Congrats to Southern Idaho baseball on an outstanding 2018 season. The Golden Eagles earned a trip to the Junior College World Series and finished third. The team excelled academically as well, posting a team 3.43 GPA, seventh highest NJCAA Baseball teams in the country.
The Many Hats of a College Baseball Coach
“Coaches wear so many hats— the lawnmower hat, the rake hat, the fertilizer hat—the everything-hat.” explains Nick Aiello, Assistant Baseball Coach at College of Southern Idaho.
That’s why when the Golden Eagles staff found a tool to help make the coaching day-to-day easier, they went all in.
“When I walk into the office in the morning, I log-in to TeamSynced,” Aiello says.
“I do the check-ins—who’s in class, who’s not in class, if they were late. Then I put the calendar up for the whole week on Monday. Each individual guy gets it, no matter what group they’re in, catchers, pitchers, the outfielders, the infielders, etc.” says Aiello.
TeamSynced is the team operations platform built specifically for collegiate-athletics.
“I can do all of my team stuff in 10 minutes, then move on to the field,” says Aiello.
Simple is Better for Today’s Players
Coaches aren’t the only ones that enjoy benefits at Southern Idaho. Players do as well.
“TeamSynced has simplified the players’ lives. They have one simple thing they have to open everyday to see exactly what our schedule is,” explains Aiello. “And our kids love it.”
“For example, we’re on the bus at the Junior College World Series. It was after the last game of the day. We weren’t exactly sure what we were going to do for dinner. We got something figured out with enough time to go up, shower, come back down without us having to say a word to them,” says Aiello.
“The players read their TeamSynced app, they got the information and knew exactly where we were eating, what we were eating and when to be down there,” says Aiello.
The ability to message the team helped during the regular season grind as well — especially with building trust and accountability.
“We know exactly when the message was delivered, who has seen it, when they saw it, how many times they’ve read it, so there’s no lying or making up a story that can happen and makes our life that much easier.”
Aiello says the biggest game-changer is having everything they need accessible on one platform on their phone at any time.
“TeamSynced takes care of everything that we do on a daily basis on one entity, so you don’t have to create a group chat, then use email to send pdfs and you don’t have to have anything of that.”
“Every baseball team should have TeamSynced, because it can simplify the line of communication between you and your players.”