BigTeams Helps Solve High School Sports Budget Cuts Across Nation

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Website Developer Promotes Community Support Through High School Athletic Websites

As high schools around the country cut sports budgets BigTeams has expanded its powerful fundraising tool for high schools in addition to allowing athletic departments effectively communicate with parents and fans through a powerful team website and smartphone app. Schools using BigTeams, such as Chantilly High School in Chantilly VA (, have reported earning over $12,000 per year with BigTeams. High schools in over 30 states have taken advantage of BigTeams' recent price reduction to only $50/month giving athletic departments a school branded website with schedules, rosters, news, email alert systems, and much more. In addition these sites now come with easy fundraising tools such as online banner ads for local businesses, photo sales in conjunction with their partnership with SmugMug, online team clothing store, and a smartphone app that gives 20% of the download cost back to the athletic department. The BigTeams iPhone & Android app is the only one of its kind for high school athletics and allows parents and fans to save their favorite teams and quickly view schedules, team news, and more. In addition, coaches can use the app to quickly make schedule and news updates from the road. This Fall BigTeams will be offering video technology so that fans can catch the latest games and clips from anywhere.

The goal of BigTeams is to provide the same marketing technology professional teams have for high schools - since 2001 BigTeams continually enhances their custom designed high school athletic website services by developing key partnerships which create a comprehensive product for athletic departments nationwide. Connecting with rSchoolToday, a scheduling software which mainstreams all team's sports schedules and SmugMug, a photo sharing and posting software which allows athletic director's to fundraise through the sale of approved images, elevates the function of the BT sites aligning user's needs with ease. As a result of these strategic advances in their site development, BigTeams has been awarded a statewide contract for Virginia by The Virginia High School League to build a new website and to provide each member school with an athletic website.

Through this comprehensive approach, BigTeams has designed sites in over thirty states since 2001. Co-founded by Matt Carson and Steve Sutherland, who happen to be child-hood friends playing sports together since kindergarten, BigTeams added another leader in 2008, Jeff Gilbert, to reach the full potential of their product. Located in Warrenton, Virginia, BigTeams employs a full support staff to meet programming, product development and customer service needs. They continuously reach out to their current customers and others in high school athletic departments to provide high quality team websites. BigTeams produces the most comprehensive athletic websites in the nation by branding each high school team website for each particular school, providing an easy to use administrative area that allows the athletic director, coaches, and booster clubs to manage the sports content for their respective teams.


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