Teams across association set up

If your association would like to have teams from one association play teams in another association, this is possible however there are rules around this in order for it to work correctly.

Teams across associations is only recommended if the team will be part of that competition in another association from round one. If the team from an association will only be part of the competition for a finals match then it can get more complicated and will require specifics in order for the team and members to display correctly.

If your association wants to use the teams across association process you will need to contact the support team via phone or email and get this configuration applied to your associations. You won't be able to use this function if it is not enabled.

Rules/Notes around teams across association:

1. If you want team members from the team from the other association to be visible in the pre-game for matches you will need to register these members to that association - this is the only way to get players from that team to show in that competition match - this will mean that they will have two different association records for the season but it is the only way for players to show in the pre-game - they don't need to register via a form (only if you wish) as you will be able to manually add them to the team once you add the team to the competition. If you don't want players from the other association team listed in pre-game then you don't need to register these players to that association just the team.

2. If the team will be added to the competition late (e.g only for finals) then when you do add this team to the competition, in the backend it will display the team as a number - this is due to the competition not recognising this team, as they have not been recorded on the ladder and don't technically ''qualify'' for finals. On the front end (website) this will display the actual team name, so if you are not too worried about how the name displays within the database then you can leave the fixture as is- just warn other admins that the team is displaying as a number.

If you want the team to display as the name instead of a number within the database fixture, please do not contact the support team to get the number converted to a name as there is nothing we can do here - it is how the system works. Instead, you will need to do a ladder adjustment for this team with the relevant win-loss-played values so that the system counts this team as qualified and will display the name correctly internally. 

Teams across associations: team from other association will be part of competition from round one

In this example, Team A is played in Association A for U14s but is also going to be playing for the U14s competition in association B for the whole season.

Note down the full team name, players (if players will be needed), and club that Team A is assigned to within Association A as you will need it when adding this team to Association B.

Configure the competition to allow Team A:

1. Log into association B

2. Competitions > list competition > click into the U14s competition.

3. Competition configuration: edit > scroll to find ALLOW CREATE TEAMS ACROSS ASSOCIATION and tick the checkbox > update competition

You will now need to add the team A to the U14s competition:

Follow the instructions listed here to add Team A to the U14s competition in Association B.

You will now need to register the players from Team A into associaion B:

If you don't need players from Team A to be listed in pre-game for these matches then you don't need to do this- you can now just generate the competition fixtures which will include Team A.

If you wish to have players from Team A displaying in association B you will need to register them. You can do this manually or use a registration form from Association B. To manually add players into Team A within association B:

1. Competitions > list competitions > click into the U14 competition

2. Go to teams > click into Team A > members list members > add

Fill in the details for the first player and then repeat for all other players.

If you wish to register the players for the team via a registration form, you will need to us a member to team form and you will need to get the team code and use this. The team code for Team A will be generated within Association A, so use this team code to register those players to Team A in Association B.

3. Once players have been added you can then generate the fixtures for the competition in which Team A will now display, and in pre-game these players will appear.

Teams across association: team from another association will only be part of competition for a finals match/s

In this example, the winner of the U14 finals match in Association A, (Team A) will be playing the winner of the U14 finals match in Association B (Team B) in a cross association championship finals match.

Once all matches have been played by existing teams in this U14 competition, generate the finals fixture for this competition. If existing teams will be playing first then leave the fixture as is, however if Team A will be playing in the final match then a team will already be assigned - you adjust this to team A when you have added them in.

You will need to add Team A to this competition:

Follow the instructions listed here to add Team A to the U14s competition in Association B.

You will now need to register the players from Team A into associaion B:

If you wish to have players from Team A displaying in association B you will need to register them. You can do this manually or use a registration form from Association B. To manually add players into Team A within association B:

1. Competitions > list competitions > click into the U14 competition

2. Go to teams > click into Team A > members list members > add

Fill in the details for the first player and then repeat for all other players.

If you wish to register the players for the team via a registration form, you will need to us a member to team form and you will need to get the team code and use this. The team code for Team A will be generated within Association A, so use this team code to register those players to Team A in Association B.

If you don't need players from Team A to be listed in pre-game for these matches then you don't need to do this set- you now just assign this team to the match.

1. Once Team A has been added to the U14s competition, go to the finals fixture and click into that particular finals match

2. Adjust the date/time/venue of this match and then select team A from the drop down list > update match

You may see Team A displaying as a number- this is due to what was mentioned above about them not being technically qualified - you can change this if you wish or leave it as is, as it won't display as a number on the front end (website).