With Coacha, there’s no messing around sending individual text messages or relying on athletes to read updates on social media; you can get the message out to your entire team, or to their parents, directly through our software. Just think how much time and hassle that will save you!
To send a bulk email or SMS, head to ‘Broadcasts’ in Coacha’s main navigation bar and select ‘Send Broadcast’.
Give your broadcast a subject and type your message into the box provided. Then choose whether to send as a text, email or both.
To send text messages, you’ll need to be set up with our SMS partner, Textlocal, and have sufficient credits in your account. SMS credits can be purchased directly from Textlocal for as little as 2.5p per text (Coacha does not add to these fees or make any money off them), and in this screen we’ll let you know how many credits you have left, and give you the option to purchase more if you need to. Email broadcasts are free to send.
When sending emails (not combined with text messages), you can insert attachments, such as class timetables and event flyers. To do this, click the green ‘Upload Document (PDF or MS Word)’ button, and choose the relevant document from the files on your computer.
Under GDPR, you must tick the Marketing box if the broadcast contains marketing information. This will exclude those who have opted out of receiving marketing information from you:
When you’ve finished creating your message, click ‘Add receivers’ to start adding your recipients. If your message is going to a group of young athletes, you can choose to send to their next of kin contacts instead of/as well as the athletes themselves:
Then just select the relevant member groups or classes from the dropdown menus and click “Add”. Those selected will then appear below in the “Already Added” section
If you’re finished adding recipients, hit ‘Send Now’ to confirm your broadcast. Or, to carry on adding individual members, click ‘add individuals’.
When adding individuals, you can use the search bar to find members by first or last name or by team. You can also pick them out from the list below the search bar. Once you have found the member you wish to add, just click on the green plus on their profile and they will be added to into the ‘Already Added’ section. To remove an individual, click the “X” to the left of their name.
When you’re happy that all of the relevant members have been added, click ‘Send Now’ to preview your broadcast. Check the details are correct – if not, you can use the ‘Back’ button to go back and many any changes. When you are ready for the broadcast to go out, click ‘Send Now’.
And you’re done! Easy peasy