For parents of young athletes, finding the ideal local sports league for their child to join can be an adventure. With no formal system in place, many parents depend on word of mouth and community billboards to learn about leagues and teams in their area. Allteamz is a new website designed to streamline the process of finding local youth sports teams.
By consolidating all of this news and information in a single place and making it freely searchable by anyone, Allteamz hopes to become the de facto method for discovering local youth sports opportunities.
When children and their parents navigate to Allteamz, the results page automatically detects their location and shows local results. They can be refined by selecting one or several options. Users can sort by age group, sport, gender, travel range, game and even not opractice frequency. Competition level is divided between “recreational” and “club.” Club sports typically are private organizations catering to older age groups, and club teams often travel to events. Results can also be sorted by distance and cost, two important factors for many parents. The Allteamz website is especially useful for families who are new to an area and lack the social network to learn about local sports teams. This can lessen the downtime for a young athlete eager to get back in the game.
“As parents of youth athletes, we were frustrated with the lack of information to make good decisions while finding the right teams and leagues for our own kids,” said Scott Goodspeed of Allteamz. “Relying on word of mouth is simply too inefficient. Meanwhile, community sports leagues often lack the money or expertise to mount an advertising campaign. Allteamz is an effective, user-friendly and free solution to this age-old problem.”
Local sports organizations have the opportunity to create profiles on the Allteamz website. Team and league managers begin by entering an email address and creating a user ID and password. From there, profiles can be filled with as much pertinent information as the user deems necessary, including cost, age groups, contact information, team philosophy and coach biographies. Leagues and teams can also create “listings,” which are announcements of upcoming important events. Open tryouts are just one example of a reason to post a new listing.
Allteamz encourages league and team managers to keep profiles up to date. After a certain period of inactivity, dormant profiles will be automatically removed. This ensures that all information presented to users is as fresh and relevant as possible.
Allteamz was founded on the principle that the world of youth sports is huge and getting huger. There are more than 35 million children playing youth sports today. Unfortunately, the technology to support that growth is lagging far behind. Allteamz was designed to connect children and their parents with local sports teams and leagues, as well as giving those leagues a chance to increase their visibility.
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