Being a sports parent is fun, rewarding, challenging, and hectic. With an emphasis on hectic.
You know what I’m talking about. Schedules, practices, parent meetings–the demands of sports parenting are seemingly endless. And in the midst of all that, you are supposed to remember registration deadlines?
Here is another tool that will make sign-ups easier for parents and coaches, a place where all activities can be listed for parents to access.
It’s called KidsSignups.com , a tool created by two busy moms–Cara and Stacy–who were frustrated with the registration process for their kids’ teams.
Their aim is to provide parents with one source for all kids’ activities and remind them via email so they never miss another signup deadline. Coaches and clubs get publicity and can keep parents in the loop. Plus, it’s all FREE.
Two moms who know
“The idea for our site came when Stacy and I were on a morning walk, discussing football,” says Cara, a sports mom of kids ages 15,12 & 10.
“Stacy began to complain about all the kids who wanted to play in the fall but didn’t know about spring registration…and so missed out on the opportunity. Similarly, I had missed volleyball signups for my daughter and was trying to decide whether to look for a different activity, league, or just pay the late fee. Our conversation turned to the agreement that there needed to be a single resource for all of these activities. We decided to go for it ourselves!”
Coaches, teachers,and leaders can post activities–who, what, where, when–along with a map.
And it’s not just for sports. Music lessons, camps, art–any activity you want to post for parents to see. Once you’ve signed up, you can set up your own activity calendar for your child’s events.
Registration is FREE. You’ll get to see local sports and activities, and even filter your search by age, distance, and interests. Create a profile for each kid and SAVE their favorite activities. Opt in and you’ll get reminders so you don’t miss registration deadlines. Your information is private and secure. Kidsignups.com wants to help you save time and find the complete and accurate information you need to get your child into the activities they love.