Gaining industry knowledge is our passion.
Jackrabbit Class understands exactly where you’re coming from because we’re attentive to what is happening around you, how gyms of all types and sizes work, and the topics that you find critical to your success. We read industry publications, pay onsite visits to your gyms, and bring value to you by participating in the events where you learn and meet with each other so that our software remains relevant to your gym.
Sharing industry knowledge is our purpose.
We’re committed to the gymnastics industry. Being subject matter experts is important to us and we’re honored when asked to share the knowledge we glean from our research at industry events and in industry publications. Explore a few samples of our presentations and published articles. Let us know if you’d like to learn more.
USAG Anaheim presentation:
Leveraging Social Media to the Max
- Presentation that describes various social media platforms that would be advantageous for swim schools to use. There are examples provided and tips for making posts and images more popular.
- The presentation was so popular that it was turned into an article for publication in the association’s magazine.
Leveraging Social Media to the Max
USAG Anaheim presentation:
Maximizing the New Features for Your Business
- Providing tips and training for helping gym owners and users maximize the benefits of Jackrabbit’s online class management software for streamlining and growing their businesses.
- Review of recent enhancements to the software – focusing on those that the gym owners and managers and the studio customers should be leveraging. Presentation also provides a peak at what the future holds for the software.
Maximizing the New Features
for your Business
Jackrabbit is a contributor and/or listed in industry publications
We bring value to you and your studio by staying up-to-date with industry communications, from publications to newsletters. Let us know if you’d like to learn more.
Technique Magazine – Leveraging Facebook to the max
Sharing our software at your events.
Jackrabbit Class is excited to attend conferences and trade shows that your industry hosts because we have something that will help you improve and grow your business: our software. At each event, we provide you with the best possible look into Jackrabbit Class so you have good information that will help you make your class management software decision. We hope you return to your gym ready to start a free trial and ready to work on building your dream while Jackrabbit helps you build your business.
Top 6 features for gymnastics studio owners
Streamline your operations and enhance customer convenience by eliminating paperwork.
Save time and costs by saying good-bye to paper timesheets and manually counting staff hours.
Customers can conveniently pay tuition and fees online. No more phone calls or late payments.
Our software maximizes the efficiency, function and performance of your front desk.
Instructors can easily update student skills and alert parents when new skills are mastered.
Change what’s possible with management tools that categorize and organize business data.
How Jackrabbit Can Lift Your Gymnastics Business to New Heights
If you run your own gymnastics business, you understand the amount of hard work and dedication that’s involved in training these young athletes to be all that they can be. That’s why choosing to use Jackrabbit Technologies for your class management system is a winning strategy. With Jackrabbit in your corner, you’ll be freer to focus on what’s most important: making sure your school is providing the excellent preparation your students need to succeed in their sport. We’ll take care of all sorts of organizational tasks for you. After you implement our system, you’ll probably wonder how you ever got along without it! Here are some of the highlights of our state-of-the-art software:
Jackrabbit Can Help You Manage Your Classes
In order to avoid schedule conflicts, it’s important for you to make sure all your classes know when they’re supposed to be using your gym’s various facilities. Jackrabbit offers you software that can make scheduling quick and easy. If you ever have to make adjustments to your schedule, you won’t have to individually notify all your families and staff members. You can make all the changes you need to by using Jackrabbit’s system right on your electronic device. You can also use this tool to let parents know which classes are currently open for enrollment, as well as class times, and the deadlines for signing up students. Registration is also easy with our system. Parents will love the option of getting to sign their students up online. Your instructors will appreciate the student progress tracking option, so they can keep records of which skills their gymnasts have mastered and which require more work.
Jackrabbit Can Help You Manage Your Finances
The financial side of running a business can sometimes prove to be stressful. That’s one of the reasons to consider turning to Jackrabbit. We offer streamlined financial software with payment options for accepting online and credit card payments. These options will prove extremely beneficial for parents who wish to pay registration or tuition fees online. They will also make it easier for people who want to purchase items or make payments at your front desk.
