From your User Home Page go to Teams. Be sure the correct season is selected. There is a filter for viewing only the teams you are interested in (for example, if you are working on U-10 Boys). The first time you come to this page each session, no filter characteristics are selected, so there is no teams list. Select the characteristics you want, e.g. U-10, Boys, Class IV, and click on . If you have not yet entered any matching teams, there will be no list.
To add a new team scroll down below the list to the Add a Team form. Select the organization, age group, gender, and class level, then enter the team name and contact. If the team contact is not already entered into the database, a form will be displayed for entering a new user (See Adding Users for more info). The most critical information is the full name, phone number, and email address. Select the appropriate Team Type. After entering all information click on .
If a lot of teams that are playing in the current season were in existence in a previous season, you can also import teams from that season. On the Teams page, click on Import Teams from Past Seasons at the top of the page. In the Filter Teams box, select the season you want to import teams from, and the play characteristics of the teams you want to import.
The teams from the selected season that match your filter settings, if any, will be displayed in two tables, one with matching teams that have not yet been imported, and another with matching teams that have already been imported. If you want to either import a team or remove a team that was previously imported, check the box on the left on that team's row and click on at the bottom of the page.
At the top of the table with teams that are available to import, there will be a box "Add Years to Teams". Also, next to the age groups of the teams available for importing that have defined ages, there will be a box . Changing the number in the top box will change the numbers in all of the individual team boxes. Of course, the individual boxes can be changed separately.
The effect of having a non-zero value in any of these boxes is to change the age group characteristic of the team in question when it is imported, assuming your league uses an age group play characteristic that is appropriate for the added years. If it does not, the team will be imported with the old age group, and a warning message will be displayed.
It is also possible to import teams using a tab-delimited data file. You can do so from the Teams page by clicking on Import Teams from File at the top of the page. For information on the specifications for importing data, see the Import Data page.
Although there is no requirement for a team contact to have an email address, it is obviously in the leagues best interest for good communication for all team contacts to have email and internet access.
Note: When you add teams into the league, they are not yet in divisions. The Teams page lists the teams in your league, nothing more. After you create your divisions, you will need to place the teams into the divisions from the Divisions page. You can see the number of teams by age group in each division by viewing the Affiliate/Team Table, accessible from your home page.
When you are viewing a list of teams on the Teams page, there are two buttons at the top of the list: and . The former allows you to create an export in several formats of the list of teams. The later creates a page with the list of teams where each team's name is a link to that team's page on our site, allowing the viewer to see the team schedule. Putting a copy of this page on you league own web site is a nice way to give your team users a way to get to their schedules.