Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Default Start and End Minutes in Schedulizer

There is now an "OPTIONS" button in the Schedulizer screen which control your scheduling options. A recent addition allows you to pad the start and end minutes when adding a game to the calendar. By default the start and end minutes are on the hour (ex: 5:00 ) and the end minutes are on the half hour (ex: 5:30). you now have the option of padding the start and end times, by 5, 10, 15, 20 or 25 minutes.

For example, if your games start at 2:15 and end at 3:45, then choose the 15 minutes from the drop list and try adding a new game.

Your settings will be saved per league, so if you have multiple leagues, be sure to check your scheduling options.

Look out for more options to come in the near future.

Edit Team Information from League Admin Screen

You can now edit the Team Information such as : Team Name, Team Initials and Team Color from the League Admin screen.

Simply double click on an item in the list to edit. Then click the Save button to save your changes.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Score Keeping Just Got Easier

There is now the ability to add "League Score Keepers" role.
You can enable this option by going to :

1. League Administration
2. Click the Players tab
3. Click on a person in the grid
4. On the bottom left hand side there will be a checkbox for League Score Keeper
5. Tick the checkbox and Save

(See screenshot below)

So now that you have assign one or more person to be a League Score Keeper, how do they enter scores?

Easy. When they login, th
ey will now see a new link on the left hand side bar, called "Score Keeping". When you click on this link it will look like the screenshot below.

You can see that there is a grid and a calendar. The grid is used to enter scores and the calendar is used to navigate the months, week, or day you wish to enter scores for. The grid will automatically show the games that correspond to whatever timeframe view the calendar is in.

To update a score, simply enter the scores in the grid and th
en click the save icon in the right most column of the grid.

You should see the calendar refresh for the game you updated the score for.

Oh and League Admins, The Schedulizer has this built in. Just look for the "Enter Scores" button and the functionality should be same above.
Check the screenshot below for the Schedulizer implementation.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Bulk Invite Players to Your Team

The easiest way to add players to your team, is to use the Bulk Invite Players option. To get to this screen :

1. Login
2. Goto your team page
3. Click Team Admin
4. Click Bulk Invite Players

It allows you to enter a bunch of emails separated by a comma, and select the role you want for those team members. It will then mass email the players as well as add them to your team.

The players will then have to update their information, so their first name doesn't stay as their email address.

In the example below, we are creating 2 players as a :

COACH : So they will show up under the Coach tab with their contact information

TEAM ADMIN : So they can administer the team page and send out emails, update news, etc

TEAM STATS KEEPER : So they can enter scores online and update player statistics

NOTE #1 : Don't worry if the email already exists in the system, it will simply add that player to the team and not create a new account.

NOTE #2 : If you assign the TEAM MEMBER role, you will still have to drag and drop those players to your current teams roster, so they will show up on the Team View tab.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Team and Player Direct Links - made for Search Engines

Players and Teams now have dedicated URLs to their respective webpages, without having to log in first, then navigate to the page they want.

This is ideal for Search Engines, because now Google, Yahoo, etc can index your individual page, and you can even email it to all your friends, bookmark it or better yet, send it to scouts or recruiters.

To get your link for Player profiles check out the screenshot below and click on "Public Profile Link". It should open a new window and the url in the address bar should be something like <-- That's TomBrady's profile page.

For direct team webpage links check out the the screenshot below. Click on the "Team URL" button and should open a window with a URL similar to : <-- That's the Patriots team home page.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Schedules to Excel

You can now export Schedules to Excel. Just look for the excel icon on the Schedule view screens. you can even filter the data by team before you export it.
Also, on all the team websites, you can export a team schedule as well.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Schedulizer Gets a Face Lift - Calendar Style

The Schedulizer Grid has been replaced with a drag and drop Calendar. You have Full Screen Views, Month Views, Week Views, and Day Views. You can basically drag a calendar entry to any of the views, and you can even use the resize option to change the start and end times.

Here's a little excerpt from the Help :

To Create A Game:

1. Click / Drag on the calendar to set the time duration. ex: 9:00am to 10:00am
2. Drag teams from the left hand side bar to the Home Team and Away Team boxes
3. Drag a location from the right hand side bar to the Location box
4. Set a date and time with at the top of the screen with the date and time controls
5. Click Save Game

To Edit a Game:
1. Double click on a calender entry.
2. Follow steps in "To Create A Game" above from step 2.

Score Keeping
To enter the Score Keeping area, Double click on a calendar entry Click the "Scores and Stats" button to enter the score keeping screen

Friday, January 25, 2008

Google Calendar View

A new view has been has been added to the Schedule and Scores tab. The Calendar View. You may see some similarities between this calendar and Google calendar.

You can sort the calendar by month, week or day view and you can even filter by specific teams. The color of the calendar entry is determined by the home team's color.

If you click on a calendar entry, it will take you to the Score and Statistics of that game.

We have big ideas for this Calendar and we may even replace the default grid view on each Team's page.

We are also contemplating using some of the advanced drag and drop features for the Schedulizer

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Adding Players To Your Team

You can add players to your team under the Team Admin tab, then clicking on the "Players and Team" tab.

You can either create NEW players that will automatically be added to your team. A confirmation email will be sent to the newly created player so they can login to the site.

OR you can search the entire league for players and ASK them to join your team.

Why would you want to do that? Well, its a good way to search for free agents, or just add your friends to your team so they can participate in ChalkTalk on your team page.

An email will be sent to the player asking them if they wish to join your team. If they accept, they will show up in the grid in the above screen shot.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Just look for the green question marks

Where ever your see this question mark on the site, you can click it for some context specific help...So if you are on the League News Page, and you want to know how to add some League News, just click the green question mark and poof, you get a nice little yellow box telling you how to do it!

What a novel on the screen you actually need it on.

Team Statistics Keepers

League Administrators can now have a new role to assign to members : TEAM STATISTICS KEEPER. Team Statistics Keepers can input player statistics for each game.

This alleviates the need for League Administrators to enter stats for the whole league, so now they can delegate these tasks to 1 or more people on a team. The Team Statistics Keeper can be anyone, they do not have to be a players, so its perfect for Coaches, Fans, and Parents.

Here's how to enter the stats for your team:

1. Login

2. Goto you team page
3. Click on the Team Schedule tab
4. Click on the "Enter Stats" column for the game you want.
5. You can only enter Player Statistics for your team.

You will note in the picture above there is a "Save" icon and a "Delete" icon next to each persons name. This feature allows you to quickly update player stats for players who may not have any stats but still play in a game. It also gives you an overall view of the team stats.