We will be using RainedOut instead of Remind for the 2019 Season. An explanation for the switch as well as information on how to sign up can be found below.
Explanation of the Switch to RainedOut
For many years, our organization used RainedOut to send text & email alerts to our parents & players. During the 2018 season, we switched to Remind because we thought it would better serve our organization. However, due to issues between Remind & Verizon Wireless, Verizon Wireless customers will be unable to receive updates from us via text message (beginning in February 2019). While both companies claim they are working to fix this problem, there is no guarantee that it will go back to normal. Additionally, even if a solution is found, it is very likely that it would still negatively impact our organization. For that reason, we are going back to using RainedOut.
Instructions on Signing Up for RainedOut Alerts
Select a method below to learn how to sign up to receive our RainedOut alerts. We recommend Method 1 as it provides the most control over what updates you will receive.
NOTE: If you are subscribed to our Remind updates or if you subscribed in the past when we used RainedOut, you will need to resubscribe as we have reset our RainedOut account and removed all of our subscribers to ensure only those involved with our organization will receive our alerts.
METHOD 1: Text and/or Email Alerts (Preferred Method)
3. Do not close the window. You will receive a four digit verification code to the phone number or email address that you entered. This ensures that only you can update your subscriptions and preferences. Enter the four digit code in the box and press "Validate Code".
4. You are now successfully subscribed to receive general updates from us. Now is your chance to subscribe to one or more of our groups. Only our current teams will be listed here. After we announce our rosters for the season, we will open all team groups so that you can add as many as you would like. We may occasionally have other groups that can be subscribed to. We do not plan to use the Private Group Keyword function. However, if you are ever told to enter a private group keyword, you can enter it in the box and then click "Subscribe".
5. Follow this same process to update your subscriptions or to unsubscribe.
METHOD 2: Text Alerts Only
1. Text one of our keywords to short code 84483. A full list of our keywords is shown below. Most of our keywords are currently not published as our teams have not been finalized. Once our rosters are announced, the keywords for each team will also be listed below.
General Portage Youth Softball Updates - Keyword: SOFTBALL
Warrior Softball Updates - Keyword: PYSWARRIORS
12U Pride Team - Keyword: PYS12UP
14U Pride Team - Keyword: PYS14UP
16U 608 Fastpitch Team - Keyword: PYS16U608
If you have any questions, please contact us and we can assist you. We only require coaches to inform you of cancellations or changes through RainedOut. It is up to you to sign up so that you are always informed. This is also how the Board of Directors will contact you on short notice.