Getting volunteer sign-ups for youth sports is probably one of the biggest frustrations of kids’ athletics.
There’s a price to pay for your kids to have fun and run free, playing with all their heart. The price is your time and your willingness to help the team.
Youth sports depends on its parents to be fully successful. Coaches spend hours on the field and don’t have a lot of energy or time to take care of the volunteers.
Getting sign-ups for youth sports, getting parents to volunteer and then keeping up with it–these are some of the biggest headaches of kids’ sports.
That’s what team moms and dads are for. And even the best of us need a little help too.
I was a team mom for many years and spent hours making phone calls to parents, asking them to help out in the snack bar or work a tournament. Not my favorite way to spend an evening.
If you’ve been a team mom or dad, you know what I’m talking about.
Do you spend hours on the phone, asking for help and then calling to remind people that they signed up to help?
Do you get frustrated when someone calls and wants to switch their duty time?
Are you looking for ways to spend less time being a team mom and more time being a MOM?
There is a better way; I’ve found a sure-fire plan. SignupGenius.com is a free online tool for creating and managing group sign-up lists.
I love this online tool! And I’m not just saying it because I’m writing this review. I only write review posts, by the way, when I find something that I really think will help you as a sports parent.
I seriously love the idea of being able to organize sign-ups online. I really wish this had been around when my kids were busy playing sports and I was busy helping the coach stay sane.
Here’s what SignupGenius.com provides:
- simple wizards for creating your sign up (they even have over 275 themes so your sign-up sheets can look really cool and you can say goodbye to paper sign-ups)
- public or private online group sign-up (send parents to the site to sign up for their duty!)
- automated email reminders (AWESOME idea)
- swapping abilitiy for schedule changes (there are ALWAYS parents who need to switch)
- attractive and customizable templates
- easy administration tools and stats
- planning resources and articles
- create a free online snack list
And the neat thing about SignupGeniu.com is that it’s not just for sports. You can use it for potlucks, parties, any school or church or club function–the possibilities are endless. It’s user-friendly, with easy instructions. My kind of site.
SignupGenius.com thanked me with a gift card for reviewing their site. The gift card was not dependent on a positive or negative review of the site, but was compensation for helping to spread the word.