Although the fall sports season feels like it just began it’s not too early to think about your winter season and prepare accordingly. Organizing tryouts and making sure you are well prepared in the coaching department is a great way to increase winter sports registration. Below we outlined three things you can do to kickstart your winter sports season:
1. Host preseason workouts and evaluations
Making sure your prospective athletes are ready to compete is key. Connect with your returning athletes and invite new athletes to preseason workouts to best prepare them for upcoming tryouts. This is also one of the best ways to spread awareness about your program and increase team sign-ups for winter sports.
2. Choose a softwareIt is important to have user-friendly, effective software to organize player info, financial data, and plan out your game schedule. We talk about how to increase fall sports sign-ups in this previous blog post, so be sure to refresh yourself on those tips in order to prepare for winter sports tryouts and increase your overall registration numbers.
3. Market your team
Increase sign-ups and participation this winter by marketing your team through social media, newsletters, and SMS text messages. Playbook has marketing tools that can automatically mass message athletes and their families and remind them that the season is quickly approaching. Whether you’re coaching for a winter sports team, organizing administrative processes, or both - make sure you spend some time on your team’s marketing efforts. To learn more about what SMS text messages you should be sending check out this blog post to learn more.
One of the best ways to prepare for the upcoming winter season is to make sure you have a software solution that organizes your athlete’s information, takes care of invoicing, and saves you time. To learn more about Playbook Sports software fill out this contact form here!