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Affiliated Organizations - organizations that enter teams into your league. Examples: clubs, associations, or schools. If you are a district/playing league (or an AYSO Area), your affiliated organizations are other leagues. It is not required that you list any affiliated organizations. However, if one is entered, then the contact person can enter teams for that organization. See Affiliated Organization.

Auto-Email/Text - email and/or text messages that are generated automatically by the system when schedules are published, games are changed, officials are assigned or unassigned. See Auto-Email/Text.

Blackout Date - When making a schedule using the scheduling engine, you must specify the start and end dates of the season. However, you can specify blackout dates when games are not to be scheduled. You can specify more than one date by entering the dates separated by a comma. See Create Schedules.

Competition - A collection of matches within a Season. There are five types of competitions: League, Round Robin Tournament, Single Elimination, Double Elimination, and Double Elimination with Re-entry. Each competition type has its own scheduling options. See Add a Competition.

District - An organization of leagues that schedules divisions of traveling teams from the leagues.

Division - a collection of teams that are scheduled to play each other. When a team is added to your league database, it is not yet in a division (even though it has characteristics that are often similar to a division, e.g. U-12 Girls Rec). See Create a Division.

Extra Date - You can specify dates outside the start and end dates when making a schedule. See Create Schedules.

Full Rights League - A league that subscribes to YourSportsLeague.com.

Game Difficulty - a number based on the play characteristics of the game (gender, age group, and play level). See Official Strength.

Game Interval - The time between games. There are system defaults for each age group. You can change the default value when scheduling. See Create Schedules.

Games Officiated Report - A report that shows a list of all games officiated within a specified set of dates. Reports can be exported for use with an official payment template. See Official Payments.

Guest – Anyone can log in as a guest with no password to view any league in the list. See Guests.

League ID – Each league has a unique ID. You can find your league's ID by going to Manage League > Modify League Settings. Your ID is at the top of the league form.

League Officers – persons with specific powers using YourSportsLeague.com. All league officers have the ability to send email and text, and they can always see results and standings, even for recreational divisions. The League President has no specific responsibilities, and can mainly view a number of reports.

Play Characteristics - used to describe divisions of play, determine game difficulty, and assign official strength. Includes Gender, Age Group, and Play Level. See Play Charactersitics.

Practice Game - A game added that is not part of league play. The game is not displayed on the division schedule and the results are not reflected in the standings. The game will be displayed on the team schedule. See Practice Games.

Recreational League – a league that basically plays all of its games on home fields. Typically the control and therefore assignment of fields is centralized.

Official Strength - a number assigned to an official based on specifying a comfort level with games of a particular difficulty (e.g. U-12 boys rec). See Official Strength.

Request/Confirm - A league can choose to allow officials to request games within their comfort level. The official coordinator must confirm the request before the assignment is made. See Request/Confirm & Self-Assignment.

Restricted Rights League - an affiliate league (usually of a traveling league) that does not subscribe to YourSportsLeague.com for its local league.

Scheduling Engine - generates a schedule automatically from a set of parameters that you specify. The engine will balance the schedule for home and away, opponent, number of games, and field slots. The engine can accept any number of playing dates and number of teams in a division. It also allows you to specify a number of time slots across a range of fields. Once the schedule is made any game can be edited for fine tuning.

Season – A logical period of playing, such as Fall 2003 or Spring 2004. A season must be created first before competitions can be scheduled. Teams are in divisions that are in competitions that are in a season.

Self-Assign - A league can choose to allow officials to assign themselves to games. If an official has a strength number, he or she can only self-assign to a game within the comfort level. See Request/Confirm & Self-Assignment.

Team Contact - One team official can be designated as main team contact. The team contact will be listed on the division schedule page.

Team Official - A team can have as many team officials as it desires, the coach and others that can be given any title. All team officials have the same powers: Editing the team, reporting results, and grading referees. Team officials are listed on the Team page. See Team Officials.

Team Types:
1. House – a team that plays its games in a recreational league.
2. Traveling – a team that plays its games in a traveling league.
3. Visiting – a team associated with another league that plays its games in your recreational league.

Traveling Games Division – a division built into YourSportsLeague.com in which a Match Secretary can enter the home games for local teams that play in a Traveling League that is not a client of YourSportsLeague.com. See Traveling Games Division.

Traveling League – a league made up of teams from affiliated leagues, where teams typically play half of their games on other leagues’ fields. Sometimes known as competitive league. See Schedule a Traveling League.

User Home page – This page has a list linked to the various functions associated with the user’s defined role. When you log in you go to your User Home page.


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