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Spond vs TeamSnap vs SportsEngine​


The free and simple alternative to TeamSnap and SportsEngine that delivers for your grassroots sports team.

As an alternative to TeamSnap and SportsEngine, we compare these popular sports team management apps with Spond. All of these apps are designed to help sports team coaches and administrators run their organisations more efficiently, but which is best?

We look at key features to work out which is the best sports team app for your club.

We look at key features to work out which is the best sports team app for your club.


High-level comparison

The question of which team management app to use – Spond, TeamSnap or SportsEngine – is a difficult one for grassroots sports team coaches and volunteers. The three apps are all great options for different reasons, but which platform is best? Spond offers great features and functionality and is free to use; TeamSnap is simple and intuitive, but lacks some of Spond’s free features; and SportsEngine offers plenty of basic-level features without any monthly fee at all, plus a paid premium option

All three platforms offer their own set of pros and cons, so it’s up to you as the coach or volunteer to decide what your needs are. Spond is great of all sizes, TeamSnap is ideal for small groups or individual teams, and SportsEngine is good for leagues or organizations with many teams. Whichever app you choose, we recommend you try them and see which one works best for you!

Spond vs Teamsnap vs SportsEngine comparison

Cost to useFree$0 to $129.99 per year$0 / $749 per year for Premium
Number of users per teamUnlimited40 (Unlimited on paid version)Unlimited
G2 rating4.93.94.0
iOS app rating4.84.84.8
Android app rating4.54.54.0
Mobile app$
Payments5% + $0.503.25% + $1.503.5% + $2.00
Social Interaction
Event ManagementLimited to 15 users$
Availability Confirmation$$
Courses & Camps
Data Compliance
Safeguarding Features$
Help & Support$$

All information current as of March 2022. Spond makes all reasonable efforts to use reliable and comprehensive information, but we make no guarantee that it is accurate or complete. Spond is not responsible for the information contained in any referred third-party website nor do we guarantee their accuracy and completeness. Trademarks contained herein are the property of their respective owners

$ = Premium/paid feature


Are you an ideal Spond user?

The experience of members and players is your number 1 priority.

Why pay for an app if a great free solution is on offer?

An intuitive user interface and feature-led app will be popular with your members.

The best apps will listen to your needs and offer you support.

You want an app that can grow alongside your club.


What Spond users have to say about the app:

What do you like best?

Spond gives our club a one-stop system to manage our membership and events/activities. The ever-growing features also mean they as a company seem to be listening to us users.

What do you dislike?

Not much for me to dislike as this is a free to use product, which makes me wonder why more people don’t use Spond.

Recommendations to others considering the product?

If you are managing a large sports club and need a solution to resolve communication, payments and membership then this product is the one for you.

What problems are you solving with the product?

Communication is made more accessible if I need to contact a parent or helper. I can go onto the app and message them directly.

Spond is the top-rated alternative to TeamSnap and SportsEngine

“This is my go-to app from now on”

“I'm not the most tech savvy person. I've tried everything free and paid. This is my go-to app from now on. We run a non-profit with over 100 teens and 30 adult volunteers. This allows me to do everything I ever wanted. The kids love it and so does the staff.”

-Essex County Cops 4 Kids

“Spond is super convenient”

Spond is super convenient to use from mobile phones and has all the tools required for registering attendance, organising sessions and events, and communicating with all users. We even use it for taking payments!

-Mathieu D, Coach

“Spond allows us to manage all aspects of the club”

Spond allows us to manage all aspects of the club from a single interface and it means that we can communicate with every single member (be it a volunteer, player - junior or senior - parent or guardian) directly through the Spond app.

-Stu Well, Oxford Quins RFC

Spond is great value because it’s free, and there’s no ads either

Spond is free to use

Spond doesn’t have complex pricing options. In fact, Spond doesn’t have any pricing options at all, because it’s free. It doesn’t matter how big your team grows, or how many members you have, the only thing you pay for on Spond is the optional payment processing. Every other feature on the app is free to use.

Data and safeguarding at the core of Spond

We won’t criticise TeamSnap and SportsEngine for charging their users – they are businesses too after all – but their free versions don’t offer the same features you can get for free with Spond.

Spond’s support team are here to help

Why would we charge you for help and support, when our whole ethos is to help every Spond user get the most out of the app? We’ve spent a lot of time creating online resources to help you maximize your Spond experience and, if you can’t find the answer you need, our support team is just one step away.

Spond is all about simplicity

The Spond app has been developed to make life easier for grassroots sports team coaches and organisers, while also enhancing the experience of players, members and supporters. Day to day tasks are simplified, while additional functions, such as messaging, chat, payments and fixture organisation are beautifully integrated into the overall experience for both admins and users.


If you are a large club with multiple teams, the Spond Club platform lets you manage memberships, communications and data all in one place, saving you seven hours every week.


  • How do I become a member of a group?

    A group administrator can invite you either by using your contact information or by sharing a group link/code with you. The process is slightly different depending on what is the case.

    I have not received a group code:

    1. Download the Spond app in App Store or Play Store (It’s free!)
    2. Register and create a profile in the app
    3. In the “Groups” tab, accept the group invitation.

    I have received a group code:

    1. Download the app in App Store or Play Store (It’s free!)
    2. Register and create a profile in the app
    3. In the “Groups” tab, press the “Enter code” button near the bottom right corner and follow the instructions.
  • How do I get started as an admin and create a group?
    1. Create a Spond profile – Try it! It’s FREE
    2. Go to your profile and click on ‘Groups’ followed by ‘Create group’
    3. Enter a group name and optionally create subgroups
    4. Specify the activity (football, choir, boating, etc.) and age group (children, adults or mixed) of your group.
    5. Create a group description which will be presented to new members when they are invited
    6. Click ‘Create group’ to finish setting up the group
    7. Edit group settings such as custom member fields or admin roles
    8. Invite members. Read more.
  • What is the difference between the Spond app and Spond Club?

    Spond offers two integrated platforms: The Spond app (for groups and teams) & Spond Club: A complete & free membership management system, including communication & payment.

    The Spond app would be used by group admin (coaches, team managers etc.), guardians and members while Spond Club is used by the club admins.

  • Who is Spond for?

    Spond is for anyone organizing activities for other people. It can be a soccer coach, choir conductor, scout or swim coach. Spond makes together better!

  • Does Spond cost money?

    Spond is free to download and use! The only cost is if you chose to collect money through Spond, then there will be a transaction fee. There are no hidden fees.

  • Is my data secure using Spond?

    Yes, they are. Spond is completely GDPR-compliant and as stated in our privacy policy we only share your personal information with others if it is necessary to perform the service or we should be bound to such sharing by law, regulation or legal process.

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