Setting Up Your Competition

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1. Set up the Sports Portal Settings
The first step in setting up your competition is to customise the Sports competition portal - this is the public facing URL that your members and the public will see. Note that setting up the specific portal settings is optional, if you choose...
2. Review (and edit) the Sport Settings
The sport setting is the overall Hockey settings that can be applied across all of your competitions (note - it is also possible to edit these settings per competition, this is addressed in point 9: Adjusting the Settings For The Competition ) ...
3. Review the Organisations ListingĀ 
The organisations tab within Sports lists all of the organisations that sit underneath you in the OST organisation structure. This determines what clubs are eligible to play within your competition, and the members within those clubs that are ...
4. Creating and Uploading a Fixture Template
Fixture Templates determine the overall format for your competition - it provides the framework around which the teams play each other. 1. Select the Competitions  module along the top menu 2. Select the Fixture Templ...
5. Setting up Venues
Venues must be set up in order to fixture the relevant games to the venue. This will also mean the venue details will display on the public Sports portal, making it easier for the public to identify where a game is being played. Venues only ne...
6. Creating Venue Availability
Once you have created a venue, you must determine when that venue is available to host matches for your competitions. This will then determine when the system allocates particular games, to ensure games are not allocated when the venue is unavailab...
7. Adding a new Season
You must create a season in order to attribute a relevant competition to a particular season.  1. Select the Competitions  module along the top menu 2. Select the Seasons tab on the left-side menu 3. Select the A...
8. Adding a New Competition
Now that the initial set up has been completed, you are ready to create your individual competition/s.  1. Select the Competitions  module along the top menu 2. Select the Competitions  tab on the left-side menu &g...
9. Adjusting the Options for the Competition
Within Sports, there is the ability to adjust settings for particular competitions. This is mainly useful when there is a need to adjust individual settings for a particular competition, without affecting all competitions. 1. Select th...
10. Adding Clubs to a Competition
Clubs must be added to a competition in order to integrate with Members. If you do not require Members integtration, you can bypass this step. You can create your own default clubs, or select from organisations that are already created in th...
11. Adding Teams to a Competition
Teams are added to a competition, and are linked to the previously created clubs. Teams are then used to generate fixtures.  1. Select the Competitions  module along the top menu 2. Select the Competitions  ta...
12. Generating Fixtures
This section provides instructions for creating the draw for the competition. This can be done either manually (each fixtured game is created individually) or using a fixture template which then generates the fixture automatically.  1. ...
13. Publishing Fixture and/or Results Online
Once the competition has been created and all fixtured games are listing correctly, you can now choose to publish the fixtures and/or results online. These will automatically display on your Sports URL for your club community to access.  ...