The majority of the population is visual. Given that people are visual, ask yourself this question, what is more likely to stimulate: static imagery or video?
The creation of both is as “hard” as using a mobile device if you don’t have access to game film. If you don’t have access to it, you or someone within your sport’s organization can go ahead and create some highlights.
Kids can have all their information directly integrated into the mobile app. When you look at the EY Football app, you’ll see that as of right now the seniors have only their Hudl highlights integrated into the mobile app. It would not be difficult to get more information for the kids integrated into the mobile app. As we are looking at what’s available by kids today, many have their Twitter feeds. Some have Instagram information. It seems like if there’s a new app out there, the kids will be on in short order. The direct feeds that can be integrated is Twitter and YouTube for the social media aspect.
Looking at the direct message delivery, one of the “bigger” apps out there is the Remind App and for the chat room function “GroupMe.”
The Remind App is certainly replaceable with the text notification system within the mobile app. It is easy to send a player to a certain page within the app or a specific website as well.
The chat room function is useful for discussing any aspect about an upcoming athletic contest. To ensure this information is not seen by those within the public, I’d suggest integrating the “Padlock” feature into the mobile app so that one could ensure no game secrets are open for the public to see at all.
Last but not least, kids are competitive and want to see their team ahead of their competition. Much like a rivalry game, kids are always trying to prove that they have an edge. Given that mobile apps are pretty much everywhere but not really utilized at this level, the kids would have a “leg up” on the competition. The mobile app is one way to stay ahead of everyone else 🙂
I’m looking forward to helping you get started today.