There will be a new Teams Module released to Basketball Production for the 18th of December, 2023.
Below are the details of the change:
1. The Player Grading screen from the Competition Module has now been replaced with it's own Teams module.
2. There is now a module titled 'Fixtures' which has replaced the Competition module. This module will function very similar to the traditional Competition module, but the Player Grading tasks such as creating team names, allocating players to teams and moving players across divisions will now exist within the Teams module.
The Teams Module will be utilised at both Association and Club level, which will manage the key functions of creating team names, allocating players to teams and moving players to new divisions.
This is the new layout of the Teams module, where you can see that now the Participants list is on the left and Teams are on the right.
At the top of this screen are your filters, so ensure you have the correct year and competition set, and then you can switch between the divisions in far right drop down which will change the information below.
The left panel will show you the registered participants in each division.
When allocating players to teams, if works similar to the previous Player Grading screen where you can click and drag players and drop them into teams on the right panel.
New Features in Teams
This screen also now features a search bar so you can filter down when searching for a participant, and you can also multi-select participants to allocate them to teams.
New Roles can now be created manually and appear in your participants list other than players:
- Coaches (if you have a registration option for Coaches to register to your competition, they will already automatically appear in this list and you do not have to create them).
- Officials (these are not referees, they are additional roles specific to someones team that you would like to include
e.g Assistant Coach, Medic, Physio or someone that will sit on the bench.
Previously you could only add those roles in the Match Day module therefore they couldn't be added until the draws were published. Now they can be added at the same time as players and if they have registered to that competition as a Coach, they will appear in that list ready to be assigned to a team.
If you press the button towards the top right hand corner in the screenshot above titled, '+ Create Participant' you will see a popup appear where you can manually add a coach, manager or a team official.
Using this process, if you add a coach, manager or an official directly to a team with the drop down button at the bottom right hand corner of the screenshot above, they will appear in the teams column on the right hand side (see below).
You can filter based on the group that a participant registered into - can be helpful if you take a large number of coach registrations and only want to focus on them at once.
Further filtering can allow you to show all participants across multiple divisions and teams.
Only Show Unassigned
If you de-select this option, all participants will appear in the left panel, and you can view the teams that you have currently allocated the players too.
Primarily used for clubs - when using the chat icon next to a team it will add a comment when you propose a grade for the competition organiser to review (similar to the old comment system in Player Grading).
This is the full view of the teams panel, where you can see up the top right hand corner you have your usual Create Team option, Action (which allows you to import teams by spreadsheet), and you can also show any teams that you may have deleted with the button just below.
Note that this screen also features a search bar which helps with finding a team in a large list.
The grade column above can be helpful to quickly view which grade the competition organiser has assigned a particular team to in Team Grading (still in the Fixtures module).
Opening a Team
If you click on a team in the panel on the right, it will show an expanded view like below where you can:
- Adjust the team logo
- View your teams list and the status of whether they are registered.
- View your managers, coaches and officials.
If you click on any of the participant names, it will also expand to their user profile so you can view their information.
Submit for Grading
If you have not yet graded teams, they will appear with a 'Not Submitted' status in the Grade column.
When you have finished adding team members and are ready to submit your teams for grading, check the boxes next to the left team names that you would like to grade and hit the 'Submit for Grading' button down the bottom right hand corner of the screen.
This will then allow you to grade these teams in Fixtures Module > Team Grading.
The Grade column can status can be:
- 'Not Submitted' - the team still needs to be submitted for grading by the competition organiser (or club if applicable).
- 'Not Graded' - teams still need to be graded in Fixtures module
- 'Proposed' - the club has proposed the grade but it has not been finalised by the competition Organiser
- The finalised grade as decided by the competition organiser
If you have created a team but it has not been graded yet, you can delete the team by hovering over the three dots to the right and press Delete.
If you want to delete a team that has been graded, you will have to request that the Competition Organiser does this from their end as it can affect the draw if created.
This module will still act the same as the regular competition Module.
If you are the Competition Organiser, you use this module for the regular functions of finalising grades, adding time slots, venue preferences and creating your draw.
If you are an invited club this space is where you navigate to Participating in Competitions tab > Team Grading to propose your teams for the Competition Organiser.
If you would like to request a training session on these module changes, please do so by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.