Report Scores – and Grade Referees!

Do you report game scores online? Many organization allow teams to report game scores in order to update standings as quickly as possible.

Now, as an addition to Demosphere’s League Scheduling System, teams may also answer questions about their match referees.

After logging in and accessing the score reporting area, additional quick survey questions are available to help assess referees from the team’s perspective. The questions themselves can be customized by the league and hopefully this valuable data can be used to improve operations and provide valuable feedback on those administering games.

Have a question about this feature? Want to enable it for your league? Contact the Demosphere Support Team – support@blog.demosphere.com!

Score Reporting

 

Referee Survey

Scheduling Simplicity – Remove Multiple Games

Remove Multiple GamesScheduling Games Quickly

Within Demosphere’s Tournament Management and League Scheduling Systems, there is an emphasis on doing things efficiently.

Since scheduling generally is a time consuming activity, the system aims to perform assigned tasks quickly so the user can spend more time focusing on the matchups themselves.

Delete Multiple Games

To assist in these efforts, a new feature has been added to facilitate the removal of multiple games (in one division) at once.

Rather than having to delete game-by-game, administrators may check multiple games for deletion (see above screenshot) and push the “delete selected games” button. The feature is available for all customers within the Scheduling Administration area.

For any questions on using this new feature, please contact Demosphere’s Support Team atsupport@blog.demosphere.com.

League Scheduling: Update Default Field Permits

When Youth Soccer Travel Leagues schedule games, often times member clubs provide available field information for home games. This is organized by grouping field “permits” together and giving the group a name. This is a Permit Group, and its main purpose is to guide Demosphere’s League Scheduling System in scheduling all the home games for a club. Normally, there is a one-to-one relationship between clubs and permit groups, i.e., each club has one permit group, and each permit group belongs to one club.

Sometimes there are variations, however. This could be anything from one club sharing another club’s fields (two clubs using the same permit group), or a few teams in a club using permits separate from the main club, or simply a club changing its name or changing which permit group it is using. Until now, the system did not include a way for an administrator to make these updates directly in the system.

There is now a way for you to edit the default permit group for a club. This is done through league’s Club Directory. Head to Elements, Club Directory, choose the specific club, then Club Administration, and Edit Club Info. On the Club Edit Screen, there is now a place to change the default permit group for the club. This drop down is indicated in the screenshot below.

Questions? Feel free to contact the Demosphere Support Team.

Field Permits

New Game Schedule Audit Tools Released

Generating schedules for leagues can be challenging and Demosphere’s League Scheduling System can certainly help. To make life even easier, game schedules can be audited by several reports under the Scheduling Administration element. These audit reports provide a convenient way to manage the multitude of rules and constraints that must be followed to generate the best possible game schedule for your teams. Two new audit reports have been added:

  • Team Day, Home/Away Balance. This report provides detailed information about how many games each team plays by day of the week and whether their overall balance of home vs. away games is within acceptable limits. Any team that has more home than away games (or differs by more than one if the total is an odd number) is highlighted for further examination.
  • Team Time Balance. This report provides detailed statistics on what time each team plays throughout the season and how many games they have at each particular time.

Below, please find screenshots of these two great new reports. Please try out these reports the next time you run a schedule, and if you have any questions, just contact the Demosphere Support Team.

Games by Day of Week

Games by Time Slot

Simple Steps To Post Your Game Schedule Online

The hard work is done – you have completed your game schedule for your organization’s next league or tournament. Now, you’re ready to post it on your website for all to see. The beginning of an event is often among the most exciting times of the year.

To save the most time in your process, please check out our quick 3 minute video on posting your schedule. You’ll have things up in no time! Enjoy your season!