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Parents and teens are busier than ever. They are juggling sports schedules, club meetings, homework, and more. TeamSnap is a popular sports management app designed to help parents, coaches, and players navigate the world of team sports with ease. TeamSnap offers schedule and roster management, group chat and direct messaging, and live game score updates.

With more than 25 million coaches, players, and parents using the app, TeamSnap is gaining popularity in middle and high schools across the country (source: Business Wire). Many parents are wondering if the app is safe for teams to use. This SmartSocial Guide will help parents understand the pros and cons of TeamSnap and gain tips to use it safely.

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What is TeamSnap?

  • TeamSnap is a sports management app designed to help coaches, parents, and players organize and communicate with their teams
  • To access basic features, the app can be downloaded and used for free, but there are paid versions that offer more advanced features
  • It’s easy to add family members to a player’s account so anyone in the family can access information on the app
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What is TeamSnap rated?

(Based in Colorado, Owned by TeamSnap, Inc)

Apple App Store: 4+

Google Play Store: E (Everyone)

Why should parents & educators care?

  • Parents and players can receive and view information for multiple sports teams within one app
  • The app features player rosters including player photos and jersey numbers
  • Team members can direct message or email each other through TeamSnap, which could be an opportunity for bullying 
  • The team manager must invite a user to join a team by sending an “invitation email,” which should minimize the risk of strangers joining teams (Source: TeamSnap)
  • TeamSnap states that “all of your team data is 100% private and password-protected - nobody can access your team info without specific permission from you” (Source: TeamSnap)

What can parents & educators do?

  • Parents can dialogue with their students about appropriate online behavior and how to use the platform safely
  • Remind students the importance of not sharing personal information with strangers 
  • Parents can choose how much personal information to enter into the app for their players

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Conclusion

TeamSnap offers a comprehensive solution for managing sports teams and groups efficiently. Its user-friendly interface and robust features simplify scheduling, communication, and logistical coordination, making it an extremely helpful tool for coaches, players, and parents alike.

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