8 Best Website Builders for Sports Teams and Leagues
Starting a new sports team or league can be an exciting prospect. However, organizational matters can quickly get out of hand if you don’t have a proper website to keep all relevant data organized. We’re talking about things like player profiles, match results, stats, and more. Basically, it’s hard to keep the details straight as you juggle multiple games and events.
But it might also seem difficult to build a website for your team. At least on the surface. Luckily, there’s been a move towards simplifying the process of website building for many years now. In fact, you can build a team or league website with just a few clicks thanks to website builders.
As if that’s not enough, there are many website builders out there that specialize in creating sports-related websites.
Today, we’ve gathered up some of our favorites to help guide you toward launching your shiny new sports website. Let’s get to it!
1. WordPress + SportsPress
Topping our list is – of course – our very own SportsPress. SportsPress is a WordPress plugin that imbues your website with a variety of features that devoted sports fans have come to expect but would be very difficult to develop on your own.
For instance, SportsPress includes automated standings and league tables, event schedules, results with published scores, match lineups, and a variety of layouts for streamlining the presentation of your team or league information.
Plus, you can harness the power of this plugin while customizing the overall design of your website using a WordPress theme that’s been made custom for it. We here at ThemeBoy offer a wide range of themes that work with SportsPress, including Boxseat, Varsity, and Football Club.
SportsPress Pro pricing starts at $99 for one site, $199 for unlimited sites (for leagues), and $499 for agencies.
Another website builder worth considering is JerseyWatch. This builder promises to be mobile-friendly and incredibly quick to use. With it, you can add pages and custom menus, create and manage event schedules, and use a drag-and-drop interface to make all the edits you want.
JerseyWatch also includes placeholders for showcasing team members, results, stats, and even sponsors. One unique feature is the ability to send out a message to everyone within your team or leagues organization through the platform. Plus, it includes ready-made templates for a variety of sports. You can try JerseyWatch for free but paid plans start at $29 per month.
Or, maybe Playpass is more what you’re looking for. This sports website builder allows you to create a sports website for free. The output is mobile-friendly and allows you to add custom pages, upload files, set schedules, and feature your custom branding.
A free plan for a single website that features one schedule with one manager access account is always available, but if you need more flexibility, there is a business plan available for $19 a month. It includes unlimited schedules and scoring, waivers with signatures, unlimited managers, and unlimited pages.
Still another option is the TeamSnap Website Builder, which allows you to create a mobile-friendly website that integrates with TeamSnap for sports clubs and leagues. You can use the integrated drag-and-drop tools to build your website yourself or you can rely on the TeamSnap designers and developers to do it for you.
There are two different pricing models: one for clubs and leagues and one for teams. For Teams, you can stick to the free plan or upgrade to a Premium plan for $13.99 per month. This plan includes support for a roster of up to 40 members, 2GB of storage space, reminders and availability, stats and lineups, a variety of customization options, and premium support. For clubs and leagues pricing, you will need to contact TeamSnap.
Or, you may wish to consider LeagueLineup. This service is powered by StackSports and allows you to create a free website for your team or league. This website builder lets you customize colors, fonts, menus, and more. It supports an integrated fan shop, comes with storage space, security protection, as well as online registration for players and team members.
You can even use it to post-game and practice schedules as well as notify fans of special events. It even automatically generates standings, too. You can use all of these features for free but if you would like to remove ads, add more storage space, and make more customizations then you’ll need to upgrade to the Pro plan. Pricing starts at $39.95 per year.
Maybe you’ll find team pages to be more your speed. Powered by the Active Network, TeamPages makes it easy to build a mobile-friendly website to handle team, league, and club management. With it, you can build a website using a drag-and-drop interface. You can create schedules and send out reminders, and you can even send texts or email messages to members of your organization.
There’s even an app that’s available for free that your members can download to stay even more in tune with all the happenings surrounding your organization. A free plan is available for one team but if you need more options without ads you can upgrade to the Pro plan starting at $79.95 per year. This allows you to build one team site. Clubs and organizations will want to look into the Starter plan, which cost $295 per year. Pricing goes up from there the more teams you have.
Though not sports-specific, Wix is another popular website builder that we would be remiss if we didn’t mention. It’s super easy to use and relies on a drag-and-drop interface to build websites. It’s loaded with tons of design options and templates across a wide variety of industries and topics. You can get started with Wix for as little as $18 per month.
Another great option for creating a free website is the aptly-named WebsiteBuilder. You can easily try out this builder for free without inputting your credit card information. After completing a quick survey, you’ll be presented with some layout options and you can insert custom images, content, and customize from there. All websites built with this tool are mobile responsive and include email marketing, a domain name, e-commerce features, as well as a logo builder.
For a wider range of customization features, you can upgrade to the Premium plan which costs $7.58 per month.
While there are many other website builders out there, the ones featured here include a robust set of features that suit sports teams, clubs, and leagues well. While our recommendation is of course SportsPress and our very own ThemeBoy themes, take a look for yourself and see what suits your team best. Good luck!