Founded in April of 2009, the mission of Shaka Smart Basketball Camps, LLC is to encourage high self-esteem and a lifelong love of fitness and nutrition through fun, high-quality basketball instruction and games. The camp provides a wealth of experiences for its attendees including both current and former Virginia Commonwealth University basketball players, youth coaches from around the nation, conditioning experts, medical staff and VCU graduate assistants from the Center for Sports Leadership.
Shockoe was honored once again to help Maya Smart build the application technology platform to help support Camper Registration, Camp Management, and the mobile application to help the camper’s parents! The registration page was launched yesterday, and our team worked side by side with the CoachSmart team to manage the flood of eager parents trying to register their children for this years camp – if you have’nt registered visit coachsmart.com or camptrack.it/shaka.
Last year, with the application in hand, Smart’s staff of administrators and educators were able to focus on what matters most, teaching children the fundamentals of basketball while establishing a healthy lifestyle resulting in a win-win for everyone involved.
We added a few key improvements to the app, including an iOS and Android app that parents can access, regardless of wireless internet coverage. Parents can check their camper’s account and add money to allow their children to purchase food and camp items at the store, without the need for cash. The app also sends them alerts with respect to their children. The team here at Shockoe is excited to launch this app for the parents and staff involved in the 2014 CoachSmart Camp.
If you run a camp or need a platform to manage student registration, parent involvement, and enable camp staff, send us an e-mail to email@example.com, we’d be happy to help.
In 2009, Virginia Commonwealth University division I men’s basketball head coach, Shaka Smart, launched a youth summer camp open to boys and girls to improve their game. Following the VCU program’s sucess in the 2011 NCAA tournament, attendance to the camp has dramatically increased.
From the start, Shaka Smart Basketball Camps and Shockoe.com understood the need for a mobile tablet app solution to keeping up with the increased attendance. The project was built around staff-only iPads, helping staff keep track of each camper’s team assignments, schedule, financial, contact, and health information.
The mobile app had a couple of requirements. First, we needed it to work regardless of wireless Internet coverage in a gymnasium environment. Second, we knew that the app could sync with a web account for each camper allowing parents to check on their child’s account balance daily and receive alerts. Shockoe.com set to building a native enterprise app that turned out to be a hit with the summer 2013 basketball camp staff.
During the 2013 Shaka Smart Basketball Camp session, staff found the new iPad app easy to keep track of campers and guarantee all financial transactions were accounted for properly. The initial registration time for the camp was greatly decreased as camper information imported from online application data. All of this translates to more time spent learning fundamental basketball and creating new friendships.
The Draft Tracker app is completely customizable for any camp, event or group that requires an easy solution to registration. The addition of financial, health, and personal contact information make the app a breeze for organizations seeking a better alternative to offline paper inventory tracking or slow Internet access.
ABOUT SHAKA SMART BASKETBALL CAMPS, LLC
Founded in April of 2009, the mission of Shaka Smart Basketball Camps, LLC is to encourage high self-esteem and a lifelong love of fitness and nutrition through fun, high-quality basketball instruction and games. The camp provides a wealth of experiences for its attendees including both current and former Virginia Commonwealth University basketball players, youth coaches from around the nation, conditioning experts, medical staff and VCU graduate assistants from the Center for Sports Leadership. This year, the camp will run for three week long sessions providing instruction and learning to hundreds of campers. Learn more about the camp at coachsmart.com.