WSL Academy Manager & Women’s First Team Manager Joe Sheehan and his staff are rolling out Bella Football across the women’s academy this week ahead of the remainder of their 2022/23 season.
Players, coaches, and parents across teams from U12s to U21s will benefit from centralized communication and scheduling, drastically reducing the need to rely on multiple tools like WhatsApp, email, and legacy apps like Team App.
Elite clubs need a modern football management solution
Bella Football is designed on the premise that all football clubs rely on WhatsApp as their primary communication tool. However, WhatsApp is a social app owned by Facebook that is not designed to facilitate communications for professional football academies. Coaches are overwhelmed by the mix of messages from personal and business contacts, and all parties involved easily miss scheduling and itinerary updates posted in noisy chat threads. Any successful solution for football club management requires a world-class communication system capable of replacing WhatsApp for day-to-day communication across staff, parents, players, and volunteers.
How to improve communication and coordination within a football academy
As academy manager, Coach Sheehan will have oversight across all team communications and scheduling, and each team will have access to their own chats and schedules. Parents can also be included for safeguarding purposes.
Each member of the club has their own profile (similar to a LinkedIn profile), and can initiate chats and private messages, greatly reducing the dependency on coaching staff to share updates across the club. An easy-to-use schedule lists out all fixtures and training for staff, parents, and players, and can easily be updated for date, time, and location changes, as well as cancellations—with notifications being sent by SMS to ensure deliverability to all members.
Bella Football supports teams at all levels of the football pyramid
Besides supporting pro academies, Bella Football is also designed to support pro clubs, university teams, semi-pro teams, and grassroots teams.
The app has been praised by clubs for its simplicity, minimal setup time, and acknowledged by managers and operations directors at professional levels (including the USL Championship and English Football League) as “The best app for football club management” they have seen.
Perhaps the most distinguishing feature of Bella Football is the ability to build your football network—think LinkedIn for football.
To learn more about Bella Football please watch the 4-minute demo or schedule a 30-minute consultation via Zoom to learn how Bella Football can benefit your team or club. You can also learn more about the background of the business from this Business Spotlight interview by Protagonist Soccer.
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