Calling all team coaches and managers!!! Not to be missed:
Pitchero have finally launched their team Manager app on both Google Play (Android) and the App Store (Mac) to complement their Pitchero Club app. The Pitchero Manager app is a rewrite of the previous Mac-only Team Manager app and is the defacto app aimed at team managers and coaches for player selection, parent notification, posting results (to site and via Facebook) as well as adding live match stats on the fly. More on this below.
There's a good video link here which shows the app/abilities:
The app itself can be downloaded from the usual stores or via the following page:
To see a great example of match stats in use see the match report of the latest Under 14s game by club Chair Sarah Kearney which shows 'Key Moments' as they happened, match Highlights (events tracked in real time) as well as a graphic view of the same. Lovely match report too Sarah.
And so with the launch of new Manager app on both Android and Apple you'll have to all the team data (players, parents, coaches, team admins and more) in your pocket at all times. Notifications (messaging) is also built into the app so you can send a quick message out to all or any part of your team/parents right up the last minute (or even during any game/festival). Pitchero have kept the app fairly simple with a focus on the functionality. I highly recommend giving it try. You might well find the app considerably easier to use even than the website - although that's not saying too much (more through the website having a plethora of menus and additional options).
And just in case you're still not overly familiar with how Vectis' club website/team management works, all club contact details, fixtures, results, parents and player details are managed centrally using the Pitchero system. The player and parental/guardian data on these apps is already entered into the club website's database/system - so you don't need to re-enter data into the app (as you do on the Teamer app, say). Quite the opposite. Any updates made to/by players, parents, guardians as well as coaches, admins and supporters contact details are instantaneously updated on the app and are all controlled with strict security and access protocols.
Some Vectis team have pushed ahead and have the majority of their player/contact details already in the system whereas some haven't. For the start of next season we have an overall goal of having all the player/parental data on the site/system and will encourage all new and existing player registrations to go through the website wherever possible. This give more information/control to the players/parents and more control/visibility (not to mention security) compared to cash payments taken at training. Just so you know.
Either way, give the Manager app a try! You might be very pleasantly surprised how easy managing the team + notifications becomes, especially if you haven't tried the web version or don't want to be held to using a desktop/tablet computer to manage your team/parents.
Updated 09:28 - 27 Feb 2017 by Colin Hiom