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13
Nov

November 12th Enhancements Notification

TeamSideline

News Release

For immediate release: November 12, 2014

For more information contact:

Helene Harris at (916) 822-4800 or (888) 953-2483 Ext. 1

November 12th Enhancements Notification

TeamSideline will release the next set of enhancements Wednesday night, November 12th.

Player Cards added to Team Registration with Adult Roster Registration

Now you can have teams register and include a roster invitation to each of the adult players on the team for any sport registration.  Also, each adult player can upload an image during the registration process to print out their own individual Player Card.  As an Admin, you have the ability to print a Team Roster with the pictures of all players on a team.  Email bruce@teamsideline.com if you are interested in learning more about the Team Registration module.

Custom Roster Fields by Sport

You can now add custom roster fields for all sports or by a specific sport for your Team Registrations.  This helps when you are running different types of sports leagues on your site but you need to collect a specific piece of information for only one sport.  (For example, you only need to get the USA Hockey Membership ID for Hockey registrations).  If you have the Team Registration module, go to Administration > Configurations > Custom Fields and click the Add Custom Field button to get started.

Playoff Results in Standings

Some organizations prefer to have the playoff game results included in the overall division standings.  After this release, you can add the playoff stats to your regular division standings results for both Standard and Tournament divisions.  Once you are in any division, go to 1 Configuration > Scoring and change Playoff Games in Standings to Yes.  Admins can also set this as a default for any sport (Schedules > Configurations > Sport Defaults) and for our Premium customers, you can make mass changes on any or all Divisions at once by clicking the Update Multiple Divisions button on the Schedules > Leagues & Divisions page.  Email bruce@teamsideline.com if you are interested in learning more about our Premium package or the Tournament Module.

More Sport Defaults

The Sport Defaults page (Schedules > Configurations > Sport Defaults) will now include all Auto-Coach Scoring data fields.  This means you can now setup a specific sport to initialize a new division to these values – so when you make your divisions visible, Auto-Coach Scoring can already be enabled and ready to go.  No more having to remember to set it up each season!

TeamSideline Web Evolution Project

The next color scheme for our new Evolved platform is now ready – green.  (The Evolved platform enables a “responsive” design of your web site so it’s more easily viewed on phones or any other device.)  Along with releasing the green scheme, we’ve added the ability to have Entry Forms available on an Evolved site.  For those organizations who want to move to the Evolved platform, let us know if you are interested in our new level of service for this platform – Professional Webmaster Services.

Facility Management Module

The following enhancements have been made for our Facility Management Module.

  • Security Deposit

A security deposit can now be setup and collected at the time of a reservation.  To add this to a facility, click on the Reservation tab and click the Add Pricing Tier button.  Once you’ve added a Pricing Tier, you can fill in the Security Deposit amount.

  • Add-ons

You can now enable Facility reservation “Add-ons”.  Examples of Facility reservation Add-ons are a bundle of firewood purchased with a campsite reservation or a bucket of balls purchased with a Golf Simulator rental.  The first step to setting this up is to create the item(s) to be purchased at Facility Reservation > Configuration > Buy Items.  The second step is to add the item as an Add-on to your facility.

Please note that the downtime period to enable these enhancements to be implemented will be from 10pm – Midnight (PST) Wednesday night, November 12th.

Thank you for using TeamSideline!

Helene Harris
Customer Support
Direct: (916) 822-4800
Toll Free Support: (888) 953-2483 Ext. 1
helene@teamsideline.com

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About TeamSideline:

TeamSideline is a team of IT professionals with many years of experience working on major web applications for fortune 500 companies. We bring the same experience and excellence to TeamSideline with a passion for customer service.  TeamSideline provides web sites, scheduling, and registration services to customers … throughout the US, from Maine to Florida, from Texas to California. Major customers include Park and Recreation Departments, and youth sports leagues including softball, baseball, soccer, and football.

TeamSideline prides itself on being a small company providing big company services. Your data is secure in a data center with 24/7 security. We do regular backups and maintain disaster recovery plans to keep your web site running – everything the big guys have.

TeamSideline partners with customers and provides new and enhanced features based on customer feedback on a regular basis. You’ll never talk to someone who is in a remote call center or be relegated to email support. Instead you’ll get to know the TeamSideline team on a first name basis and know they are available when you need them.

As one of our customers said, “TeamSideline is the complete package – quality, price, and service.”

For more information:

Helene Harris at (916) 822-4800 or (888) 953-2483 Ext. 1

Website:  http://teamsideline.com

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/TeamSideline

Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/teamsideline

14
Oct

October 15th Enhancements Notification

TeamSideline

News Release

For immediate release: October 14, 2014

For more information contact:

Helene Harris at (916) 822-4800 or (888) 953-2483 Ext. 1

October 15th Enhancements Notification

TeamSideline will release the next set of enhancements Wednesday night, October 15th.

Double Elimination Brackets

TeamSideline now offers up to 32 teams for our Double Elimination Brackets!  These new brackets are available exclusively in our Tournament Module.  Email bruce@teamsideline.com if you are interested in learning more about the Tournament Module.

