For Your Youth Field Hockey Organization

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If you’re a field hockey organizer, you’ve heard of both LeagueApps and SportsEngine. But how do you compare the two and make the best decision for your organization? While both companies serve the same market, there are fundamental differences in the products and the companies themselves.

Origins

LeagueApps has provided innovative technological solutions to youth field hockey organizations for nearly a decade. We believe that organizers are the most important element of the youth sports experience and our platform is designed with them in mind at every turn. We’re connected to youth sports from the grassroots all the way up to professional leagues like the NBA and Major League Baseball.

Minnesota data start-up Sports Ngin was acquired by NBC Sports in the summer of 2016 and rebranded as SportsEngine. The platform itself was started on team sports technologies (TST) which made website design for minor league sports teams.

Product Features

Organizers can fully customize their registration experience. Flexible payment plans, in-depth reporting functionality, and communication tools streamline the entire experience for the organizer. Our integrated platform seamlessly connects the youth organizer with parents and players. Making alterations to any element of your business is just a keystroke away.

SportsEngine’s basic interface is a combination of multiple platforms that were all developed separately. The platform allows organizers to manage their registrations, access standard team management tools, track scores and stats, and fundraise. Any alteration to your setup must go through the SportsEngine team.

Websites

LeagueApps design team crafts visually stunning custom websites to help build your brand and energize your players, parents, and coaches. These custom websites leverage cutting edge technology and robust CMS platforms to deliver an experience that is right for you!

SportsEngine’s websites come from a set template, designed to build brand awareness for SE. Customized options for their websites remain limited.  

Flexible and Configurable

We’re a flexible and configurable platform. We strive to be the solution for all of your field hockey organization’s needs. We provide the platform and train you how to get the most out of it. You’re in control of your program in every way and can make any change on the fly, which comes in handy as your organization grows in size and complexity. You become the expert on how to use LeagueApps that is best suited to your organization.

For some of the key actions on SportsEngine like program setup you need the assistance of their service team. There may be a fee or wait time to accomplish these new program setups.

Product Development

We’re constantly updating our product and rolling out new functionality to serve field hockey organizers. We often have multiple development releases each month and our features and functionality are constantly evolving. We’re striving for perfection and you can trace back all of our fine tuning to our customers. Thanks to our sales reps, customer service professionals and chat functionality, we’re listening to you and ready to improve based upon your feedback.

SportsEngine has multiple customers, stakeholders, and shareholders beyond the everyday sports organizer. SportsEngine is part of NBC, a public media conglomerate. They do not have the same imperative to innovate and grow within the NBC portfolio.  

Identity

As former athletes ourselves, we have a true passion for the game and well-defined company values – you can read about them here. We believe in the value of sportsmanship and recognize the power of working as a team. We can only succeed if you do, so we’re invested in providing you with the best technology and support in the industry.

SportsEngine, as a part of the NBC Brand, remains a small part of a multi-billion dollar international conglomerate.

Data Security

We treat your data with the utmost sensitivity because we respect you, your organization, and all of your players and parents. Your data is protected and never shared with third parties. 

Data collected by SE from youth organizations is subject to third party use. You may get random emails and promotions as a result.

 

We are obsessed with service and dedicated to learning the ins and outs of your unique organization. We live in the minutiae, cater to the forward-thinking organizer and live and breathe the club & travel team lifestyle every day. We provide you with the tools and training to go from a sports organizer to a true sports entrepreneur.

As a youth field hockey organizer, providing an elite experience for your players, parents, and coaches goes well beyond rolling out the balls and placing a few cones. Behind every great team is a support system of coaches and parents. In the same way, LeagueApps is the team behind your growing organization.

 

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This piece was written by a member of the LeagueApps Sports Content Council. LeagueApps works with the highest calibre of independent journalists and industry experts in the country.
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