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SportsEngine

Operations management for sports leagues, teams, and clubs

4.39/5 (171 reviews)

SportsEngine overview

What is SportsEngine?

Consisting of a suite of integrated application solutions, SportsEngine is a cloud-based operations management platform for sporting organizations. Built to support the needs of teams, clubs, associations, leagues and tournaments across all popular youth sports, SportsEngine also connects coaches with athletes and parents. Supported by a native SportsEngine mobile app for iOS and Android devices, team organizers can communicate scheduling, updates and messages directly to members while accepting RSVP's when establishing player availability.

The main SportsEngine platform then extends to span a number of key modules, including online registration to eliminate paper-based signups. Features here include a personalized experience to match the particular sport, while adding secure payment processing (PowerPay), background screening, member verification (Verify), financial tracking and reporting capabilities. With the SiteBuilder, teams can create responsive websites using inline editing and drag-and-drop widgets. Team, tournament (Tourney) and League applications facilitate calendar-based scheduling plus roster, round or season building respectively, alongside real-time score keeping and statistical tracking. In addition, People360 offers cross-session member management to provide a 360-degree view of registrants, while a Fundraising module integrates with RallyMe to generate crowdfunded donations.

Pricing

Starting from
$69/month
Pricing options
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Markets

United States, Canada

Supported languages

English
SportsEngine screenshot: An "Edit Mode" within SiteBuilder allows for inline page editing that enables page content to be added, edited and then previewed rapidlyIntroduction to Background ScreeningSportsEngine screenshot: Build websites that are specially catered for sports management, coverage and promotion with tailored widgets and elements pre-packagedSportsEngine screenshot: SiteBuilder produces responsive website themes that ensure every team site is optimized for viewing consistently across varying screen sizesSportsEngine screenshot: Free team texting means that SMS notifications can be sent to members, athletes or families to ensure important messages are received successfullySportsEngine screenshot: The RallyMe integration with SiteBuilder allows fundraising campaigns to be launched and run directly within a team websiteSportsEngine screenshot: PowerPay facilitates the tracking, collection and management of payments with the ability to create bills, send notifications and give customer access to centralized balancesSportsEngine screenshot: The Tourney module allows microsites to be created for individual tournaments and linked to a main SportsEngine team website SportsEngine screenshot: Tourney offers full tournament management, including calendar-based scheduling and a real-time team microsite for communicating updatesSportsEngine screenshotSportsEngine screenshotSportsEngine: Take control of your kids sports lifeIntroduction to PowerPayWalkthrough of MembersIntroduction to TeamCenter and SportsEngine Mobile App

SportsEngine user reviews

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Mark Maines

Parents love it ... rockstar support ... simple to use!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-03-28
Review Source: Capterra

We just ran a fundraiser through the site. 4421 individual products sold through a shareable social media link from our Sports Engine team page. We made money for our lacrosse club and I didn't have to lift a finger. They built it all as a registration. When it comes time for delivery I run one report and all the data is there.

Pros
The interface is simple and user-friendly. Parents and players love the team stats feature! Great mobile App. Reporting is a breeze exportable .xls for everything you want to know. Registrations can be used for fundraising sales. Can't say enough about their support team and I manage a support team for a web hosting company. I could have built all the functionality myself but it would have taken months these guys have an out of the box solution at a reasonable price. Don't listen to the hater reviews they have no idea what it takes to keep an application like this running and are looking for free software that can't do what you need it to do. This stuff works and is reasonably priced!

Cons
Some limitations to the size of pick list you can have them build for you when using registrations as fundraising management but I'm asking a lot of their support team to manually build out lists. I wish they would implement export to Google Drive in the spreadsheet reporting features.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Robert Uibel

Lots of Features - Difficult to Use - Limited Reporting

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-07-08
Review Source: Capterra

Mixed. We thought the league website looked better than our previous version. But getting data out of the system and league setup was more difficult than our previous provider.

Pros
It has a robust front-end. Lots of features available for your league/team website. Their tool allowed users to easily build nice looking websites. They had many widgets that allowed you do generate many different web objects on a website (i.e. News articles, league standings, podcasts and use of your own URL). They offer the opportunity to provide feedback to enhance the product.

Cons
Administrator interface was somewhat convoluted and not user friendly. Setting up a season, teams, divisions and games was not straightforward. Reports were limited. In our league, our commissioner needed to track specific penalties. SportsEngine does not offer true report functionality. It lacked the ability to design your own report, specify a query for the exact data you needed or specify the layout of the data. Even though they offer the ability to provide input on new features or suggest them, very few of the suggestions turn into reality. Nice feature to enter games real-time but it also was not always easy to use. Initial outlay was over $6k with annual cost around $700.

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Likelihood to recommend: 3/10

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Joseph Sidor

Poor Customer Support

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-11-30
Review Source: Software Advice

We decided against renewing this software because of the customer support....or lack of. Getting simple help in changing financial information (which must be done by SE, not the user) such as bank accounts, payment options, etc. takes weeks or months to accomplish. Not an option in the real world.

Pros
Overall very good software. Many features are better than other competitors.

Cons
Learning is all through tutorials and videos. Most are dated, and don't exactly match current software. Getting in-person help is frustrating and not timely.

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Likelihood to recommend: 0/10

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Jon Biedermann

Great Salesrep, Horrible, Clunky Interface and terrible email editor- stay away!