Team Site Mail Merge Form Deployment

Registration customers, have you used the Mail Merge functionality available under Reports before?  It’s a very powerful tool that allows you to add registration fields to a document you create that you then can print out or send to a PDF.  With this release, you will also be able to send these forms to each of your team sites, so now coaches and managers can print and distribute these forms themselves.  This can save you tons of time and get the forms into the hands of the personnel that really need them.  Still have questions?  Send us a note at support@teamsideline.com for a quick walkthrough.

Facility Management Module

The following enhancements have been made for to the Facility Management Module.  Email bruce@teamsideline.com if you are interested in learning more about the Facility Management Module.

  • Pricing Tiers

Admins can now setup facilities to be rented at different prices for different periods of time on any facility.  Here are some examples:

    • Rent a batting cage for $10 for 90 minutes from 7am to noon and $30 for 90 minutes from noon to 10pm.
    • Rent a gym for $25 an hour during the weekdays or $40 an hour on the weekends.
    • Rent a camping spot during the winter months for $10/night and the same spot for $25/night during the summer.
  • Block Reservation Discounts

Admins can also set Block Reservation Discounts for extended periods of time.  For example:

    • Setup a base rate at 30 minutes and offer a cheaper/discounted rate for a 60 minute rental so you can rent a party room at 30 minutes for $40 or 60 minutes for $75.
  • Coupons

Use “promotion” or “coupon” codes for your Facility Reservations just like you can for youth or adult registrations when you have the Registration Module.  Codes can be single use or multi use codes for a flat dollar discount or a percentage of the facility reservation.  For example, if you created a discount coupon code, then when your customer enters the code, the reservation order will be decreased by the discount that you pre-defined.

To compliment this functionality in the reporting area, the Reservation Information report under Reports > Report Exports will include new data fields to allow the reporting of the coupon data.

  • New Admin Roles

Two new admin “roles” have been added to the Facility Management Module.  You can use these two new roles separately or together – you have the flexibility to choose whichever configuration meets your needs.

  1. A Facility Viewer read-only role where an admin (perhaps at the Front Desk) can view the Calendar for any facility listed under Facility Reservation.
  2. A Facility Ordering role that can view information under the Customers tab, thus enabling this admin (perhaps a Cashier at the Front Desk) to be able to place any customer orders or take any customer payments.

Schedule Reporting

When you run the Games Report, you will now be able to see the playoff placeholders (ie. 1st Place, 2nd Place, etc) listed under the Home Team Name and Away Team Name columns.  Having this information available will allow admins and officials to be more aware of what level of play to expect for each game and be able to better adjust the officiating as needed.  If you also need to know the game number, add in the Playoff Game column to your report.

Please note that the downtime period to enable these enhancements to be implemented will be from 10pm – Midnight (PST) Wednesday night, October 15th.

Thank you for using TeamSideline!

Helene Harris
Customer Support
Direct: (916) 822-4800
Toll Free Support: (888) 953-2483 Ext. 1
helene@teamsideline.com

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About TeamSideline:

TeamSideline is a team of IT professionals with many years of experience working on major web applications for fortune 500 companies. We bring the same experience and excellence to TeamSideline with a passion for customer service.  TeamSideline provides web sites, scheduling, and registration services to customers … throughout the US, from Maine to Florida, from Texas to California. Major customers include Park and Recreation Departments, and youth sports leagues including softball, baseball, soccer, and football.

TeamSideline prides itself on being a small company providing big company services. Your data is secure in a data center with 24/7 security. We do regular backups and maintain disaster recovery plans to keep your web site running – everything the big guys have.

TeamSideline partners with customers and provides new and enhanced features based on customer feedback on a regular basis. You’ll never talk to someone who is in a remote call center or be relegated to email support. Instead you’ll get to know the TeamSideline team on a first name basis and know they are available when you need them.

As one of our customers said, “TeamSideline is the complete package – quality, price, and service.”

For more information:

Helene Harris at (916) 822-4800 or (888) 953-2483 Ext. 1

Website:  http://teamsideline.com

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/TeamSideline

Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/teamsideline

1
Oct

October 2nd Enhancements Notification

TeamSideline

News Release

For immediate release: October 1, 2014

For more information contact:

Helene Harris at (916) 822-4800 or (888) 953-2483 Ext. 1

October 2nd Enhancements Notification

TeamSideline will release the next set of enhancements Thursday night, October 2nd.

TeamSideline Web Evolution Project

The first “responsive” layout is now in beta with two color schemes – blue and black.  (A “responsive” TeamSideline Site automatically changes to fit your phone or any device you are using.)  With the new layouts, you will be able to transform your TeamSideline Site into a responsive mobile site.  The presentation will be formatted to fit smartphones, tablets, and desktop PCs all on your one site with all the same content editing features you have today.  We’ll have more layouts and color schemes available in the near future.  If you are interested in migrating your Site to be mobile, please contact bruce@teamsideline.com.

You will also get advanced editing capabilities in case you are a Site Admin that likes to make the Site look “just right”.  If you don’t have a Site Admin with those skills, but you want a professional, polished look, we will offer a new level of customer service called “Professional Webmaster Services”.

We’ve also updated most of the Admin Content features to work easily on your phone – like the Banner, Splash Page, Page Edit, News Items, and Calendar – now they are all compatible with your mobile device(s).

The Store

If you use the Store functionality on your TeamSideline site, making purchases just got simpler for your customers.  They can now easily add multiple items all at once to their shopping cart, specifying any quantity they want before clicking the Add to Cart button.  And we have more Store updates planned for future releases.  You can setup your Store by going to Programs > Store Setup and start adding the merchandise you want to sell.

