SportsPlus youth sports league scheduling

Based on our experience with our SportsPlus customers, we have composed the most common mistakes committed by the sports organizers with creating and maintaining the league schedules:

  • Creating two or more schedules for one team on the same date and time.
  • Not providing all required location details, including address, driving directions, parking details, public transportation options, landmarks, etc… 
  • When there are a large number of fields/courts in one place, not providing clear directions to the field numbers.
  • Not linking the location address with a map URL, either Google or Bing or Apple maps.
  • Forgetting to mention or indicating teams that fall under the home, away, or neutral.
  • Not mentioning how many minutes or hours, the team members should arrive before the actual game time.
  • Not including details like what uniform to wear, what additional tools or equipment to bring, etc.
  • If there is an after-game event, not mentioning it clearly.
  • Generating unequal match occurrences among all the teams. It means one team will play more matches compared to the rest.
  • Scheduling matches between two teams having unequal competence, i.e. team from lower division or age group taking on the team from higher division or age group. 
  • Not giving enough time between the games, especially if the games are at different locations, and it takes time to travel from one place to the other.
  • Creating multiple games on one field at the same time.
  • Scheduling the games too late into the night or too early in the morning.
  • Scheduling too many games for one team in one day or on the weekend.
  • Scheduling games during the public holidays or the long weekend.
  • Not color-coding the divisions or locations or teams, as applicable to make it easy to understand the schedules.
  • Not sending a proper schedule reminder to all the team members on adding a new schedule or on making a change to an existing schedule.
  • Not sending a proper schedule reminder to all the team members on adding a new schedule or on making a change to an existing schedule.
  • Not allowing the team members to mark their availability for a game.
  • Not using the right tool to auto-generate the schedules.
  • Not distributing the schedules through all possible channels, including the mobile app, website, emails, SMS, calendar sync.
  • Making it hard to print the league schedules so members can keep track of the schedules.
  • Making it hard to subscribe and sync with the league schedules on a calendar.
  • Not instantly publishing the changes made to a calendar through all channels, including the mobile app, website, emails, SMS, calendar sync.
  • Not proving on-demand instant access to the latest game results, standings, and playoff brackets

 

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