6 Common Registration Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

January 12, 2022    Registration, Youth sports

Registering athletes for the upcoming season can be a headache. There’s so much you have to keep up with in the days, weeks and months leading up to that first game of the season. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran—a team management guru—or a total novice, there’s still the possibility of missing the fine details in registration. Sports are supposed to be fun. Let us help you take the stress out of all the preseason signups!

Here are some of the most common registration mistakes to avoid!

Not setting up custom payment plans 

Set up custom payment plans for your teams, giving parents and players the option to pay in full or over multiple payments. You decide how much you want to collect up front and the dates payments are due by. Automated payment plans can be set up to pay by credit card.

Assuming there’s a one-size-fits-all approach to payment plans 

From sport to sport, team to team and season to season, what is needed and what will set you up for success changes. But the Pickle Juice app allows you to customize your plan and set a flexible schedule for payments so you can accommodate the needs of your players and their guardians.

Relying on paper and meeting in person. 

You should upload forms and accept signatures digitally. Stay on top of your reporting and upload important forms, documents and waivers to include with your team’s registration event and allow parents and players to digitally accept terms during registration.

Not accepting all forms of payment. 

Accept all forms of payments through our registration platform, including credit cards, checks and cash.

Not knowing where your registration money is going. 

Track and manage all revenue that has been collected through your team’s registration event, including revenue, categories, and deposits.

Not getting all of the information needed during registration. 

Create custom questions for parents or players to fill and answer while registering for your team. Create questions, such as T-shirt size, name of insurance provider, emergency contact name, years of experience, school you are attending, etc. You can choose from a variety of questions types and textbox formats to use, such as drop downs and lists, phone numbers fields and open text boxes.

OK, you’ve made it this far. Now that you know what mistakes to look for, what would be the best possible way for you to avoid them? Well, that part is easy. At Pickle Juice, we offer everything you need to simplify registration for your team, club or league. Click here to find out ways you can simplify your team management.

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