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.
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!
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.
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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.
Another common question we receive is ‘how long does it take to get started?’ This also varies, but you can expect a 30-day implementation process. Here’s a more detailed look at the steps to getting started with Jackrabbit and Spot TV.
Join the Jackrabbit family
If your swim school, gymnastics gym, cheer or music program is not already a member of the Jackrabbit family, start your 30-day free trial today! Spot TV and Jackrabbit Class are fully-integrated, which makes for easy set-up and management on your end.
Discover and demo Spot TV
Get to know the amazing crew at Spot TV and get a better understanding of their streaming program through a 5-minute discovery call. This is where you’ll see the system in action, plus you’ll get an inside view of the latest Jackrabbit integration features!
Kickstart your subscription and prepare your network
During this time, you’ll work with the Onboarding team at Spot TV to begin designing your system setup and planning network integration.
Market to parents at your program
Now you can start getting parents excited! Ask customers to start pre-registering with provided marketing brochures and a cloud image suite for your social media and website needs.
Installation or integration?
Authorized Spot TV technicians will work around your schedule to install a new camera system or integrate with any cameras you may have at your studio.
Train your staff on Spot TV
The admin and staff at your program will have access to training tutorials, along with a one-on-one follow-up training and Q&A call with the Spot TV success team prior to going live.
*Spot TV average onboarding time is appx 30 days. Timelines can vary based on system size, installation scope, and point-of-contact availability for scheduling.
Are you ready to live-stream classes at your facility? Get started with Jackrabbit and Spot TV today!