We are happy to announce that we have launched a new website for the Carle PlaceSoccer Club. The new site has a number of features aimed at facilitating communication for soccer related activities. The website is built on a platform called SI Play, which integrates back into our registration system. The SI Play framework includes a number of features that we believe will help improve communication between the club, coaches, and player families. There is also a mobile app you can download that will integrate with the website functionality.
Some of you may have received an email earlier today indicating that team schedules have been published. This one of the features of the new platform. The website includes a page that lists schedules for all our programs. Note that we have only published the travel schedule. The rest of the schedules will follow. From the website you can see a listing of games by division or by team (both home and away). If the schedule is updated you will receive notification of the update. Coaches will also have the option of publishing their practice schedules through this same system.
The website also includes a team page for each team in the club. There are multiple "views" for the team webpage. Public access to the team sites is limited. Parents and coaches have access to contact information for team members (that view requires that you log in). The team webpage also integrates with the mobile app and includes options for texting team members as well as email.
The scheduling feature (both through the team page and the mobile app) has the option of tracking player attendance for games and practices. You simply pull up a scheduled event and select yes or no indicating if your child will be attending the event. The coach then has the ability to pull up the event and see who is planning on attending the event and who will be missing. This feature will make it much easier for coaches to keep track of how many players will be coming to games and practices.
Field closures due to weather will be posted to the website. If a field is closed we will push out a notification (through email or text) and a banner notification will appear on the home page and on the schedule page with details about the field closure.
I encourage you to visit our new website. Please note that this is a work in progress as we are all still learning the capabilities of the new platform.