It was a challengeable task: To replace a manual process with an application that TYFA could easily access anywhere. Previous attempts to automate the process crashed servers, requiring volunteers to resort to pen and paper methods at the last minute, creating volumes of administrative work that was error-prone, time-consuming and expensive. With the help of Praxent, The Texas Youth Football & Cheer Association with Killeen Olympians application served 18,000 football players, cheerleaders, and coaches in major metropolitan areas and small towns across Texas. Hence we made sure that we are having the right kids, playing in all the right age level that is appropriate, so we don’t risk any injury or harm to other kids and players.
The system was made scalable, capable of registering 3000-4000 students at the same time. Also, it worked anywhere, in a gym or field and efficiently on any computer or mobile device. The user experience they created is easy to use and intuitive, to minimize the time needed for training.
The product they developed was scaled to previous methods, so the volunteers can directly check birth certificates of the children, complete the profiles and print their ID Cards reliably and efficiently. The system also sends guardians a waiver, which they can sign electronically and then the kids can compete safely within their age bracket. The process has been so smooth.
Pros of the application: It saved TYFA thousands of dollars annually by eliminating the need for professional photography with the integration of hardware cameras. Cuts volunteer training to a minimum with a simple, user-friendly interface. Reduces processing time per player by nearly 50%. Enables coaches to access up-to-date roster data and quickly verify player eligibility, replacing a cumbersome paper-based method that was often outdated.
What do you like most about the company?
My experience with them has been astonishing and awesome. With Praxent, it’s all about getting the product the way we wanted it to match our flow, making everything very easy for us. The system has actually freed up a lot of my time to do other things. We’re able to do everything – take pictures, verify data anywhere and on any device. The result of the application we saw was safer and easier to get these athletes on the field