Sports Illustrated Play is a leading team and league management system, now providing schedules, calendars, communications, rosters and more to busy coaches and youth sports families in an easy-to-use app. The SI Play app is free and can be used with any team or club!
- Scheduling, calendars, and changes in real time
- Communications and updates on the fly
- Rosters, player info, video and photo highlights
- Every team includes its own free website!
- Simple, easy, and fun to use!
What makes the SI Play App unique?
- SI Play is 100% free for ALL our features and functionality
- The Feed, our most popular feature to post comments, highlights, videos, photos and more
- We give you Family Schedules: track games, practices, and events across all your kids’ sports and teams in one place
- Interactive Player Cards make your players the hero – rosters, athlete info, attendance tracking for coaches, and tagged photos/videos
- Live game and score updates – share scores, stories, photos, video and more, right in the app! Follow along if you can’t make the game with full iScore integration.
The SI Play app is built for all sports – baseball, softball, football, basketball, soccer, hockey, lacrosse, volleyball, field hockey… or whatever team you are part of! Start simplifying your sports life and sign up your team today!
ABOUT SI PLAY
SI Play is smart technology designed to simplify your hectic sports life while also celebrating the stories, moments, and goodness of sport.
Our powerful suite of connected tools is designed to help youth sports leagues and teams – plus the coaches, parents and fans that support them – operate with peak efficiency and success. Online registration and payments, website creator, scheduling, communications, digital player passes, live scoring and much more, all fully integrated from desktop to mobile app.
• Fixed: Resolved a bug related to creating new teams in the app.
• Fixed: Scrolling through the schedule was a bit jumpy. We made an update to remedy this.
• Fixed: Some users were having trouble managing their roster.
Ratings and Reviews
Hard to Use - Not Worth The Trouble
This app is a great idea but the functionality makes it kind of a pain to use when trying to track and manage a team. Most of the features are hard to figure out which makes this app a pain when you’re at the field also managing a team in real life. The screen says “email your team and your messages will be saved here” but there’s no way to send a message. Or if there is, it’s not very apparent how to use it. You have to mark attendance before the end of the game/practice or you can’t edit. This is a pain because I’m really busy managing the team and I don’t know who’s going to show up until they show up. And then we’re busy - so when do I have time to actually log attendance? This feature is a little unrealistic. We can’t log progress of our programs on the app, we have to use a desktop - which many volunteers in our league don’t use, making this app pointless for us in a lot of ways. I am a volunteer with the Junior Giants - our league has quite a lot of feedback regarding the functionality of this app - would appreciate someone from the UX team contacting me so we can give some usability feedback. The league recommends this app, it’s advertised on all Junior Giants collateral, but it’s not a realistically helpful tool... yet! I’d love to help you get there with some human factor feedback. Thanks!
Horrible at selecting photos
This app is good for messaging. However, when it comes to posting photos, there are some issues that would indicate to me a lack of understanding how the iOS photo selection framework works. It only allows you to view your entire library. You can’t select from an album. That would be fine if it didn’t organize the photos in some arbitrary manner. Sometimes, it shows your most recent. Other times it shows photos from years ago in your library. And then you must scroll through your entire library to find what you want. It also doesn’t refresh after your photos have been updated. It’s caching photos when it shouldn’t. Therefore you must close and reopen the app until the photos you need are available. That particular issue appears to be recent. I’ve posted in previous seasons. The biggest issue is the inability to select photos from an album in your library. For example, your Favorites album.
Developer Response ,
We are currently optimizing this entire flow for iOS 11, and there will be an update in the next couple of weeks. We are sorry for the sup-par experience, but it will be in ship-shape very soon. Thanks for your patience!
- Your SI Play Team
This app is awesome. As being a coach it’s something for the parents and players themselves to view for upcoming games and practices and other things besides general word of mouth.
The fact that there is a team chat that is used for quick updates like a game delay, day change or just regular messages to the entire team and families. The attendance part is also great on knowing ahead of time who will and who might not be able to make the practice or game .
You can link it to your own calendar on your phone therefore you can see it all immediately right in front of you. Click on the day for specific info. I highly recommended using it.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.