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Winning apps for coachesAnyone who has ever coached youth sports knows the frustrations of communicating important messages to dozens of families. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on apps that give coaches the tools to organize their team and share information.
[MUSIC] RosterBot is a free app download, designed to take the pain out of running a team. Whether it's girl's lacrosse or boy's gymnastics, the app features over 300 different sports and activities, so you can customize positions and player needs. The app also allows you to collect and track payments, and communicate directly with your players and families in group emails, and through instant messaging. A similar app and service is called Team Snap. Besides some of the basic organizational and communication features, coaches can organize schedules and a team website. And upgrade to the paid versions introduces scores of additional features, including weather forecasts, refreshment organizations, and social media integration. And finally, if you're a baseball, softball, or kickball coach, the $4.99 Baseball Pocket Coach app was designed for you. Keeps track of attendance, set player positions for the entire game, and easily keeps score all in one handy app. In San Francisco, I'm Kara Tsuboi cnet.com for CBS News. [MUSIC]