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Team Mom Takes Advantage of iPhone App and Text Messaging to Manage Soccer Teams

The Oakville soccer teams use mobile technology to manage their soccer teams and make their lives easier.


TeamSnap decided to head north to Canada this week to catch up with Laura, the mother of two daughters playing youth soccer in Oakville, Ontario. Laura provided some insight for how to use mobile technology to manage her soccer team.  Let’s start by introducing the teams!

The U12 B girls team consists of 17 girls representing the town of Oakville, located in southern Ontario, CA. The girls were promoted this summer season to the Premier Division within the South Region Soccer League. Last month the team won gold in the Frank Sobil Tournament in Oshawa. With a dedicated group of coaches, players and parents, the team has achieved success both on and off the soccer field by placing second in their division last summer and also aiding in the collection of used uniforms and equipment for the Dominican Republic with their sister team, the U13A Girls.

The U13 A girls team is preparing for their second year in the Elite Division where they finished an impressive third place last season. Comprised of 16 girls, last season the team won silver in the League Cup and gold at Barrie Spirit Fest. In early May, they won gold at the Frank Sobil Tournament in the Top Flight division. In addition to their athletic achievements, the team is heavily involved in community service, spearheading the collection of used soccer uniforms and equipment to ship to the Dominican Republic. With help from other teams, they were able to collect and donate several hundred pieces of soccer gear.

“On behalf of TeamSnap, we’d like to congratulate both teams for their outstanding performance both on and off the soccer field!”

How did you first hear about TeamSnap?
– “I first heard about the TeamSnap soccer team website from a fellow Team Manager, Sherri.  Sherri manages the Oakville U12B Boys team. She told me how much easier it was to keep the team organized and I can tell you first hand, it has been a huge help.” –

What is your favorite TeamSnap feature?
- “Personally, I love the versatility of TeamSnap.  For example, the iPhone sport team app is perfect for me because I can use it to make changes and last-minute updates on the go.  Also, the ability to send text messages to team members is ideal in the event of field changes, weather issues, and sudden cancellations.” –

What is your advice for team managers that may be new to the role?
– “I would say having a game plan is crucial.  Put together a plan of all the things you need to do and have a corresponding timeline.  Use TeamSnap to your advantage by collaborating and coordinating ideas, event details, and schedules.  TeamSnap makes communication easy and allows the team to have one central hub for all the necessary information! **Don’t forget to take lots of pictures and make sure you HAVE FUN!** ” –

Oakville adopts TeamLink
The Oakville soccer teams have liked TeamSnap so much that Jason Devos, Technical Director, has decided to bring their organization on board using TeamLink, its league and club solution. “Big thanks to Laura and the teams for their time and welcome to all of our new Oakville soccer teams!”


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