TeamSnap FAQ

 

 Frequently Asked Questions  – TeamSnap

What is TeamSnap?

TeamSnap is a communication tool that each athletic team at RM can use.  Once rosters are made in TeamSnap, the coach, players and parents have access to the team roster, parent contact information, and the team’s game and event scheduled (if entered by the team).

Why does RM use TeamSnap?

To save coaches, players, and parents time and energy.

  • If the system is used, rosters and family contact information are built easily and quickly.  
  • No more waiting until half way thru the season to get contact information for players and parents.  
  • With the TeamSnap schedule download features, you don’t have to spend time manually entering the practice and game schedules.  
  • Coaches don’t have to assemble email lists, multiple text lists, phone trees etc. to get in touch with people.  
  • Game cancelled, practice time moved – no problem.  The coach can email the entire team and players and parents who have shared access will get the email as well.  The coach can also txt the team right from their TeamSnap app.  

How does a player get added to TeamSnap

The best way is the coach or team parent enters the name and email for each player and TeamSnap will invite the player to join.  When they join, they can add parent contact information.  No more clipboard being passed around at the team parent meeting and then chasing down the people that weren’t there.

The system works best if everyone on the team is getting the messages.

How does a parent get added to TeamSnap?

When a player accepts an invite to join TeamSnap they can add parent information.  If not done then, they can go in anytime to add parent information.  If you can’t get your student to do it, you can always email athletics or the booster president and they can add your information.

When a player adds your info, you will be invited to have shared access which gives you a unique TeamSnap account that will give you team information for that team and any other TeamSnap team that you have children playing on.

If the player is asked to join a TeamSnap team they can add relatives during that process.

Finally, whoever sets up the first TeamSnap account can always go add other people and TeamSnap will send out an invite to that person.

If a parent doesn’t complete create an individual account, messages will continue to go out the contact information in the player account.

If a coach invites a player to join the TeamSnap site can a parent be added?

When a player gets an email invite for TeamSnap, they can grant shared access to a parent.

When shared access is used, TeamSnap will notify the parent and give them the opportunity to also create a TeamSnap account that will have shared access with the player’s account.

If a parent doesn’t complete create an individual account, messages will continue to go out the contact information in the player account.

Does a parent need a separate TeamSnap account?

Not necessarily, but it can’t hurt.  If you don’t have a separate account, you access the info as your child, the player.  From the player account, family members can be added for shared access.

Shared access is most helpful when you have more than one kid on a team that uses TeamSnap.  You will then be able to see the RM Team that your kid is on, along with for example, a MSI Soccer Team that your other kid is on.  Shared access also comes in handy when you communicate with a coach or another parent since the message will then look like it’s coming from you and not the player.

If a parent doesn’t complete create a separate account, messages will continue to go out the contact information in the player account.