Switching to TeamSnap

We have made the decision to switch to TeamSnap for our website, registrations, and mobile app for the 2019/2020 season. As most teams are already using TeamSnap for their own team communication and management, it made sense to bring everything on to the same platform – plus Hockey Canada and TeamSnap announced a partnership in 2017 and have just completed a year of testing with minor hockey teams including Olds Minor Hockey Association.

Along with the TeamSnap switch, we all get to benefit from the following:

Parents

  • New registration forms in TeamSnap will make registration a little easier (we expect the first year to have a couple of bumps like any change!)
  • Extend our payment methods to include credit cards and the option to pay by credit card installments over a few months to help budgeting
  • Pay for items like socks and other items through the TeamSnap app on receipt of an invoice from CMHA – rather than needing the cash or to write cheques
  • We have more control over our website using the TeamSnap website tools
  • See the full list of features available in the mobile app

Coaches

  • Extra tools available in the mobile app with the Premium app subscription that comes with our package – these include statistics and lineups features

Team Managers and Treasurers

  • No need to pay out of pocket for a TeamSnap subscription – Premium subscriptions are included for all teams in 2019/20 (including Pre and Pond Hockey teams who have not used TeamSnap to date due to cost)
  • Ability to accept cash calls by credit card in the TeamSnap app, the app can be connected to the teams’ bank account to deposit funds automatically
  • All schedule changes made by managers will automatically be updated on the CMHA website
  • Scores entered into the mobile app will appear on the website instantly – no need to wait for data entry to happen to catch up on the latest scores

CMHA Volunteers

  • It will also make life a little easier for our many volunteers who spend countless hours manually processing registrations and payments
  • It will make it easier to recruit new volunteers to the board as we can provide better tools to help them with their roles
  • We have the option to purchase the TeamSnap tournament tool which will help manage future tournament weekends (includes registration, payments, team scheduling and sharing scores across our teams using the Tournament mobile app)