Officials

The Officials Module end user pages have been updated to be easier to read on smartphones and tablets.  Now your officials can input their scores quickly and easily on the field right after a game!  Email bruce@teamsideline.com if you are interested in learning more about the Officials Module.

Sponsors

Adding sponsor logos and links to your site just got easier!  From the Admin Site Map, go to Content > Sponsors and add as many sponsors as you want, rearranging them in any order you’d like.  And if you are a Premium customer, you will also be able to see how many times visitors to your site have clicked on your sponsors’ links.  Please email bruce@teamsideline.com if you are interested in learning more about the Premium upgrade.

New Schedules Page

Admins now have available a standard Schedules page that can be added as an additional tab on your site.  Go to Content > Configurations > Site Pages, right click on Menu Pages, scroll down to Add Standard Page, select Schedules, position Schedules wherever you want, and click the Save button – then checkout the public view of your Site and the new tab!  If you want to eliminate the left-hand display of any schedule, you can update the Hide Navigation Link to Yes on any division’s 1 Configuration > Display page.

Training

We’ve updated the Help > Online Training page into specific categories so you can find helpful videos quicker and easier.  Soon we will be adding more videos to this location.  If there is a video you would like to see, please let us know at support@teamsideline.com.

Please note that the downtime period to enable these enhancements to be implemented will be from 10pm – Midnight (PST) Thursday night, October 2nd.

Thank you for using TeamSideline!

Helene Harris
Customer Support
Direct: (916) 822-4800
Toll Free Support: (888) 953-2483 Ext. 1
helene@teamsideline.com

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About TeamSideline:

TeamSideline is a team of IT professionals with many years of experience working on major web applications for fortune 500 companies. We bring the same experience and excellence to TeamSideline with a passion for customer service.  TeamSideline provides web sites, scheduling, and registration services to customers … throughout the US, from Maine to Florida, from Texas to California. Major customers include Park and Recreation Departments, and youth sports leagues including softball, baseball, soccer, and football.

TeamSideline prides itself on being a small company providing big company services. Your data is secure in a data center with 24/7 security. We do regular backups and maintain disaster recovery plans to keep your web site running – everything the big guys have.

TeamSideline partners with customers and provides new and enhanced features based on customer feedback on a regular basis. You’ll never talk to someone who is in a remote call center or be relegated to email support. Instead you’ll get to know the TeamSideline team on a first name basis and know they are available when you need them.

As one of our customers said, “TeamSideline is the complete package – quality, price, and service.”

For more information:

Helene Harris at (916) 822-4800 or (888) 953-2483 Ext. 1

Website:  http://teamsideline.com

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/TeamSideline

Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/teamsideline

3
Sep

Important TeamSideline update

Please take a moment to read this important TeamSideline update:

TeamSideline is pleased to announce the addition of Steve Yeager to its technology team as our new Director of Technology. Steve brings over twenty-five years of information technology experience and a strong familiarity with sports scheduling and team management. He will be responsible for providing guidance and support to keep our end-to-end sports league management platform easy to use, affordable, and ahead of the competition. Steve comes to us from Hewlett-Packard, where he worked as a software engineer and systems manager for most of his career. His customer focused, performance oriented IT systems development will continue to improve upon our sports league management platform and continue to make TeamSideline the number one place for Parks and Recreation departments, YMCA’s, leagues and teams to go to when they are looking to simplify their league management requirements.

TeamSideline was founded with the vision to become the industry leader in sports scheduling and league management software for adult and youth sports programs across the United States. Ever since our full product line was launched in 2010, we have offered affordable, feature-rich tools that make management of small or large sports leagues simple, secure, and time saving.

TeamSideline offers an end-to-end league management software solution for your organization including the most advanced online league schedule maker, online league registration, support for tournaments, and officials management. Visit our website for more information and a free personalized demo of our functionality and services at www.teamsideline.com.

Please join us in giving a warm welcome to Steve as he joins the TeamSideline Team.

SteveYeager

20
Aug

August 21st Enhancements Notification

TeamSideline

News Release

For immediate release: August 20, 2014

For more information contact:

Helene Harris at (916) 822-4800 or (888) 953-2483 Ext. 1

August 21st Enhancements Notification

TeamSideline will release the next set of enhancements this Thursday night, August 21st.

TeamSideline Web Evolution Project

TeamSideline will now automatically change to fit the device (phone, iPad, notebook or any computer) being used by your customers to register in recreation programs on your TeamSideline Site.

If your customers choose to, they can sign-in using their Facebook account.  Once signed-in, they will see their own User Site Map.  The User Site Map allows them to navigate to their profile, see any messages posted to them from TeamSideline, place and review orders, and access an enhanced Help system.

Next Up!  The next release of enhancements will enable the first set of changes for your public facing web site pages – so your Site can automatically change to fit the device your customer is using to view it.

Facility Management

Thanks to your feedback and partnership, the Facility Management Module continues to become more robust.  For example, in this release the Module will be able to handle multiple day reservations for day (Shelter) or night (Campground) type reservations.  The next release will expand the multiple reservation capability to other reservation types.  Please email bruce@teamsideline.com if you are interested in learning more about the Facility Management Module.

