Overview: "Competitions" is a flexible umbrella category within SportNinja, used to refer to a specific grouping of teams and games (eg. a league/season, a pre-season, playoffs, tournament, etc).
Every Organization has unique structures and needs, and SportNinja has been designed to be configurable to meet the demands of those custom requirements.
Important Note: Before setting up a Competition, ensure you doing so under the desired Org and/or Sub-Org structure. It is possible to add a Competition either to an Org, or a Sub-Org. But it's important that you add your Competition to the right level of the hierarchy structure - for consistency and to ensure access rights and features are preserved for those who need to Support it.
1. From the appropriate Org (or Sub-Org), hit the "Create Comp" button in the top right.
Alternate Option: You can Clone an existing Competition. This is the most efficient way to replicate an existing structure (eg. when moving from one Season or Year to the next).
To Clone a Competition:
Navigate to the Competition you would like to copy over and hit the "Clone Comp" button.
With this method, you will not need to re-add Teams, Rosters or Locations.
2) Complete the required fields and hit Submit.
Note: Consider using the "Private <-> Public" toggle to hide this Competition while you are still editing and configuring it. This will prevent it from being visible to users, or show up in search results.
4) Once a Competition has been created, it will appear under the Org or Sub-Org where it was added.
4) Next Steps: Before you are ready to schedule and score games, the following entities must exist:
(Exception: If you cloned a competition, per above, they should not need to be re-created)
- Divisions (or Conferences > Divisions)
- Games / Schedules
- Team Officials (Team Reps, Managers)
- Rosters / Players
- League Officials (Referees, Scorekeepers)
SEE links below for additional info...
Related - Next Steps
3. Conferences/Divisions set up: https://sportninja.zendesk.com/knowledge/articles/8037254313748/en-us?brand_id=360001554532
4. Games/Schedules Import: https://sportninja.zendesk.com/knowledge/articles/7915920278932/en-us?brand_id=360001554532
6. League Officials set up: https://sportninja.zendesk.com/knowledge/articles/8029584359700/en-us?brand_id=360001554532