WinterGreen Research announces that it has published a new study Youth League Sports Software: Market Shares, Strategy, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2016 to 2022. The 2016 study has 389 pages, 185 tables and figures. Worldwide Youth and Amateur Adult League Sports Software markets are poised to achieve significant growth and enormous market consolidation as youth and recreational teams move to automated process.
Integration of a variety of technologies is the functional direction of market development as vendors seek to build out a platform. As companies try to build out specialized payment processing, registration, scheduling, and team communications capability, the platforms become very complex and difficult to change. The classic software problems associated with integration of different software modules begin to plague systems developers. The platform can include a lot of different functions illustrated below.
Team Roster Software
Team Registration Management
Volunteer Management Software
Flexible payment options.
Users can choose from various payment methods
Pay by check or by credit card
Track cash payments
Make payment on account
Provides an advertising base for retail outlets
Advertising base has local reach
Administrators can collect online payment securely
One tap payment
Discounts & coupons are supported
Create one multifaceted product
Tracks rosters, schedules, game attendance, practice attendance
Tracks availability, team payments, and statistics
Team web site communications
Effective communications capability
Game Results Tracking
Youth sports package software often generates revenue b taking a small percentage of the transactions that are run through the software by the teams. Standard software licenses are also used to pay for the software. A third revenue model depends on an annual fee per registration. In some cases, the fee is $50 per web site and an additional $299 annually A vendor typically charges $2.50 per registrant. Custom graphics are available for $599 typically.
Several youth team software vendors provide web site design tools, other vendors permit users to work with a graphics team to support building the appropriate design. Most vendors offer premium features to make them available in high end web sites. This includes text messaging, team, and effective communications capability.