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 ...


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100 Reviews of Sports Connect

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.39 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.0

Ratings Snapshot

5 stars

(57)

57

4 stars

(32)

32

3 stars

(5)

5

2 stars

(5)

5

1 stars

(1)

1

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Showing 1 - 5 of 100 results

June 2018

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T. Michael from Colony Business Systems

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Company Size: 11-50 employees

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

June 2018

Not Plug and Play, but VERY useful when you give it your time and energy!

We were able to drop the paid website we had and another ad hoc registration software we used. So we saved money for sure and then also upgraded to a better platform. We also were able to centralize registration and establish one platform for the commissioner to email updates from. In addition, our information is held in a central location for players to easily extrapolate. Also linking our facebook page to the webpage made our branding that much better.

Pros

The software made setting up our registration process so much easier. It allowed us to have specific questions we needed answered made mandatory and then exported them to a spreadsheet. Exporting information was very easy to do and you could include as much or as little info as you needed. Overall a great layout, and a value to our organization as we are able to use this site for free.

Cons

While you don't have to be in IT or a web designer to understand, there is a lot to their website. I'm not so sure it's a con, however there is a good amount of information to digest and set up. If you don't have someone who's tech savvy, this could be a challenge. In our case we've had several "cooks in the kitchen" and still probably aren't utilizing the website to it's full advantage.

Response from Blue Sombrero

Replied June 2018

Hi Michael, thank you for the feedback and review. Happy to hear that we have simplified a lot of the operations for you. If you are ever looking to learn more about what our system can do for you and your board, we have ongoing webinars that you can attend, or our Support Team is always available to answer questions. All the best!

May 2017

Joe from Coxsackie-Athens Little League

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Non-Profit Organization Management

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

May 2017

Best decision made for our little league orginization

Dont know where to start, its a long list... Free customizable website Online player registration system Volunteer registration system Order management Team creation and management Easy to use game/practice scheduling system Customizable reports for league, players, finances and more League wide or custom targeted emails and texting Free online apparel store with custom graphics And tons more...

Pros

Easy to use, comprehensive and free league management software. Vendor is constantly adding new content and features. Offers a lot of flexibility for entry level website administrators as well as advanced webmasters. The technical support is the best I've experienced in 20 years of service. Email or phone and you will get your issue resolved in a fast, professional (and sometimes quirky) manner. The software has allowed our baseball/softball league to easily manage hundreds of registrations year after year, including all the pains that come with a youth sports program. We can add, remove, refund and move registrations around with ease. Team building and scheduling is a breeze. Best of all, the system automatically updated parents when changes are made thru their team portals, email or text. I would highly recommend this product.

Cons

It wasn't around 5-6 years earlier. Cant image all the time and aggravation that could've been avoided! ;)

October 2021

Mike from San Jose Athletic Association

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Sports

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

October 2021

Good software

Overall have enjoyed using

Pros

Easy to manage and use................................

Cons

New approach to archiving seasons seems more disconnecte than before SportsConnect took over. Used to be really easy to unarchive a season in order to do trend analysis. Also, reports are good but need some basic analytics for trending enrollment, etc.

December 2018

Paul from CYAS

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Religious Institutions

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

2.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

2.0

December 2018

May be good for youth sports, overly complicated for everything else.

Blue Sombrero was very exciting when we first started and their was hope of it being able to work for adult recreational leagues. We've become disenfranchised with the over complexity of the system as it adds more features and tools for youth leagues and never fixes the issues for adult recreational leagues. Also, it greatly needs a UI simplification. Our users are lost on the volunteer registration process, but it also doesn't make sense for recreational league. It has become overbuilt on features and no longer user friendly. Slow down the development and focus on the end-user and administrators experience (SIMPLICITY). And the new team manager app doesn't appear to be connected at all to bluesombrero, which was very confusing. You have a power house of useful tools that could be leveraged better if you could develop a way for admins to customize the tools to work for them. GIve us more control and it could still be fantastic. Another feature to consider is adding a rewards or gamification for repeat playing. Giving admins the ability to disable multiple registrations per account (our adults aren't signing waivers, because their girlfriends/captains are registering on their behalf, creating a liability issue). At present, we're looking at shifting to an in-house simplified registration system, since we don't think Bluesombrero is going to work for our expansion plans. ---The support staff has always been fantastic and super responsive. That is definitely fantastic!

Pros

-Free -game scheduling and game notification emails -discount codes -donation option on checkout

Cons

-over built (it needs a major simplifying UI overhaul). We had to spend hours creating an in-house training manual for our staff on how to setup a league and manage it. -sold by support on implementing use for adult leagues, it never happened after 3 years and assume it is dead now -simple fixes could make this work for everyone. For example, I recently set up foxy cart for donations and they have a whole configuration section on language. I asked for two UI changes more than once years ago that are still important #1 discount codes and team codes need different names...team "ID" makes more sense. Users get confused between the two. The other is changing the name of "coaches" to "captains" for recreational leagues. We also have numerous users get lost on the volunteer/coach section altogether and then they give up. -no support for alternate payment accounts (Stripe for example would be helpful) -Verifying standings is hard to get to. I have to go to team central, which isn't always easy an admin. Then look for any ties and manually break them, since the system doesn't usually get them all right. -It would be nice if discount codes could have a percent off or a giftcard option.

August 2021

Bashar from باغلارس

Company Size: 1 employee

Industry: Arts and Crafts

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

August 2021

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Sports Connect is a very nice application that helped me complete my sports work and facilitate the management of my own football team among friends

Pros

The best thing about this app is flexibility in use, never complicated and faster customer service, even in light of the Covid-19 crisis.

Cons

No, I see that it is a beautiful and integrated application, but sometimes it becomes slow in some things. I hope that this problem will be improved.

Reasons for Choosing Sports Connect

sports connect is distinguished from other applications in the quality of programming and the way to use it is not complicated, unlike other applications that are very complex in addition to its appropriate price

Reasons for Switching to Sports Connect

The prices here were more suitable for me, and in addition, the quality of the program here is better