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Pitch22 is a football club management software that gives clubs the opportunity to improve their administration and communication. It aims to make life easier for club administrators and coaches, but also facilitates the lives of parents and players.
The joy of seeing young players enjoying the game of football is one thing that makes the sport so satisfying and loved by many. So much effort is made by the clubs and their staff to ensure players may develop themselves through football and at the same time enjoy it as much as possible. Similarly parents and players make their efforts by committing their time and energy to participate and derive the satisfactions that a sport can deliver.
Yet, most people that experience football from the outside do not necessarily realise the amount of work required to ensure a club runs smoothly. A YFS spokeperson said: “Besides the more entertaining moments in the pitch, there are many administrative tasks that a club must deal with on a daily basis. Some clubs struggle to keep up with the operations of the club due to lack of resources, lack of tools or sometimes lack of expertise in this area, and this is where Pitch22."
“We want to build a sense of responsibility around information, since we believe this is one of the foundations for sustainability and long-term continuity. Storing information on a spreadsheet saved on an individual laptop is not a healthy practice”, said Claudio Camilleri, CEO of Pitch22.
“Pitch22 provides continuity to the clubs, irrespective of who is administering. When an administrator leaves a club, some of them need to go through the pain of starting all over again. This will no longer be the case if the web based software is in place,” said Claudio
With Pitch22, administration staff, coaches, parents and players may all login to the web based solution. Each person has different permissions based on their role at the club.
“Sharing simple administration tasks, like giving parents the opportunity to set their own children’s attendance, alleviates some of the tasks undertaken by the club”, said one of the club administrators.
Amongst other features, Pitch22 gives clubs the opportunity to retain all the information about its players, their parents and staff members in one system. The platform ensures administrators are reminded about expiring association registrations or expiring medical consents. Player attendance is constantly tracked and the schedule of events for the club is constantly available to the relevant people. Various reports are also available.
Pitch22 also has a series of policies to safeguard players’ data whilst using the software. These were implemented with the person responsible for Safeguarding Children at the English Football Association.
To find out more about this initiative, you can attend a free event evening at the YFS HQ in Edinburgh on Tuesday 7th July 2015. Sign up using the form below: