How Crostyx Hockey Stayed On The Ball With Spond
LONDON, July 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — A Leader Greater London Hockey Club has emerged stronger than ever from the trials and tribulations of the Covid crisis, thanks to its determined coaching staff and innovative use of the Spond sports team management app.
Although it is one of the most successful hockey clubs in the UK, with teams competing in the senior men’s and women’s leagues in the Essex region, Crostyx Hockey had – like most grassroots sports teams and organizations – suffered from a loss of membership and revenue during the Covid crisis, Now having used Spond to design an innovative track and trace approach , the club is well on its way to renewed success and prosperity, on and off the pitch.
“When England Hockey revealed the various stages of the ‘Back to Play’ programme, they required each session to be tracked and submitted to the England Hockey portal with contact details for each participant,” said She day, Captain of the Ladies Section at Crostyx. “Using Spond, our Covid officer could directly download attendance for each session from the app and upload it directly to the England Hockey Portal, which made life much easier than having to manually enter 150 names manually. .
“Due to government guidelines at the time, it was also necessary to contact those who had been in close contact if someone tested positive for Covid-19. Using the data on Spond, our Covid officer could see exactly who had attended the session and was able to contact this group directly using in-app messaging, rather than spending hours contacting each person individually. Spond not only solved what would have otherwise been an admin nightmare, but we also made it possible to return to full squad training sessions several weeks earlier than many rival clubs, leading to increased revenue and improved performance on the pitch.”
Solutions designed by Crostyx admins and coaches are just two of the many ways the Spond app and the Epond Club platform have empowered sports teams and other organizations to solve problems and overcome challenges thrown at them over the past two years. With fewer volunteers, reduced financial income and new training approaches necessitated by social distancing, Spond has helped take the stress out of running sports teams, as well as overcome specific challenges such as those faced by Crostyx is confronted.
“It was great to hear how Ella and her colleagues have used Spond to design such innovative solutions to training challenges in the post-Covid era,” said Falnes des Trines, CEO of Spond. “This is just one more example of how Spond is so much more than just a team management app. Switching to Spond can be a transformative experience for clubs, teams and groups taking the time to make the most of the features offered.
“In particular, Spond can replace a whole host of traditional resources, from spreadsheets to email apps and payment processors, with a single user interface, allowing coaches to do more in less time, which means that they can spend more time doing what they love.”
Since the world began to open up, Spond has worked hard to add new features and improvements that make life simpler and less stressful for coaches and volunteers, with a particular focus on saving time, collecting funds and payment processing, all of which have the potential to improve the short-term survival prospects of sports teams and organizations, while contributing to their long-term prosperity.
Ella added: “Spond really allows our coaches and administrators to do more with less. For example, organizing a team on match day was a complex process involving emails, texts, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and others. channels. With Spond, you set it in the app and everyone can confirm their availability in seconds, so there’s less chasing and coaches always know who’s available.”
Spond estimates coaches will save an average of 2.5 hours a week using the app, which is growing rapidly in the UK, with UK clubs now accounting for almost a third of the 1.5 million monthly active users of the app. Spond. In addition to the Spond app, the Spond Club platform is ideal for any organization with more than one team, allowing administrators to organize and communicate with players and members of multiple teams, with no limit on the number of users recorded.