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5 Time-Saving Tools you should be using in 2022

At the start of each year, we always think of ways to better ourselves. From eating healthier to budgeting smarter, you can start the new year on a positive path. But why stop at just improving yourself? Why not carry this positive drive into other aspects of your life? Maybe perhaps… work. I’m glad we’re on the same page because we have some efficient suggestions for you! BigTeams offers various features that can help you save time so you can focus on more important tasks at hand.

1. Social Media Event Integration

As an Athletic Director (AD), you are more worried about scheduling games, communicating with coaches/teachers, coordinating events, and so on. You have a lot on your plate, so we know you don’t have time to constantly post updates to social media. To make life easier on ADs, BigTeams implemented Social Media Event Integration into Schedule Star (SS). When you go to postpone or cancel a game on SS, it gives you the option to alert your followers on Facebook and Twitter about the change. It even automatically sends out a biweekly schedule of games. Tell us that’s not easy!

To learn more about Social Media Integration click HERE.

2. Roster Sync

This next feature we know you’re going to love. It can be annoying having to recreate the same roster just so they can match in Schedule Star and Student Central. Well, guess what? You don’t have to do that anymore. With Roster Sync enabled, any updates made to a roster will replicate in both platforms. Doesn’t matter where the change is made, it will transfer over to the other!

To learn more about Roster Sync click HERE.

3. Notify the Press

Extra, Extra, read all about it! Notify the press of your teams’ scores with a click of a button. In our Fan Central platform, when you go to plug in your scores you can send them directly to your preferred local news sources automatically. The fact you don’t even have to worry about talking to anyone nor take extra steps to send out those scores is such a win in itself. Not only are your teams winning, so are you!

To learn more about Notify the Press click HERE.

4. Game Wizard

The name Game Wizard itself sounds pretty cool. So it has to be a cool feature, right? This awesome tool enables you to set defaults for facilities, transportation, departure, and return times for events you create in Schedule Star. In other words, when you go to create an event it automatically inputs the info for the field your team is playing at, what buses they’re taking, and times for when they show up and leave. You have to make sure it is already set up before you make your events when you want to use it. When you use this feature, it pretty much makes you a cool game wizard if you think about it.

To learn more about Game Wizard click HERE.

5. Online Registration

Okay, so we all know how much of a hassle it is when it comes to getting students and their parents to submit athletic forms. On top of that, keeping all those papers in a filing cabinet and trying to find certain forms when needed can get messy and frustrating. But worry no more because BigTeams is here to help. With online registration through our Student Central platform, students and parents can submit their health forms there. You can check each form and have the option to accept or decline it. This will notify the students and parents of their status on whether they are cleared or not. Another perk to mention, these files are all online. Meaning, you don’t need that old filing cabinet for hundreds and thousands of athletic forms anymore. Our software keeps track of forms for 10+ years. In the future, if you need to get to a student’s file from years ago, you are able to do so. Such a time-saver in our opinion, that’s why it’s in our top five.

To learn more about Online Registration take a look at this VIDEO.

We hope you utilize these time-saving features this year to help you use BigTeams’ platforms more efficiently and to their full ability. Use the time you saved to treat yourself or maybe focus that time on something work-related. Whatever you feel is necessary for success. If you’d like to learn about these tools in more detail, visit the link below to schedule a meeting with one of our product experts. Thank you for your trust and confidence in BigTeams, we truly appreciate you. If you have any questions you can email us at support@bigteams.com. Image used from Canva.

BigTeams Partners with HomeTown Ticketing to Support Athletic Directors and Welcome New Integration Opportunities

COLUMBUS, OH – October 28, 2021

For Immediate Release

HomeTown Ticketing is pleased to announce their partnership with BigTeams, a leader in providing athletic directors with scheduling, management, and compliance tools to streamline and simplify their everyday tasks. This partnership highlights the increasingly positive advantages that technology provides in the school and athletics spaces. Working in the same spaces, both companies align in their goals to support athletic departments in creating stronger, larger programs while making it easier to manage all that comes with the sports and events.  

BigTeams’ flagship product, Schedule Star, allows athletic directors and administrators to manage the ins and outs of their teams all from a centralized, mobile platform, creating less paperwork and enhancing compliance. HomeTown’s previous experience with integrating scheduling systems into the HomeTown platform opens the door to explore similar solutions with Schedule Star within the HomeTown event management and ticketing platform. 

