How to Create a Schedule (Pairing Only)

How to Create a Schedule (Pairing Only)

This tutorial explains how to create a schedule with only pairing assignments. The tool gives you control over who will play who but there will be no dates, times, or field assignments.

Other Scheduling Tutorials:

How to Create a Schedule (Pairing Date, Time, and Field)

How to Import a Schedule


Getting Started
Step 1 - Schedule Information
Step 2 - Schedule Teams
Step 3 - Edit Matches
Step 4 - Schedule Preview

Getting Started

The first thing you’ll want to do is head to to the ‘Schedules’ tab at the top of the page. Once you’re on the page, look for the big green button and select ‘Click Here to Add a New Schedule’ in the upper right hand corner.

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After clicking the green ‘New Schedule’ button, you’ll be prompted to choose a type of schedule where you should select ‘Create a pairing only schedule’.

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Step 1 - Schedule Information

You’ll be asked to create a Schedule Name, Select Program, Activity Type, and Division. All of this information will correspond with any Programs and Divisions you have previously created. If you haven’t created them yet, they won’t show up here.

The final step is adding your divisions to the ‘Allocated’ list (you can even add multiple divisions in one schedule!)

 


Next, you’ll choose a schedule format. You can create the schedule by either total number of games/practices each team plays OR by the number of times each team plays an opponent.

You’ll add match details for scoring to set how many points you’ll award for wins, losses, and ties.

There is also an option to randomize the schedule pairings which means that instead of team 1 playing team 2 then playing team 3 in order, team 1 might play team 4 then play team 2 and so forth - randomized.


Step 2 - Schedule Teams

In this step, you’ll decide which teams to include in the schedule. You’ll choose (allocate) teams from the programs/divisions you added in Step 1.

You can also add an external team during this step to be included in the schedule.

Step 3 - Edit Matches

Once the schedule has been generated, you can make any final changes that are needed.

To edit a specific match, click on the Edit button on the right side. To delete the match entirely, click on the X icon.

If you would like to check field availability before changing a game, click on the ‘Check Field Availability’ button on the upper right hand side. You can even drill down to field availability and see what’s open for the entire week.

You can also add a match during this step by clicking on the New Match button on the lower right hand side. You’ll add all of the specifics and then click Next to the proceed to the next step.


Step 4 - Schedule Preview

After making final edits, you can finalize the schedule. From this step, you can export the schedule to your computer, or post to the team page. You can also email the schedule to coaches, division managers, or any other collaborator before officially posting.


Click Save and Finish and you’re all set! Now you’ll be able to see this schedule on our Calendar feature along with all your other schedules. You can edit it from the calendar or by clicking on “Edit” from the schedules landing page.

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