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Game notifications for improvedsocial sports league management
_Team______________________________ Mariya Smolkin Douglas Jones Joe Hritz
_Example___________________________ Hey Team, I havent had a chance to send a reminder email to everyone because Ive been traveling all week for work. Now that I am back I just wanted to send a reminder to everyone that our game is TODAY at 5pm. Please let me know if you cant make it. Thanks, Alex
_Problem___________________________ Many social sports teams are disorganized... Roster data <> scheduling data Leagues use too many systems Team registration Player payments Game scheduling T-shirt orders Poor communication: league -> captain -> player Frustration = player retention
_Solution:___________________________ Game Reminders Post-game (for players) Recommendations (for sponsors) Team Tracking Data Consolidation (for captains) (for leagues)
_Validation__________________________ Bill Steelman, Owner of SOBO Sports: "I have to use 5 different websites for various league tasks. If you can consolidate them into one system, I will buy your tool." Derrick, Football Captain: "Its a hassle for me to remind my teammates to show up for games each week. If that was automated, it would make my life easier." Saturday, September 29 11:30 am Riverside Park
_Pricing___________________________ RosterBuddy JV: • $5 - $20 a season Baltimore City has ~13K social sports players: • Automated Reminders RosterBuddy Varsity: • $1 a person/season U.S. had ~52 million team • Full League sport participants in 2011* Management*Source: Sports, Fitness, and Recreational Activities Topline Participation Report, 2011, The Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association
_Benefits___________________________ • Automated game alerts • Player tracking • Consolidated data • League mgmt system • Less forfeits • Less stress • More organized • More teams • More sponsors • MORE FUN!