Let the fun begin! At the end of another school year, congrats on making it through your spring seasons. We also wish many of you luck as you ramp up for the summer baseball season. Of course, with summer upon us, you would rather think about sunny pool days, BBQs, and a few cold ones, but we want to encourage you to start thinking ahead to Fall. Be sure to submit your Fall season set up requests in advance or schedule your website redesign now. It’s also the perfect time to purchase new Stats products for fall sports (and all year) and get some valuable summertime training on setting up your season.
To get you started watch the Season Set Up Webinar from last November!
Streamline and Shorten the Line with PrestoTickets
Digital or E-tickets were once exclusive to the tech-forward crowd. That instantly changed in 2020. Suddenly the choices were contactless ticketing or possibly no tickets at all. Now E-tickets are expected and in general use by everyone. This opens a tremendous opportunity for programs to easily and quickly offer tickets for events of every type and size. PrestoTickets (formerly FlashTix) offers numerous advantages for any organization.
Check out this article and see how easy it is to get started from pre-game to game day with PrestoTickets.
PrestoSports will be at NACDA and the CSC Exhibit Area
NACDA’s premier event, the Annual Convention, is the largest gathering of collegiate administrators in the country and will take place June 11 – 14, 2023, in Orlando, Florida, and PrestoSports will be there! Catch us at booth number #515 and at CSCUNITE. Schedule a time to meet while at the show, we’d love to connect with you!
This exciting series offers the chance to hear directly from product experts who will share their tips and tricks for getting the most out of PrestoSports products. Whether you’re a coach, athletic director or SID, these webinars are a great way to gain insight into the latest trends and strategies in the world of sports technology. Plus, with the summer break in full swing, you can use this time to get ahead of the competition and prepare for the upcoming season. So don’t miss out on this great opportunity to learn and grow with PrestoSports!
Get a Cutting-Edge Custom Look – and Cut Time and Costs
PrestoSports Designs on Themes 2.0
Did you hear? PrestoWeb Themes 2.0 is now available! PrestoWeb Themes 2.0 offers 10 fresh and innovative website designs that are sure to impress your staff, athletes, and fans alike. These themes are built on a shared file system, which allows for continual updates and maintenance to keep your website up-to-date and running smoothly. Additionally, the themes are ADA compliant, ensuring that all visitors can access your website regardless of their abilities. Highlighting some of the industry favorite functions such as news releases, a scoreboard for past and upcoming games, featured athletes, and more. With PrestoWeb Themes 2.0, you can create a visually stunning and functional website that will keep your audience engaged and informed.
Follow us on social media for some sneak peeks at the new designs!
Discover 2023 Website Tiers
Choose from the PrestoSports Core, Pro, or Premium levels and you’ll get a customized, branded website solution specifically for your athletic program, with responsive design, SSL encryption, and ADA/WCAG compliance (other features available upon request). You and your staff will enhance the image of all your sports, with sports calendars, rosters, coach profiles, and the ability to add additional pages to tell your story and build your brand.
Click below to learn more about the new 2023 Website Tiers.
MYTH: Posting and sharing my schedule and stats is a time-consuming task.
FACT: At the foundation of the PrestoSports Super Suite is PrestoStats, which boasts multiple integrations to other PrestoSports products, making it easy to share not only your schedule, but game and player statistics in articles, social media, and live streams. With the PrestoSports Super Suite, you can take the tasks you are already completing and elevate your athletic department’s image with ease.
What I am Currently Binge-watching: Silo on Apple TV
Most Recent Accomplishment: Completed a coding bootcamp. I push myself to learn something new every day.
Why I Enjoy Working at PrestoSports: The company is legitimately passionate about what we do.
Favorite Quote/Words to Live By:“You never know"
Quick Tips from An Insider
New Features! PrestoWeb
Coming soon, player biographies and roster records can now be linked to their social media accounts. Direct fans to your players Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Twitch, TikTok, and any recruiting profiles from their biography, putting NIL at the forefront of your program and site. Interested in adding this neat feature to your teams? Reach out to your support Team today to assist.
