Just pass it through to the customer

“Just pass it through to the customer”

“You won’t need to pay it”

I asked… “If the customer is willing to pay the extra fee, couldn’t I just keep it?”

The salesman couldn’t answer.

Could this be the dumbest reason to overpay?

Yet our competition does exactly what this guy was pitching to me for his system.

The “other guys” overcharge the customer (soccer clubs) and convince them that it doesn’t matter because the extras fees are added during the checkout process.

Am I alone in recognizing that the customer can see those “bonus fees” added to the transaction?

Do soccer clubs really not understand that even if the customer is willing to pay those fees, that the club could keep them if they were not foolishly handing them to their software provider?

Let me make this perfectly clear.

Any money spent by your customer should be yours.

If there is a “bonus fee”, that money is yours.

If a software provider keeps that “bonus fee”, they are keeping your money.

The money they keep is a direct cost to the club.

Every dollar lost in “bonus fees” is the equivalent of a dollar taken from your bank account.

There is no such thing as a “customer paid fee”. 

There is only revenue and expense. 

Call these 2 things anything you like but it never changes the truth.

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Power of “1”

It’s overlooked and maligned…

…but it’s critical for your project’s success.

Most will get this wrong.

It’s the supernatural “power of 1”.

The easiest way to fail is to over complicate your projects.

The best way to succeed is to focus on “1”.

Just 1!

Because when you focus on 1, it defines your most critical needs and gets you to the mission goal as quickly as possible.

Let’s use automated player registration as an example.

Every action, every task, is easily defined and prioritized by asking this simple question, “does this help us register our 1st player”?

Now you’re able to focus on this single mission and take the project through the progression step-by-step.

Does every step need to be perfect?

No… it just needs to be good enough to register 1 player.

Suddenly, the delays and excuses disappear.

No automation? No problem because we can do this step manually… since it’s only 1.

Follow up funnel not completed yet? That’s OK, since it’s only 1, we can call them with the info.

When you focus on 1, the conversation shifts away from “how to get it done” to “how to do it better”.

This is the key to success.

Get to market as quickly as possible and then improve everything.

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The Future of Coaching Education with United Soccer Coaches

We interviewed Coach Ian Barker from United Soccer Coaches to talk about the latest in coaching education and certification.

According to him, the emphasis has now been on blended education, delivering asynchronous learning, synchronous and in person learning.

Hmm, that is interesting. Let’s watch this video and find out what more he has to say about the future of soccer in this era of covid.

Best Soccer Registration Software

The “best soccer registration software” is also going to need to be the “best soccer billing software” because registration without billing is like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich without the bread. It works but it’s really messy.

In the case of soccer registration software, if you do not take the “soccer billing” aspect into account, the software will “work” for completing the registration but it’s going to be EXPENSIVE software to use.

Let me explain how to lose money… stacks of money!

Most soccer registration software steals your money through a sneaky back door approach and the most insidious part is that they all use this process so it seems normal.

This “thievery” takes place when you use their “free registration software” that is anything but free!

There’s a reason this method of billing was rejected back in the early 2000’s and is no longer used by any e-commerce platforms or online merchants. Sure, there are still some e-commerce platforms like Etsy, built for tiny startups and craft businesses, but I’m talking about small businesses with $20,000 in annual sales and above – real businesses.

The Simple Money Grab

When you process payments through the “old school” soccer registration software, the registration / billing software will process the payment for you through their credit card merchant account but before they give you your money, they charge an outrageous “processing fee” which is anywhere from 2X to 5X more than you would pay if you simply used a modern soccer registration software system like SocrPro.com.

This is one of the foundational reasons why SocrPro has quickly become one of the fastest-growing soccer registration software platforms… it’s the only fully integrated soccer billing software that actually uses the modern billing practice that does not take your money for processing your payments.

It’s your money, you should keep it… but you need this as well

The best soccer registration software needs to be a full suite that does everything your club needs to operate as a business, automate the coaching, and organize everything with communication and scheduling tools.

