Parents and Players, I am excited to tell you about a new communication program that we are using to better communicate with you and your athletes. It is called PrograMax. We have been using Remind for the last few years and while it worked, it also was a bit clunky in that often times all players and parents were getting texts and reminders that were meant for a select group. Some people might not mind this, others might prefer to only get what actually applies to them.
This new program allows us to group athletes much better so that we only send texts to those who we need to get the info to instead of mass texting everyone. It also allows us to choose when we include the parents on the text/email as well instead of again, mass texting everyone including the parents. This program also allows you to have access to our practice schedule and events calendar. It should help keep everything you need for your sons athletic events in one spot. We have a whole school subscription, so I'm sure other sports will catch on to this once I have mastered it a bit and show them how it works. It will make keeping track of your son's sporting schedules VERY easy as you will always know where the calendar is and there can be quick reminders from the coaches on times and events in case of any changes. Below are the steps to creating an account. Once you and your athlete have accounts created it is super easy to log in and get an overview of what you need. A parent account needs to be linked to an athlete account to receive any notifications. So if your athlete hasn't made an account have them make one, the parent(s) make their account, and then directions on how to link your parent account to your athlete account are below.
Athletes: (You will need your parents email address and phone number to create an account)
Go to https://app.programax.org/codes/new
Please enroll in both the football team and strength and conditioning team:
1. Go To: https://app.programax.org/users/sign_up?parent=true
-Create a parent account unless they have done so already. Either submit the new parent account or log in to their parent account if they have already created one
2. To link to your child's account:
-From here they should see a link in the middle of the screen that says Create an Account >Click that link.
-At the top of the screen now under New Athlete, click the My Athlete is Already Registered link
-From here, get your athlete's login and password to confirm the link> Then click Orange "Link" button underneath
This program will help improve our communication and hopefully eliminate you getting the stuff that you don't need. If you have any questions please email me and ask and I'll help you out. It's possible this might be easiest to do with your athlete present to get it all set up the first time.
This Program does not have a Smartphone App-- But is designed to run just as smooth through the browser of a smartphone. You can place an icon on the home screen of your phone so that it acts just like an App-- Click Here for instructions on how to add it to your home screen.