Using evaluation software saves club 20-30 hours of work during tryouts



Summary

The St. Croix Soccer Club has about 800 athletes who compete on its competitive teams. With so many athletes to evaluate during tryouts, the club struggled to avoid human error and numerous tedious steps while trying to update player scores and create rosters. To improve their process, the club turned to evaluation software.

 

Challenge

The St. Croix Soccer Club was struggling to keep up with paperwork and overall score tabulations after evaluation sessions. The club uses paper forms to record player scores during tryouts, creating hundreds of individual forms that needed to be collected and then manually tallied to determine each player’s score. Those scores were then entered into a spreadsheet to determine the top-ranked players. A second version of the spreadsheet was then created to post to the club’s website to announce teams. This process was tedious, and it introduced the risk for human error throughout.

“Just having all of those extra steps from paper copies to evaluators entering on a sheet, and just making sure all of the steps were being taken,” Coaching Director Nathan Klonecki said of club’s biggest struggles during tryouts.

The Solution

To simplify the process, the St. Croix Soccer Club turned to TeamGenius’ evaluation software. While the club opted to keep using paper forms, they benefited from using the software’s capabilities to quickly rank players and create rosters. After transferring the scores from the paper forms into the application, the software quickly generated results. It removed the need to manually calculate scores and determine playing rankings.

 

The Result

Using TeamGenius software resulted in a savings of about 20-30 hours of work for the tryouts administrators. They no longer had to spend time manually calculating scores and ranking players. It also reduced the risk of human error when determining teams, and allowed the roster to be quickly created and posted to the website.

“It saved numerous hours and human error. We caught some mistakes this year we might not have in the past,” Klonecki said.

 

About Sporting St. Croix Soccer Club
Established in 1984, the St. Croix Soccer Club serves athletes from Western Wisconsin and the Eastern Twin Cities. It has about 65 competitive teams that range from U9 to U19, and has in-house recreation leagues for youth players between the ages of 3 and 9 years old. The club has about 800 competitive athletes and 300-350 in-house athletes.

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