Why Hobnob is Perfect for Team Moms and Youth Soccer
Any parent whose child plays youth soccer will tell you how amazing this sport can be for your family. Your children get to exercise, work as part of a team, and have fun—all while enjoying some fresh air!
The only catch?
Whether you’re balancing your own agenda or figuring out how to fit homework, chores, and other sport commitments between practices, scheduling can be a challenge. Not to mention the fact that team mailers and timelines can easily get lost in flooded email inboxes.
That’s why The Nalus (Waves), a youth soccer team in El Segundo, California, use Hobnob to send invites and reminders for all practices, game days, and picture days.
“Our ‘coach’ suggested it after parents weren’t responding to mass emails,” says Team Mom Cynthia K., “People are slow to reply or check their emails. Text is a much easier way to RSVP, and with Hobnob, it’s so easy to reply ‘yes’ or ‘no’.”
It’s important for coaches to know who can make it to practices and game days, because they need to form strategies with the players who are available. With Hobnob’s quick invites, text-to-reply feature, and friendly reminders, it’s easy for both parents and coaches to keep track of all these times and dates.
“It’s so simple to use,” Cynthia says, “I have a set list of parents that we send every reminder and invite to. It literally takes me a minute to create and send the two practice and one (sometimes two) game reminders a week.”
These invites and reminders have helped The Nalus develop their teamwork and live up to their name. Nalu is not only the name of their star goalie, but is also the Hawaiian word for wave. Together, in blue and white, they dominate on the field like a powerful force of water.
With two team moms, two coaches, and a strong group of passionate parents, Cynthia sends out about twenty-four invites for every event. Now, she can expect to receive answers and know exactly who will be able to make it to every scrimmage or playoff.
We want our children to have these experiences. It’s important for them to run around, play with others, and learn about teamwork. But it’s not always easy to fit everything into our already busy schedules. With Hobnob’s approachable design and simple text features, you can worry a little less about that and a little more about the ref’s call on that offside shot.
Be sure to check back here to find out how other soccer teams are using Hobnob to score with events and join us as we continue to cheer on The Nalus!