Dave Petno of Hudson has created a first-of-its-kind web application
called Scorefeeder, LLC with the specific purpose of making it easier
for high school coaches to send in their scores to the media.
Traditionally, coaches must either call or email in their scores to the
media after every game. This changes all that.
Dave Petno of Hudson has created a first-of-its-kind web application called Scorefeeder, LLC with the specific purpose of making it easier for high school coaches to send in their scores to the media. Traditionally, coaches must either call or email in their scores to the media after every game. This changes all that.
“If they want to send their scores to several different papers after a game,” said Petno, “they would need to make several different phone calls…repeating the same information over and over. That’s the same way it was done 50 years ago…and a real barrier to getting the data where it needs to go.”
Petno created Scorefeeder as a free app to the coaches and the media.
Scorefeeder allows a coach to select and store all of his/her media contacts, and other contacts, along with their roster data. After a game, the coach or stats person enters in the data summary through the Scorefeeder web site, then with one click, sends the box score data to multiple media, friends, and family all at once.
Said Petno: “The key is that we can send it to an unlimited number of media, in multiple different formats, that are custom built for each paper or media organization”.
Petno pilot tested Basketball with three reporting schools in winter 2010. He added Baseball and Softball in spring of 2011. By the end of the spring season, over 650 game results had been reported by over 100 different teams.
So far the media has welcomed data from Scorefeeder.
“The papers have much less staff than they did in the past, and we are able to send them box score data in almost any format that they desire,” Petno said. “If they can cut and paste a score from Scorefeeder, that saves them lots of time. One paper noted that if they are taking the score by phone it takes around 5 minutes, but with Scorefeeder that time drops to less than 30 seconds.”
JJ Huddle encourages high school coaches to submit their scores with Scorefeeder, and has had good success with the system.
Petno has filed a Patent for Scorefeeder, and his Patent is now Pending.
“Believe it or not, there are several element of the Scorefeeder System that do not exist anywhere else,” Petno said.
For the fall, Scorefeeder is adding Soccer and Football.
Scorefeeder Soccer has already won the endorsement of the Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association, and is expected to hit the ground running.
Scorefeeder Football has attracted endorsements from several newspapers who are encouraging coaches to use Scorefeeder to send in all Football scores.
In the future Petno plans to build modules for all of high school sports, and cover the entire country.
“Scorefeeder is 100-percent scalable, right now it can be used anywhere in the country,” Petno said. “Scorefeeder will become the pipeline that exists between coaches and the media, taking high school sports data anywhere and everywhere it needs to go in the most efficient way.”
Any coach who wishes to use Scorefeeder to submit data can get a free account at www.scorefeeder.com.