Upper Hand vs. TeamSnap

Finding the perfect sports scheduling software is key to growing your sports facility or training academy. Wondering which one is the best fit for your needs? Check out our side-by-side comparison of Upper Hand and TeamSnap.

How much functionality is too much?

TeamSnap is designed for multi-sport complexes overseeing teams, leagues, and tournaments. While its comprehensive features are perfect for complex sports operations, we understand that managing a youth sports team efficiently can sometimes feel overwhelming.

There are four main facets to the TeamSnap platform:

  • Program Management – Manage multiple programs and seasons simply with built-in scheduling, communication, rostering, and competition tools.
  • Registration – Sign up players and coaches efficiently, with few errors, and in the most cost-effective way.
  • Tournaments – Get the right message to the right person at the right time. Update scores, pools, and brackets from your phone. Notify everyone about schedule changes instantly.
  • Payments – Season financial reporting gives you access to a full snapshot of all payments, deposits, and outstanding payments
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“Expensive and you still have to watch ads. I hate the ads because I pay so much. I should not be subjected to ads. I can understand if it’s free, but it’s not. Will be cancelling next year. I have only kept it because the team hates new things and whine.”
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How does Upper Hand compare to EZ Facility?

TeamSnap provides comprehensive functionalities, but it’s not always as straightforward to use as Upper Hand. This can potentially complicate the user experience and slow down your business operations.

On the other hand, Upper Hand prioritizes simplicity and ease of use, making it a more intuitive platform overall. The aim is to minimize the time your team spends managing the system, leaving them free to focus on what truly matters: providing excellent service to your clients.

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Value & pricing

✅ Get the full power of Upper Hand for a more affordable price.

❌ While Teamsnap does have a free version, access to the same features could cost you significantly more.

With more affordable and transparent pricing, Upper Hand is the smarter choice for managing your sports organization. Get started for just $10/month.

User experience & Usability

✅ Without the distraction of ads, Upper Hand provides a more streamlined and professional-looking interface. 

❌ Ads can clutter the user interface, which can be especially frustrating when users are trying to access important information quickly during games or practices.

A cleaner interface allows users to focus better on the tasks at hand.

Customer & client support

✅ Upper Hand prioritizes customer support for both you and your clients.

❌ TeamSnap’s customer support can be less reliable and responsive, leaving users without timely help.

Upper Hand understands the importance of reliable support – ensuring that any challenges are swiftly addressed.

Here's what our ideal customer looks like

Upper Hand is ideal for sports facilities of any size looking for a clean, intuitive tool for managing their business. It’s easy enough to use for any non-technical person to handle it quickly and it’s affordable enough that anyone can fit it into their monthly budget.

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How to Switch to Upper Hand from TeamSnap

1. Create an Upper Hand account

Talk to a member of our team to get set up with an Upper Hand account.

2. Build out your events and programs

Build out your registration and schedule for your upcoming programs, teams, memberships, or other programs.

3. Communicate the change to your clients

Import your existing contacts or send an invite link for your clients to communicate the change and set up their Upper Hand profile.

Thinking about switching to Upper Hand? Here are some common questions.

Where do I learn more about Upper Hand?

If you’re interested in learning more about Upper Hand’s sports facility management software, there are several options available to you. Here, you’ll find information about the features and benefits of our software for sports facilities. Check out our free interactive product tours to get a look under the hood. If you’d like to see our software in action, you can request a demo and a member of our team will be in touch.

How does pricing work?

Upper Hand is a great TeamSnap alternative because of the transparent pricing and feature. With Upper Hand comes full access to all features – from scheduling & registration, to memberships, to resource management, a mobile app, and more. You can explore Upper Hand’s sports facility features here.

When should you use TeamSnap?

If you need a powerful sports facility management tool and have the time, energy, and money to spend on it, use TeamSnap. Additionally, if your business model relies heavily on teams and leagues with brackets and tournaments, TeamSnap may be a good fit. If your business model is centered around lessons, camps, clinics, rentals, or more, Upper Hand is a superior TeamSnap alternative. It’s much simpler and more intuitive, comes with far less of a learning curve, and offers more affordable and transparent pricing.

What kind of support does Upper Hand provide?

Upper Hand provides support not only to you and your team of staff, but to your clients as well. Check out our library of help articles, videos, and guided walkthroughs. Email and chat support is also available to answer specific concerns. Additionally, you will gain access to our Education Team, who can help you apply the software features to your business. At Upper Hand, we want to see you succeed, and we are committed to helping you achieve your goals.

700+ of the top sports facilities and training academies use Upper Hand.


Learn why sports academies and facilities are choosing Upper Hand over TeamSnap