SportsEngine senior marketing manager Rob Bedeaux speaks to the group at the SNUG Houston event on April 25.
Karen Fraser of the Houston Wild Hockey Club and Adam Berge of Houston N.A.B.A. were the featured speakers as a group of about 25 youth sports webmasters, coaches, directors and board members attended the SportsEngine User Group event on April 25 in Houston.
Fraser, the Houston Wild’s president who handles much of the organization’s scheduling and website duties, talked about how she uses the Schedule Upload template to import the schedules for all of the Wild’s practices and games each season. She also explained how and why she streamlined the content on the Wild’s home page.
Fraser was joined by past Houston Wild president Karen Young, who still updates the alumni section on the Wild site. She talked about the importance of noting and celebrating past Wild players who have extended their careers at the college and pro levels.
SportsEngine's Tim Hartung, left, and Dennis Hart of Pearland Youth Lacrosse.
Berge, the founder, president and webmaster of Houston N.A.B.A., a competitive adult baseball league, showed how he uses the Call to Action page element on his home page to steer players to league and tryout registrations. He also talked about how he tracks and displays player statistics and uses SquadLocker page element to sell league and team apparel.
The event held at Churrascos Memorial City, also included representatives from Absolute Volleyball Academy of Texas, Houston Juniors Volleyball Club, Pearland Girls Softball, Katy Rugby Club, Soccer League Network, Crosby Sports Association, Pin Oak Boys Lacrosse, Waller High School Girls Soccer, Cy-Ranch Ironmen High School Lacrosse, Houston FC, Timbergrove Sports Association, Houston Fury FC, GUS Leagues and Houston Power Fastpitch Softball.
Darrell Walker, the webmaster for Texas A&M Ice Hockey, was honored with a round of applause for making the longest drive to attend the event, roughly 100 miles from his home in College Station.
SNUG Chicago was hosted by SportsEngine Community manager Loren Nelson, who talked about the Help Center, Ideas Portal, Community Forum and other resources available to help use and maximize SportssnugEngine’s software. Senior marketing manager Rob Bedeaux gave updates on new products such as PowerPay and premier level responsive templates and gave a brief overview on how to use the messaging tools in Team Center.