Does your school, conference, or organization host awards? Did you know PrestoSports has a solution to create, administer, and finalize athletic and athletic-academic awards? Already including a library of pre-defined or customized templates, along with Gameday CMS integrated nomination and voting services; today PrestoAwards is the leader in the industry.
Coming this month, PrestoAwards will support the creation, administration, nomination, and voting of Team statistic awards. Historically the platform has always supported awards centered around primary individual statistics, and we are excited to offer this new award type that may facilitate ranking teams amongst your conference or organization by the statistics teams accumulate.
Coming soon, in addition to box score uploads, all PrestoWeb customers can now access PrestoStats scoresheet mode. PrestoStats scoresheet mode allows users to enter primary game results and statistics that can be downloaded and added to your team site.
Additional updates to the PrestoStats legacy platforms include:
Added ability to optionally include season totals for ERA and Batting average in game XML files in PrestoStats Baseball
Added Rush and Pass type logic to PrestoStats Football
Introduced ‘Continue’ fragment to additional play types in PrestoStats Football
Updated baseball advanced stats reports to optionally group player records by career and season ID
Coming this fall, we'll be adding a new and improved version of Football to PrestoStats, completely changing the scorekeeper experience from the broadcast booth. The complete stats experience will include roster management, custom rule application, end to end game entry, and standardized game report generation. If your school or conference has a football program, reach out to your Client Success Manager today to be onboarded for the fall!
Entering its second season, PrestoStats Tennis has proven to support a wide array of match and scoring formats. This month, we have released a new and improved user interface based on your feedback! The new design promotes a simplified score entry view, more game formats, and the ability to indicate more detailed match results including clinch to win, did not play/finish, and forfeits or disqualifications.
Flag Football 2.0
Added a confirmation step to review event settings prior to starting your game
Added ‘Safety’ play sequences that can be optionally triggered as needed, and rules defined before starting the event
Interested in trying out PrestoShots? Sign up for a trial account that’s integrated with the PrestoSports Super Suite today!
Video Archive Policy Update
Starting from September 1st, 2023, our Core and Pro streaming packages will revert to their pre-Covid 19 On Demand Video Storage policy, making archives accessible for a rolling period of 365 days.
Lifetime Archives are now available in our Premium Streaming package. Conferences, Organizations, Associations and Leagues will continue to have Lifetime Archives as usual.
To upgrade and enjoy Lifetime Archives, please contact your Client Success Manager via this link HERE.
For full details on the policy update, please view the storage policy HERE.
Have you checked out Gamecast? It’s the best way for fans to experience your games right through your PrestoMobile app! With Gamecast, fans can follow along with the live action stats as you enter them. Even better, if you are streaming with us, they video live too. Already streaming? Streaming Player is also available right inside the event, making PrestoMobile a one stop shop for fans craving your games. You can even pair Gamecast and Streaming together to give them an unparalleled view of the game!
Youth camps, athletic clinics/camps, mission camps, whatever camps, summer is a great time to increase your programs' funding and exposure! PrestoCamps offer a streamlined path to a successful and repeatable camp in any season, with a single source for everything you need:
What’s going on?! Don’t wait and wonder, subscribe to our System Status Update to get real-time updates of any system issues and expected timing for resolutions. You’ll save time by not reaching out to support and can stay focused on helping your team! You can receive these message updates through email, text, webhook, RSS, and Slack.
More. Do more. Get more. Fund more. Every program is looking for more – and now it’s not just something to squeeze in when and if you can, it’s a job requirement. It’s a big ask of already lean departments – that’s the reason we created this playbook.
Fundraising Best Practices
Tips for Success
How to Set Up a Fundraising Campaign in PrestoRaise
Timing and Strategy is Everything
It’s everything you need to tactically execute a successful fundraising campaign.