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Reset your event RSVP’s

If your game time or date has changed you may want to reset your players RSVP’s.  We removed the automatic reset function as Captains did not like that happening.  So, we have just rolled out a new function that will allow Captains to reset all of the RSVP’s for any of their events.  All that you need to do is click on the ‘Reset all of your players RSVP’s’ link that is just below the RSVP widgets on the event page.  Give it a try and, as always, shoot us your feedback.

 

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Game Time Changes and Match Reminders

Yesterday, the Austin Mens Soccer Association (AMSA) adjusted starting times for afternoon games to account for Daylight Savings Time.  Because kickoff time changed, RSVPs for all affected matches were reset.

Captains should send a match reminder to let your teams know about the updated start time and see RSVP status for the new game time.  To do this, log into Ateamo and select your upcoming game.

Select the upcoming match under the schedule icon

Select the upcoming match under the schedule icon

Now on the match page, click the blue “Send Event Reminder” button.  This will bring up a box where you can enter a message to your team.  Click “Send Reminder” and your players will be texted or emailed with the event details and a request to RSVP for the game.

Click the blue "Send Event Reminder" button to send emails and texts to your team about the upcoming game.

Click the blue “Send Event Reminder” button to send emails and texts to your team about the upcoming game.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Setting your team’s primary captain

Many teams have multiple captains to share responsibility for the team. But, league administrators and fellow captains need to know who to look to as the main point of contact.  To set a primary captain, go to the Team Manager:

Hover over the teams icon in the main menu and click "Manage Team."

Hover over the teams icon in the main menu and click “Manage Team.”

 

The first thing you’ll see is your team roster.  Click “Team Settings” at the top of the window, then select “Primary Captain” in the left column of links.  From here, you’ll be able to select and save your primary captain.

Click "Team Settings" and then "Primary Captain" to set the primary captain for this team.

Click “Team Settings” and then “Primary Captain” to set the primary captain for this team.

 

What does this do?

If you’re part of a league, the primary captain will be the primary point of contact for your league.  The captain appears first on the team roster and their name will be listed alongside the team name in the standings.

Turn off text messages from Ateamo

We’ve heard from our users that there should be a way to stop text (SMS) messages from Ateamo.  So today we’ve added the ability to toggle those messages on or off.

To change your text message settings, head to your “Settings” from the main menu.

Click the arrow next to your name to open up your settings preferences.

Click the arrow next to your name to open up your settings preferences.

 

Now click on “Mobile” on the left hand side.  Select the option you want and it will be automatically saved – there’s no need to click submit here.

Click on Mobile to pull up the SMS options

Click on Mobile to pull up the SMS options

 

This setting is perfect for when you go on vacation, need to conserve your text messages, or if you just want to mute text messages from Ateamo.

Posting scores for your events

You can now post scores to league matches from your homepage.  When you login to Ateamo you will see a popup like below:

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Enter the score for both teams the click ‘Submit Result’.  Your score will be recorded and the season standings will be automatically updated.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Online Registration How-to

Below is the step-by-step process to register players for league play.  Please note that just because you have a player on your team that DOES NOT mean that they are automatically registered. 

Go to your team manager by clicking on ‘Manage Team’ from the Teams quick nav

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Register a new player

1. To add a new player to your team click on the + Add Player button

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3. Enter the email for the player(s) and click submit.  If you would like to register the players make sure the checkbox is checked to register them for the appropriate league registration.

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Your player will receive an invitation to join your team and will registered at that time.

 

Register a player already on your team

If you are registering a player that is already on your team all that you need to do is either click the grey arrow next to their name in the list.

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You can select multiple players at the same time and then select the league registration from the dropdown at the bottom of the page.

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That is all that you need to do to register players for the upcoming season.  Please let us know if you have any questions.

Summer registration enhancements

We have rolled out some enhancements that will make it easier to invite or add players to your team.

 

Free Transfer Registrations

The Austin Men’s Soccer Association has a free transfer rule in place for the summer.  If a player is already registered with another team for the 2012/13 season and you want to add them to your roster, you will see the following when you attempt to register them:

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Add a player

Often times teams will merge in the summer.  To facilitate this we have created the ability for captains to add players to other teams that they are a captain of.  For example, if you are a captain of Team A and want to add them to another team, Team B (for which you are also a captain), you can bypass the invitation process and add them to your team.  To do this click on their photo or name from Team A’s page.  You will see the popup below:

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Click on ‘Add Player to your team’ and you will then see the form to add them to another one of your teams.  You can also register them at the same time.  If they are eligible for a free summer transfer then they will not be charged a fee.

 

Invite a player

You can also search for players that may not already be on one of your teams.  However, you will not be able to add them but will instead invite them and they will then need to accept the invitation as before.  This allows you to invite them without knowing their email.  You start this process the same way.  You can search for a player by name using the new search form that is the top of each page.

