There’s so much to think about when you’re planning the season for a travel or club sports team. No matter the sport, there are a lot of pieces that have to come together in order for each member of the team to have everything they need. Keeping a team functioning can be an expensive endeavor, and there’s nothing worse than getting halfway through the season and realizing you don’t have enough money to cover everything.
One of the questions we’re asked the most often here at Groundwork is, “Why should I use your service instead of PayPal?” After all, PayPal is easy to use and practically everyone has an account. But while PayPal is useful for simple, one-time payments, any parent or coach who has ever been responsible for collecting payments for sports teams knows that the process is anything but simple.
Dealing with refunds is a common friction point between sports teams and parents. Parents want them and teams don't want to give them. At Groundwork, we see these situations from both sides since we help parents pay and teams collect. Each side has its own perspective, and they both make sense.
We've talked to hundreds of youth sports teams from every major sport and found that everyone struggles with the same problem: collecting team dues from parents. Anyone who’s been in the position of collecting for a team knows the hustle and frustration that goes into getting paid.