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July 2019
Safeguarding Advice: How do you deal with the crush?

Safeguarding Advice: How do you deal with the crush?

We’ve always done our best to focus on helping coaches save time, money, safeguard their members’ data and safeguard children in general. As a leading sports club membership software, the more we realise the opportunity we have to help coaches make a difference to their members’ lives, the more we’re inspired to keep doing more.
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How to forget about admin and make the most of your summer

How to forget about admin and make the most of your summer

Summer. It’s the season you’ve been waiting for! Some well-earnt downtime after a busy season of gradings, competitions, challenges and matches. It’s awesome to have a few weeks off and push club-life to the side for a little bit. But it won’t be long until the thought of organising your next season starts creeping back in.
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The easiest way to move your teams around for a new season

The easiest way to move your teams around for a new season

It’s that time again! Where has the last year gone?! It’s time to close things down, or at least quieten things down for summer. But it won’t be long before it’s time to get things in order for your new season. No matter what sport you’re involved in, you’re bound to have some members leave, members change teams and new members join.
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June 2019
4 reasons why you shouldn’t leave your club admin until last minute

4 reasons why you shouldn’t leave your club admin until last minute

At the end of your final season of the year, we know that you need some time off ‘club stuff’ in general. After so many competitions/gradings etc., summer is the perfect time to relax in the warm weather. Whether you’re going on holiday, spending more time with family or just enjoying having some free time, taking time to re-charge your batteries is refreshing for most of us.
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6 questions to ask when saving money on sports club membership software

6 questions to ask when saving money on sports club membership software

Researching for a piece of sports club membership software can be stressful and take a lot of time. This is because there is so much software out there, all structured and priced differently. As free trials are so common in software, you have to try a few before you find the right one. For this reason, it can take a while to research, narrow down and finally decide on the right software for your club.
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Meet Our Team: Martin in Development

Meet Our Team: Martin in Development

It’s no secret that the Coacha team has been expanding over the last few years. From talented bunches of people working remotely across the UK, to our dedicated team who are based at Coacha HQ in the Cotswolds. We’ve needed to expand out team to satisfy the demand for Coacha and it’s a very exciting time indeed!
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From spreadsheets to software: Thoughts from a former spreadsheet user

From spreadsheets to software: Thoughts from a former spreadsheet user

When we ask new users “what did you do for your admin before you found Coacha?”, a huge majority of them will sigh and say “spreadsheets”. We’re so used to that familiar sound of disappointment by now and take great pleasure in helping clubs turn their lives around.
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May 2019
Money Dashboard Update

Money Dashboard Update

Coacha Headquarters is a very busy place to be at the moment. Between teams working on V2.5 updates, V3 updates, Coacha USA and other exciting projects, it's safe to say that no one is ever sat twiddling their thumbs!
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Gmail headaches in sports club membership software?

Gmail headaches in sports club membership software?

Over the last few months, it’s become apparent that there is an industry-wide problem with Gmail and sports club membership software. As coaches, we’ve all had people use the “What email? I haven’t received an email” trick. But if you’ve found your members saying this more than usual recently, it’s definitely worth checking whether they have a Gmail account. This is because Gmail have recently increased their security settings, making it harder for platforms that send emails to get them t...
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9 tips for appropriate touch in sport

9 tips for appropriate touch in sport

With more and more child sexual abuse in sport stories coming to light in the press recently, there is an ongoing pressure to be the best we can be as coaches and work to the best standard possible.
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