Youth sports in Indianapolis

Posted by Administrator on Mon, Feb 02 2015 21:43:00

We are pleased to announce that support for youth sports in Zuluru has been greatly improved, with the addition of features like parental accounts, as a result of a partnership with Connect Think and First Baptist Athletics of Indianapolis. FBA contracted Connect Think to improve their web site; Connect Think proposed Zuluru to them, and then subcontracted us to enhance functionality as required to fully support their needs.

The project was completed on time and on budget, at a reduced development rate offered in exchange for allowing the code to be included in the public release of Zuluru. Everyone wins!

Details

Where all accounts were previously considered to be players (and hence asked for details like height and skill level), Zuluru now provides the option of parental accounts (with reduced data requirements) with one or more children (no contact information collected for the children), and the ability for the parent to "act as" the child in order to perform registration and online payment, checking schedules, updating attendance and the like.

Administrative reports include information on the child as well as all contacts to ensure that communications channels are open for organizers.

This project has also made strides in support for multiple sports within a single site, functionality that will be further improved in the next short while, culminating in a new 1.8.0 release later in February.

Zuluru is an open-source project, funded partially through donations. If you appreciate the work that goes into it and would like to help out, please consider making a donation here.

Note that Zuluru is not a registered charity, so donations are not tax-deductible.