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Create and Configure Competition

If you decide to select a New competition, after selecting a competition type, the system will automatically prefill in all the mandatory fields: the “Competition Type“, the “Season“, the “Name“ and the “Short name“. This data can of course be changed in the process of creating a new competition.

Create Competition

  • Select the menu item New Competition under the Competitions menu on the left nav-bar

  • Fill all mandatory fields (marked in red)

  • Select the number of clubs that will participate in the competition

  • Choose the Competition System from a drop-down list (single round-robin, double round-robin, predefined, etc.)

  • Hit 💾 the Save button to create New Competition.

To Edit competitions details hit the EDIT button. This action allows you to change details, change competition status and add document.

On the Competition screen we have added domain-specific tabs for configuring additional Competition Settings.

General Settings

General Settings Tab includes data that is prefilled from the selected Competition Type but can, in specialcases, be updated/overridden for that specific competition:

  • Team Type (National team, Regional teams, Club teams): prefilled from Competition Type and cannot be edited nor changed.

  • Discipline (sport) and Gender: : prefilled from Competition Type and cannot be edited nor changed.

  • Age Category, Min age of players, Max age of players, Reference Date (for calculating the age of player): : prefilled from Competition Type and cannot be edited nor changed.

  • DOB from, DOB to: can be modified in which case it overrides the above Age Category settings inherited from the Competition Type

  • Match length, Half time break, Extra time length, Extra time break: can be modified in which case it overrides the above Age Category settings inherited from the Competition Type

  • Players on the field: can be modified in which case it overrides the above Age Category settings inherited from the Competition Type

Registration Settings

Registrations tab includes among others the following Competition Settings:

  • Date from, Date to: Period during which the clubs can register players and staff to the competition roster

  • Max registered players: Maximum number of players in competition roster

  • Invited teams: Mark as true if you want to be able to add clubs from other associations, or clubs to NT competition → Create Competition Type | Unofficial-Match-Type

Lineups Settings

Lineups tab includes among others the following Competition Settings::

  • Max players in match lineup: used for validation on match day

  • Max substitutions: used for validation on match day

  • Max Concussion Substitutions: used for validation on match day

  • Max additional substitutions in extra-time: used for validation on match day

  • Max Substitution Opportunities: used for validation on match day

  • Flying substitutions: defines whether rolling substitutions are used (as in Futsal) as opposed to standard number of fixed substitutions (as in 11-a-side football)

  • Contract required for lineup: used for validation on match day, usually in professional competitions

  • Max officials in lineup - home/away team: used for validation on match day

  • Catalogue restriction level: defines whether catalogue/roster is:

    • Ignore: just for information (ignore), all registered players are available on match day

    • Optional: if at least one player is in roster, then only players from roster are used, otherwise all registered players are available on match day

    • Mandatory: only players in roster are available on macth day

  • Goalkeepers in a lineup: min number of goalkeepers in lineup, used if it is reuired to have minimum of goalkeepers on the bench

  • Allow Dispensations

  • Goalkeeper Not Required, Captain Not Required

  • Lineup Validations and Restrictions

Foreigner and Youth Constraints

Foreigners Tab includes:

  • Max registered foreigners: limits the number of foreigners in Catalogue/Roster

  • Max registered foreigners in the match lineup: used on matchday

  • Max foreigners on the field: used on matchday

Youth panel includes:

  • Max youth in lineup: used on matchday

  • Min youth in lineup: used on matchday

  • Youth max age: Maximum Age of Player that is considerd as Youth

  • Youth max age reference date: Reference date (ddmm) for calculating Age of Player. If null, the Age is calculated on the match day

Standings and Scheduling Settings

Standings Tab includes:

  • Points for the win: used for calculating standings, usually (default) set to 3

  • Points inheritance, Points inheritance for head-to-head: if checked, points are used in subsequent competition elements under the same competition parent

  • Extra Time, Penalty Shootout: defines whether these additional phases can be used on matches that are unresolved

Scheduling panel includes:

  • Competition Color

  • Days between rounds: used for automatically incrementing the number of days, when entering the Dates of the Rounds

Disciplinary Settings

Discipline tab includes:

  • Accumulated yellow cards, Accumulated yellow cards for officials: number of accumulated yellow cards needed to get a 1 match suspension. Example entries:

    • value=3: linear, player will be suspended on 3rd, 6th, 9th, etc card

    • value=4,3,2: progressive, player will be suspended on 4th, 7th, 9th, 11th, etc card

  • Reset accumulated cards: defines whether cards are reset on this competition element/phase

  • Only catalogue players serve suspension: For a player to serve a suspension (by not being added in lineup), that player must be added to competition catalogue/roster

  • Deactivate accumulated yellow cards of eliminated team: In elimination competitions (e.g. cups) yellow cards are deactivated/reset for all players of all teams once eliminated

  • Suspension scope, Serving scope

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