Youth and Amateur Adult League Sports Software: Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2016 to 2022

SKU ID : WGR- 12990188

Publishing Date : 03-Aug-2016

No. of pages : 389


  • Worldwide Youth and Amateur Adult League Sports Software markets are poised to achieve significant growth and enormous market consolidation as youth and recreational teams move to automated process

    Integration of a variety of technologies is the functional direction of market development as vendors seek to build out a platform. As companies try to build out specialized payment processing, registration, scheduling, and team communications capability, the platforms become very complex and difficult to change. The classic software problems associated with integration of different software modules begin to plague systems developers. The platform can include a lot of different functions illustrated below.

    Sports Software
    Club Management
    Sports Websites
    Sports Technology
    Team Roster Software
    Team Registration Management
    Volunteer Management Software
    Flexible payment options.
    Users can choose from various payment methods
    Pay by check or by credit card
    Track cash payments
    Make payment on account
    Provides an advertising base for retail outlets
    Advertising base has local reach
    Broad functionality
    Administrators can collect online payment securely
    One tap payment
    Discounts & coupons are supported
    Create one multifaceted product
    Tracks rosters, schedules, game attendance, practice attendance
    Tracks availability, team payments, and statistics
    Text communications
    Email communications
    Team web site communications
    Effective communications capability
    Multipurpose rooms
    Background Screening
    Equipment Tracking
    Facility Management
    Game Results Tracking
    Online Registration
    Team Assignments
    Volunteer Management

    Youth sports package software often generates revenue b taking a small percentage of the transactions that are run through the software by the teams. Standard software licenses are also used to pay for the software. A third revenue model depends on an annual fee per registration. In some cases, the fee is $50 per web site and an additional $299 annually A vendor typically charges $2.50 per registrant. Custom graphics are available for $599 typically.

    Several youth team software vendors provide web site design tools, other vendors permit users to work with a graphics team to support building the appropriate design. Most vendors offer premium features to make them available in high end web sites. This includes text messaging, team, and effective communications capability.

    A very few vendors are specialists in payments processing. Credit card processing is an important part of running an team. The teams revolve around shared use of fields, courts or ice. Payments processing provides a way to collect the money easily, providing a base for the team.

    Most youth team software is available with an initial free trial. This lets people try out the web site for an organization. The strength of the software is the player registration process. Other vendors have strength in payments processing. Still others specialize in the web site design. A vendor that provides the best registration software considers it the bread and butter for the company.

    Communication is a more elaborate software requirement and that is being upgraded by most vendors. Vendors work to make their software customizable. Vendors permit users to ask questions specific to the league, they can add an additional fee to be collected during the registration process.

    “Vendors are making acquisitions to make the software able to provide a large set of capabilities. Modules brought in from different companies and developers are difficult to integrate into a functioning platform. Frequently functionality brought in from an acquisition is torn down and rewritten to make it conform to a platform standard.”

    Market growth comes from increased benefits of organization in youth and amateur adult sports leagues. Travel teams and tournaments are in vogue. These do not happen in a consistent manner unless there is automated process in place. Automated process is just better for making a team function smoothly, eliminating vast amounts of politics. Shared resource is always a problem, having automated management is better. Once one aspect of the team management is automated, there is demand to automate all the processes across the board leading to plenty of consolidation and acquisitions in this market.

    In a $9 billion U.S. youth sports market, the software for youth and amateur adult league teams at $389.4 represents 4.3% of the total spending. This is a nascent market, there is no end in sight, markets are expected to reach $5.9 billion by 2022. Sports teams will continue to get more organized and depend on software to provide increased management efficiency.

    Companies Profiled

    Market Leaders

    ACTIVE Network / ACTIVE Sports
    Blue Star Sports
    NBC Sports / Sport Ngin Hudl
    Time / Sports Illustrated Play
    Affinity Sports
    Dicks / Blue Sombrero
    Cogran Systems

    Market Participants

    Affinity Sports
    Atheletrax / mysportsort
    Bear Dev
    Coach Logic
    Engage Sports
    FiXi Competition Management
    Jonas Software / EZFacility
    Sideline Sports
    Team Topia / SwimTopia
    Time / Sports Illustrated Play
    Vista Equity Partners Fund IV and Vista Equity Partners Fund III / Active Network / ActiveSports / Lanyon
    Front Desk
    Bm Sports Leagues New York
    Team Sports Admin
    Bonzi Technology
    TopDog Sports
    Upper Hand

    Key Topics

    Youth Sports Software
    Recreational League Sports Software
    Youth Organization Of Baseball
    Youth Organization Of Softball
    Youth Organization Of Basketball
    Youth Organization Of Football leagues
    Sports Platform
    Sports Coaching
    Sports Training
    Sports Oxygen
    Sports Wearables