Sports Connect

RATING:

4.5

(172)

About Sports Connect

Sports Connect is growing the games we love with software built for sports organizations. Part of the Stack Sports family, our all-in-one product covers online registration, websites, scheduling, communication, reporting, and more - all under one roof. Our mission is to Grow Participation in local sports and Support the volunteers, parents, coaches, and players that make sports possible. We are trusted by some of the biggest names in sports, including US Soccer, Little League Baseball & Softball, Pop Warner, American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO), and many more. With best in class software services, constant innovation to our products, and industry leading support, we can make the administrative tasks of running a sports league easy so volunteers and board members...

Sports Connect Pricing

We have various packages to fit your needs. No contracts.

Starting price: 

$0.30 per month

Free trial: 

Not Available

Free version: 

Not Available

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Sports Connect Reviews

Overall Rating

4.5

Ratings Breakdown

Secondary Ratings

Ease-of-use

4.5

Customer Support

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Functionality

4

Most Helpful Reviews for Sports Connect

1 - 5 of 172 Reviews

Chad

Verified reviewer

Sports, 1 employee

Used weekly for less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed March 2019

Website Setup / Updates

Overall, this was a GREAT UPGRADE over the old platform that our youth football organization used. It is clean looking and very up-to-date with what users need and want right now. It is interactive for the users and provides some great functions for our organization.

PROS

This software was used after having a very outdated website. I chose this program through Dicks Sporting Goods because of the good reviews I heard about it. After getting into the product, I found that it was not very difficult to use. It included some very nice platforms to choose from and implement for our youth football program. It is very user friendly and the mobile version is also easy to use.

CONS

The software is a little restrictive in what you can use on it. By this, I mean that the only templates you can use are the ones that are loaded into the program. You cannot change the template to something other than what are in the program using HTML Codes. Most people would not even need these though because there are quite a few to choose from.

John

Sports, 1 employee

Used weekly for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

4

EASE OF USE

3

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

3

Reviewed March 2024

Good site for Youth Leagues

Overall we are pleased with Sports Connect. I can get information posted and share information as needed.

PROS

It allows us a website location to post all information pertaining to our program and is easily accessible.

CONS

The site is very cumbersome to a novice user. More freeform templates would help improve the ability to create space to post our sponsors and pictures from the season.

Reasons for switching to Sports Connect

We switched when Dick's Sporting Goods was offering the website. Since then it has changed hands from Blue Sombrero and others to Sports Connect.

Vendor Response

Hi John, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of Sports Connect and for the valuable feedback you shared around ways to improve the product. Partner Feedback plays a large roll in the development of our tools. -Your Sports Connect Team

Replied March 2024

Sherrick

Computer Software, 10,000+ employees

Used daily for less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

2

EASE OF USE

2

VALUE FOR MONEY

2

FUNCTIONALITY

1

Reviewed August 2017

Blue sombrero is counter-intuitive, hard to use, very inconvenient

painful experience

PROS

Its free. You can manage your registration and payment through the site, but so does everyone else. Nothing else stands out about this software vs anything else.

CONS

You cannot login from the www.bluesombrero.com home page...why not? Once you find a login screen (literally have to google it or search your email), there is not one login screen for all users - you literally have to find the EXACT URL for each team or organization you want to login to...seriously? Not only that, but you can't login and see all of the different teams your kids play on. Each team is a completely different URL to login! This is so inconvenient and bad design, its crazy. You cannot use the same username across the different logins/teams. So now I have to have 3 different usernames for 3 different teams...all using the same application (blue sombrero?). Isn't this is what SaaS applications were supposed to solve? The mobile app does NOT integrate to your iPhone calendar...very inconvenient! And feels like they are always trying to sell you on "the next program". These sites are meant for parents to help manage their kids sports - stop selling me anything! I will pay you not to sell me anything. My complaints here are very reasonable because almost all other sports applications have these features. Sites like TeamSnap are built to make your life easy. Blue Sombrero makes your life much harder. Every parent dreads if they get a team invite from blue sombrero. I do not recommend it.

Dave

Sports, 11-50 employees

Used monthly for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

4

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

3

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

1

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed February 2024

Administrator

overall the system has a lot to offer, we been with Sports Connect/Blue Sombrero since 2015

PROS

organization of the information is helpfull.

CONS

procressing fees are expensive, and hard to verify.

Reason for choosing Sports Connect

We came in from BlueSombrero prior to 2015

Reasons for switching to Sports Connect

the pricing structure was more reasonable with Blue Sombrero, which is the system initally came in with.

Vendor Response

Hi Dave, Thank you so much for being a loyal partner of Sports Connect and thank you for the feedback that you have shared in this review. -Your Sports Connect Team

Replied February 2024

Rebecca

Sports, 11-50 employees

Used daily for less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed March 2024

Easy to use

PROS

Its not only easy to use but easiky self-taught

CONS

Registration setup... when you copy from a previous year/program...it pulls everything (inlcuding old condirmation notes)

Vendor Response

Hi Rebecca, Thank you so much for taking the time to review Sports Connect. I am glad it sounds like you have taken advantage of our new Sports Connect Academy which we built so admins can have access to snackable learning opportunities. We are so thankful for your partnership. - Your Stack Sports Team

Replied March 2024