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Local entrepreneur Anton Rosandic believes his new sports app can help San Clemente families and friends stay better connected with the youth sports scene. Photo by Darian Nourian
Local entrepreneur Anton Rosandic believes his new sports app can help San Clemente families and friends stay better connected with the youth sports scene. Photo by Darian Nourian

Anton Rosandic believes his sports themed app is a perfect fit for SC

By Darian Nourian

Frequently traveling back and forth to the Silicon Valley to run his company, San Clemente resident Anton Rosandic has gotten a lot of ideas for various startups as an entrepreneur over the years. However, his continued interest in the mobile application market has helped push him into developing a program that really hits home, while simultaneously revolutionizing the local sports model.

With this, Rosandic, who has three kids that all play youth sports in San Clemente, has developed TheTeamScore, a unique application that allows athletic teams, of any stature, to send out real time, in-game updates via text message or email to fans, friends and family.

The idea for the app came to Rosandic one year ago when he couldn’t figure out the score of a local San Clemente High School girls soccer game.

“A buddy and I were wondering the score to the game, but didn’t have any way to find out, since we didn’t know anybody associated with the team,” Rosandic said. “This is when the idea first came to mind since I thought that I probably wasn’t the only one curious about local sports and without the time or means to figure scores out.”

A unique feature of the app is that any team or sport is eligible to participate, Rosandic said. Whether it is an U-8 AYSO soccer game, an adult softball game, a high school water polo game or even a surf competition, results can be reported via TheTeamScore application, and almost instantly, anyone can see what’s going on in the community’s sporting events for the day without being at the event themselves.

“People are constantly busy with work and on the move and don’t always have time to participate in all of their kids’ sporting events that we take for granted when they pass by,” Rosandic said. “By creating TheTeamScore everyone, including busy parents like myself, will be able to keep up with their kids’ recreational soccer game, summer basketball league or whatever it is.”

TheTeamScore is also very easy and convenient to use, according to Rosandic. One simply goes on to the app using their phone and after selecting their favorite team they will be able to see when and where their team is playing or view the results of past games.

This is not Rosandic’s first stint in the mobile app market, as he has always been involved in the information-technology side of his startups and has created other apps to enhance his businesses. But Rosandic believes that his newest creation will have the potential to make a positive impact on the local sports scene in more ways than one. Rosandic said a percentage of all advertising money made will be donated back to the local teams, schools and organizations that participate.

“The new model is revenue sharing. People support teams and get scores and teams get a share of money. It’s really a win-win situation. Everyone benefits here,” Rosandic said. “Parents are able to keep up with their kids’ teams, while the teams get a sum of money that who knows, could be used to pay for the team pizza party or give a scholarship to a player with financial hardships.”

Rosandic, who has lived in San Clemente with his family for four years, has seen first-hand how the city and the app will be a perfect fit.

“San Clemente is a sports-crazy town with a lot of community support behind it with the whole philosophy of ‘one team, one town’, having only one high school in town,” Rosandic said. “There’s also such a great range of sports here from football to extreme sports, which is beneficial in giving variety to TheTeamScore.”

As the app further develops an audience, with local merchants joining in as advertisers down the line, possible enhancements to the application include photo and video uploads that can be shared to Facebook, and the sales of team and school-approved merchandise.

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