Convenient Sports Team Text Messaging Tool
Ever hear one of your team members say, “I didn’t receive that email or telephone call?" Have an important message you need sports team members to
receive NOW? SportsSignup's online registration system has a feature called easyAlert to solve that issue. easyAlert is an a communication tool allowing sports administrators, volunteers and
coaches to easily select and send users a quick alert to be received through text messaging and email. And, we are proud to say...the best part is that there is absolutely no additional charge to use this as part of SportsSignup services!
Say goodbye to using a third party service to send texts to your sports organization members. No more "phone tree," or making twenty telephone calls to cancel a practice due to thunderstorms or a last minute schedule change. SportsSignup customers can send an instant easyAlert communication through SportsSignup's online registration system! Yeah, we think it's kinda cool too.
Easy Text Messaging Opt-In for Sports Players, Volunteers & Coaches
With easyAlert, your sports organization members can easily enable text messaging on any mobile phone in their account. When an easyAlert is sent, it is automatically delivered to all enabled mobile phone numbers and email addresses on an account. If received by email only, there is a link included in the email so members can see that enabling text messaging is an option for receiving important notices via easyAlert.
For more information about easyAlert for an existing SportsSignup account, visit our SportsSignup support center.
Not a SportsSignup customer yet? Get Instant Access with a TRYOUT account now. What's that? It means you get to try out our system before you decide to use it! Or, get more Information & Pricing.
easyAlert: Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is an easyAlert?
A. An easyAlert is a way to send a time sensitive, broadcast message to your members/teams using text messaging and email. It is ideal for communicating field closures,game cancellations, or other important information.
Q. Who can send easyAlert messages?
A. System administrators can send an easyAlert to select groups of people (e.g. teams, divisions, or other selections). Assigned team helpers (e.g. coaches, managers) can send an easyAlert to select members of their team(s). There are no send limits, so fire away.
Q. Who can receive easyAlert messages
A. Your sports organization members must opt-in their phone(s) to receive easyAlert messages by text message from their account. If they do not opt-in, the easyAlert will be delivered by default to their email address. Note: Users who have selected, “Do Not Email” (now displayed as “Turn Off All Communications” in their Account Settings, will not receive easyAlert messages. There will be a notice in their account with a link to Re-Enable Communications.
Q. How much does it cost?
A. The easyAlert feature is complete FREE to SportsSignup customers! Yes, we said it...completely FREE (unlike some of other services). It's important to note that sending mass text messages must be done through wireless carriers, therefore it does cost money for each message sent, BUT SportsSignup will foot the bill for our services.
Q. Can our members REPLY to an easyAlert?
A. They can reply to the text message, but nobody will be listening. easyAlert is a broadcast service only, so the communications are one way only. That does not stop you from entering your phone
number if you want people to reply directly to or call you.
Q. What phone number will the easyAlert
A. All easyAlert text messages to your sports organization members will originate from the “short code” 698326 (MYTEAM).
Q. How will our sports organization members know who the text message is from?
A. When an easyAlert is sent from an administrator, the text will come from an eight character designator used to identify your sports organization. The descriptor is set within the easyAlert Management page in the SportsSignup registration system. When sent from a helper, the text message will begin with the sports organization’s designator then the helper’s first initial and last name.
Get more Information & Pricing