Popular Netflix Sports Docuseries’: Adversity, Tradition and Winning Strategies

TeamLinkt’s marketing student, Alexa, shares her favourite sports docuseries on Netflix that highlights sports from around the world. She follows the lives of teams through the wins and losses that define their careers and highlights important lessons for youth in sport today.  

Home Game Netflix

Home Game

Watching this docuseries felt like I was on a mini world tour and considering the current travel restrictions it was the closest I could get to fixing my travel bug. This docuseries profiles unique and dangerous traditional sports from around the world, as well as the communities and cultures where they thrive. It helped me better understand the origin of many of the popular sports we engage in today. 

From free diving in the Philippines, the Highland Games in Scotland, Roller Derby’s in Texas, and wrestling in the Congo it provides an educational experience for viewers to understand why these sports are so highly celebrated in each region. Integrating teachings about the historical origins of sports, unique athletic training strategies, how the games are played, and how they have evolved.

Fun Fact: Many of the track and field events we are familiar with originate from places all over the world. For example, shot put originated in Scotland, hurdling began in England, and hammer throw from ancient Ireland.

QB1 Netflix

QB 1: Beyond the Lights

The reality of striving for pro-sports leagues and college contracts is familiar to athletes in all sports as that is generally the ultimate goal after a lifetime of hard work. This riveting series follows three star high school quarterbacks as they play their final season before moving on to Division 1 college football. The athletes featured in this docuseries pursue their dreams alongside a lot of personal struggle, injury, school and hardship. 

Each boy from a different walk of life and school community you can see their varying mentalities in pursuit of their dreams; some over confident and some grounded by their natural athletic abilities. Balancing their high school studies alongside their pursuit of professional football which is the biggest demonstration of the athletes passion and mentality. 

This documentary is not just useful for aspiring football athletes, but athletes in general. 

Becoming Champions

The sport of soccer dates back roughly 2,000 years as an activity that labourers and youth would engage in as a pastime. Over time it has become one of the most widely recognized sports in the world. This series looks at the stories behind the athletes and countries that have achieved World Cup champion status, one of the biggest achievements in the sport.

This docuseries covers nine teams that have achieved World Cup status, the historical origin of the sport in each country, the adversity they faced and how they ultimately achieved success. Soccer is embedded into many cultures across European countries therefore the sport was forced to evolve with countries through war, government corruption and economic struggle. One thing acknowledged about sport is that it is a universal language and a natural way of being for many so inclined. The forms of adversity each team faced made their triumph so much more impactful.

For aspiring soccer stars this docuseries follows the best of the best, highlighting the strategies it takes to defy the odds. 

Becoming Champions Netflix

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How Saskatoon Amateur Volleyball Association Used TeamLinkt to Manage their 2020-2021 Season

How Saskatoon Amateur Volleyball Association Used TeamLinkt to Manage their 2020-2021 Season

The year 2020 has brought on a whole new set of challenges for leagues to deal with. In addition to the usual fee collection, schedule building and ongoing communication needed to run a league, with COVID-19 many leagues and associations were also tasked with administering health screening prior to each event. By using TeamLinkt’s league management software and team management app, SAVA was able to safely run a 2020-2021 season.

Below is a list of the TeamLinkt team management app features that the Saskatoon Amateur Volleyball Association used under the TeamLinkt platform.

League Website

When SAVA created a TeamLinkt account, they were auto-generated a website to use for the season. They used the website builder to move over their website content from their old website to their new one, and added a registration form as well to get all participants registered. In addition, SAVA also purchased and set up a custom domain to add to their TeamLinkt website.

Custom URL:

TeamLinkt URL:


Online Registration

To collect everyone’s information and payment for the season, SAVA used TeamLinkt’s online registration feature. Two registration forms were created (one for team captains, one for all other participants). There are a number of different ways to use the registration platform, but here’s how they did it:

Form 1: Team Registration

SAVA created a registration form for team captains to fill out. This registration form was to register their team for the season and included making a payment for the whole team. Fees collected for registering were automatically deposited to SAVA’s Stripe Bank Account. Once the captain registered the team, they were given a code to share with the rest of their team.

Form 2: Player Registration

Every participant in SAVA was also required to register through the website for the season. This process included going to the SAVA website, completing the form, and entering in the code shared to them by their team captain (mentioned above).


Team Management App

Once team captains and players registered through the website, they were given access to their team in the TeamLinkt team management app. In the app, they are able to chat, share photos, transfer team fees, add events, and more. In addition, scores are submitted to the league through the app, league games are automatically assigned to the teams through the app, and league messages are received by teams in the app.



SAVA took a schedule made in an excel spreadsheet and imported it into TeamLinkt. Once imported, the games appeared on their league website and in the team management app for all their teams.


Did You Know: TeamLinkt also offers a schedule builder tool for leagues to build their schedule.


Health Waivers

Saskatoon Amateur Volleyball Association used TeamLinkt’s new Event Health Waiver system to help with contact tracing in the event there was a COVID outbreak. To set it up, SAVA entered in waiver information, set up the waiver to fill out 24 hours before each event and entered the number of spectators allowed at each game. From there, a health waiver was added to every event in each team’s calendar. Prior to each game, teams completed a health waiver declaring they were not presenting COVID symptoms.

As a league, SAVA was then able to see exactly who was at every event, who filled in a health waiver, and quickly export information to a spreadsheet. This information includes the names & contact info of every person at each event to send to health Canada in the event of a COVID exposure.


Score Submitting

To simplify collecting, after each game teams submitted their scores through the TeamLinkt team management app. These scores automatically updated the standings and scores page on their website. 

TeamLinkt’s league management software works perfect for leagues and associations of all sizes. Teams also love using the team management app as it is the perfect way to keep your team in the loop and organized during the season. Regardless of the size, TeamLinkt is available for free (here’s why).

If you are looking to set up your league or association with TeamLinkt, create an account here!

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