I'm researching the idea of using online sports league software to register students, take payments, etc. Would other team coaches be interested in joining the signup process to share the cost of the software? We would be creating a New Jersey Middle School Fencing League, which would be a name only, with each team being organized just as it is, but with access to online tools for registration, payments, scheduling, mobile apps, etc. Pricing varies and it could be $100 ish per team depending on the service.
After more research there are four major names in this industry:
DicksSports HS by BlueSombrero (only free service, which is funded by money from Dick's Sporting Goods and attaching a DSG advertisement to all emails and web pages)
Time Inc's = Sports Illustrated Play (SIplay)
as well as several smaller players that will probably get gobbled up.
Here is some good information about the overall situation.
Thinking of other names for the group. Trying to not limit it to Summer or middle school or high school, but something that encompasses everything so that it can work for all levels, maybe even open and vet squad team events. Mostly prefer not to limit it to NJ.
Fencing League of Fencers - FLOF * my favorite (a Dr. Horrible reference) NJ League of Fencing - NJLOF Fencing League of NJ - FLONJ League of All Fencing - LAF or LOAF Super League of Fencing - SLOF Fencing League of Super Swords - FLOSS The Fencing League - TFL League of Extraordinary Fencing - LOEF Fencing League Under Independent Direction - FLUID Fencing League Of Winners - FLOW Really Awesome League of Fencing - RALF ('cause Ralph and FRED) Fencing Is Cooler Than All Current Other Sports - FICTACOS Fencing Is Crazy Tactics In One Nano Second - FICTIONS Fencing Awesome Sport Tactics League - FAST League Swordsmen League of Fencing - SLOF Fencing League of Swords - FLOS
Masked Fencers League - MFL League of Masked Fencers - LOMF League of Sport Fencing - LOSF Sport Fencing Alliance League - SFAL Fencing League of Sport Fencers - FLOSF Kids With Swords Fencing League - KWSFL Fencing League of Kids With Swords - FLOKWS