It’s Fall Sports season. You’ve got your rosters. You’ve got your participation numbers. You’ve got a certified coaching staff. All is well, right?
As your busier-than-ever coaches review their rosters and as your athletes take a moment to meet their teammates, they notice something isn’t quite right… in fact, someone isn’t out for the team. Even worse, it might be tough to contact that athlete and it might be too late to add them to the roster.
So, how can you identify and contact athletes that were rostered last year, but not this year? Simple. FinalForms “filters” help you retain athletes and increase participation year after year.
As a coach, one of your responsibilities is to watch over your athletes at practice. In the past if a student was missing from practice what would happen? Most likely, they’d get marked absent on a sheet of paper. Then mom or dad would show up two hours later only to find that their child was not at practice. Sounds like a liability issue in the making, right?
With FinalForms attendance mode, coaches not only have the ability to mark their athletes' attendance but also to prompt the parent(s) or guardian(s) if their child is missing in real time. Data in the right hands, at the right time, ensures everyone has the most accurate information and students are kept safe.
If you're thinking of making the move that thousands of Athletic Directors have already made, you're in good company. Why? It's far easier than you think.
"I told parents to contact me if they had any troubles or questions. Not one parent called me," claims Mike Quinn, CMAA, Athletic Director at Lakewood High School in Michigan, "You don't have to be tech savvy. FinalForms runs itself."
Mike Quinn, CMAA, says the transition is a "No-Brainer"(2:25)
Read on to learn how our proven "ABCs" process ensures your success.
As an administrator, is your athletic department still missing equipment? Do you find yourself having to replace gear each school year? Not only does it cost money, it costs additional time and effort to track down all of your missing equipment.
As a team of former coaches and administrators, we've been in your shoes. That's why we created the equipment feature. The equipment feature allows you to issue out gear to athletes as well as collect gear at the end of each season or school year.
Since launching in 2012, FinalForms has helped schools to shift from a paper world into a digital one. As a team of former administrators, coaches, registrars, educators, and principals we understand the headaches of managing registration. That’s why we decided to create a platform that saves you time and money while keeping your students safe, compliant, and eligible.
Take a look at a few stats to see how we’ve grown.
As an athletic director, have you ever presented an award only to mispronounce a student athlete’s name? Not only can it be embarrassing for you but aggravating for the student and their family.
Don’t you want to do right by your student-athletes? With the FinalForms pronunciation feature, coaches, administrators, event announcers, and news media can all pronounce athletes names without any hesitation.
As an athletic director, your list of demands, responsibilities, and requirements is exhausting. This summer must hire coaches, clear athletes, inform parents, and prepare venues... and those are just a few to-do's on your list.
The time commitment and communication requirements are daunting, but every year you do it. And, education-based athletics will continue to thrive based on the herculean efforts of people like you.