Sporting Omaha FC Success Story
With about 800 players to evaluate, Sporting Omaha was struggling with the logistics of tryouts. While their process was working, it wasn’t as efficient as it could be. Evaluators only had player names (no photos) on evaluation forms so they couldn’t put a face to a player. Results were also delayed – and at risk for typos and other errors – as scores were manually compiled, and coaches and evaluators were using different evaluation criteria.
To improve its evaluation process, Sporting Omaha FC turned to TeamGenius during player evaluations. The Club used the tool to streamline tryouts and post-tryouts communications.
By using TeamGenius, Sporting Omaha FC was able to increase its accuracy and efficiency of player evaluations. The club was able to create athlete profiles that will be used from year-to-year and attach images of each player. “Having player pictures with evaluations at all times made the athletes easy to identify, and evaluators were able to put a face to
the name,” said Christina Lewis, YDP Director of Sporting Omaha FC.
TeamGenius also allowed the club to save time by easily breaking players into various talent groups and allowing administrators to see the scores in real-time.
Additionally, Sporting Omaha FC increased the accuracy of evaluations by having directors set uniform evaluation criteria for all players and coaches. “Our coaches will have a lot more confidence going forward in the accuracy of evaluations, “ Lewis said.
Lewis is also confident the easy of TeamGenius’ communication tools will encourage coaches to send out more feedback to players and parents.