Our system connects seamlessly to Express Payroll. You can use it to easily keep track of how many hours your staff members have worked each pay period and pay them accordingly. It offers a degree of accuracy that can help you stay organized without having to personally get bogged down with all the financial details.
Jackrabbit Can Help You Manage Your Staff
Making sure your staff is working together as a team is crucial to your gym’s success. You can better facilitate that type of teamwork with the tools available from Jackrabbit. Our program will allow you to get in touch with your staff with individual or group messages so you can instantly let them know about upcoming meetings or events. They can use this same feature to send messages back to you or to other staff members. Your communications will be accessible from any of your electronic devices.
These are just some of the features which Jackrabbit Technologies has to offer your gymnastics business. With our assistance, you’ll be able to face the challenges that lie ahead with great confidence. Feel free to contact our team to discover more of the reasons why gymnastics businesses choose our class management system software.
First Steps to Implementing Online Registration for Your Gymnastics Center, Part 1
Did you know that one of the most significant decisions you can make to impact the health and growth of your gymnastics center is to implement online registration? Jackrabbit Class makes the process as seamless as possible, both for you and your gymnastics staff members — as well as for parents. By initiating clear, continuous communication with your gymnastics family, you can ensure that this important step is a stress-free one that allows everyone involved to benefit from this opportunity.
Step 1: Get Organized
Okay, we get it. Preparing for registration and keeping all of it organized the old-school way is something you’re excited to leave behind. While online registration will certainly make things easier, this process will require some effort on the front end, to ensure that the process goes smoothly. You’ll want to start by determining and then communicating dates for priority enrollment (which we’ll discuss later in detail) as well as open registration.
You’ll then want to open classes to accommodate Online Registration along with Parent Portal enrollment. Once you have enrollments, you’ll need to review registration and enrollment confirmations, post relevant fees to families, process payments, and electronically send out class schedules to enrolled students. (Those and other steps are described in greater detail here.)
Step 2: Consider Additional Enhancements
While online registration can certainly be completed without incorporating aspects such as priority enrollment and policy agreement, if you intend to incorporate such additional opportunities anyway, why not make them part of the process? Jackrabbit allows you to provide priority enrollment for high-demand classes, giving returning students first dibs. This robust software also allows you to set a policy agreement date and track those who have agreed to any changes in your gymnastics center’s policies you may have made.
Step 3: Post Details Ahead of Time
Instead of waiting until registration opens to communicate gymnastics class details and field questions about scheduling, you can save valuable time and energy by using Jackrabbit’s Class Listings Tables. This feature allows parents to learn about class offerings ahead of time, directly from your gymnastics center’s website, so they’ll be ready to sign up as soon as online registration opens. (And we’re pretty sure that none of your staff members will miss having to answer myriad questions!)
Make sure to clearly describe each class and its qualifications (such as age and skill level) and then set appropriate class names within Jackrabbit, so parents can easily tell which classes are right for their children.
What next? Check out our next post below.
First Steps to Implementing Online Registration for Your Gymnastics Center, Part 2
There’s no doubt about it: the cloud-based nature of Jackrabbit Class software can help take your gymnastics center to the next level. According to JR Zeringue of ACE All Stars Gadsden, who is one of many extremely satisfied Jackrabbit customers, implementing Jackrabbit’s online registration and electronic payment features has been revolutionary. He refers to those features as “the biggest game changers for us.” He goes on to explain precisely why making the change has been so significant: “These features totally take time-consuming processes out of our hair and make them available to parents 24/7.”
The first 3 steps to implementing online registration for your gymnastics studio are as follows:
• Step 1: Get Organized
• Step 2: Consider Additional Enhancements
• Step 3: Post Details Ahead of Time
Those 3 steps have to do with steps to take prior to when your gymnastics studio’s registration period actually opens. But what about when it’s time to begin the actual registration process? We’ll pick up from there in this post.
