StackSports™ for Coaches (Youth Sports)

StackSports™ is a new, revolutionary social networking tool for sports teams. As a coach, StackSports™ makes it easier than ever to coordinate, communicate, and motivate your team.

Joining Your Team on StackSports™

To join your team on StackSports™, just look for your invitation in your email. The invitation will be sent to the same email address that you used when you registered as a coach with your sports organization.

Click the link in the invitation email and follow the instructions on the screen to accept your invitation.

Top 5 things to do on StackSports™?

#1 ­ Set up your personal profile

Just click your name in the black bar at the top of the StackSports™ page and choose MY SETTINGS in the pull down menu.

Click on PROFILE to add your photo, set up your mobile phone for text messaging, and add other personal information.

Click on NOTIFICATIONS to turn on and off text messaging and email notifications depending on the type of message sent.

Click on TEAMS to view the teams where you are currently assigned.

#2 ­ Send group email using the Announcements tool

Head to Email & Announcements and then click "Add new email / announcement". Post a hello announcement to your team ­they can respond back in the comments.

Announcements are automatically emailed and will be sent to team members who have not accepted their invitation to StackSports™ yet.

#3 ­ Post game schedules, practices or other events.

Check out your team's schedule if posted by your club or enter your own game schedule. You can see all the dates and times, view a map of the game location, see the weather, and lots more! Click "Add new item to schedule" above the calendar to add your first practice. Roster members are automatically notified when you add new events.

#4 ­ Print your team roster Just click the ROSTER button on the left.

Just click the ROSTER button on the left. When your roster displays, click the print icon located at the top of the page. When you click on the printer icon, you'll have different options for the type of roster to print. The "official roster" comes directly from your club.

#5 ­ Print your medical release forms

If your club as turned on medical release forms for you to print, they will also be available under the print icon from your team roster.

IMPORTANT: Because your club uses StackSports™ and has assigned your players and coaches, you cannot add or change coaches or players on your team.

Assigning a helping hand on Team Connect!

Choose the ROSTER button to the left and click on a Parent in the roster list. In the "detail" pane for that person, click Edit in the top right. Uncheck "Parent", click the check mark next to "Team Parent" under Roles and click Save. Now the parent has the same permissions as you to publish communication and schedules on the team.

Have some fun and post photos!

Got great photos of your team in action? Go to Photo Albums, where you can upload pics from your last game, practice, or team get­ together. You can add photos to existing albums or create your own.

There's a lot more to explore in StackSports™, so we encourage you to click around and check it all out! Don't forget, if you need any help, just click on the Help menu at the top right corner of the screen to chat or email support.

How do parents accept their invitation?

When your organization turns on StackSports™, the primary parent for your youth player is sent an email invitation to join the team. After the parent accepts their invitation, they can visit the Family Dashboard which shows the parent:

Which family members are on what team

Which family members need to accept their invitations to a team (optional)

Which family members are not currently showing on the team roster so a request can be sent to the coach to add additional parents to the team roster.

What can parents do online?

Parents can set up their personal profiles, their player's profile, notification preferences for text and email messages, and just like coaches and add their cell phone information so they can receive text messages and alerts.

Parents can also view rosters, view schedules, post comments, upload photos, communicate with other team members and of course manage their children's accounts.