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you will see a list of players matching your search:

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Click on the player name to view their profile

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Click on the button at the top right ‘Add player to your team’ to see the same form as outlined above which will add them to your team.

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Once you submit the form they will be invited and registered.

 

 

 

We hope these enhancements help you populate your roster for the summer.  If anything is not clear, please let us know!

 

 

Team Registration and Player Management Changes

We have made some changes to the way that Captains manage their team roster and register their players with leagues or tournaments.  Before each team would have two rosters, their players roster and their registered player roster.  This made it difficult to manage a teams network of players because there were two places to view them.  With our latest release of the team roster manager these two lists have been combined into one.

The Players section now has a filter panel which allows you to view players filtered by a variety of options, labels or tags.

Managing Active and Inactive Players

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We have introduced an enhanced grouping system that allows you to view various types of members all from one display.  You can view only active players by checking the box next to active in the filter panel (this is the default display).  If you uncheck the box you will see all of your players both active and inactive.  Inactive players will not see team events, receive team communication or be able to RSVP for games or practices.  Setting a player as inactive is useful for when players are taking a season off, get injured or are not going to be playing for any other reason but yet you do not want to completely remove them from your team.

Managing Captains

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To view all of your team captains we have included a ‘Captains’ group.  Checking or unchecking the box for this group will show you your team captains.  If you want to make one of your teammates a captain drag and drop them into the Captain group.  If you want to remove them click the ‘x’ in the folder next to their name.

Managing Player Registrations

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If you have a player that is not currently registered you can register them by dragging them to the related player registration.  Once you do you will see a confirmation popup.  The player will be registered and will then be able to pay their registration fee when they login to Ateamo.  We have more updates to the process coming in the next few days.

Smart Groups (coming soon)

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We will be adding smart groups very soon so that you can create custom groups on the fly to organize your players.  For example, if you have a group of players that are not very reliable you can create a group for these players and target event reminders or messages to this specific group.  We are excited about this functionality and hope that you find it useful.  We’ll have more about this new features in the next few months.

Managing the groups

You will see all of the groups which each player belongs to next to their name.  If you want to remove the player from a group you click the ‘x’ in the folder for that particular group.

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We have been working hard at making team management easier and hope that this new player roster management tool will help make your job as a captain easier.  Please shoot us some feedback or leave us a comment and let us know what you think.

 

 

Make a payment

When a player owes money to a team, league or group, they will see a large notification when they login to Ateamo.

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Clicking on ‘View your balances’ to access the list of balances with each team or league.

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Select the fees that you are paying by clicking on the checkbox next to the item.  Once you are done, click the ‘Continue’ button to confirm the checkout and then make your payment though PayPal.

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Once your payment has been made it will be recorded in Ateamo and your captain or league will be notified.

Please note.  If you are a captain of a team you will see ALL of the outstanding balances with a league with you login.  This gives you the flexibility to make the payment on their behalf.

 

Registration process for the Austin Fall Cup

We have received some questions about the registration process.  Below are the full details.

 

To register your players for the Austin Fall Cup they must first be on your team.  To get players on your team you simply add their first name, last name and email address to the system.  Once you have done this you can then register them for the tournament.  Once you do this they will show up on your tournament roster.

Adding Players to your team

1) Go to your teams page.  You can find this by clicking on the “Team” icon at the top of the website and then selecting your team.

 

2) Click on the ‘Manage Team’ button.

 

3) Click on the ‘Players’ tab if you are not there already.  To add a new player click the blue ‘+ Add New Player(s)’ button.

First name and last name are the only required fields.  If you include the email address then your player will receive an invitation to connect with the team.  This will allow them to RSVP for matches, view the schedule, etc.  If you are adding more than five players you can click on the + Add More link at the bottom and more rows will be available for you to add additional players.

 

Registering Players

1) click on the ‘Registrations’ tab and then select ‘Austin Fall Cup Player Registration’ from the drop down.  Players in white have not been registered.  Player in green have been registered.  A pending status means that the tournament director needs to activate the player.

 

2) Once you have selected the right players, click on the ‘Register Players’ button.  You will see a confirmation box.  Click submit again and your done.

 

A registration fee of $5.00/player applies to players who are not registered with a USSF affiliated organization.  Therefore if your players are not registered with the United States Specialty Sports Association, North Texas Soccer Association, the Texas State Soccer Association South or any other USSF affiliate league let us know and AMSA will register your players with USSF.  This is a liability requirement.  Don’t let the $5.00 fee prevent you from registering your players.   Only players which are registered will show up on your tournament roster

 

Tournament Rosters

Print your roster from your teams page by clicking on the ‘Print Roster’ link.

This will generate a PDF and download it or open it in your browser depending on your browsers settings.

 

 

Please let us know if you have any questions!