Teams, Tourneys and Turf: Top Android Apps for Sports Moms and Dads

If you have children who love to play sports and are playing in competitions and tournaments year-round, it can be hard to keep up with their schedules. Here are some apps that will help you keep up with their busy outdoor lives.

Weather Live
You definitely need a weather app for Android so you can see if you need to take an umbrella to the football game, or if the kids are going to need their allergy medication. Weather Live will give you up to the minute weather reporting as well as a 7-day forecast. It also has temperature, humidity levels, weather radar, and other useful weather data.

When you want to save time communicating with your team, TeamSnap is the way to go. You can message the whole team or just a few people, so last minute game changes are easily communicated. Schedule events on the team calendar and sync to members’ personal schedules such as Outlook or iCal. Store team members’ contact info. Members can RSVP so you’ll always know who can and cannot attend events.

Save time when searching for volunteers for carpooling and managing concession stands, without the hassle of reply-all email chains or passing around clipboards. With SignUp, volunteers can offer their time firsthand.

If you’re traveling around for games and tournaments this season, AroundMe will help you locate ATMs, gas stations and restaurants in an instant.  Whether you’re looking for “best pizza” or “nearest restroom” this app will provide you with GPS-driven directions to your destination.

If you’re unable to make it to your kid’s game, or you’re scouting players for your team, Periscope allows you to watch and/or broadcast live video to anyone anywhere in the world. To broadcast, simply press the camera button and you’re instantly live. Your followers will be notified so they’re updated in real time.

Game Changer
Follow player stats, manage membership payments, produce pro-level spray charts and stats, and follow your team’s live scores with the Game Changer app for baseball, basketball, and softball. Coaches can make the most of their season with the toolkit that has drills, practice plans, and advice from expert coaches.

Go Fund Me
If you’re planning a fundraising campaign for your team, Go Fund Me mobile app will walk you through it and help you share your campaign on social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook to help you get more donations. You can post photo updates to the gallery and send thank you notes to all donors and supporters. The app has secure payment encryption technology so your donors need not worry about their personal details.

Don’t let your calendar get out of control with all the seasonal sporting events you can your kids have to attend. The HomeTeam app is designed for every coach, player and team mom and dad. It allows you to view a single schedule of all upcoming games, store contact information for other team parents so you can organize carpooling. Also, sync you game calendar with your personal calendar. Send emails, texts, and photos to one or all players.

Using these apps will help you keep abreast of all your kid’s sporting events and save you time when you’re being team mom or dad.

Ali Hilton has 4 kids, 3 boys and a girl and has spent many an hour cheering the kids on in sports. She writes about a range of parenting issues in her articles.


Until Next Time… Charlotte x


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