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Baum, Belles are SNUG Phoenix show stoppers

By SportsEngine, 08/02/16, 2:45PM CDT

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Webmasters from Canyon Athletic Association and Legacy share tips, tricks for maximizing platform

Randy Baum of Canyon Athletic Association and Kathy Belles of Legacy were the featured speakers among a group of about 30 youth sports webmasters, coaches, registrars, treasurers and board members who attended the SportsEngine User Group event on July 28 in Phoenix.

Canyon Athletic Association's Randy Baum

Canyon Athletic Association's Randy Baum

Baum, who serves as executive director of the Canyon Athletic Association, shared details on how he uses the SportsEngine platform to help manage the more than 100 member schools playing 13 sports in the Phoenix-based association. He talked about how custom backgrounds and banners were created to give each sport’s section a distinctive look on the site while staying consistent with the overall “canyons” theme.

Baum also talked about how coaches from every school have the ability to manage their team pages and showed examples of teams with full roster, schedule and statistics information.

Belles, Legacy’s director of business operations, talked about how she uses the SportsEngine platform to meet the goals of the soccer organization that has more then 3,000 players in the Phoenix area. She showed how she used the tab element to help organize content on key landing pages to help meet the club’s goal of making its wealth of information more organized and easier to navigate.


Legacy's Kathy Belles

Belles also showed how she set up information-packed pages specific to coaches, managers and referees in the site’s Resources section.

The event, held at SunUp Brewing Co., also included representatives from Arizona Athletics Baseball Academy, Arizona Soccer Club, Catalina Foothills High School Football, Hope Through Hoops, Playmakers Flag Football League, Recreation Association of Madison Meadows-Simis, Teme South Little League and Uhuru Football Academy among other organizations.

SNUG Phoenix was hosted by SportsEngine community manager Loren Nelson and included presentations from regional manager Ryan Hanson, account manager Brady Stromme and product marketing manager Rob Bedeaux. Hanson gave a brief overview of SportsEngine, and Stromme talked about the multiple levels of support provided to clients.

Bedeaux spoke about SportsEngine joining the NBC Sports group, new products such as TeamCenter and PowerPay, integration partners and other new products and features. Nelson gave a brief overview of the SportsEngine Community and the resources it provides.

Bring SNUG to your city

Interested in having a SportsEngine User Group event in your area? Start a discussion with SportsEngine Community Manager Loren Nelson: loren.nelson@sportsengine.com

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