During a busy sports season, there are a number of questions that could arise that will need quick answers from the parents. Not only confirmation of their child’s presence at important games but also questions regarding snacks and drinks you may want them to provide, uniform sizes, and ideas for end-of-season celebrations. You can make getting responses seamless by taking advantage of the DialMyCalls automated phone polling and surveying feature.
DialMyCalls simplifies the job of a busy coach by letting you ask parents important questions in a phone call or SMS text message. You ask the question in your message and provide answers that correspond with numbers on their keypad. DialMyCalls will keep track of the answers for you in your detailed report. You only need to login to see all of the responses. The report will even break down the answers by caller so you know each individual’s reply. This is particularly useful when you are trying to get uniform sizes for all of your players. The parent only needs to push the button that represents their child’s size and the report will show you how they answered.
When it comes time for games, you will want the time to develop a roster that allows every child a chance to play. In order to do this successfully you need to know which kids are going to be at your scheduled games. Use your DialMyCalls polling system and ask parents to simply respond yes or no to “will your child be at next week’s game?” With your broadcast reports keeping track of the responses you can easily see who says yes. This will allow you to create a fair roster that gives each kid an equal amount of time on the playing field.
End your season on a positive note with a last game party. Encourage parent participation by sending them polling questions regarding the location, refreshments, and decorations. Give options for each question and check the broadcast report to see which ones were the most popular. Once you have the details squared away you can go ahead and ask the parents for their help in organizing it. This type of event will allow your kids to leave the season on a high note, no matter how it went for your team.
Our phone polling and survey feature is a great tool for a busy coach when he or she needs answers fast. By letting DialMyCalls ask your questions and organize the answers, you can focus on the important job of getting your kids ready for their big games.
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