Team Roster Communications

For those of you using TeamSideline to build team rosters (including staff and players), you will now be able to easily communicate Rosters to just Team Staff members — before the Teams have been finalized or communicated to parents.  Go to Communications > Send Communication and when you get to the final Send Options page, click the Roster Link checkbox.  (Just make sure all of your Teams have been assigned to Divisions.)

Program Links

A lot of Registration Admins like to create News Items or specific pages that include links directly to each of their programs.  Now you can easily get this done by using the Links dropdown on either the Content > Page Edit page or when you add or edit a News Item (Content > News Items).  Within the page editor, just click on the Links dropdown, click the plus sign next to Programs, and select the program you want to enable your customers to access – the web address is now placed behind the text so they can easily get to your program!

Terms & Conditions Agreement

When customers are registering for a program, they have to “agree” or click on the “Agreement” checkbox for any Terms and Conditions that you have enabled before they can finalize their order.  Now you can customize the wording that displays next to the “Agreement” checkbox – so it can fit any type of registration you have.  Just go to Programs > Configurations > Terms and Conditions to modify each specific Agreement Text.

Program Payment Options

After this release, not only can registration Sites set all programs to take checks or credit cards, you can now set the payment option of checks or credit cards at each individual program.  Just set the Required Payment Type on any program’s 1 Setup page.

Recurring Payments

If you are one of our registration customers that uses recurring payment plans, you will be able to setup a payment plan using checks in addition to a payment plan using credit cards.  When you are on a customer’s Account Overview page, just click on the Add Payment Plan button to get started.

Officials Communication

You can now contact specific officials quickly with two new enhancements to the Officials Module.  When you compose an email on the Communications > Send Communication page, you can now drill down and select Officials by a specific club or drill down even further to select by status (which is typically setup as New/Active/Inactive).   Email bruce@teamsideline.com if you are interested in learning more about the Officials Module.

League Schedule Import

If you complete your schedules outside of TeamSideline and then want to import a whole league’s schedule all at once, the best way to do this is to use the League Schedule Import.  We’ve enhanced this import to include division attributes to better distinguish your divisions from one another.  You will also be able to import in the 2nd half of your schedule in one easy process.  The League Schedule Import is part of the Premium upgrade, so if you’re interested just email bruce@teamsideline.com.

Admin Site Map Navigation

Some of the links on the Admin Site Map have changed to make them better reflect what they really do.

  • Programs, Rosters, & Team Sites is now Manage Programs.
  • Left Sidebar Links is now Sidebar Links.
  • Site Page Structure is now Site Pages.
  • Content > Configurations > Site Images is new but contains images that were formerly in Administration > Configurations> General.

Please note that the downtime period to enable these enhancements to be implemented will be from 10pm – Midnight (PST) Thursday night, August 21st.

We thank you for using TeamSideline!

Helene Harris
Customer Support
Direct: (916) 822-4800
Toll Free Support: (888) 953-2483 Ext. 1
helene@teamsideline.com

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About TeamSideline:

TeamSideline is a team of IT professionals with many years of experience working on major web applications for fortune 500 companies. We bring the same experience and excellence to TeamSideline with a passion for customer service.  TeamSideline provides web sites, scheduling, and registration services to customers … throughout the US, from Maine to Florida, from Texas to California. Major customers include Park and Recreation Departments, and youth sports leagues including softball, baseball, soccer, and football.

TeamSideline prides itself on being a small company providing big company services. Your data is secure in a data center with 24/7 security. We do regular backups and maintain disaster recovery plans to keep your web site running – everything the big guys have.

TeamSideline partners with customers and provides new and enhanced features based on customer feedback on a regular basis. You’ll never talk to someone who is in a remote call center or be relegated to email support. Instead you’ll get to know the TeamSideline team on a first name basis and know they are available when you need them.

As one of our customers said, “TeamSideline is the complete package – quality, price, and service.”

For more information:

Helene Harris at (916) 822-4800 or (888) 953-2483 Ext. 1

Website:  http://teamsideline.com

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/TeamSideline

Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/teamsideline

12
Jun

June 17th Enhancements Notification

TeamSideline

News Release

For immediate release: June 12, 2014

For more information contact:

Helene Harris at (916) 822-4800 or (888) 953-2483 Ext. 1

June 17th Enhancements Notification

TeamSideline will release the next set of enhancements this Tuesday night, June 17th.

Facility Management

The Facility Management Module continues to become more robust.  In this release we’ve enabled public users to use the Facility Reservation search function to search for availability in Facilities with either fixed time reservation periods or variable time reservations.  Email bruce@teamsideline.com if you’re interested in learning more about this module.

Shared Schedules

If you are an organization that shares your TeamSideline schedules with other organizations, you’ll find that when you do, all schedules with the same League and Season Name will be consolidated on the left-hand side of your site – making it easier for the public to find division schedules.

Stats

We’ve revamped the stats portion of TeamSideline to make it easier and quicker for you to setup and enter stats for your leagues and divisions.

* Stat Templates and Division Defaults

You can now create a sport specific template of the exact stats you want to use and then assign this template as a Division Default.  This means that every time you create a baseball division (as an example), the default stats will automatically be added to your new division.