Cost is incurred not only from excessive fees but also from excessive time lost due to separate systems that do not communicate and force you to learn and operate multiple pieces of software.

Life is a lot easier when you use an Apple computer with an iPhone and iPad versus trying to manage with an Android phone, a MacBook, and a Surface tablet. All good software but it all works differently, none of it communicates with other effectively and they all use a different logic and menu flow to get the job done.

Different is Bad!

The bottom line is that the best soccer registration software is going to save you money because it does not charge outrageous fees on every transaction (best soccer billing software) and it’s going to save you time and frustration when all your club and coaching activities share 1 platform and all operate the same way.

SocrPro.com is the only soccer registration / billing software that uses the modern billing technology that all modern e-commerce systems use and it’s the only full suite of applications that do everything your club and coaches need to be successful and profitable.

Learn more by getting your “FREE Forever” account at SocrPro.com – No credit card required, just sign up and start using it.

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Free Soccer Analysis Software

Free soccer analysis software is the best way to start using soccer game analysis software.

Soccer video analysis software that’s free to use is going to provide you with the best opportunity to understand the software and determine if it’s going to be a good fit for the soccer analysis needs you have and the mission you’re trying to complete.

The first question you need to answer is, “do you really need soccer game analysis software” or will a free video editor like iMovie get the job done? In some cases, programs like iMove are all you need… but in reality, this is only a viable option for base-level coaches or soccer players simply wanting to cut out a few highlights from a recent game.

For soccer coaches serious about taking their players to a high level”soccer IQ”, iMovie is not going to be a viable option because it’s simply not built for soccer game analysis in the same way “purpose-built” software has been built from the ground up with the specific mission in mind.

Let’s take a look at some of the key features of purpose-built soccer game analysis software and why these features make your coaching analysis easier and more effective.

  1. Easier to use – Purpose-built software has a defined mission so only the necessary features are added and the workflow is optimized. Just as a “sport utility vehicle” will do many things well, it does not haul and tow as well as a heavy-duty pickup truck and it’s not as “sporty” as a true sports car like a Corvette.
  2. Screen draw “telestration” – To effectively communicate with video, a soccer coach needs to be able to draw right in the video. Freehand drawing, circles, lines, shaded areas, and text. The best systems will include the ability for the coach to speak and have this audio added to the video so he can easily explain complex topics.
  3. Data tags – Screen telestration is the best way to explain the “why” (#1 in importance to me) but the data tags create the statistics and reports that create the “what”. Combining the “why” and the “what” is the Holy Grail of soccer game analysis.
  4. Playback filters – When reviewing specific items with the team, you’ll want to be able to quickly filter and “jump” to any specific point in a video. For example, if your team struggled with crosses or finishing, you can easily select those 2 items and then “jump” from cross to cross and all your scoring opportunities.
  5. Video distribution – No matter what you use to create the video, at some point you’ll need to share this with your team, and then you’ll want a cloud-based system to make this video sharing “1-click simple”.

These are just a few of the reasons why dedicated soccer game analysis software is the best option for a soccer coach to use when you have game video and want to use it to increase the “soccer IQ” of your players to aid their development and win more games.

The only question left is whether to get your soccer analysis software free or to pay for your soccer analysis software?

Fortunately, with SocrPro.com, you don’t need to make a compromising decision because even with the free version, you’ll receive the full power of the #1 ranked soccer game analysis software. Join with no credit card required and use it “free forever” – it’s that simple!

What are you waiting for? Sign up now and start analyzing your soccer games immediately.

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Starting a Youth Soccer Club

If you have been thinking about starting your own youth soccer club but have no idea how to start, this video is for you.

Watch as Jamie Martin of FC Lake County discusses everything you need to know about starting your own youth soccer club, growing your youth soccer club, and other club-related questions you’ve always been looking to get answered.