University of Alabama Athletics Streamline Student-Athlete Engagement and Internal Operations through TeamworksLeading Athletic Communication Software Offers Solutions to Connect Players, Coaches & StaffDURHAM, NC – – Teamworks, the industry leader of mobile collaboration and communication software for athletic organizations, is pleased to announce a new relationship with the athletic department at The University of Alabama. As the Crimson Tide’s Collaboration Software Provider, Teamworks will streamline communication and centralize information for coaches, administrators, staff and student-athletes, enabling Alabama to operate more efficiently and seamlessly manage student-athlete time commitments. Alabama is the latest NCAA Division I program to deploy Teamworks department-wide, investing in mobile technology to contemporize its approach to student-athlete development.“Alabama’s success in graduating student-athletes will be reinforced by implementing Teamworks across all sports and within our administration,” said Director of Athletics, Greg Byrne. “Poor time management detracts from performance both in the classroom and in competition. Having seen the success of our Football program utilizing Teamworks, it was a natural choice for us to adopt the application across the board to increase efficiency, respond to challenges raised by new guidelines and provide a comprehensive student-athlete experience.”Delivering athletic organizations many timesaving management solutions, Teamworks’ tools will allow coaches and staff to spend more time developing student-athletes by eliminating inefficiencies and promoting uniformity across the department. The platform will consolidate student-athletes’ schedules; ensuring teams comply with new regulations, operate smoothly and remain competitive. Teamworks has honed its time management solutions for more than a decade, resulting in the systems in place that produce significant time and hard goods savings for its clients.“The Time Management legislation was passed to address student-athlete concerns about more discretionary time and flexibility to become more well-rounded students,” said Byrne. “The Time Management plans and annual reviews are in actuality a check and balance measure of our organization and operations. Through the use of Teamworks’ application, coaches and administrators will easily resolve apprehension about the new regulations, by using the tools to maintain the same workload and daily routines they already have in place.”At the forefront of innovation in athletics, Teamworks offers an unparalleled depth and breadth of functionalities to more than 1,450 athletic-related entities around the world including some of the biggest names in sports. In collegiate athletics, Teamworks streamlines information sharing for nearly 1,000 NCAA Division I teams. In the Southeastern Conference, other athletic programs adopting the platform department-wide include Florida, Georgia, Ole Miss, Texas A&M and Vanderbilt. In other Power 5 Conferences, Teamworks’ department-wide relationships include Southern California, UCLA, Florida State, Duke, Virginia, Iowa State, University of Oklahoma, Texas Tech, Kansas State, Baylor, Colorado and Purdue. Other major collegiate partners include the NCAA, which has used Teamworks to enhance March Madness and its other Championship tournaments’ experience for all staff, participating teams, officials and game-site representatives; the ACC; the Big Ten; and the Mountain West Conference.“When I first developed Teamworks, I was a football player at Duke University and experienced first-hand the unique demands of being a student-athlete, being pulled in different directions by different staff members working independently to help me become the best leader I can be,” said Zach Maurides, Teamworks CEO. “From day one, Teamworks has been designed to open communication lines and make it easier for the silos within an athletic department to collaborate, ultimately helping student-athletes have a more well-balanced college experience. We are pleased to welcome Alabama and many other elite, championship-winning athletic departments to the Teamworks Family, relieving the stress and anxiety surrounding the new NCAA legislations.”Teamworks’ footprint continues to expand across professional sports as well. The National Football League Players Association uses Teamworks to communicate and share information with every active National Football League player. The platform is deployed by franchises in the NFL, Major League Baseball and National Hockey League. The entire United Soccer League and Major League Lacrosse organizations also utilize Teamworks.For more information about Teamworks, please visit teamworksstage.wpengine.com.About Teamworks:Teamworks is the leading provider of mobile collaboration software for athletic organizations based in Durham, NC. Founded in 2004, Teamworks has helped athletic teams, departments, and organizations across the country improve the way they share information and communicate. More than 1,450 clients utilize Teamworks’ products including nearly 1,000 NCAA Division I programs; more than 85 Football Bowl Subdivision programs at over 85% of the Autonomous Conferences institutions; NCAA Division I athletic institutions including 20 department wide such as Alabama, Texas, Ole Miss, Baylor, Virginia and Duke; the Big Ten Conference, the Mountain West Conference, and the NCAA; the NFLPA; Major League Lacrosse; United Soccer League; USA Baseball; the San Francisco 49ers, Arizona Cardinals, Detroit Lions, Washington Nationals, San Francisco Giants and Nashville Predators. For more information about Teamworks, please visit teamworksstage.wpengine.com.