E-mail may appear to be a godsend, but it’s not perfect. Here’s a short checklist:
- Verify with the parents the e-mail address they listed on their son or daughter’s AYSO registration form. The info may have been hand-written, including the e-mail address, and what looks like a “\” might actually be a “Z”; is that a lower case “L” or the number “1”?
- Make sure that no family has a spam filter or other blocking device that would prevent them from receiving your e-mails.
- Does a family need your e-mails sent to more than one address? (Mom and Dad could be divorced or separated, or they may want messages both at home and at work.)
- Is there any other factor you need to know about any family’s e-mail situation? For example, there may be a low-tech family on your list that only checks its e-mail every three or four days.
It may also be a good idea to obtain all parents’ cell phone numbers and note which ones can/want to receive text messages. Text messages are often more effective than email these days.
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