Here are 3 simple clues that make it easy.
- Backend Fees – You should never pay a backend transaction fee and even worse when it’s a backend payment that’s percentage of your sale.
If your software provider is dipping their greedy paws into your back pocket every time someone pays you… then you have a HUGE problem and are getting ripped off in a way that would make a Chicago politician blush.
No matter what else this software mighty be doing for you, the costs are simply too high to justify the benefits – 100% guaranteed!
2. Multiple Programs – Learning, maintaining, and paying for multiple programs to run 1 club has costs that go beyond the monthly fees.
If you’re using multiple programs today, then you already know how many extra hours you’re wasting for even the simplest of tasks.
Software that does not provide an integrated “systems” approach is always going to operate better than when you cobble multiple programs together.
3. Not Industry Specific – Sure… it might “work”, but does it work as well as it could if it were built for you and your industry?
An SUV will haul a few sheets of plywood home from Home Depot, but a pickup truck works better and a mini-van works better than both when you need to haul half the soccer team to an out-of-town tournament.
Your software will work better when it’s built for you and the specific needs of your industry.
If you spot any of these problems with your software, there’s no need to worry because there’s already an “out of the box” solution ready to go.
SocrPro was built for soccer, just for soccer, and is the runaway best “all-in-one” solution for soccer.
Best of all, you can get a “FREE forever” account, including instant access, with nothing more than your name and email – no cc needed, no contracts, no games.
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Epilogue – What if your “favorite soccer player” tells you…he’s not sure he wants to play college soccer?
Strap in because this is going to be unpopular advice.
College soccer is not the same as club soccer.
It’s far more “work” than club soccer, with a greater level of intensity, personal commitment, and sacrifice.
For some kids, this will be the experience of a lifetime.
Others will see their “new life” at college strangled by the burdens of college soccer.
So, here’s what you need to consider.
Your child’s life to this point has revolved around soccer.
Their entire identity has been built around soccer.
When they tell you they’re “thinking about quitting”, this decision has not come lightly.
The best thing you can do for your child is to make it as EASY as possible to quit.
Encourage them to quit.
Talk about all the new things they’ll be able to do at college after they quit.
Remind them they can always play competitive intramural soccer without the heavy demands of the college team soccer.
Help them identify with a new life outside of a life dedicated to soccer.
This transition won’t be easy on either of you… but it’s our job as parents to make it as easy as possible for them to move onto the next phase of their life.
Finally, enjoy what you have while you have it.
Don’t miss games.
Spend the money to join them when they travel (yes, the costs are painful).
It will be over faster than you can imagine so love every minute!
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4 – Can you do it yourself…
…or should you pay a service?
This is a highly personal area and there isn’t going to be a single answer for everyone.
But… there are simple things to do and a few considerations to make.
# 1 consideration should be whether you’re doing this for the first time i.e. first child.
If you’ve gone through the process before, you likely have experienced the pitfalls and are better prepared for the journey the 2nd time around.
If this is your first foray into the college soccer jungle, there’s a high likelihood you’re going to step in plenty of elephant dung along the way.
Think of all the money you’ve spent on club soccer, personal trainers, showcase travel, and ID camps …does it really make sense to go “cheap” for the most important part of the process?
You’re about to cross the finish line, this is the time to spend a little extra rather than pulling back on the reins.
If you can afford it, hire a professional to help you through the process!
If you cannot afford it, then call some professionals for their FREE consultations and I guarantee you will learn far more from these calls than you will learn from 100 posts on social media.
This might seem a little “cheeky” but it’s the cost of sales for the recruiting services and the reality is that you might find a person in this process that presents an option for you that makes sense.
In either case, these calls will make you better educated in your selection of a recruiting service or to aid you on your DYI mission.
Here’s where you need start regardless of option desired:
You’ll always need to start with a Player’s Page to showcase your player’s highlight, touch, full game videos and bio / stats. (SocrPro offers free Player’s Pages).
This is a baseline requirement for college coaches and no real professional recruiting person will accept your child if they have no idea how they play.
