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The days of rushing around to pick up and drop off your kids to their after school activities are over...
And so is our Kickstarter!  But you can still help us reach our goal of launching our app by visiting our site and donating to support our efforts!
The days of rushing around to pick up and drop off your kids to their after school activities are over... And so is our Kickstarter!  But you can still help us reach our goal of launching our app by visiting our site and donating to support our efforts!
29 backers pledged $7,025 to help bring this project to life.

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Sideline SOS - Community Based Ridesharing for Youth Sports

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INTRODUCING: SIDELINE SOS

The World’s First Community-Based Ride-Sharing App for Youth Sports.  

Sideline SOS stands for Sideline System of Support and it helps over 45 million American sports families get their athletes to/from practices, games, and events at a fraction of the cost of one popular ridesharing service, without ever putting their trust in a stranger again, AND ALL at the push of a button.

No more panicking over last minute schedule changes.  No more entrusting your kids to random strangers. 

CHECK OUT THE VIDEO BELOW:

 Explainer Video (App is not yet available in App Store or Google Play Store)

We’re ready to bring Sideline SOS to life and we need YOUR HELP to raise the money to develop it!  

 STEP #1: BUILD YOUR PERSONALIZED SOS (SYSTEM OF SUPPORT) 

STEP #2: SET YOUR AVAILABILITY TO PROVIDE RIDES + EARN POINTS + REWARDS WHILE RIDE-SHARING

STEP #3: REQUEST SUPPORT FROM YOUR SOS WHEN YOU NEED SUPPORT + TRACK YOUR ATHLETE

It enables parents to arrange for transportation in an easier, quicker, more efficient way than ever before, with a bonus added value of being significantly cheaper than alternative methods. 

Sideline SOS is also packed with loads of AWE-SOME FEATURES. 

Why Sideline SOS?!  

Because shuttling your kids around to their practices, games, and events is expensive, time consuming, and overwhelming...

The pain results in your athlete(s) being late or missing practices, and/or events, and parents being overwhelmed and under supported; in this situation everybody suffers (athlete, parent, and team).

This is a parent problem that everyone who has kids who play sports, or is raising/supporting a child who plays sports can relate to.

Including me...

I'm a busy mom of three boys, two of which are very active in youth sports and have been since they were 5 years old!  

My family: (Big Guy - My hubby, Medium Guy - Our oldest son, Little Guy - Our middle son, Littlest Guy - Our youngest son)
My family: (Big Guy - My hubby, Medium Guy - Our oldest son, Little Guy - Our middle son, Littlest Guy - Our youngest son)

My boys have been playing consecutive and sometimes concurrent seasons of football, basketball, and track for the past 9 years!  I absolutely love running down the sideline to support my boys (seriously, there’s video…) 

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We absolutely love supporting our boys in their sports, and watching them play and develop into leaders and team players both on and off the field...

But let’s be honest, it’s sometimes extremely difficult to get them to where they need to be on time.  Between work, school, and home life; it can get pretty hectic trying to get them where they need to be.  

Take this year for example: My oldest son started playing Varsity football as a freshman in HS, my middle son continued with his 4th consecutive season of travel football, and I started new job, an hour and a half away from where we live = Rough Commute (a.k.a. another common parent problem).

 And while the youth sports community is tight knit; and I could depend on trusted friends and family to help me out in my time of need...

The process to arrange that support is super cumbersome and time consuming!  As a result, my boys constantly late or missing practices, and events and I was simply overwhelmed.

Maybe I could try a popular ridesharing service, but that would quickly add up; and participating in youth sports is expensive enough on its own, between the travel, gear, and the food that’s just not a sustainable option; not to mention their policies don’t allow kids 16 and under to ride.

And who was I kidding? 

I don’t just trust any random person with my kids, and that was when I had my light bulb moment for Sideline SOS!!

Our Fundraising Goal is $7,000; here’s how it breaks down:

Ready to pledge?  Here are the levels and rewards that we’re offering:

 We even have a few stretch goals: 

Stretch goals are additional goals beyond the original funding goal. In return for hitting each stretch goal, we will be able to create additional offerings that further support our members! 

Wondering how soon you can get your hands on the finished product?  Check out our projected timeline:

 Got Questions?  Check out our FAQ Section! 

The FAQ Section also includes information about the different levels of membership for the app. 

All pledges for this campaign are for the Sideline SOS - Ultimate Level.

Thank You again for your consideration and support!  This is only the beginning.  

