I’m a parent of four kids and managing the family calendar and all of the sport team & club communication can be chaos. It is a classic problem for parents these days with our overscheduled kids and trying to meet everyone’s interests and skills. If you have kids in sports or other activities, you are familiar with the challenge of keeping up with all of the communication for practices, game schedules, changes, volunteer needs, team payments and carpools. Do you get fifteen “Reply All” emails every time a team message is sent? Or, do you get fifteen “I got it” group text message replies? Do you search through emails trying to find the game location or time?
You can tame your team communication with the mobile app InstaTeam. It provides a single location for communicating rosters, game schedules, practices, carpools, volunteer signups, announcements and more. It is a comprehensive mobile app for organizing all team communication – and saves hours of time. It turns chaos into calm.
If a game is canceled a smartphone notification is automatically sent to the parents and/or team members. The admin can see if the important message has been received. Smartphone Notifications and emails are used rather than text messages to avoid potential carrier fees.
A simple but helpful feature is the ability to see parent names associated with the team members. You can also add player jersey numbers, as well as, emergency contact info and more.
Game locations are stored with event details and automatic reminder notifications are sent out prior to games with location and directions. Messages can be sent to team members, parents or both in just a few taps.
There are many more features like setting up carpool drivers/riders, payment tracking for t-shirts or team fees, keeping practice or team attendance. You can even report live game results so that parents that are unable to attend can hear what is happening, while it is happening. While there are many features in InstaTeam the user interface is easy to use but packed with functionality that supports almost any team communication need. There is no need to search through emails or scan Facebook group posts for important details – all communication is well organized in one convenient app.
If a team member or parent does not have the mobile app there is a corresponding web based application that you can use via any PC.
While sports teams are major InstaTeam app users it is also popular among church groups and school classrooms – for fieldtrips, carpools and volunteer tracking.
With all of the functionality and value the InstaTeam app provides it is hard to believe it is free. Although the app is ad supported I have found that the advertisements are not obtrusive or obnoxious.
Taming team communication with InstaTeam makes life a lot less chaotic.
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- Price: Free