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5 Benefits of Live-streaming Classes for Parents

Keeping families connected to your youth activity center is a must! From creating a positive experience for them every time they interact with you online and in-person, to updating them on how their gymnast, swimmer, or dancer is progressing – it builds a strong relationship that keeps them coming back each year.

Cloud-based class management solutions, like Jackrabbit Class, oftentimes have a Parent Portal. With an all-in-one solution portal for families, they can stay connected to you easily from anywhere.

This year, Jackrabbit Class and Spot TV (the leading live streaming service for youth activities) joined forces to offer both services in one place, the Jackrabbit Parent Portal. Talk about taking the family connection to a completely different level!

Learn more about the Jackrabbit & Spot TV integration


5 Benefits to Livestreaming Classes for Parents with Spot TV

In a world fueled by the latest and greatest technology, Spot TV is no newbie to the game. While they have been in the youth activity space for quite some time, Jackrabbit Class is the only software Spot TV has chosen to integrate with.

Here are 5 reasons why live-streaming classes for parents with SpotTV will be a gamechanger for you and your youth activity center:

1. Live-streaming classes provide a virtual viewing space

With coronavirus still playing a big part in how businesses function, having a virtual viewing space is a great way to reopen your doors and keep them open while abiding by new restrictions in place. Spot TV video streaming allows you to easily decrease the number of parents in the building while still keeping mom, dad, and even grandma connected to all of the in-class excitement.

And once the coronavirus is a thing of the past, virtual viewing rooms will not lose their appeal. As an added bonus to your already rocking program, live streaming classes with a secure platform, like Spot TV, reduces distractions for both students and teachers. Less distractions = more productive classes!

2. Live-streaming is an extension of your safety and security policies

Safety and security are at the top of your list of priorities. No matter the sport or art you teach, there are safety measures and industry best practices that must be implemented. What better way to show transparency of the precautions you and your staff take than to allow parents to view a live-stream of their kid’s classes? Giving parents the peace of mind that their child is in good hands is the best way to win them over.

Spot TV is equipped with powerful security features to make sure that the same parents that would be viewing classes onsite are the only parents who have access to view the classes online. Through their top-of-the-line technology, Spot TV can ensure that parents only have access to see the classes their students are in at the time of their class. And the best part is, Spot TV handles all of that for you!

3. Live-streaming allows all parents to stay connected

All families are different. Some families have two working parents that take turns dropping their child off at dance. Some families are led by a single parent who goes to the grocery store during gymnastics classes. Other families have one working parent and a stay-at-home parent who takes their child to swim lessons each week. And the list goes on.

Spot TV’s ability to live stream classes gives all families the chance to have the same view of their child’s progress. Mom or dad can check in from their phone while grocery shopping or during a break from their out-of-town business meeting. Or grandma who doesn’t live close by can login to see the progress her grandchild is making.


4. Live-streaming has long term benefits

Today, tomorrow, and the next day, live-streaming is worth it. Today it may help you with social distancing in your facility so onsite classes can resume, but in a year from now, it may help you demonstrate new safety measures, increase revenue through a bonus benefit to parents, or continue to offer virtual classes through a secure and easy-to-use platform. Cliche or not, the sky is the limit!

5. Live-streaming is a great tool for training

As your program continues to grow, so will your staff. More students = a need for more teachers. Not a bad problem to have! But, the thought of training and showing your new employees how you like things to operate at your youth activity center can feel impossible. Especially during the busiest times of the season.

Spot TV is a great tool to use in training new staff or even retraining your existing staff. Being able to use real-life scenarios and real teaching environments are key to a successful and meaningful training session.

With over a decade of online streaming experience, here’s an easy comparative checklist so you can best understand your industry options.

Download the checklist!


What’s my next step with Spot TV?

The most common question we hear regarding Spot TV is ‘how much does it cost?’ Depending on your scenario, that number can vary.

Do you already have a camera system? If so, Spot TV can integrate into your existing camera system, saving some dollars. If you don’t already have a camera system, Spot TV can supply and install a solution in addition to the integration.

We recently got together with Spot TV for a quick demo and Q&A session. Watch the recording to learn more!


One of many reasons why we love to partner with the group over at Spot TV is that they share a lot (if not all) of the same core values as we do here at Jackrabbit Class. If you are ready to chat with the pros over at Spot TV, they have 5-minute discovery calls available for you to schedule at your convenience. We know that they will take good care of you!

Sign me up for a quick chat with SpotTV!

About the Author:

With Amber's prior experience as a dancer, dance teacher, and an office administrator at a dance studio, she can use her prior experiences to relate to Jackrabbit customers. As part of Jackrabbit's Marketing team, Amber focuses on notifying clients about new enhancements, training opportunities, upcoming webinars, and more! Amber enjoys watching football and traveling in her free time!

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