  • Create your sport specific stat templates at Schedules > Configurations > Stat Templates.
  • Add a sport specific Stats Template at Schedules > Configurations > Sport Defaults.

* Unlimited Public Stats

Now you can add as many stats as you want to your divisions – there are no limitations!  This includes both team and individual stats.  And you will still update the stats at the same location – click the Edit Stats button on any division’s Standings page.

* Stat Categories

Starting with Baseball, we have created Stat Categories to make it easy to find, select, and report your stats.  As an example, we’ve added a complete list of baseball stats which are divided into categories of Hitting, Pitching, Fielding and Catching.  This makes it easy for people to review stats – and it makes it easier for you to add and track stats.

* Easy Linkage to Stats

On the Standings page, when stats are enabled the public can click any team name to quickly go to both the team and individual leaderboard stats for that division.  From there, anyone can continue to drill down further by team name or by individual player.

Editing Game Scores

In this release, we continue to add usability adjustments to the new Admin responsive design.  The next time you are on the Edit Scores page of any division to put in game scores, you will notice vertical grid lines to help you visually see where to put scores.

Please note that the downtime period to enable these enhancements to be implemented will be from 10pm – Midnight (PST) Tuesday night, June 17th.

We thank you for using TeamSideline!

Helene Harris
Customer Support
Direct: (916) 822-4800
Toll Free Support: (888) 953-2483 Ext. 1
helene@teamsideline.com

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About TeamSideline:

TeamSideline is a team of IT professionals with many years of experience working on major web applications for fortune 500 companies. We bring the same experience and excellence to TeamSideline with a passion for customer service.  TeamSideline provides web sites, scheduling, and registration services to customers … throughout the US, from Maine to Florida, from Texas to California. Major customers include Park and Recreation Departments, and youth sports leagues including softball, baseball, soccer, and football.

TeamSideline prides itself on being a small company providing big company services. Your data is secure in a data center with 24/7 security. We do regular backups and maintain disaster recovery plans to keep your web site running – everything the big guys have.

TeamSideline partners with customers and provides new and enhanced features based on customer feedback on a regular basis. You’ll never talk to someone who is in a remote call center or be relegated to email support. Instead you’ll get to know the TeamSideline team on a first name basis and know they are available when you need them.

As one of our customers said, “TeamSideline is the complete package – quality, price, and service.”

For more information:

Helene Harris at (916) 822-4800 or (888) 953-2483 Ext. 1

Website:  http://teamsideline.com

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/TeamSideline

Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/teamsideline

13
May

May 14th Enhancements Notification

TeamSideline

News Release

For immediate release: May 13, 2014

For more information contact:

Helene Harris at (916) 822-4800 or (888) 953-2483 Ext. 1

May 14th Enhancements Notification

TeamSideline will release the next set of enhancements this Wednesday night, May 14th.

The Release includes several key enhancements in the Tournament Module.

Split Tournament Brackets

Ever have one division that you want to split into two brackets – such as upper and lower brackets from a single division?  With the Tournament Module, all you have to do is indicate on any Tournament division’s 1 Configuration > Scheduling page how many teams and what type of bracket you would like.  Then follow the same process to create both bracket schedules.

Single Elimination With Consolation Tournament Brackets

The Tournament Module now includes Single Elimination With Consolation brackets from 4 to 24 teams (21-24 team SEWC brackets are new).

Auto Placement Of Pool Teams Into Tournament Brackets

Now you can default the automatic placement of your Tournament pool teams into your brackets.  For example, you can automatically set the brackets so the Pool A 1st Place team plays against the Pool B 4th Place team, and so on.  Plus, you still have the flexibility to change the seeding if you want to make adjustments.

Tournament Stats

Now you can show individual and team stats for all of your Tournament Module games as well as your regular division games.  No matter what the sport, stats can be tracked.  Don’t see a stat you need for your sport?  Email support@teamsideline.com and we’ll add it for you.

Email bruce@teamsideline.com if you are interested in upgrading to add the Tournament Module – or the Facility Management Module, because there are several important enhancements to the Facility Management Module as well.

Facility Management 2.0

  • Create timeslot reservation blocks after setting the availability for each facility you setup.Reservation blocks can be set fixed time reservations (for example, hourly at 10am, 11am, or 12pm) or flexible time reservations (for example, a range of time from 10am-1pm).
  • Add Custom Facility Fields to track facility related information such as a key code for a building.
  • Add Reservation Fields to any facility to capture information you need from your customers when they are making a reservation.
  • Add Internal Notes to any reservation in a customer’s account.
  • Terms and Conditions have been enabled for the Facility Management Reservations.  Just create the T’s and C’s at Facility Reservation > Configurations > Terms and Conditions and then associate one or more with a facility on the facilities’ Checkout page.
  • Run the Reservation Information Report (Reports > Report Exports) to export all reservation related data fields into Excel for further use and analysis.
  • Easily search for reservations by Reservation Number on the Customer > Account Management > Search page.
  • More Facility Management enhancements are on the way.  Let us know if you have specific functions you want added to this Module.

If you are using TeamSideline for registration, we have lots of useful enhancements for you also.

A/R Aging Report

It’s important to efficiently track who owes you money so now we’ve made it easier for you to get that information.  To run the new A/R Aging Report, go to Reports > Report Viewer and select the Customer > Account > A/R Aging Detail  then press the Go button.  Your report will be organized in 30 day groupings, showing you the oldest payments due first.

