Encouraging Discouragement


It’s a little ironic. One of the most encouraging aspects we experience while designing and building teamloop is the discouragement of others (and ourselves).

It happens every time I start sharing the teamloop story. Coaches get frustrated at tracking player availability. For parents, it’s usually when I mention having to pick apart the many emails to find the important details, especially when they are “Reply To All”.

The one that continues to fuel my encouragement is the “here’s the schedule” email. Here’s an example I just received a couple of weeks ago.

First, here is the “we aren’t trying to be mean to coaches” disclaimer. We love our coaches.

The link below will take you to the schedule of games for the month of Dec. Look under the 4th Grade Boys league column under the Bruin tab. This webpage will also provide you a weather hotline.

And the ensuing routine for each person on the team:

  1. Click the link
  2. Find the correct schedule link
  3. Download the schedule
  4. Find the correct times and locations and enter them on your calendar
  5. Track the other important details: weather hotline, which jersey to wear, when we need to provide the scorekeeper

    Contrast this with teamloop:

    1. The coach will enter the schedule

      The great thing about teamloop is that by helping the coaches, we’ll be helping the team.