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What You Should Be Looking for in a Player Evaluation Software

What You Should Be Looking for in a Player Evaluation Software

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When choosing the proper player evaluation software for your team or organization, there are many things to consider to make sure you will be making the best decision for your situation. These things include app features and gadgets, but also the usability of the app and how easy it is to learn the ins and outs.

Here is what you should be on the lookout for: 

1. A Web Demonstration

The easiest way to learn new player evaluation software is to get a demo from the company itself. Setting up a demo meeting gives you the chance to experience using the app while on a call with an expert so that you can see exactly where everything is, and any questions you may have can be answered immediately. After the demo, it is ideal to be able to try the software on your own for free, so you can verify that the software is the right fit for you and your organization. A free trial, with the ability to add sample players and events, makes getting comfortable with the software a breeze.

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2. Customization Abilities

Once you have had a chance to get comfortable with the software, the next thing you should look for is customization. Seeing your own logo on evaluations and reports adds personalized branding, but customization goes beyond just the aesthetic. The templates of evaluations should be customizable to suit your specific needs, so being able to add and delete skills as needed is important, or the ability to build your own template from scratch is a key feature.

3. Usability

Ease of use is the next thing to look at when choosing a program to use. The biggest advantage of using athlete evaluation software is the amount of time saved, so why chose a software that takes a long time to learn or set up? Ideally, your software will not only have everything you need but also have it all easily accessible. Importing players into your groups for evaluation should also be quick and easy, especially if you will be evaluating hundreds of athletes.

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4. Customer Support

Lastly, customer service is a big part of choosing the right software to use for your tryouts or camps. Customer support or help should be quick and easy, because having a problem and needing to wait for a solution wastes time that coaches do not have.

The ability to run a tryout, camp or clinic using an athlete evaluation software is not just a luxury for professional athletes, but instead a necessary asset that all youth sports teams and organizations can rely on to save time and make their evaluations easier. Being able to pull data into a report immediately after the tryout is complete, as well as sort athletes into teams or groups based on those reports saves countless hours that formerly were used for data collection and entry. It also enhances player development for organizations of all sizes. 

By using SkillShark Athlete Evaluations, a coach or evaluator can have access to all of these key points, plus more! SkillShark provides templates for 18 different sports, plus the ability to edit all templates or create your own if you wish. It is easy to load in player information from a registration system or spreadsheet, and digital evaluation allow for instant reports saving time and effort. You’ll also have access to our customizable reports, which can be easily sent to your athletes through the app as well! To get started with SkillShark, simply schedule a demo and we will get in touch with you quickly to set up a time that works for you.

Elanne Krainyk

Elanne is SkillShark’s marketing aficionado who is equal parts passionate about sports, marketing and sports marketing. She can usually be found with a golf ball or three in her purse, and her favorite way to spend downtime is out on the course with friends and family.