Demosphere understands that in the world of league scheduling, it is crucial to have robust and user-friendly tools to handle a variety of complex scenarios. We have created a proprietary tool we call a “tie pattern” to refer to the blueprint of how games for a specific division will be scheduled by the system. The tie pattern will determine the layout of scheduled games within a division across the game dates that have been entered into the system.
Demosphere has been building a robust library of tie patterns for many years to provide our clients with a great deal of pre-designed patterns. These can be easily assigned to a division to meet the scheduling needs for most events.
Each tie pattern has been carefully constructed to ensure a well balanced schedule with respect to team match ups, start times, home vs. away games and location for each team in the division across the entire season/event.
If you are taking advantage of Demosphere’s league scheduling tools, you can easily access the tie patterns that have been setup within your account. First, navigate to the Scheduling Administration element and click on the tie patterns link under the Setup section:
Furthermore, if you are in need of a unique tie pattern that is not listed, you can access the robust library by clicking on the “Clone Library”. Here is where you can find hundreds of tie patterns that have been previously setup to handle all kinds of league scheduling scenarios:
The Clone Library houses the most requested tie patterns across all Demosphere clients. To find what you’re looking for, first enter the number of teams and/or games in the division to narrow the results. There is a brief description of each tie pattern to help you choose the best one for the division.
If for any reason you don’t find what you’re looking for, please email email@example.com. We can help you locate the best tie pattern and/or create a new one for you if needed!
Looking for the best workflow to handle scorekeeping and advance your teams to the next round of a tournament/event? Follow these easy steps below:
Scorekeeping: First enter all scores for the first round of games using one of these options:
Use the PhoneItIn mobile option (yourdomain/phoneitin), or call-in option, using the game # and season PIN. Generally, this is the best workflow for team admins reporting scores from the field.
Click “Edit all blank scores link” from the Scheduling Admin element to edit all scores at once. This is the typical workflow for Site Admins looking to update scores for all games:
Edit all scores for an entire division at once – this is a good option for either Site Admins or Division Managers:
Scorekeeping and Team Advancement:
Use the steps below to enter scores and advance teams to subsequent rounds:
Click on Elements and choose Scheduling Administration
Select your season
Under the Audit Reports section, click on the Scorekeeping and Team Advance link:
Choose your age group. The divisions in that age will load at the bottom of the screen. You will see division names and a list of all game dates. Each cell under the game date shows the number of games on that date (any value in parentheses lists the number of games missing scores).
To enter scores for any game, click on the number for the game date in question, and the games on that date will load, with an option to enter scores:
To advance teams to the next round of play, click the blue plus sign next to the name of the placeholder in the schedule.
The system will make its best guess to pre-select the team for you from the dropdown.
If the system cannot make a determination (ex. In the case of a “wildcard” placeholder) then you can select the appropriate team from full list of teams.
If the system chooses the wrong team, then you can modify it by selecting the right team from the dropdown.
Lastly, if any of the prior rounds have scores missing, the system will warn you and prompt you to enter all prior scores before advancing teams to the next round.
Once you are satisfied with the selected teams press the Save button.
Even if you have chosen a team and saved it, you can always use the blue plus sign again to replace it with a different choice for that placeholder as needed.
The team advance feature does not automatically choose the team and update the information publicly until you verify that the prior scores have been entered properly. Similarly, you should confirm all tie-breakers have been taken into account (especially ones the system may not know about such as coin flip, PK’s etc). However, once you review and approve the teams, the schedule will be updated automatically on your public website upon saving the screen above.
Finally, if you need additional support, please contact the Demosphere Support Team:
Demosphere’s Senior Account Manager, Camille Cheatwood, recently made the trip to beautiful Utah to meet with the Copper Mountain Soccer (CMS) team to discuss an expansion of our partnership. Our enhanced solutions will include creation of a new youth soccer website to help in their re-branding efforts to their newly re-envisioned Copper Mountain Rec Soccer name.
While in Utah, Cheatwood met with the CMS team for a working session to review best practices relative to our current partnership which includes online player registration and league scheduling tools. This streamlined solution is vital to the success of their organization, and with the addition of a new and improved website, Demosphere plans to help CMS reach their goal of being a premier, fully integrated, youth soccer club.
Demosphere is proud to support the efforts of Copper Mountain Soccer in achieving their mission to provide a place where all children have an opportunity to learn the sport of soccer and to have fun doing it. Demosphere’s goal is to provide leading-edge, integrated technology solutions to youth sports organizations to allow partners to focus more on what matters most: creating programs that help grow and develop our youth through sport.
If you’re interested to learn more about what Demosphere can do to help your organization #GetIntegrated, contact us today!
Demosphere has recently made some significant usability improvements to streamline the workflow for users managing their field permits!
Adding and editing field permits no longer requires a page load so users can quickly and easily manage permits within one screen. This improvement greatly reduces the amount of time spent on managing this area of the system.
Additionally, we’ve enhanced the interface of the list of permits by incorporating our Data Grid functionality, allowing users to quickly search, sort, edit, clone and even export all field permits:
Demosphere is committed to continuous improvement of our systems to ensure we’re delivering leading-edge technology to all levels of users.
Exporting all of the information you need is getting even easier in the League Scheduling System! The updated exporting function allows administrators to include coaching license fields when exporting Team Application information.
The added fields allow administrators to discern a person’s role on the team even after the information is exported from the System.
And as an added feature, the page now includes a more obvious, reformatted Export button to make the process even more intuitive.
If you have any questions in regards to exporting information in the League Scheduling System please contact Demosphere’s Support Team!