October 2015 - Vol. 10, Issue 10
Demosphere Reaches Important Milestone!

Demosphere celebrated our 25th anniversary a few days ago on September 30, 2015!

The company was founded in 1990 and has since changed the way youth sports administer their organizations around the world through our comprehensive website and registration solutions.

As we enter our 26th year, Demosphere can't wait to find out what the next 25 years has in store!
Start Your Transition To An Updated, Enhanced WebWriter!

On  Wednesday, October 21st  at  1:00pm ET , Demosphere will present its 79th Maximize Demosphere Webinar:  

Welcome To WebWriter!

Demosphere is transitioning current website users to our updated WebWriter ®  platform - and you could be next!

Updates include a long list of new features, many of which help administrators customize their websites like never before.

Tune into this month's Maximize Demosphere webinar to see some key enhancements firsthand:
  • Content Options
  • Drag-and-Drop Functionality
  • Navigation Menus
  • ...And More!
Sign up today to reserve your spot in the webinar! We look forward to chatting with you on October 21st for Maximize Demosphere!
How Prepared Is Your Season Once Registration Ends?

Did you miss our last Maximize Demosphere, 
After Registration Ends?

Our most recent Maximize Demosphere webinar discussed how administrators can make the most effective use of information collected during the registration process.

The session covers topics ranging from how to merge duplicate households, deleting registration records, and moving registrations across seasons.

A recording of the session can be found on Demosphere's website along with slides to help set up your next season for success.
The Demosphere Network - New Website Launches

Congratulations to the newest members of the Demosphere Network!

C heck out these great new sites:

Is your site a good reflection of your organization?

Update your website today  and be ready in time for next season!

The Revival Of The Participation Trophy Debate

In a recent poll, Americans were asked if young athletes deserved trophies for their participation, or if only the winners should receive awards.

Find out the results, along with arguments for and against participation trophies, on  the  Demosphere Blog .
Are You Making One Of These Website Navigation Mistakes?

Although often overlooked when creating content for a website, navigation items can have a significant impact on website visitors' flow through each page.

Check the  Demosphere Blog  to make sure your organization isn't making one of these navigation mistakes!
New U.S. Soccer Initiatives Affect All Youth Teams

U.S. Soccer introduced two major initiatives in youth development in an attempt to advance players' individual skill.

Check out the new initiatives (which are to be fully mandated by August, 2017) on  the   Demosphere Blog .
How Did They Do That: Invitees

Does your organization have competitive and travel programs that require players to tryout before being added to the roster?

Create invitee-only programs and seasons of your own by following this step-by-step guide on the Demosphere Blog.
Little League Scandal Calls For Future Format Change

This year's Little League Softball World Series was rocked by controversy when a team was accused of intentionally throwing a game.

Get the details and the serious repercussions that followed all on the  Demosphere Blog.
Familiarize Yourself With The Latest Time-Saving Features:

Demosphere has been adding new features to our systems to make your next season more intuitive than ever before. Check out the latest features and learn how to take advantage of them with these easy-to-follow guides:

Save Distribution Groups For Email Broadcasts

Custom filters can be saved as new Distribution Groups directly within the new email window.

Remove the opt-out fee from a Household if they decide to register as a volunteer after the registration process has been completed.
Indicating Guest Players On Referee Reports

The League Scheduling System now allows Administrators to add guest players to their referee reports.
N ew Custom Eligibility Settings Available

Administrators are now able to take eligibility customization one step further by creating custom data fields.
Demosphere Blog Updates

Check out the newest features and enhancements to Demosphere products, as well as best practices to follow at the  Demosphere Blog !
Communicate With Your Organization Through Constant Contact!

Email marketing is a cost-effective solution that gives organizations the power to reach members in a place they visit every day - their inbox. 

Demosphere has partnered with Constant Contact to offer organizations the ability to run custom email newsletters and send personalized email blasts.

See the great discounts available to you through this partnership by considering Constant Contact  today!

What's On Your Mind?

How can Demosphere make your job easier?

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