2022 and Beyond: the Future of Youth Sports

December 8, 2021    Youth sports

future of youth sports

The last two years have drastically impacted youth sports. One thing we’ve learned is that you never know what the future holds in any industry, but specifically in the world of sports. However, as we head into 2022, let’s talk about what we believe the future of youth sports will look like. 

A bigger focus on digital aspects

Ah yes, the main trend most industries are seeing. 2020 forced us all to rely more on going digital. We began ordering our groceries online, meeting with peers virtually, and even experiencing the world around us more digitally. 

We can only expect this to increase. Teams everywhere are discovering more and more ways to go digital, and it’s our goal to pioneer the technology needed for this shift. 

Going contactless

With our shift to digital trends came our reliance on contactless aspects of life: contactless delivery, contactless payments, even contactless gatherings. 

As we discover our new normal, we can expect a lot of things to remain contactless. Contactless payments and registration has made all of our lives easier; we’re no longer requiring parents to meet up in order to pay or register their children. It can all be done on their own time, making it easier for you. 

More time in your day

Something you can expect to see, largely because of the two things mentioned above, is more time back in your day. What a dream, right?! Digital technology will only get smarter and help us automate even more things in the world of team management. That means you can spend less time managing things like your finances and registration, and more time connecting with your players and discovering new opportunities for your team. 

More visibility 

Again, as we continue to find ways to use digital technology to support us, you can expect more visibility into the things you care about. For instance, if you’re using the Pickle Juice reporting feature, you can see exactly where your funds are coming from—whether they’re from concessions, registration, or donations. More visibility and clarity into every aspect of your team can only mean greater things for your organization. 
As we head into the new year, we want to make sure the technology you use is working for you. If you’re not already a Pickle Juice customer, now is the time to sign up. If you are a Pickle Juice customer already, never hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions on how to set yourself up for more success in 2022.

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