"I recommend the First Touch App with confidence for your team, club or organization. It is simple to use and highly effective. Our band program has over 150 students, parents and multiple bands including an 80 member Marching Band. Keeping everyone updated can be quite challenging. First Touch has given our Band Program, the Booster Board, Director, instructors, parents and students a safe environment to communicate and share important information with ease. Timely alerts for cancelled practices or new schedules have been vital in getting the word out to our students. Our students have embraced the First Touch App with enthusiasm. They enjoy being able to message, text, and organize impromptu social activities all within the safe environment First Touch offers. Ryan Driscoll and the support staff at First Touch were incredible in helping us get our Band in sync.
Jules Pollard, Communications Director ELHS Band Boosters
"Being a Head Football and Head Track coach at one of the largest schools in the state of Ohio, communication is one of the most important tools you can have and First Touch has made my life so much easier with their messaging app. Not only are you able to communicate to coaches, players and parents within your program, your calendar with attendance is right there on the opening page, so there can be no miscommunication about when and where your athletes have to be. It allows me to coach more and administer less. I would recommend First Touch to any coach at any level.
Larry Cox, Head Coach, Ohio
"I thought the app was fantastic. Very user-friendly and it was a lot of fun being able to upload pictures so parents could see the environment their daughters were experiencing at camp. It was a quick and easy way to update them as well. We had one night of cancelled games due to weather issues and I felt we were able to alert parents quickly through the app.
Kristen Weiss, Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison
"We were searching for a very reliable app to send messages to our teams and found First Touch. It is super user friendly! The voice message function sets this app apart from others. If you want user friendly, reliable, and fun then you must go with First Touch.
Amy Edwards, Head Coach
"Parents seem to be busier every year I coach. Practice changes are a hassle for everyone especially when they happen on short notice. Now I can make a change or add an event to the calendar with just a tap and share it with all teammates and parents instantly. Everyone gets the revisions as soon as I hit "save". Since using First Touch, communication has improved dramatically.
Graham Munro, Coach and General Manager, Florida
"I coach multiple teams so knowing what exactly the attendance will be for each practice is important in planning the right sessions. It became difficult predicting attendance with all the juggling of emails, texts, voicemail and phone calls. Now all my attendance communication just runs through the app. I get an up-to-date report for each team telling me who has rsvp'd. It even sends reminders to whose who forgot to rsvp.
Lee Moyce, Staff Coach, Massachusetts
"Personally, I adore this app. It has saved me so much confusion from email threads and scattered contacts. The calendar is such a wonderful attribute. It's so easy to just enter an address and be able to follow it to where Siri gives directions—and the whole team is on the same page!
Nancy Valles, Pennsylvania
"I use the video sharing feature more than expected. Teammates and parents were snapping photos and videos before but now they have a place to collect and share them officially. I can see them becoming an important team resource. I find myself reviewing the videos after a match and then attaching the right clips with personal messages. It's a huge help to be able to address a technique with a particular individual using video.
Gavin MacPhee, General Manager Rhode Island
"I am not technical but I’ve already learned how to send voice messages and training clips to my team regularly during the week. I like that I can communicate and encourage everyone between practices. This app has enabled me to be more responsive to each individual and parents like it.
Sean Napier, Massachusetts
"I like that all usage of the app is controlled by my own administrator (in my case it is the parent manager). Privacy is important. With young teams, we have to be sure of app security. Everyone just chose their own log in and password. Only our coaches, parents, and teammates get access to the app or any of the content.
Steve Quinones, Director, New Hampshire
"We had been looking at developing our own app, but the cost to do one of the appropriate quality was prohibitive. First Touch saved the day. We find that everyone likes it and the parents really feel in the loop. It has given us everything we were looking for. We are getting it for an unbelievably low cost. We were up and running on it almost instantly. Thousands are already using it in our first month.
Joe Bradley, Owner/CEO, Massachusetts