Terms and Conditions

With this release, you can have Terms and Conditions for your registration programs that are optional — to date they have always been required during the registration process.  However, sometimes you may need your customer to have the option to agree or not to one of the T’s and C’s when they do their final Checkout.  An example would be for a picture waiver – now you can choose to enable a waiver like this to be optional.  Just go to your Terms and Condition at Programs > Configurations > Terms and Conditions.

Maximum Number of Enrollments

Today you can set the number of enrollments to a maximum number for each Offering.  But sometimes you want to be able to have a maximum number of enrollees for the program as a whole.  For example, for swim instruction classes you may have different age groups that can take instruction at the pool at one time, but a maximum number of total people that can be at the pool during that time.  After this release, you can go to the Setup page for any Program and set this overall participant configuration.

#2 Parent

The Second Parent information will now be available on both the Enrollment Information Report (Reports > Report Exports) and the Mail Merge (Reports > Mail Merge).  This means not only can you report out the primary parent information, but you can include the additional parent’s information using either of these functions as well.

Customer Account Overview

If you are using TeamSideline for registration, you will see a big change in the Account Overview page.  Instead of all account information being on one page as it is today, the page is now broken up into tabs to allow easy access of Orders, Enrollments, Volunteering, and Placing an Order.  In addition to making it easier to find information on a particular account today, it will enable future account functions that are added to be found more easily as well.

Emailing Schedule Links

Every public facing Schedule page now has an easy way to send a link to any email address you or your customers want.  Go to your Home page and click on any schedule.  Look for the Social Share box and click the envelope.  A dialog box will open up for you to fill in the email address, etc.  Type in the spam-preventing image code and click the Send button.

Web Evolution Update

More changes are on the way!  Previously we sent you a note letting you know about our project called TeamSideline Web Evolution.  This summer you will see the end-user signed in portion of TeamSideline transformed, allowing for a responsive experience so your membership can, for example, enroll more easily in your registration programs using smartphones or tablets.

Please note that the downtime period to enable these enhancements to be implemented will be from 10pm – Midnight (PST) Wednesday night, May 14th.

We thank you for using TeamSideline!

Helene Harris
Customer Support
Direct: (916) 822-4800
Toll Free Support: (888) 953-2483 Ext. 1
helene@teamsideline.com

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About TeamSideline:

TeamSideline is a team of IT professionals with many years of experience working on major web applications for fortune 500 companies. We bring the same experience and excellence to TeamSideline with a passion for customer service.  TeamSideline provides web sites, scheduling, and registration services to customers … throughout the US, from Maine to Florida, from Texas to California. Major customers include Park and Recreation Departments, and youth sports leagues including softball, baseball, soccer, and football.

TeamSideline prides itself on being a small company providing big company services. Your data is secure in a data center with 24/7 security. We do regular backups and maintain disaster recovery plans to keep your web site running – everything the big guys have.

TeamSideline partners with customers and provides new and enhanced features based on customer feedback on a regular basis. You’ll never talk to someone who is in a remote call center or be relegated to email support. Instead you’ll get to know the TeamSideline team on a first name basis and know they are available when you need them.

As one of our customers said, “TeamSideline is the complete package – quality, price, and service.”

For more information:

Helene Harris at (916) 822-4800 or (888) 953-2483 Ext. 1

Website:  http://teamsideline.com

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/TeamSideline

Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/teamsideline

20
Mar

March 19th Enhancements Notification

TeamSideline

News Release

For immediate release: March 19, 2014

For more information contact:

Helene Harris at (916) 822-4800 or (888) 953-2483 Ext. 1

March 19th Enhancements Notification

TeamSideline will release the next set of enhancements this Wednesday night, March 19th.

Older Browser Notification

After this release, users that come to TeamSideline with older browsers like Internet Explorer 7 will get a friendly message to upgrade their browser to get the best experience with the site.  If you would like to find out which browsers and versions are supported, click here.

Account Statement

If you are using TeamSideline for registration, you will be able to create an Account Statement for each of your customers.  The Statement lists the orders and payments for the customer account.  To create the Statement from any customer’s Account Overview page, click the Print Account Statement button and a PDF will be created that you can save and email to a customer.

Team Site Reminders

If you choose to, TeamSideline Team Sites can send out email reminders to parents, grandparents, friends, and other family members.  Now this cool feature just got better!  These reminders will now include additional information for the team – whether the team is the Home or Away team – and what Jersey color should be worn by the players.  Tip:  If your customers decide they don’t want to receive these reminders, let them know they can turn them off in their Team Site Profile.

Continuous Improvement

We continue to make system changes for upcoming components of the Web Evolution Project and other modules within the site.  If you have any suggestions, please email support@teamsideline.com.

Please note that the downtime period to enable these enhancements to be implemented will be from 10pm – Midnight (PST) Wednesday night, March 19th. We thank you for using TeamSideline!

Helene Harris
Customer Support
Direct: (916) 822-4800
Toll Free Support: (888) 953-2483 Ext. 1
helene@teamsideline.com

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About TeamSideline:

TeamSideline is a team of IT professionals with many years of experience working on major web applications for fortune 500 companies. We bring the same experience and excellence to TeamSideline with a passion for customer service.  TeamSideline provides web sites, scheduling, and registration services to customers … throughout the US, from Maine to Florida, from Texas to California. Major customers include Park and Recreation Departments, and youth sports leagues including softball, baseball, soccer, and football.

