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Manage your sports league online with League Athletics

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Running a sports league can be extremely rewarding, but also pretty tough. A lot of time goes into organizing teams, hiring coaches and referees, managing the fields, collecting dues, scheduling games, etc. Money is usually exchanged via check, which can get overwhelming when you’re collecting one for each child every season. Running a league can also get expensive, especially if you are trying to get your club online and are hiring a webmaster to do so.

I’m pumped to write about League Athletics, not only because they reside in the sports industry and utilize Dwolla, but because the company is solving not just one, but many of the problems that exist for sports leagues today.

League Athletics helps thousands of national clubs and regional leagues of all kinds manage their sports organization online.

Whether you belong to a hockey club or a lacrosse association, League Athletics makes it easy to build and maintain a website, support online registration and payments, utilize email and text communication, create schedules and much more.

How does League Athletics use Dwolla?

Sports leagues can use Dwolla to pay League Athletics, as well as accept fees and dues from their members. League Athletics also uses Dwolla to pay out their sports leagues that accept credit cards.

“We’re excited about working with Dwolla because in the past we never had an efficient way to pay our customers. Every year we facilitate hundreds of millions of dollars worth of credit card transactions for sports registrations and we needed a way to send and receive money quickly and at minimum cost. Dwolla is a perfect fit for what we are doing. We’re now able to help our customers collect money for online sports registrations using Dwolla which saves them a lot of money. Money that will ultimately go back to the kids and into their sports programs.” – Don Malin, President of LeagueAthletics.com

It’s not easy, quick or cheap to set up a credit merchant account and process credit cards online. League Athletics handles all of that tricky stuff for you, letting you accept credit cards and doing the processing for you, then pays you out via Dwolla. They call this process their Nimbus payment option, as depicted below.

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Why would a sports league accept Dwolla?

Sports leagues are saving money when they use Dwolla to accept fees and dues. League Athletics does charge a $0.50 facilitator fee on top of Dwolla’s 25 cents; however, this is still cheaper than accepting credit cards if the payment is over $20. If a seasonal membership to your sports club costs $350 (the average payment for a club due is usually between $100-$500) you’d be losing $9 per membership with credit card, and only $0.75 per membership with Dwolla.

The HC Storm Soccer Club uses League Athletics for managing their web page, updating calendars for the club, controlling field management, online payments for fees and camps, player profiles and stats, and much more. Now, HC Storm Soccer also uses Dwolla.

“HC Storm Soccer Club uses Dwolla to process online “echeck” payments for club fees and camps.  We are very excited to have a more affordable option to accept online payments than credit cards.” – Mark Nelson, President of HC Storm Soccer Club

Stop trying to learn web development, chasing down parents for checks, and paying the high fees associated with a merchant credit card account. Manage your sports league online and start saving time, money, and providing convenience to your members with League Athletics.

Interested in using Dwolla to accept fees and dues, pay out referees and coaches, or fundraise? We’re happy to help.

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