Using SportsEngine: Tips and Videos

For Coaches and Managers
Managing Email Notifications

Two ways to make sure mom and dad, or anyone else, get copied on any message sent through SportsEngine.

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Managing Your Team

For coaches and managers, we have two tutorials on how to use the SportsEngine’s Manage Team desktop program and mobile app to manage (e.g., add/change/cancel events, see player availability) your team this season.

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Using the SportsEngine Mobile App

The SportsEngine app provides the features of Teamsnap while being fully integrated with our website, and it’s free!

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Syncing the Team Schedule with Your Personal Calendar

If you want to have all of the team events on your Google, Outlook, or any other calendar, follow this video.

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For Parents
Syncing Your Calendars

If you are using SportsEngine and TeamSnap to find your events and getting frustrated having to use two apps, you should try syncing your team calendars and your family calendars using Google Calendar. Then you will be using your phone’s calendar primarily to view events and for reminders and only using SportsEngine or Teamsnap to let the coaches know of your player’s availability.

It takes a little work initially, but it will make your life just a bit easier to manage.

The basic steps are as follows:

1. Setup a gmail (Google) account (so that you can setup your family Google calendar).

2. Login to your Google account and select Google Calendar.

3. Create a Google calendar for your family. You will then add all your other calendars (e.g., SportsEngine, TeamSnap) to this Google calendar.

4. Add the SportsEngine and TeamSnap team calendars to your family Google calendar. For help with this step, watch the first part of this video: Syncing the Team Schedule with your Personal Calendar. Ignore the second part when he shows how to add the calendar to your phone. You don’t want to add each team calendar to your phone’s calendar.

5. On your phone, open your calendar/planner app and in Manage calendars or Settings, add your Google calendar.

6. Under Settings/Accounts/Google (for Android device), turn the Sync Calendar to on.

If someone knows of other videos to help with these steps, please forward them to the webmaster.

Note. To take this one step further, since you are getting notifications from your phone or home computer calendar and you have synced all your calendars so that if there is a change in location or time your (phone/home computer) calendar will be updated automatically, you can turn off the email notifications from SportsEngine. See the bottom of Setting Up Notification below for help with this.

Find Your Team for SportsEngine App

The easiest way to add your team is to enter the Mobile Team ID in the search field.

The Mobile Team ID is found on the left hand side of your team page. At least one of the parents should have access to the team page. If not, ask your team manager or coach for the team ID.

For more information, see Finding and Following Teams.

If you enter the team ID and you get “No results found”, you may be using an account where the player is not setup. In other words, the player is setup/registered under a different account. If your spouse uses a different username than you, logout of SportsEngine and login with her/his username.

Or possibly you are using the correct account, but you are not setup as the guardian for the player.

To be added as a guardian, either ask the player’s other guardian to add you as explained in the following page or ask your team manager to ask the webmaster to connect you to the team.

Adding Guardians

Setting Up (Turning Off) Notifications in SportsEngine

Parents/coaches, you can receive notifications via email and text messages.

To receive notifications (e.g.,a new game/practice or a cancellation) you (i.e., parent) need to setup the email address(es) and mobile phone number(s) on your player’s profile.

There are only two email addresses per player. However, if you want to add additional email addresses, you can by clicking Add Contact on the above screen.

Then you need to go to the Account Settings for your account and check the boxes beside the email addresses and mobile phone numbers for the player.

If your player’s team is using another app (e.g., Teamsnap), and you want to turn off notifications from SportsEngine, then make sure the check boxes are unchecked next to your player’s name.

Note. If you find the email reminders from SportsEngine annoying, uncheck your email accounts above BUT make sure your phone is checked so that you will receive messages from the coaches or the association. Event reminders are not texted, so you will not receive event reminders via text from SportsEngine.