In accordance with our mission, we plan to continue to support Youth Sports Parents through the Sideline Society platform in a variety of ways, one season at a time.  Because, just as it takes a village to raise a child; it takes a sideline to support an athlete and a community to support a sideline.

Risks and challenges

I've been a sports mom for the past nine years now, and it was these past experiences and the current ones as we continue to live this lifestyle that have helped me design an App that would provide the much needed support and time-saving resource for any parent to do the same with their student athlete.

We've been working extremely hard on this App for several months now - making sure we are covering all necessary aspects and getting input from our community on the features they'd like to see before we launched this Kickstarter campaign. The purpose of course is to ensure that we could guarantee prompt delivery of the beta to our supporters and really show off what it can do and how much time it can save us in our busy lives.

At this point the app is completely outlined and once funds are raised and received from our Kickstarter Campaign we will begin building the functional prototype of the app so we can use it to raise additional funds and build the fully functional application. Please view our timeline section to see expectations for release of the prototype.

The biggest challenges we've faced so far have been finding a developer who shares our vision and passion for supporting the youth sports lifestyle. It is very important to us to have team members who are just as passionate about supporting sports families as we are. Now that we've found our developing team we are super pumped about getting this technology out into the world!

A potential risk to our App delivery date (October 2019) could be the raising of additional funds to develop the fully functional app, as well as, App Store approval processes. But we're increasingly confident that we will get fully funded and will be able to put all available resources to launch the fully functional app on time. Although it's still a risk worth mentioning.

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Environmental commitments

Visit our Environmental Resources Center to learn how Kickstarter encourages sustainable practices.

Something else

Through our app, we are promoting increased ridesharing among Youth Sports Families and their communities. Ridesharing offers a number of environmental benefits including:
- Decreasing the use of cars and reduces car congestion
- Reducing air pollution
- Increased conservation of non-renewable energy sources

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

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    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    The Sideline Lover

    A Huge Thank You. Every dollar counts towards bringing Sideline SOS to the your #SidelineLife. You’ll receive exclusive Sideline Love Updates on our progress + The Ultimate Sports Mom Survival Bag Checklist (PDF) (our most popular resource to date!)

    Digital items will be fulfilled within two weeks after the campaign closes.

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    The Sideline Hacker

    Everything above, PLUS your name will appear on our special “Supported By” page of the app, along with exclusive access to our private Sideline Hackers FB Group!

    Digital items will be fulfilled within two weeks after the campaign closes.

    Includes:
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    • Access to Sideline Lover Pledge Level
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    The Chauffeur

    Everything above, PLUS - Pledge 1 Month worth of support and, Get 1 Month Free of Sideline SOS - Ultimate, Save $10 for being a super early bird! Digital items will be fulfilled within two weeks after the campaign closes.

    Includes:
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    • Access to The Sideline Lover + The Sideline Hacker Pledge Levels
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    The Coach

    Get a Seasonal Subscription (3 month subscription) to Sideline SOS – Ultimate, Save $5 for being a seasonal early bird! Digital items will be fulfilled within two weeks after the campaign closes.

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    • Access to The Sideline Lover + The Sideline Hacker Pledge Levels
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    The Sideline Supporter

    Be one of the first to Buy 1, Give 1 Seasonal Subscription (3 month subscription) to Sideline SOS – Ultimate, Save $10 and help support your community! Digital items will be fulfilled within two weeks after the campaign closes.

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    • Access to The Sideline Lover + The Sideline Hacker Pledge Levels
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    The Volunteer

    Buy 6 Months, Get 6 Months Free of Sideline SOS – Ultimate, Save $60 and plan ahead now! Digital items will be fulfilled within two weeks after the campaign closes.

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    • Access to The Sideline Lover + The Sideline Hacker Pledge Levels
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    The Team Package

    Buy this seasonal team package (worth 30 family subscriptions) to Sideline SOS – Ultimate, and be the hero of your sideline, while saving $50! This is the perfect option for the coach who likes his/her players to be on time! Digital items will be fulfilled within two weeks after the campaign closes.

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    The Cheerleader

    Pledge this level and become a member of the exclusive Ultimate Early Bird Beta Tester group. Your vital input can help us through the final weeks of development and bring the full version of Sideline SOS to market! Your name will also be forever recorded in the credits section of the app. Digital items will be fulfilled within two weeks after the campaign closes.

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    The Scholarship

    Pledge this level and we will reward you with our eternal gratefulness; and a lifetime subscription to Sideline SOS – Ultimate Level. Digital items will be fulfilled within two weeks after the campaign closes.

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Funding period

- (30 days)