“BigTeams’ main goal is to enable school athletic & activity administrators to focus on more important things, like fostering student leaders and mentoring staff members.  Accordingly,  we are pleased to offer a schedule integration with the leading K-12 digital ticketing platform.  This strategic partnership allows us to provide a more efficient, high quality experience for everyone.”

 – Jennifer Motze, VP of School Development   |  BigTeams    

“HomeTown’s partnership with BigTeams is a continuation of our mission of supporting school athletic programs around the country. Together, BigTeams and HomeTown will be able to offer new solutions to athletic directors and administrators via the implementation of our state of the art technology and industry leading customer service. We are excited and look forward to providing fast and easy ticketing to BigTeam schools, districts, and associations in collaboration with BigTeams.”

 – Ryan Hart, Chairman & CEO  |  HomeTown Ticketing, Inc.

ABOUT BIGTEAMS

Since 1964, Bigteams has been the leading provider of innovative athletic  & activity management tools serving the K-12 market. Our comprehensive solution eliminates tedious, time-consuming workflow for  thousands of schools, districts, leagues, and state associations across the country.  From scheduling to registration and eligibility, the BigTeams product line is one central point of record for all data.   BigTeams is HIPAA, FERPA and COPPA compliant and its US-based service center has a 99% Customer Satisfaction rating.   

For more information visit bigteams.com and follow @Bigteams on Facebook and Twitter.

Need a scheduling & website solution?  Click HERE to schedule a demo.  

ABOUT HOMETOWN TICKETING

HomeTown Ticketing is the leading digital ticketing provider in both K–12  and collegiate spaces, serving schools, districts, conferences, and associations. A professional-level and fully automated ticketing solution, HomeTown’s in-house developed, proprietary ticketing platform is tailored specifically to the needs of schools and governing bodies. Benefits of the HomeTown system include unmatched value through easy-to-use purchasing and redemption options, custom box-offices, event and fan specific reporting tools, and secure financial management features to streamline operations and increase financial transparency. Intuitive and easy-to-use for both event organizers and ticket buyers, HomeTown never touches the event organizer’s funds, which are accessible within 24 hours from a ticket sale.

Learn more about HomeTown at www.hometownticketing.com | @hometowntix

Need a ticketing solution?  Click HERE for more information on HomeTown Ticketing.  

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BigTeams New Product Line

Introducing BigTeams New Product Line

For years, school administrators have sought the same thing, “one easy place to do it all.”  Burdened by independent systems that don’t work together, administrators want an end to double work.  For this reason, BigTeams is pleased to announce  the launch of our new product line.  This product line offers an industry-changing platform to manage both athletics and activities in ONE, integrated system. 

Please take a moment to read more about each of our new products.  These products can work together or independently, allowing you to get everything you need and nothing you don’t.  

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Making the Switch to Electronic Registration

Each season, thousands of activity departments manually collect paper registration forms.  Most admit that it is a tedious, inefficient process.  In addition, paper forms provide ample opportunites for error.  Yet many schools choose to stick with an outdated, familiar method, even though significantly better alternatives exist. Advances in electronic registration have eliminated any reason to continue collecting papers.

CLICK HERE for more information about the benefits of electronic forms and what features to look for when purchasing a registration system.

BigTeams: Top 10 of 2019

2019 was a very productive year for BigTeams.  With 347 enhancements, our product improved every day.  In addition, we forged alliances with key strategic partners.  Most importantly, we merged with another industry leader to bring the most comprehensive administrative solution to high school associations and their member schools.  Be sure to check out BigTeam’s Top 10 accomplishments for 2019. Read More

Announcing our New Merger Agreement with PlanetHS

Important Merger Announcement

It’s a BIG day at BIGTEAMS!

BigTeams has entered into a merger agreement with PlanetHS, an industry leader in online registration, injury tracking, and eligibility. Together, we will provide the most comprehensive, integrated athletic management solution on the market.

All too often, athletic administrators are burdened with extra duties and have to juggle numerous applications that don’t communicate with one another. We promise to break this cycle. Our system streamlines daily operations and automates compliance, so you can focus on more important tasks, like mentoring coaches and building student leaders.

“We are excited to join forces with PlanetHS. Together our team will deliver unprecedented technology to alleviate overloaded school administrators,” said Joe Romano, CEO of BigTeams.

CLICK HERE to read the formal announcement.

Athletic administrators and state association leaders are invited to join a brief webinar to learn more about this all-encompassing solution or feel free to contact us at sales@bigteams.com for more information.