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!
• General maintenance and performance improvements
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!
Communication information updates/changes
So the problem is that all parents are not currently receiving notifications via text (which they prefer) about my practices because some of them were not included by park admin during registration plus updates via mobile are impossible it seems.
Mobile App needs to have team member account management capacity to add contact info, specifically phone numbers due to parents request for text notification primarily. Changes to parents info is common at beginning of seasons (and beyond) and Coaches should be able to modify this info. Parents should also be able to use the app to modify their contact info. Most parents and coaches don’t carry PCs to the park; AND currently the web based version automatically pushes you to the Mobile App or the App Store with no recourse when attempting to login to make changes.
The bottom line is that the process required to update/verify phone numbers for parents could certainly be streamlined. If it’s too hard then parents and coaches will flock to alternatives day one of practices...
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
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.