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-11-14
Review Source: Capterra

(There must be a limit above)... but there's more bad news: The registration form must be built by 'SportsEngine Engineers'. There's no way to modify it yourself, and when you do add fields, weird things happen and people can't complete the form. Also, don't add fields like "Parent2 Email Address"... because you would think that means that Parent2 would get copied on email and nothing is further from the truth. Also, the system doesn't recognize registrations from the same family (if they occur separately). The result? No way to calculate a 'Maximum Charge" (In our league it's max $300/family)... This just results in more time wasted explaining the limitations of SportsEngine to parents. The system is cobbled together from a bunch of different technologies... for example, the website editor is different from the registration system, which is COMPLETELY different from the payments system. SportsEngine Sales People... YOU KNOW THIS IS TRUE. DON'T DECEIVE YOUR CUSTOMERS INTO THINKING IT IS JUST ONE SYSTEM. The support is basically chat only, and very, very hard to get a hold of a live human being. Bottom line, we've been using this two seasons already, and this is the last one as far as I am concerned. (Note: We serve around 1,200 families across a handful of sports including basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball, etc.) So if you are still reading this and somehow still considering SportsEngine, absolutely make sure you are shown how to do basic tasks.

Pros
The ability to log in using Gmail is the saving grace of this software. I also like the admin edit mode (the only thing I like about the edit mode), where you can see what the website looks like as a user, and then change components of it. But that's about it.

Cons
Oh, where do I begin??? The HTML editor looks like it is circa 1997. It's was clearly designed for older computers- you can't even see what you are typing-not enough space. Also, What You See is DEFINITELY NOT what you get. For example, you have to know to hit the Enter key twice if you actually want a line space. Also, forget dropping or pasting pictures- you have to know HTML. You have to have a degree in SQL programming to figure out how to pull reports. Worse, there is no common field (like a Google Search field) where you can enter in some piece of information... you have to select filter, then select the field, then select a list of operators... and so on... and this is just to find coaches who are registered for the Boys 3rd/4th grade division. it's so frustrating! Then there are the things you can't do at all... like add an extra email address... This happens all of the time... As an admin, I get requests from parents to add another email address... and I CAN'T DO IT! Only the person who created the account can add additional notification email addresses, and even then (in at least one case) they still don't get emails form the system. And the emails you do get have automatic advertising.... and are definitely NOT mobile friendly. It gets worse from there- Coaches HATE, HATE, HATE using SportsEngine to try and upload schedules or even send messages to their team. They actually voted to go back to email.

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Likelihood to recommend: 3/10

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Meghan Glennon

Best League Set up with amazing customer service!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-11-03
Review Source: Capterra

We use this for everything our Little League needs for admins, parents, athletes and spectators. We utilize just about every aspect the site offers. From registration to our own merchandise sales, emails to rescheduling and constant contact with any member of the league. Always finding more options to make the navigation even easier and functions I didn’t know existed. I love using SE!

Pros
I love the way the site and app are easy to use for most, but the customer service/help options are the best I’ve ever used. The options for making the site customized for your needs are so easy and fun! You can even set up training sessions on a specific topic if needed! Keeps all our information easy to pull up and organized while letting our athletes and parents informed.

Cons
Could be a bit cheaper, like 3% + $1 each transaction like competitors.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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SportsEngine pricing

Starting from
$69/month
Pricing options
Free
Subscription
Free trial
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Pricing includes a dedicated success coach – request a free quote via the SportsEngine website.

SportsEngine features

Attendance Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Billing & Invoicing
Calendar Management
Customizable Branding
Electronic Payments
Event Scheduling
Registration Management
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Website Integration

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Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
This will ask you to sign in with LinkedIn

Videos and tutorials

Additional information for SportsEngine

Key features of SportsEngine

  • Search
  • Forms creation
  • Image editor
  • Audio content
  • Video content
  • Template creation
  • Donation management
  • Game results tracking
  • Online registration
  • Scheduling
  • Team assignments
  • Fundraising
  • Inline editing
  • Payment reminders
  • Calendar management
  • Customizable branding
  • Electronic payments
  • Email integration
  • Event calendar
  • Financial analysis
  • Instant messaging
  • Mobile integration
  • Pre-screening
  • Real time score updates
  • Registration management
  • SMS integration
  • Social media integration
  • Website integration
  • Billing & invoicing
  • Drag and drop interface
  • Event scheduling
  • Role-based permissions
  • Team calendars
  • Online autoforms
  • People profiles
  • Background screening
  • Email invitations & reminders
  • Reporting
  • Widgets
  • Member account access
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Benefits

SportsEngine is an operations management solution specifically tailored to meet the needs of coaches, team members, parents and athletes with modules spanning every aspect of team, tournament and league management – including registration, website creation, background screening, payment collection and fundraising.

By being fully centralized, the SportsEngine platform allows information to be entered just once, in one place and have it made available across all the other SportsEngine applications.

The SiteBuilder authoring tools allow responsive templates to be customized with an inline "Edit Mode" for toggling between development and preview states, along with a selection of versatile drag-and-drop widgets for adding pre-designed functionality best suited to sporting applications.

The various SportsEngine modules integrate with not only popular social media platforms, but also leading third-party sports systems such as Diamond Scheduler, TeamGenius, BoxCast, AutoIce, ScheduleWerks, iScout, iScore, AAU and many more.

Available natively for iOS and Android devices, the SportsEngine mobile app enables coaches and managers to message team members, schedule events, issue invites, accept RSVPs, check player availability, submit scores, set rosters, and share media.