Sports Connect

Sports Connect

by Sports Connect

Who Uses Sports Connect?

Youth sports clubs and leagues for any sport in the United States. We help volunteers, administrators, and organizers save time running their organization and thousands in registration costs.

What Is Sports Connect?

The leading provider of online registration, sports websites and league management tools for youth sports organizations. Part of the Stack Sports family, our all-in-one product covers online registration, websites, scheduling, communication, reporting, and more - all under one roof.

Sports Connect Details

Sports Connect

https://sportsconnect.com/

Founded 2002

Sports Connect Pricing Overview

Sports Connect starts at US$0.30/month. Sports Connect does not have a free version and does not offer a free trial. See additional pricing details for Sports Connect below.

Starting Price

US$0.30/month

Pricing Details

We have various packages to fit your needs. No contracts.

Free Version

No

Free Trial

No

Deployment

Cloud, SaaS, Web

Training

Live Online

Webinars

Documentation

Support

Business Hours

Online

Sports Connect Features

Sports League Software
Facility Scheduling
In-Game Analytics
Registration Management
Scheduling
Team Management
Volunteer Management

Sports Connect Reviews

Showing 5 of 93 reviews

Overall
4.4/5
Ease of Use
4.2/5
Customer Service
4.7/5
Features
4.1/5
Value for Money
4.7/5
Chad C.
President
Sports, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 30/03/2019

"Website Setup / Updates"

Comments: Overall, this was a GREAT UPGRADE over the old platform that our youth football organization used. It is clean looking and very up-to-date with what users need and want right now. It is interactive for the users and provides some great functions for our organization.

Pros: This software was used after having a very outdated website. I chose this program through Dicks Sporting Goods because of the good reviews I heard about it. After getting into the product, I found that it was not very difficult to use. It included some very nice platforms to choose from and implement for our youth football program. It is very user friendly and the mobile version is also easy to use.

Cons: The software is a little restrictive in what you can use on it. By this, I mean that the only templates you can use are the ones that are loaded into the program. You cannot change the template to something other than what are in the program using HTML Codes. Most people would not even need these though because there are quite a few to choose from.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 30/03/2019
Joe C.
Communications Officer
Nonprofit Organisation Management, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 6/05/2017

"Best decision made for our little league orginization"

Comments: Dont know where to start, its a long list...
Free customizable website
Online player registration system
Volunteer registration system
Order management
Team creation and management
Easy to use game/practice scheduling system
Customizable reports for league, players, finances and more
League wide or custom targeted emails and texting
Free online apparel store with custom graphics
And tons more...

Pros: Easy to use, comprehensive and free league management software. Vendor is constantly adding new content and features. Offers a lot of flexibility for entry level website administrators as well as advanced webmasters. The technical support is the best I've experienced in 20 years of service. Email or phone and you will get your issue resolved in a fast, professional (and sometimes quirky) manner.
The software has allowed our baseball/softball league to easily manage hundreds of registrations year after year, including all the pains that come with a youth sports program. We can add, remove, refund and move registrations around with ease. Team building and scheduling is a breeze. Best of all, the system automatically updated parents when changes are made thru their team portals, email or text.
I would highly recommend this product.

Cons: It wasn't around 5-6 years earlier. Cant image all the time and aggravation that could've been avoided! ;)

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 6/05/2017
Steven L.
President
Financial Services, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    4/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    1/5
  • Value for Money
    1/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    0/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 27/02/2020

"Not a cost advantage for non-profit organizations"

Comments: They were great until they got greedy.

Pros: The features were very useful in most aspects.

Cons: We worked very hard with selling this product to a very large non-profit athletic organization for kids in multiple sports. We help non-profits by supplying them with very low fees for credit card processing. Now our non-profit for Kids programs were forced to switch to Sports Connect's own credit card processing which is very expensive and takes funds away from the programs. This is not taking care of your customers as you advertise. These programs for kids are needed badly in our cities and Sports Connect should be satisfied with profits from the software, not from milking the credit card processing!

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 27/02/2020
Paul S.
President
Religious Institutions, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    3/5
  • Ease of Use
    2/5
  • Features & Functionality
    2/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    4/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    5/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 28/12/2018

"May be good for youth sports, overly complicated for everything else."

Comments: Blue Sombrero was very exciting when we first started and their was hope of it being able to work for adult recreational leagues. We've become disenfranchised with the over complexity of the system as it adds more features and tools for youth leagues and never fixes the issues for adult recreational leagues. Also, it greatly needs a UI simplification. Our users are lost on the volunteer registration process, but it also doesn't make sense for recreational league. It has become overbuilt on features and no longer user friendly. Slow down the development and focus on the end-user and administrators experience (SIMPLICITY). And the new team manager app doesn't appear to be connected at all to bluesombrero, which was very confusing. You have a power house of useful tools that could be leveraged better if you could develop a way for admins to customize the tools to work for them. GIve us more control and it could still be fantastic. Another feature to consider is adding a rewards or gamification for repeat playing. Giving admins the ability to disable multiple registrations per account (our adults aren't signing waivers, because their girlfriends/captains are registering on their behalf, creating a liability issue). At present, we're looking at shifting to an in-house simplified registration system, since we don't think Bluesombrero is going to work for our expansion plans. ---The support staff has always been fantastic and super responsive. That is definitely fantastic!

Pros: -Free
-game scheduling and game notification emails
-discount codes
-donation option on checkout

Cons: -over built (it needs a major simplifying UI overhaul). We had to spend hours creating an in-house training manual for our staff on how to setup a league and manage it.
-sold by support on implementing use for adult leagues, it never happened after 3 years and assume it is dead now
-simple fixes could make this work for everyone. For example, I recently set up foxy cart for donations and they have a whole configuration section on language. I asked for two UI changes more than once years ago that are still important #1 discount codes and team codes need different names...team "ID" makes more sense. Users get confused between the two. The other is changing the name of "coaches" to "captains" for recreational leagues. We also have numerous users get lost on the volunteer/coach section altogether and then they give up.
-no support for alternate payment accounts (Stripe for example would be helpful)
-Verifying standings is hard to get to. I have to go to team central, which isn't always easy an admin. Then look for any ties and manually break them, since the system doesn't usually get them all right.
-It would be nice if discount codes could have a percent off or a giftcard option.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 28/12/2018
Brian D.
Web Master
Sports, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    4/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    4/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    7/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 28/11/2018

"Solid program to help manage our league"

Pros: The software is very modular and easy to get a basic product up and running that is very good. As we become more familiar with the software, we were able to improve our web site. The backend management is very good for managing users and registrations. It is also designed with security in mind to control access to different users. There is a great deal of flexibility in creating custom questions. The support has been tremendous! The admins respond very quickly with answers and are very clear in their response. They work the issue quickly and efficiently while describing the software so it becomes easier to use in the future.

Cons: We have a baseball / softball program. The software is mostly focussed on overall league management and does not tailor to specifics of our sport very well. Specifically referring to statistics and pitch count management. Blue Sombrero provides several good reports, but is not very user friendly when trying to create ad-hoc reports to answer questions not anticipated by the report designers.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 28/11/2018