TeamSideline prides itself on being a small company providing big company services. Your data is secure in a data center with 24/7 security. We do regular backups and maintain disaster recovery plans to keep your web site running – everything the big guys have.

TeamSideline partners with customers and provides new and enhanced features based on customer feedback on a regular basis. You’ll never talk to someone who is in a remote call center or be relegated to email support. Instead you’ll get to know the TeamSideline team on a first name basis and know they are available when you need them.

As one of our customers said, “TeamSideline is the complete package – quality, price, and service.”

For more information:

Helene Harris at (916) 822-4800 or (888) 953-2483 Ext. 1

Website:  http://teamsideline.com

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/TeamSideline

Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/teamsideline

5
Mar

March 5th Enhancements Notification

TeamSideline

News Release

For immediate release: March 5, 2014

For more information contact:

Helene Harris at (916) 822-4800 or (888) 953-2483 Ext. 1

March 5th Enhancements Notification

TeamSideline will release the next set of enhancements Wednesday night, March 5th.

Enable single page to update all scores for a single day

When you edit scores for a division today, you have to go to each Division page and click an Edit Scores button.  After Wednesday, if you have a Standard Site or higher, you will be able to go to a single Edit Scores page to edit all scores for a given sport for any date range.

Enable comments, reminders, and polls for league linked practices

Organizations using TeamSideline for player registration have the ability to create Team Sites.  When the Organization Site creates practice schedules, those schedules can be published to the Team Sites.  After this release, Coaches and other Team Staff will be able to edit practices which are published from the Organization Site, to both add “Staff Notes” and edit Reminder Email settings.  The Reminder emails can then include the Staff Notes as well as a Poll so Coaches know in advance who will be able to attend a practice.

Context Drop downs for division pages (takes you to the same page)

Life just got better for those of you with multiple divisions and complex scheduling situations.  Here’s why: today, when you are working on Schedules, if you are on a Division Configuration page, you may want to go to the Configuration page for a different division to review or change the configurations.  After Wednesday, you can click a Navigation Icon to jump directly to the Division Configuration page for any Division in your Site.  The same will be true for the Teams, Time Slots and Create Schedule pages – for example, if you are on a Division Time Slots page, you can click a Navigation Icon to jump directly to the Division Time Slots page for any Division in your Site.

Public View Signed-in Bar For Administrators

After Wednesday, it will be much easier to toggle back and forth between your Site Admin pages and your Public facing pages.  When signed in as an Administrator and viewing your public facing pages, a thin Admin bar will display across the top of the page.  The Admin bar will include several items, including an “Admin Site Map” link – so you won’t have to scroll down to the bottom and click the Admin Site Map link any more.

Hide coupon area on Checkout page if no coupons available

Organizations using TeamSideline for registrations can add coupons of various types to the registration process.  After this release, the coupon section on the Checkout page will be hidden automatically if you are not using coupons.

Please note that the downtime period to enable these enhancements to be implemented will be from 10pm – Midnight (PST) Wednesday night, March 5th.

We thank you for using TeamSideline!

Helene Harris
Customer Support
Direct: (916) 822-4800
Toll Free Support: (888) 953-2483 Ext. 1
helene@teamsideline.com

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About TeamSideline:

TeamSideline is a team of IT professionals with many years of experience working on major web applications for fortune 500 companies. We bring the same experience and excellence to TeamSideline with a passion for customer service.  TeamSideline provides web sites, scheduling, and registration services to customers … throughout the US, from Maine to Florida, from Texas to California. Major customers include Park and Recreation Departments, and youth sports leagues including softball, baseball, soccer, and football.

TeamSideline prides itself on being a small company providing big company services. Your data is secure in a data center with 24/7 security. We do regular backups and maintain disaster recovery plans to keep your web site running – everything the big guys have.

TeamSideline partners with customers and provides new and enhanced features based on customer feedback on a regular basis. You’ll never talk to someone who is in a remote call center or be relegated to email support. Instead you’ll get to know the TeamSideline team on a first name basis and know they are available when you need them.

As one of our customers said, “TeamSideline is the complete package – quality, price, and service.”

For more information:

Helene Harris at (916) 822-4800 or (888) 953-2483 Ext. 1

Website:  http://teamsideline.com

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/TeamSideline

Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/teamsideline

7
Feb

February 8th Enhancements Notification

TeamSideline

News Release

For immediate release: February 7, 2014

For more information contact:

Helene Harris at (916) 822-4800 or (888) 953-2483 Ext. 1

February 8th Enhancements Notification

TeamSideline will release the first set of 2014 enhancements this Saturday night, February 8th.