Step 4: Make the Process Easy for Parents
How well you prepare and equip parents for your first year of online registration will be extremely key to its success. The main thing is to make it as easy for parents as possible. While a huge benefit of online registration is the fact that it can be done from anywhere, it’s also a good idea to offer in-person registration at your gymnastics center, particularly the first year that you require online registration. You’ll want to make signage visible and clear, directing parents to temporary registration stations, complete with tablets or laptops. You’ll also want staff members on hand to answer any questions or to help with the process.
Make sure someone is ready to answer any phone calls that come in, as well, generally directing parents to your website, where they’ll find a link to online registration with Jackrabbit. Be sure to post details about your in-person registration event as well as the opening of online registration on your website as well as on any social media outlets which your gymnastics center has. You can easily send out details about your registration event to any existing customers through the Jackrabbit Parent Portal.
Step 5: Confirm Registrations
As individuals register for classes, you’ll receive e-mail notifications in real time; you can also see updates on your Jackrabbit Dashboard. As registrations come in, you’ll want to check each one, in order to ensure that all details are filled in and correct. (One area where this can be significant is to ensure that students registered for any given class meet the skill level and age requirements for that class.) If you notice any issues, you can immediately contact parents so you can keep any illegitimately filled spots open for qualifying participants.
To find out what to do next, take a look at Part 3 of this series.
First Steps to Implementing Online Registration for Your Gymnastics Center, Part 3
With cloud-based Jackrabbit Class software, you’ll be able to easily keep up with what’s going on with your gymnastics center’s online registrations and in real time.
Kelly Gaines of Charlotte Aquatics explains why she really appreciates this aspect of the system: “Regardless of where I am or what time registration opens, I know how enrollment is going from the alerts that I see in my Inbox. I don’t have to have to be immersed in the process to be in the know.”
Kyle Grussmeyer of All Star Legacy says that he has found that “parents enjoy the ability to register at their own convenience – no lines, no waiting, no worries that classes listed are filled.”
Once you’re prepared for registration and have started the process, you’ll have just a few more details to consider.
Step 6: Process Payments
Once you’ve looked over registration details and confirmed them, the next step is to verify that fees are correctly attributed to each account and credit card details are complete. With Jackrabbit software, you have plenty of versatility as far as how much of the online registration process is automated. From posting fees to accounts to processing payments in batches, Jackrabbit can do as much or as little of the legwork as you prefer.
Kyle Grussmeyer of All Star Legacy explains the relief that online registration has brought to his organization: “We have replaced what was once a painstaking, laborious process with automation.”
Organizations aren’t the only ones that appreciate Jackrabbit’s streamlined payment-processing system, though. Drew Stainton, a Parent User of Jackrabbit, describes his experience with Online Registration: “Even the first time I used Jackrabbit’s online registration it was easy to step through the process. [My child’s center] attaches class costs to accounts instead of offering a direct pay option. But Jackrabbit made it simple to understand this through very direct instructions on an intuitive screen.”
Step 7: Communicate with Parents
Did you know that Jackrabbit’s online registration process will equip you to easily send professional-looking e-mail communications to various groups within your gymnastics family? From individuals to classes, staff members, or other groups, once everyone is registered you’ll have all the information you need at your fingertips. You can also set up automatic registration-confirmation and receipt-of-payment messages through the Portal.
Jenn Buckton of Turning Pointe Academy of Dance particularly appreciates these automated messages. “The post-registration emails – automated via Jackrabbit – are great because they provide us with proof of registrations.”
After the initial hubbub of registration is over, you can send out student schedules as well as direct parents on how to view and print their children’s schedules at their convenience from the Parent Portal.
Now that you have the how-to for online registration, when you implement it, you’ll begin to realize exactly why online registration is such a game-changer for gymnastics centers just like yours.
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– Jeff Lulla, Fun & Fit Gymnastics
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