Oh no! What if you need to tell all 30 participants right away that they need to bring indoor footwear instead of football boots for tonight's session because the weather is so bad outside and you don't have the time or the patience to go searching for everyone's correct email address to let them all know?
Well, you can just message them all at once obviously!
On the FA Events Platform, you can send a direct email to the participants (or parents of the participants depending on age) to let them know anything that they need to about the event or sessions. This could be informing them of bad weather, letting them know a change of venue, a reminder to bring sun cream and a hat, a note to meet at the clubhouse - anything!
To do this, it's quick and easy. Firstly, log on to the Events Platform and go to the 'Sessions' tab on the left side menu. Then, click the session from your list underneath that you need to send a message for (this could be the very next session if you're immediately reminding, a past session if you're reflecting, or one a couple of weeks ahead if you're planning!).
On your chosen session, you will land on the 'Details' tab at the top - but flick over to the 'Participants' tab if you don't mind. One of the option boxes to the right says 'Message All Participants' and guess what? This is the one you press to message all your participants!
When you've clicked on that, the below screen should appear. Here is where you can enter your email message and send this to every participant (or their parent depending on participant ages) who has booked onto the session. Once you've hit 'Send', all participants will get an email right away letting them know the news.
What a great tool to ensure that no one turns up with just football boots for an indoor court, right?