One of the difficulties involved with organizing youth sports is that they're largely supported by parents and volunteers. Even teams and events that are run by schools have to contend with limited funding and the constraints of teacher pay. Consequently, there's little motivation for anyone involved to undertake some of the projects that can make a team both successful and fun.
For instance, when emergencies arise or events need to be rescheduled, it's difficult to reach everyone involved and keep them updated. Many parents and young athletes might have to miss a sporting event entirely if they can't be reached or need to be waiting around for a phone call that comes from a casual calling tree.
Schools, parents and volunteer coaches should consider making the investment to adopt a group notification service. Instead of requiring dozens of calls during one's own free time, an organizer can simply send out a series of mass texts or quick emails with minimal effort. This allows unpaid organizers to balance their personal time with their passions and helps schools host sporting programs kids and parents alike will be proud of.