These recruiting professionals stake their reputation on every child they promote because they’ve developed a deep trust with the college coaches that know and respect them.
College coaches expect the recruiting professional to bring them kids that will fit their program and this is true for all levels i.e. D1, D2, D3, Junior College, etc.
*I personally like smaller, personalized services that invest their time and reputation into your child. Avoid the “mass market” services that promise massive email blasts and other “mass market” techniques.
~ The best services are successful because they take a focused, highly targeted, approach and have deep relationships with the college coaches.
**Be very transparent about your college choices. If you only want to attend a D1 school, or a limited list of specific schools, make sure you tell them up front.
~ If your child is not a possible fit for the soccer programs at these schools, reputable recruiters will tell you and not take your money for a hopeless cause.
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If time is our most valuable possession… how can we get more of it for soccer?
There’s an easy way to make this happen so you can spend more time on the things important to you.
In fact, time might not even be the most important reason why you would do what I’m about to reveal to you.
But first let’s look at a few simple truths:
We all have blind spots and need someone else to look at what we’re doing to help us.
~ Good coaches work hard… great coaches work hard and smart!
So how can you work smarter, save time, and get the opinions and advice of other great coaches?
The fastest, and easiest, way is to share your game video with other coaches (that you choose) and get them to tag and add Coach’s Tips directly into your videos.
Not only will this ease your workload, but it’ll give you expert advice that may reflect your existing opinion… or it may provide insight you’re simply not seeing yourself.
SocrPro software makes this process “1-click” simple and it works from anywhere in the world.
If you believe Germany has the best style of play, then work with German coaches or if you like the way Argentina controls the game, then make that choice – It’s always your call.
All of this, and more, is already part of the “standard” SocrPro club management and coaching platform.
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There’s only 1 way to do a home project…This is the universal secret to happiness.
The secret is simple but it’s always effective and should be used to guide every home project decision you make.
The home project you choose should never be based upon:
~ Return on investment
~ Most needed
The only criteria for choosing a house project is to look at these 2 things:
- How many tools does it require?
- How many NEW tools will I need to buy to meet that requirement?
Obviously, the projects you choose will require the greatest number of tools you do not currently own.
This is how you transform your garage from an empty shell of basic “car storage” into an awe inspiring “man-cave”!
A place where you can take your friends on a “tour”, before getting down to the business of searing steaks on the grill, and truly feel good about the projects you’ve completed.
Will this work for soccer? Yes… of course it will!
More gear is directly related to better coaching… every coach knows this simple truth.
When you can automate everything from registration, communication, scheduling, session plans, player appraisals, and more…this tool set will make you a better coach that saves time, saves money and still wins more games.
Best of all, you don’t even need to do a project because you can get your own FREE Forever account of SocrPro with nothing more than your name and email.
Get yours now at SocrPro.com
No credit card needed!
(why would there be if it’s free forever?)
…control the money and you control the club!
Who’s really in control of your club?
~ Do you control the credit card transactions fees?
~ Do you control the credit card processing percentage?
~ Do you control the time it takes to set up registration products?
~ Do you control the ability to make pricing changes “on the fly”?
~ Do you control when your customer’s payments are deposited in your club’s checking account?
These are just as few of the items you do NOT control when using systems like SportsEngine or Demosphere to run your soccer club’s business operations.
I’ll bet you can think of a few more!
Wouldn’t it be better if you actually controlled all of those things?
To be able to control your credit card fees, create custom registration products, schedules, and more, with “point-and-click” simplicity.
And do it all without needing to call anyone …or the delays they add to the process.
Now you’re playing the modern game.
Nothing bleeding edge or risky.
Just modern software using standard technology used by tens of thousands of others already.
When you’re ready to take control, give SocrPro.com a try.
Sign up today with a “FREE forever” account.
No credit cards needed, no contracts, no hidden fees.
Just like Gmail… join and use it instantly.
Try it today – I guarantee you’ll never go back to the “old school” way of hidden costs and frustrating delays.