Huddle Up: Is Your Fantasy League Communicating?
October 2, 2013 @ 03:15 PM | By Jill Huselton
It’s that time of year. All across America, legions of football fans are busting out the beer helmets and nacho platters, readying their living room for football season. However, it’s time to put down the scouting reports, mock drafts and injury updates and take a second to consider what could make or break a successful fantasy season—league communication.
Let’s face it: most fantasy leagues start out strong. Emotions run high as everyone is still in first place. But by week three or four, if left unchecked, communication issues will begin to surface. At this point, owners that fall behind are less apt to update rosters or respond to important trade offers. By the end of the season, teams still in the race usually wind up playing amongst themselves, while the losers are left to fall by the wayside.
An audio conference call, however, is a way around this. A scheduled conference call amongst owners at various intervals will boost morale and prolong interest levels. It is more than just a way to get out of doing yard work; a conference call is a way to keep dialogue going during the doldrums of a fantasy season.
With the right conference services in place, it is possible to hold a meeting right from your smartphone. Whether you need to step out of your home, the delivery room or the office, with mobile technology you can make sure that your priorities are straight this season. You can even hold a private conversation within a conference to facilitate private trading in real-time.
League commissioners who want to ensure an enjoyable fantasy football season should take a moment to consider how a routine conference call—whether weekly, bi-weekly or monthly—can add a professional touch to a fantasy football league. By taking care of basic communication, the league stands a much greater chance of going strong from week one to week 17.