Sports Illustrated Play is a cloud-based sports league management platform that offers online registration, scheduling, score management, team management and score board features. It is suitable for various team-based sports and a mobile application for Android and iOS devices is available.

Sports Illustrated Play features registration management, which allows users to design custom forms to guide users through the registration process. Users can also capture team preferences, uniform sizes, medical information and player fees.

Sports Illustrated Play also offers online scheduling, which lets users publish live schedules of events in real time. In case of event updates and cancellations, organizers can inform participants by sending messages and publishing information to the event website. The software also offers a live scoreboard, which allows users to publish real-time scores and match results on their websites.



36 Reviews of Sports Illustrated Play

Overall rating

4.5 / 5 stars

Showing 1 - 20 of 36 reviews

December 2018

Scott from UC Berkeley

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

December 2018

Review

Overall it was decent, not good nor bad. Did what it needed to do.

Pros

Easy to utilize for leagues and getting things organized

Cons

Getting everyone on the software and utilizing it to the fullest ability

November 2018

Heather from Visiting Angels

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2018

Super Easy

Great! User friendly

Pros

Love how easy this app is to work, as well as keep track of all of my sons games for rec and travel ball without confusing the two.

Cons

I honestly do not have anything negative to say about this app.

November 2018

Catherine from pier dental centre

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2018

SIP

Pros

I can coordinate with my players and their families to organize games

Cons

It is slow to update information sometimes.

November 2018

Elizabeth from pier dental centre

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2018

SIP

Pros

I liked the convenience of being able to coordinate for our league and have them all in one place.

Cons

Sometimes if there was heavy volume it slowed down the updating.

June 2018

Kelsy from Stone Belt Freight Lines, Inc

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

2 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

June 2018

lots of options once you figure out how to use it. not the most user friendly platform for admins.

ability to track info and communicate with masses quickly

Pros

SI Play app is the best part of the software. It's very user friendly for coaches and parents. Has group messaging capability built in. Notifications (reminders) for upcoming games and allows parents to commit. Has a team page with rosters (including player pics which kids and parents love), schedule, standings, and a photo section. The best part about the website is the text and email capability. Coaches can send out messages to the team through the website it will go email or text or both based on parent pref. League officials also have this capability which is excellent for cancellations, delays, or general updates. It also allows you to customize which groups receive the notifications (IE only 8u softball or only 7/8 and 9/10 baseball)

Cons

The website is not user friendly on desktop and is even more difficult on a mobile device. It takes people a while to get comfortable with especially if they aren't "techy." There are a lot of reports that you can customize but it's difficult to access so many people don't use it. If you just sit down and take the time to get familiar with the software it's great.

May 2018

Matthew from DeGroote School of Business - McMaster University

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

May 2018

A great app to use to track your sports team.

Made it very easy to track both the schedule and the performance of our team in a local softball league.

Pros

Reminders on gametimes as well as showing attendance of the team makes managing a team very easy. It also allows you to track the standings in your division real time and works great on iOS.

Cons

Ease of use comes at the cost of limited functionality. I am unsure if it is our league or the app that does not track stats but that would be a nice added feature for most competitive sporting leagues.

March 2018

Barry from Virginia's Blue Ridge Amature Sports Assocation

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

2 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

March 2018

Features that you use, but set up is difficult.

I found this service an affordable option with a great mobile application we could provide to our members for easy communication.

Pros

This service has multiple levels of service and design help. We found once the service was set up and a couple of people trained that we were able to provide an excellent service to our members. The cost was affordable. We were able to update remotely with a web browser on a mobile phone for most ordinary tasks. The mobile application we were able to provide our members allowed for us to maintain excellent communication. We loved how SI Play teamed up with Squad Locker to provide merchandise to our members without the need to have an employee spending hours taking orders and delivering the products.

Cons

We found that if you do not have web site design experience that you will have a very difficult time setting this service up. But, the sales representative was very helpful in getting the site up and running. I have an accounting background and found the financial reporting and collection of payments to be an afterthought of the service, it works, but it's not as refined as the rest of the service.

November 2017

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

November 2017

I use this app to manage my 12 U softball team.

Pros

I like the group text/chat feature. I can also update scores, keep photos, and quickly manage game/practice time changes, etc.

Cons

I manage one team and have kids on 2 different teams. The app is constantly updating and notifying me of all changes and updated information. It can be kind of bothersome during the day. Also, when traveling the app updates games/practice schedules automatically by time zone. This can give you the wrong information if you are managing a team from a trip or vacation.

October 2017

Luke from FHCAA

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

2 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Customer support

1 of 5

Functionality

2 of 5

October 2017

There is NO support

Pros

I guess if you say you get what you paid for then we got what we paid for with SI Play because it is dirt cheap to get it started, but the rest of it has been a nightmare.

