Men’s and Women’s Track & Field
1. What is Teamworks’ role in your program’s success?
“Even though we are in different places at different times and we don’t always see each other, Teamworks allows our athletes and coaching staff to stay connected.”
Teamworks is the ideal platform for us to communicate with all of our athletes, either individually or as a group, which really helps improve our team unity. Coaching track and field is like running a three-ring circus because of all the different events, which requires a large coaching staff. We have six to eight different practices a day with our different event groups.
Teamworks ties everything together because all of our information is at our fingertips. Even though we are in different places at different times and we don’t always see each other, Teamworks allows our athletes and coaching staff to stay connected.
2. What difference have you seen in your program since implementing Teamworks?
“We were all over the place trying to connect everything … Teamworks brings everything together for us.”
Our program has grown quickly from about 20 athletes a few years ago to over 100 athletes on our team today. That growth made it more difficult for us to stay in sync, and we struggled with scheduling because we didn’t have an easy way to access everyone’s information. We were all over the place trying to connect everything. Now we can go into Teamworks and see everyone’s calendar. Teamworks brings everything together for us.
3. How has Teamworks impacted your team’s performance?
“Teamworks has improved our team communication, which helps keep us all on the same page and more focused on the track.”
Teamworks has definitely helped us perform better on the track. It helps us have effective communication, and that has led to our success. Our team is very close because Teamworks has done a great job allowing us to efficiently spread information around throughout the program. Even our athletic training room knows where we’re going to be all the time. Teamworks has improved our overall team communication, which helps keep us all on the same page and more focused on the track.
4. How has Teamworks affected your day-to-day operation?
“Teamworks has saved me a ton of time; it has everything we need and it’s easy for everyone to use.”
Having everything all in one location has been extremely helpful for me. I have to keep up with a large number of people, and Teamworks makes it easy because I have everything I need right in the app on my phone. I can always find whatever information I need within a matter of minutes, rather than searching in multiple places.
Our coaching staff doesn’t even have to put our athletes cell phone numbers in our phones anymore because we can just go into the app and message or call whoever we need to. I’m really thankful to have Teamworks; it’s definitely been very valuable for our program. Teamworks has saved me a ton of time; it has everything we need and it’s easy for everyone to use.
5. What do your athletes think about Teamworks?
“They have totally bought into it because they love having everything all in one place on their phones.”
Our athletes really enjoy Teamworks. They were hesitant at first because it was something new, but when they first saw it they were wowed just like I was. They have totally bought into it because they love having everything all in one place on their phones. We put their workouts, class schedules and practices on there so they always know when everything is happening, and they have a direct line of communication to me through Teamworks.