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Apr 17, 2017
Sports League

How to Choose Sports League Software: A Handy Checklist

Managing a sports league isn't for the faint of heart. This checklist will show you how to choose sports league software that keeps your team on track.

Lauren MaffeoAssociate Principal Analyst

It began with the best of intentions. You volunteered to coach your kid's sports team thinking it'd be a great way to give back and bond. Endless lost equipment, miscommunicated game dates, and entitled parents later, you might be questioning your judgment - and searching for your sanity.

Sports league software won't shield you from enraged soccer moms. But it can ease a few other pains. Sports league software helps team managers run their sports programs. Having all administrators use the same cloud-based sports league software can decrease confusion and help you focus on your core job: batting practice, running drills, and supplying orange slices.

Historically, there hasn't been an easy way to manage sports leagues. Spreadsheets seemed like the best solution, but even the biggest Excel fan can admit that for all its intricacies, it lacks key features that sports league managers need.

Depending on which type of sports league you manage, you might need software that supports eCommerce and payment processing. Alternatively, you might need sports league software to manage team scheduling and reporting. Whether you need sports league software for one or several reasons, there's an increasing number of tools to choose from. And don't worry if your Little League team is on a tight budget: some sports league software tools provide freemium models.

Not sure where to start? Our checklist explains how to choose sports league software for your team:

You can right-click to download this checklist as a PDF.

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What are some good sports league software options?

Here are some popular sports league software tools to check out:

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How can I learn more about sports league software?

Visit GetApp's list of sports league software reviews to read users' thoughts on these tools

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