Cons

The fact that they have a question mark at the bottom of the page might give the perception that they actually care about customer support, but that could not be further from the truth. It takes forever to reach someone for support and then they make it seem like you are inconveniencing you every single time. There are bugs and glitches in both the website and the app, however, they always tell you that some other department is in charge of it. Also, you can never reach anyone at any of the numbers provided. Worst experience ever.

July 2017

Daniel from Northport Soccer

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

July 2017

Use the tool for all of our clubs registration

Able to track my team

Pros

I am able to send message to my team members and see their status. In addition I am able to print my game rosters so no longer have to manually create

Cons

At the beginning of the season there was no way to upload the entire season schedule. each game I had to manually load

January 2017

David from Youth Rec Ball

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Customer support

1 of 5

Functionality

2 of 5

January 2017

Good, in theory. Poor, in execution!

Our league upgraded to this package and it is supposed to come with all the bells and whistles. However, one of the most important features has not worked since day one. We are unable to upload statistics for the kids in our rec basketball league. Stats are a big deal to these kids and they are always competing with each other for one category or another. When you try and enter stats you get an error message (someone in programming must have a twisted sense of humor as they use terms like Scratch! Foul! Out of Bounds, etc) and no entry screen pops up. We have called SI's Tech Support since the first week our season started and nothing... They said they are aware of the "bug" and it would be solved shortly. Four weeks later and it's still not fixed. Called again: Still not corrected. They are aware of it. They are working on it. It's a programming bug. "Give it another week or two and we'll call you back." Meanwhile, our league is at the halfway point of the season! That is a lot of stats for a coach to enter if and when they ever get it fixed. Anyone can keep track of game scores and schedules on a piece of paper. Stats are the value added component. They should not have gone to market with this product without thoroughly testing it first. It's disappointing that an organization like SI would allow something like this to linger.

November 2016

Jill from Little Chute Diamond Club

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2016

SI Play made things easy!

At first I was nervous about using an online registration program for our annual dues, but SI Play was very user friendly. It also allowed the coaches to communicate with us during tournaments as to which field and time changes . Great product!

November 2016

Angie from Little Chute Diamond Club

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2016

Excellent for summer baseball program!

Our local baseball club switched over to SI Play and it has been wonderful. The registration process has been very easy to use. Tournaments, stats, and upcoming news can all be seen through the site. The coaches can also communicate with all the parents for rain delays or game changes. Positive experience!

November 2016

Brad from Little Chute Diamond Club

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2016

Summer Baseball Program!!

Our baseball club started using SI play this year. It has made the registration process much easier on the club and the parents. You can pay dues on-line, check schedules, rosters and tournaments. It even sends you up-dates on your phone! Great software program.

Pros

Ease of use, online payments, and updates via phone.

Cons

None

July 2016

Brian from OLBS

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

July 2016

Better product than SportNgin and all their competitors combined

It's a really robust (online) management software...gets every task done from registration to websites and apps.

November 2015

Rafael from Pool Section

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

November 2015

No sales outside US/Canada... Guys, we are in the 21st century!!!

I liked the software, until I found out (thanks to the customer service), that the company doesn't sell outside US/Canada. Actually, this is not the only company that doesn't sell outside their boundaries. Well, it's up to them...

September 2015

Matthew from Columbia

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

1 of 5

Customer support

1 of 5

September 2015

Never availablr

Tried over a series of 3 weeks to get a volleyball tournament setup, after 3 different reps still no sign up page, their service abilities are pitiful at best

February 2015

Carlos from SLYB

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

February 2015

Excellent Service and League Software

We have recently moved over to Sportssignup for our upcoming 2015 seasons - their overall initial support and training from the Sales team (Avram), Account Manager (Brittany), to the Support Team (all of them - mainly Doug) has been outstanding. The overall program is outstanding and very user-friendly ... for both administrators and all families and coaches using the tool - the positive feedback from all users has been great, and that's where Sportssignup makes the difference. Hoping that the SS app for iphones and Android is completed soon as this may be the ONLY con of their product - although it can be accessed through Safari, etc anyway... Great product and great service ...

November 2014

Teri from Arizona Womens Soccer League

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

November 2014

Your Staff is Amazing!!

I have had a great experience when dealing with all of the staff I have encountered when calling in for issues with our Website. No matter what the issues have been, they have been taken care of very quick and timely. Sometimes there has been a delay because the team has had to find a fix. All in all I am so pleased to be able to count on the Team to resolve any issues we have. Thank you to all of you at Sports Signup!!

Response from Sports Illustrated Play of SI Play, LLC.

Replied January 2015

I'm happy to hear that our Customer Support has always promptly helped you. We appreciate your business Teri!

October 2014

Tom from TopTeamScore

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

October 2014

These Guys Rock

Overall, I'm highly impressed with everything about SportsSignup. The absolute best part is the customer service. The only possible con I could think of would be that I wish I had a little more availability for customization of the website. That's just a nitpick though. It's really great!