Web Evolution Update

Big changes are coming your way!  Previously we sent you a note letting you know about our project called TeamSideline Web Evolution.  This release is where you will see the admin portion of TeamSideline transformed, giving us lots more room on the site to bring you more great tools to work with.  Once you sign in to your site as an admin, here are a few of the changes you will see:

  • The admin site now has the same standard look and feel for all of our customers.  This allows us to move closer to bringing you the mobile capability you’ve been asking for.  Your profile is now located at the top where you see your name.  Click on it to adjust your name, password, and email address.
  • Also at the top, click on the word Messages to read any message that has been sent to you by TeamSideline.
  • Help is now located at the top of the page – the dropdown lets you get to our Knowledge Base of articles, the online documentation, the online training videos, and the link to contact support.Help links are also available at the bottom of the page – or you can just email support@teamsideline.com.
  • Signing out of the site is now in the top right corner.
  • To get to your public site (the site all of your customers can see), click the web address under your organization’s name in the middle top portion of the site.
  • Click the House icon to take you to the Admin Site Map at any time.
  • You’ll be able to get to any schedule quickly by using the Quick Divisions Menu icon located on each division’s Standings page.  Click on the DivisionMenuIcon  next to the division name.
  • Any left-hand Admin Links that are created on your site are now located under Admin Sidebar Links on the Admin Site Map.
  • Check out the improved Standings page – there are new icons and a crisper look to the standings and schedule tables.

This is a work in progress and with each release we will continue to format, beautify, and enhance all pages for all hardware – from your PC to your Tablet to your Smart Phone.  Coming soon, the Web Evolution project will add new layout options for your public site as well as mobile enabled registration.  If you have ideas regarding how we can make the admin portion of TeamSideline better, please send us your feedback by emailing support@teamsideline.com.

Registration Imports

Now both player and volunteer registrations can be imported into TeamSideline, allowing you to bypass the registration process but still use Roster Assignments to build teams, communication lists for those rosters, and Team Sites.  You will also be able to import up to six custom enrollment fields of your choosing.  Meanwhile, the number of required data fields to import has been decreased so this process is both easier and more flexible.  You can find these new imports at Administration > Import Data — look for the Enrollee Registration Import and Volunteer Registration Import.  If you are not using TeamSideline for registration, the enhanced import process means you can take registrations in a different system, but easily import registration data into your TeamSideline Site so you can use the TeamSideline tools that are not available in your registration system.  Email bruce@teamsideline.com if you are interested in learning more.

Roster Assignments

Assigning players to teams just keeps getting better and better with each release.  We’ve improved the performance, made the filters easier to use, and added the ability to highlight multiple items on each player.  Go to Programs, Rosters, & Team Sites, click on the blue people icon  and click the Assign to Roster button to get started.

Communications

Ever just want to send an email right from the Customer Account you are in?  Or even from the Customer Search page?  Now you can click the mail icon in either spot to send a communication to just one person.  Follow the normal process and send them an email!

Registration Information

You said you wanted it and here it is!  There is now a configuration to hide the standard Program Information that is displayed for any program.  Click the checkbox titled Hide default program text on the Program > 1 Setup page.  This way you can type exactly what you want to display without automatically generated program information getting in your way.

Creating Cross Division Schedules

Do you have divisions where teams play each other and then play teams in other divisions?  Baseball and Softball Leagues tend to use this type of scheduling a lot and we’ve made it a lot easier for you to get this done with this Release.  However this new function is a beta version.  So if you want to test it out, let us know and we will add it to your Site.

Managing Practice Schedules

If you use TeamSideline to schedule your practices, you will see a significantly new and improved process to create and update these types of schedules.  If you are a Premium customer, you can now drag and drop practice times on the Multi Location Calendar.  Email bruce@teamsideline.com if you are interested in learning more about the Premium upgrade.

Handling Scheduling Conflicts

A couple of new scheduling configuration changes have been implemented.  First, you can now choose to see warnings if a team plays more than one game per day. Second, if you use the Multi-Team Coach (MTC) functionality, you can configure your divisions to use the alternate email addresses as well as the primary email addresses to find out where the MTC conflicts are.  To turn this on, go to Schedules > Configurations > General and set Alternate Email under Multi-Team Coach to Yes.

Support Site

As part of the redesign, we have refreshed the look and feel of the TeamSideline Support Ticket System as well as the Knowledge Base.  Check it out – you can also use it on your mobile device.

Please note that the downtime period to enable these enhancements to be implemented will be from 10pm – Midnight (PST) Saturday night, February 8th.

We thank you for using TeamSideline!

Helene Harris
Customer Support
Direct: (916) 822-4800
Toll Free Support: (888) 953-2483 Ext. 1
helene@teamsideline.com

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About TeamSideline:

TeamSideline is a team of IT professionals with many years of experience working on major web applications for fortune 500 companies. We bring the same experience and excellence to TeamSideline with a passion for customer service.  TeamSideline provides web sites, scheduling, and registration services to customers … throughout the US, from Maine to Florida, from Texas to California. Major customers include Park and Recreation Departments, and youth sports leagues including softball, baseball, soccer, and football.

TeamSideline prides itself on being a small company providing big company services. Your data is secure in a data center with 24/7 security. We do regular backups and maintain disaster recovery plans to keep your web site running – everything the big guys have.

TeamSideline partners with customers and provides new and enhanced features based on customer feedback on a regular basis. You’ll never talk to someone who is in a remote call center or be relegated to email support. Instead you’ll get to know the TeamSideline team on a first name basis and know they are available when you need them.

As one of our customers said, “TeamSideline is the complete package – quality, price, and service.”

For more information:

Helene Harris at (916) 822-4800 or (888) 953-2483 Ext. 1

Website:  http://teamsideline.com

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/TeamSideline

Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/teamsideline

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