Your team should be more than a group of athletes getting together to perform. Having a great team requires strong communication and everyone working together like a family.
In order to communicate effectively, everyone needs to be on the same page. There are plenty of great parent-coach communication apps out there to help your team stay connected, but not all of them are created equal.
We’ve taken a look at some of the most popular options for sports teams and come up with a few reasons why BAND is the superior choice.
BAND versus GroupMe
One of the biggest complaints from GroupMe users is that important messages often get buried by unnecessary chatter.
BAND is much more than a simple group chat. Each group on BAND gets a private space, packed with features like Board, Calendar, Polling, and Chat. The separate menus help distinguish ‘work’ from ‘fun.’
For instance, all your practice schedules are found in the Calendar menu. Important announcements can be posted front and center with pins, hashtags, and searchable posts. You can even pin chats, so that important information is only a click away.
With BAND, your team can finally stay focused on game-related matters.
BAND versus Remind
Communicating can be a time-consuming process. Remind is a great solution for sending quick notifications when all you need to do is get the word out.
While Remind is primarily for one-way communication, BAND is optimized for robust sharing and interactive conversations. This is especially beneficial for sports teams to share everything from rehearsal videos to permission slips with parents.
Plus, like Remind, BAND also allows you to send announcements via email/SMS. Conversations on BAND are simply smoother with no text limits.
BAND versus TeamSnap
Unlike TeamSnap, which is a group management utility, BAND is a group communication service designed to build a more personal connection with your team.
Sports teams using BAND have often said their BAND group is filled with an entire season’s worth of memories. From practice videos to records of every competition, the team has a ‘custom yearbook’ to remember the season by.
BAND also has tons of great features for keeping your team informed, and even shows you a receipt of who has read your posts, so team members (and/or parents) can be held accountable.
Unlike TeamSnap’s multi-tiered offerings, everything on BAND is available for free. With TeamSnap, coaches and teachers were often forced to dig into the team’s precious funds or even their own pockets in order to use it. At a basic price of nearly $10 a month, costs could add up to over $100 per season.
To prevent crazy costs and come together as a team, many coaches are choosing BAND.
More information: 5 Reasons Why Coaches Need BAND
Try BAND and invite your cheer squad for a successful season!