Tuesday, 19 May 2020

Published Tuesday, May 19, 2020 with 1 comment

Creative Ways To Boost Sports Club Revenue During Covid 19

The pandemic has forced all sports clubs and sports activities to shut down. This has not only affected the revenue stream for the sports clubs but has also has had adverse impact on young athletes.
To keep the morale boosted and players motivated, most clubs have moved to having online training and team-socializing sessions online on InstaTeam. While this is a great way to keep up positivity and team spirit for the team, sports clubs still have to have some viable financial backup or alternate revenue stream to support club operations. Given the fact that one cannot predict how long will this disaster keep affecting us, it becomes all the more important to have additional resources to support day-to-day operations.
If your youth sports club/health club/gym is facing this problem, here are a few alternate ways to boost revenue during lockdown.
Future Membership Discounts
The lockdown is not going to last forever. Even your clients know this. Offer discounts for future memberships for like three months from now, autumn, winter and so on. Closer the date, more the discount. The advance payment will provide some financial cushion during this hard time.
Lucrative Offers
Discounts is one thing, and giving a person an irresistible offer is another. For instance you can offer extended membership, or offer discount when someone brings in a referral, or provide crossfit training free with fitness training. Get creative and make combinations that are hard to resist for the clients.
Gift Certificate
Gift certificates are a great way to give a gift and still let the receiver decide what they want. Send communication to all your teams to let them know you are offering gift certificates with lucrative offers. Have a year-long validity on those certificates such that people can use them. If the  offers are tempting, there’ll be a considerable number of clients who would be sold to the idea of gift certificates for birthdays and other special occasions.
Equipment Renting
Your fitness equipment is sitting idle. There are two ways you can use it. First, you can offer it to existing members for free to help them workout online more effectively. This would be a welcome gesture during these testing times and a great way to garner customer loyalty. The second way is to actually rent out your fitness equipment to people working-out from home.

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Thursday, 14 May 2020

Published Thursday, May 14, 2020 with 0 comment

Care During Containment – We Are With You

Everything’s locked down. There won’t be games for a while; no practice, no tournaments, nothing! But the teams stay, and we at InstaTeam encourage our teams to stay connected. To ensure the teams stay connected and young athletes engaged, we are teleworking and making sure we are at your service, a one hundred percent.
How is InstaTeam App useful during lockdown?
While there aren’t schedules to be created, tournaments to be managed, the InstaTeam app helps teams stay connected with seamless communication. Here’s how sports clubs across the nation are using InstaTeam App during lockdown:
·         Sending motivational, informative messages
·         Online training via live streaming
·         Coordination of online training
·         And the good old coach and team connection
We are there to ensure the team communication and coordination remains seamless. We are constantly working on improving our functionality, answering questions and providing support to coaches and admins prepare for the upcoming seasons.
As teams, this is how we need to stick together
There’s no sports happening right now. But eventually they will resume. This is the time to prepare for the new season. While we extend our cent percent support to you, you can help us too by:
·         Giving us feedback on our functionality, interface or anything that matters to you. tell us how we can improve to serve you better. We are all ears.
·         Letting us know of any specific need of your team’s. It might just help us add some helpful features to the app.
·         Like, share and comment on social media. While we understand these are tough times and getting new team subscriptions is not on the horizon, at least not for a while, a good word would help us sail through.

We acknowledge that the lockdown is really hard on sports clubs, especially the youth sports clubs. If your club has the premium subscription for InstaTeam and you do not get your monthly subscription renewed, we would understand. But here’s a learning from our clients spread across the country, if your club utilizes the containment period to engage and motivate your teams, you will have a more ready, enthusiastic and loyal team than ever. Also, if you switch your mode of communication, it would be very difficult to get players and parents to switch back to the official communication channel for the team.
We are in this together and together we will win it.
Thank you for being on our (Insta)Team!

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Published Thursday, May 14, 2020 with 0 comment

Lockdown Survey and Feedback

 We believe your club is engaging in online training for your team. Since online training is new and nobody really prepared for it, it would be helpful if get a feedback from your team players.
You can use the InstaTeam App’s Team Survey feature to send across the survey. Here’s how you can create a survey –
·         Open the InstaTeam App
·         Tap on the “Inbox” tab
·         Tap on “Team Surveys” tab
·         Tap on the “+” sign to create a survey
Here’s a little help on the kind of questions you can put in the survey.
·         Are you feeling anxious about not being able to play?
·         Do you like online training?
·         Are the instructions easy to follow?
·         Would you be willing to have online training during Holidays when the lockdown is over?
·         Do you have access to proper equipment used in training at home?
·         Do you feel connected to the team during online sessions?
·         Would you like a one-on-one interaction with your coach?
·         Have you made goals, what you want to achieve from the online training?
·         If yes, do you feel you are being able to get there?
·         Have you discussed your goals with your coach?
·         How do you stay motivated?
·         What is the hardest part of staying away from your sport for so long?
·         Is there anything specific you are looking for in your training?
·         Give us your feedback about your online training.
These are just a few questions to get you started. Along the way you would have so much more to add. Apart from the obvious feedback, a survey is also a great engagement tool.

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