If you are serious about softball, I assume you have seen or used GameChanger. If not, you are really missing out. GameChanger, a native app by Dicks Sporting Goods for both Android and Apple devices is a phenomenal tool for:
- A Hub of Team Communications – GameChanger has a really solid, multithread, cross team chat app
- Scheduling & RSVP’s – schedule practices, games or other events, and GameChanger does the rest, notifying players and families, and prompting them to RSVP
- Schedule Changes – something come up? No problem, modify the event in GameChanger and everyone is notified seamlessly
- Game Scoring – oh wow, if you haven’t tried this, all I can say is download the app right now, turn on a softball or baseball game on ESPN, create a play team real quick and score the game… it is both fun and effective (the traditional ‘book’ view is just a click away!
- Game ‘broadcast’ – one of the best features of scoring with GameChanger is the ability for family and friends to follow along on their devices – listening to play by play of the game from an automated announcer. Most of the time when I am scoring, I see parents who are at the game following along on their app, so they always know the count, etc.
- Stats – this is it. Anyone who is passionate about the sport will just be floored by the sophistication and depth of the stats available to you through the system, from batting to fielding to pitching – and with the latest app release you can notate pitch type as well as just calling balls and strikes!
So what are you waiting for… coach or team manager/scorekeeper? Go get it now! Parent of a player? Go get it and suggest your team start using it officially… even if they don’t, start doing it for your darling daughter!