Feature Update: Assignments Free for Users in Canada
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With TeamSnap’s recent partnership with Gatorade Canada, we are proud to announce the assignments feature is now free for TeamSnap users in Canada. Thanks to Gatorade, all Canadian teams can enjoy the benefits of our easy-to-use, time-saving assignment tracker.
What is Assignments?
Whether it’s remembering the Gatorade or snapping pics, your volunteers will know what they need to do. Assignments helps assign tasks to teammates, so you come prepared for the next game.
With volunteer tracking, team managers can stay on top of who’s doing what task. If you’re a coach or team manager, you can assign who is bringing the team fuel with Gatorade and food, tasks and volunteer shifts to parents and players on your team. If you’re a parent or player, you can volunteer for any of these tasks.
You can find Assignments in your event details within the TeamSnap mobile or web app.
Benefits of Assignments
Stay on top of assignments, tasks and signups with Assignments.
“I was at an event and needed to contact a volunteer who hadn’t arrived. I went to the assignment tab, quickly found the volunteer I needed, then I went to the team roster and contacted them and their parents to find out what was happening. This has made life so much easier. We use to use Excel docs, Google Forms, Email, and SignUp.com all to coordinate our activities. This has really brought everything under the same roof.” — Brian Jones, Harding Academy Robots program director
Show up to the next game prepared.
Know who’s bringing snacks and beverages to the next game.
Assign your favorite snack or beverage.
Tell others what snacks or beverages they should bring, or sign up for something yourself.
Make sure it gets done.
You can also assign tasks like volunteer shifts, taking photos, bringing halftime snacks and setting up cones.
How do Assignments work?
How to Create Assignments on Web
- Log in to TeamSnap and click Assignments tab.
- Not seeing the correct games or events from your schedule? Click View Preferences and update as needed.
- Click New to have the option to create assignments for multiple events or skip to step 3.
- Select to create the assignment for All Games, All Events, or All Games and Events, or a specific game or event from the When dropdown.
- Click New Assignment next to desired game/event.
- Enter an assignment description (multi-game/event assignments skip to step 6).
- Optional (for single game or event assignments only): Click the Who dropdown and select from roster members to assign to or leave as Unassigned to allow for volunteer sign up to assignment.
- Click Save.
How to Create Assignments on Mobile
- Open the TeamSnap app and tap team name.
- Tap Schedule icon (Android) or Schedule/Availability tab (iOS).
- Tap the desired game or event.
- Scroll down and tap + (Android) or Add (iOS) in the Assignments section.
- Optional: Tap the Unassigned dropdown and select a roster member to assign to or leave as Unassigned to allow for voluntary sign up for the assignment(players/parents will be automatically assigned to items they create).
- Enter assignment description.
- Tap Save (Android) or OK (iOS).
Note: Assignments are included in the automatic reminder emails sent out two days prior to games and events. For more information on Assignments, visit the Help Center.
Free for users in Canada, thanks to Gatorade!
Historically, the assignments feature was only available to paid teams. With our new partnership, Gatorade Canada has opened Assignments for users in Canada, regardless of which plan they are on. 🎉🎉Now, it will be even easier for you to bring Gatorade to the game. (Just look for the dropdown in the app.) So get out there, rehydrate, replenish and refuel, so you never stop competing.
Lisa Hope is a product marketing manager with TeamSnap and a marketing professor at the University of Florida.