Once a competition and a season has been created, a grade can then be created. A grade contains a number of teams that are fixtured to play each other throughout the course of a season. If a Team to Season form is used to register, the team organisers can nominate a grade in which they would like to compete.
Create a Grade
To begin the three-step process, select Competition Management in the main menu, located on the left-hand side. Then select the appropriate Competition and Season tile, then choose the ‘Add a Grade‘ button.
Complete the setup form for the Grade Details. This includes the Day of the week that the Grade will take place, the Age Group for the grade, Gender, Division (optional) eg. A, B, and C or 1, 2, and 3, and choose a Grade name. Once these details are completed, select the Grade visibility.
Once this is complete, select the ‘Next’ button in the top right-hand corner to confirm/update the grade's Game Settings.
The first section under Game Settings is to configure the General Settings, allows you to choose a game sheet template (Basic or Advanced), total duration (minutes) which should include warm-up time, pre-game, and wrap-up time at the game’s conclusion. The choice between halves or quarters can also be made, as can the length of each period (minutes).
You will also be able to establish lineup limits for players and coaches (optional), while also setting overtime details.
Overtime can Always be enabled or for Finals Only. However, only one way of overtime is only available. If you require 5 two periods of overtime, we recommend selecting 10 minutes and stopping the clock halfway to allow for the changeover.
The next section of the Game Settings is Ladder Settings. This includes the ability to set customised outcome points and ranking order, while also customising which ladder columns to display publicly. For more information about Ladder points average and Total points average, click here. Then set whether the grade’s ladder will be visible or hidden.
Please note: If you would like to allow for regrading in certain rounds, there is an additional option in the ladder settings (after a grade has been created) that allows the ladder calculation to commence at a particular round.
Finally, select whether you would like to make the grade publicly visible or not. If hidden, the grade and its fixtures and ladders will also not appear publicly.
If you are satisfied with the configurations, choose the Next button to proceed.
The third and final section is the Grade Settings.
The Club Access Settings allow association administrators to enable/disable the ability for clubs to enter scores, this will allow club admins to enter game and period scores for both teams via Game Day. Subsequently, a time will need to be set to lock access for clubs to enter scores.
Club access type refers to the ability to set line-ups and statistics for their own team, or both teams, while you will also need to set when access to opposition line-ups commences (After or before the game starts).
The duration time for each period will also need to be set. Choose to enable/disable best players, if enabled you will need to choose the maximum number of players. These will be displayed on the game centre. Enable/disable player points, this may not be required, however, if applicable you will need to choose whether to enforce a team total player points cap or not. If yes is selected, you will need to set the team player points cap and subsequently choose if player points is visible or hidden.
Finals eligibility will need to be enabled/disable. If enabled, this you will need to select the minimum number of games that a player must play to be eligible for finals.
It is recommended to review all descriptions under each option to determine if it is suitable for the grade or not.
Finally, under Restriction settings, select any age and/or gender restrictions. Further information about this can be found here.
Once you are satisfied with the settings, select the ‘Add grade’ button to create the grade.
Follow the next steps if you need to edit or delete a grade.
Edit a Grade
To update and edit details of a grade, select the relevant Competition and Season tiles, and then select the grade from the list in the Grades sub-tab. Once this is done, select the Settings tab, and you will then arrive at the General sub-tab. Also next to this, you will find the Fixturing, Game, Ladder and Regrade History. You can find the settings described earlier in this article in these tabs. Most of these can be changed at any time, however some cannot be changed due to implications on system functionality.
Once you are satisfied with the information you have updated, select Update & Save, located at the bottom of the page.
Delete a Grade
If you would like to delete the grade, select the relevant Competition and Season tiles, and then select the grade from the list in the Grades sub-tab. Once this is done, select Settings, and you will then arrive at the General sub-tab. From here, select Delete grade.
Please note: If the grade contains at least one allocated team or is selected in a Team to Season registration form, or has had a transaction recorded against it, then the grade cannot be deleted. If none of the dependencies listed above are valid for the grade, then the Delete grade button will be enabled.
Confirm the deletion by clicking Delete grade or click Cancel to return to the previous page.