3 things your soccer billing / registration software must have…

…or you’re playing man down with an empty goal.

There’s an old saying about poker players that goes like this, “if you’re sitting at the table and still trying to figure who’s the mark, it’s you:”

Today I’m going to reveal the 3 most important things your soccer club software needs to do for you to ensure you’re in control, that you’re dealing the cards and not the “mark”.

1. Independent Merchant Account – If your billing / registration software is also your merchant account, you’re paying too much, and you lack control.

You would never give a 3rd party supplier direct access to your club’s checking account so why would you allow them to control your money before it’s deposited into your checking account?

Modern software allows you to simply “connect” your merchant account into the billing / registration software and this keeps you in control.

2. Automated Recurring Billing – Many systems have recurring billing tools already but most only provide 1 method of recurring billing.

The reality of your soccer club business is that nothing ever happens “1 way” so you need multiple ways to set up recurring billing.

Registration payments are often performed with a fixed date and amount while camps, clinics and kits are sold differently.

 ~ What about selling camps over text?

 ~ Or through social media?

 ~ Or having the ability to manually re-bill a customer for any random item?

All these things, and more, are a daily part of your reality so if you want to bring in more revenue for the club, you need these tools and flexibility.

3. All-In-One System Integration – Nobody has time to manage multiple systems – Fact!

It’s not cost effective; it requires an extra learning curve for every independent system and it’s a huge hassle for everyone to have your data scattered across multiple platforms.

SocrPro is the only system that offers everything from club management, coaching, scheduling, recruiting systems, and more.

Stop wasting time and money and check out SocrPro today.

There’s only 1 “all-in-one” system that truly does it all so check it out today!

How do you know when you’re using the wrong soccer club management software?

Here are 3 simple clues that make it easy.

  1. 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.

Get your FREE Forever account today at SocrPro.com

~ 7 Deadly Sins of College Soccer Recruiting – Scholarships ~

#6 – How do you get a scholarship to play soccer?

There’s one way that works best!

You may have heard that getting a soccer scholarship is “impossible” but there’s literally soccer scholarship money that goes unused every single year.

But there’s a catch… there’s always a catch.

The catch is that you need to play on the team that has the soccer scholarship money remaining.

Often these colleges are not the colleges your child chooses to attend which is why this money goes unused each year.

So how do you get a soccer scholarship at the college you want to attend?

The first rule is that you need to be flexible and willing to attend a lot of different colleges.

The wider the range of colleges you’re willing to attend, the greater the odds of finding a program that:

  1. Has soccer scholarship money available
  2. Is willing to give their soccer scholarship money to you

Being brutally honest, you should remove the thought of an athletic scholarship from your decision process altogether.

Look at any athletic scholarship you receive as “manna from heaven” but do not count on a soccer scholarship nor base your college choice solely on the prospect of a soccer scholarship.

The #1 best thing you can do is focus on an “academic scholarship” at the school where you choose to attend and play soccer.

Academic scholarships are far more plentiful and often more lucrative.

After 4-years of college, a high GPA is going to do more for your career than being the captain of your college soccer team.

** People are getting soccer scholarships so always ask for the money …just be realistic in your odds of getting the money!

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Is your soccer clubs ready for fall?

2 youth soccer predictions for 2021 / 2022.

~ 1 will create problems

~ 1 creates opportunity

Nobody wants to see this again but it’s already coming…

… it’s called the “Delta variant” and it’ll be here with the fall season.

The financial hit’s taken last year due to Covid will not be as severe but you’re still going to feel the pinch of cancelled tournaments and restricted travel.

But as the forest burns away the old growth, it makes way for the new growth to prosper.

Here is where your “opportunity” arrives.

When finances are strong, it’s easy to be weak and lazy about expenses.

When the revenue “water line” recedes, the expense and waste “rocks” are easier to spot.

For too long, youth soccer clubs have been paying extraordinary fees to use the “old growth” club management / scheduling suppliers and wasting $3,976 to over $53,790 annually.

Yes… wasting that much annually!

The easy solution is to use a modern platform that does not charge these outrageous back-end fees.

Save this money for the club’s survival or to provide more scholarships, salaries or equipment.

Easy is the key!

Saving this money is the easiest thing you can do, and we’ll show you how.

Call us today or start with a FREE Forever account of SocrPro.

No CC needed… no sneaky fees!

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Would you ever share a business checking account with a stranger?

What if they were really honest?

Or a corporation that runs a financial business?

Even worse, how would you like to pay a large premium on all your billing so you can share an account with complete strangers.

Strangers with a specific mission of profiting from the use of this account.

Sounds insane when you put it like this… doesn’t it?

But what if I told you that you’re already doing this?

When you’re using another company’s merchant account to run your registration and billing, you’re literally sharing a checking account where you have no control and they have all the control.

Did you know that almost all e-commerce rejected this idea and moved away from this business model 20-years ago?

There’s an easier, better, cheaper way to have your own “checking account” that you control.

Saving money with no extra work and lowering your risk.

Take back control of your business finances.

Call / DM me and I’ll explain how you’ve been getting cheated for years and I’ll show you how easy it is to stop this massive waste of money.

SocrPro – +1-847-380-7307

Fixing Confidence – Part 2

Fixing confidence is obviously “mental”…

…but usually not “mental” in the way most people define “confidence”.

Confidence comes from good performance and the lack of confidence often stems from poor skills leading to poor game performance.

Sometimes a player has great technical skills but still lacks confidence in a game setting.

The usual culprit is a simple lack of understanding of strategy and positioning.

We call this “soccer IQ”.

This lack of “soccer IQ” destroys their confidence even when their physical skills are high.

These players need help with the mental side of the game to improve confidence.

Helping these players is a matter of coaching them with game video.

Not some generic game video, but game video where they are in the game.

They need to see a birds eye view of themself to understand what they are doing wrong and how to fix their personal problems.

~ Passing back into pressure?

~ Not recognizing space?

~ Dribbling too much?

~ Not dribbling enough?

~ Playing too straight?

There are basic things that youth players can improve to make it much easier to play the ball successfully.

SocrPro allows a player / parent / coach to upload a game video and distribute this video to any number of people, anywhere in the world.

This allows you to do the coaching for them, or to hire the task out to any coach anywhere in the world.

This coaching feedback increases soccer IQ that leads to better play.

Better play leads to more confidence.

More confidence leads to even better play.

If you want to see your favorite player(s) improve their game confidence, call me and I’ll show you how we can help you today.