5 Helpful Digital Tools for Team Parents
TeamSnap (Free on iPhone, Android and online)1 of 6
Get in touch with the whole team about important updates with the push of a button. Text the whole roster about last minute location changes, and send live updates to any parents who can't make it to the game. You can even collect team fees, or send friendly reminders to those who haven't paid yet, right from your phone.
VolunteerSpot (Free online; $1.99 on iPhone and Android)2 of 6
Save time coordinating the team's snack schedule and carpools with free online sign-up sheets for parents.?Avoid pesky email chains and paper trails, since all of the sign-ups are hosted online in one, easy-to-use location.
TheDrillbook (Free on iPhone, Android and online)3 of 6
Perfect for team coaches, TheDrillBook app and web platform lets you organize rosters and team events, but most importantly: drills. Make an entire practice plan using a comprehensive and innovative drill database, or create your own video plan. You can also keep track of scheduling and attendance.
Heads Up! ($0.99 on iPhone, free on Android with in-app purchases)4 of 6
Trying to keep kids entertained during a long bus ride? Even worse: Rain delays have the team cooped up? Entertaining and requiring full body movement, this mobile game uses technology and charades to keep everyone happy and warmed up. The app is an easy way to introduce creative and active breaks for practices, too.
First Aid by American Red Cross (Free on iPhone and Android)5 of 6
You can never plan for injuries, but as a coach or fan, they're something that go hand-in-hand with youth sports. Make sure you're ready to handle any collisions or mishaps on the field with this app, which offers simple step-by-step instructions to guide you through everyday injuries. It's also fully integrated with 9-1-1 so you can call EMS straight from the app.