Uniform Support Now Available

As a beer-league ice hockey player and assistant coach (and team organizer) for my daughters’ soccer teams, I’m not just TeamSnap’s CTO – I’m also a frequent TeamSnap user. So I’m thrilled to announce that we’re adding a new feature to TeamSnap that will make my life much easier, and hopefully yours as well – the ability to specify uniforms for games.

I know that one of my biggest pain points in organizing my teams is letting people know which color uniform to wear. Even if you put that information in the event notes, or have a system like “we wear orange for home games, but white for away games”, you’ll still end up with people appearing at the game wearing every color of the rainbow.  There needs to be a clearer way, and one that works for both the recreational team as well as the complicated travel teams. With this new feature, we feel like we’ve made that happen.

To start with, if your team (like my daughters’ rec teams) has a very simple uniform setup where they wear one color if they’re the designated “home” team and another color if they’re the designated “away” team (or the same color for both), you can set up those defaults in the Manager tab.  Just open up the Manager tab, go to the “Team Settings” area, and you should have the ability to see and set default uniform colors that correspond to the Home or Away setting for your team in a game.

Manager Tab Uniform Setting

 

You can edit those, or leave them blank. For teams that don’t have set home/away colors (like the travel teams that have a different kit for every game or tournament), you’ll likely leave that blank – it’s not required to set them.

Then, when you go to create a game, you will have the option to set the uniform for that game.  If you have set up default home/away choices, those choices will automatically get filled in as you choose “Home” or “Away”. If you do not have defaults set up, nothing happens – you just get a blank box to use as you see fit.

Home Away Uniform Choice

 

If you don’t have default choices, or you need to override the default for a particular game, you can just put the uniform choice directly into that box.

Uniform Override

 

Once you set the uniform, it will show up in the game detail screen, along with the reminder emails that go out to your players.

Uniform Game Detail
Uniform Reminder Email

 

Last, but certainly not least, this information is also available on our iOS and Android apps. Android users, you get a treat – the uniform support is available in the version of our app on the Google Play store right now! iOS users, support will be coming for you in the version that is currently awaiting Apple’s approval (should be available in early November at the latest).

Uniform iOS   Android Uniform Display

 

We hope you enjoy this new feature, and that it makes your team management life even easier! Let us know what you think!

Responses...

Philip Somjen  

Hi,
Good new feature. A lot of my team use a PC to view the schedule but when you click on the event after assigning uniform colours, there is no field there for uniforms…

It would be ideal to have it there too.

Thanks,
Phil Somjen
Richmond Jaguars

Wade Minter  

It looks like we may have missed a spot – hang tight while we fix that!

Anonymous  

The schedule in List View should have a column for Uniform. That way you know Time, Location, and what to wear at a glance, without opening the individual event.

Wade Minter  

Thanks – we’ll keep that in mind!

Frank  

The colour of the Jersey is really tied to Home or Away. Currently it is too difficult to see if the game is home or away. Your site uses Sharks vs Kings for Sharks at Home games and you switch it to Sharks at Kings for Sharks away games. You expect parents and kings to spot the difference between VS and AT? Can you please add a field that shows who is home and who is away the same way you added the Uniform field? Thanks

Frank  

Sorry I meant to say…. You expect parents and kids to spot the difference….

Wade Minter  

Hi Frank – we do include that specific home/away information in our mobile apps and on our reminder emails, but it’s not in our web interface. I’ll see about getting that added to the web view of the game!

Trevor  

Can you please have the uniform field auto populate the notes section of your subscribed calendars. I still have to add the uniform into to the notes so people can see it on their iPhone calendars!

Wade Minter  

Good catch, Trevor – we’ll try to get that in there!

STeve  

When are you going to add sponsorship page so you can track sponsorship money.

Wade Minter  

Thanks Steve – could you email your ideas about sponsorship tracking to support@teamsnap.com, so that we can get more details?

Lionel  

We also have a specific uniform for the pratices :-(

Wade Minter  

Thanks Lionel – we’ll consider that for future enhancements if it turns out to be a common situation.

Rob Vandelicht  

We also have seperate uniforms for practice. For sponsorships we use the payment tracking column and put how much is owed in as how much they have in sponsorships instead.

Wade Minter  

Thanks Rob – we’re collecting data on whether the “need to specify a uniform for practice” situation is common enough that we should handle it.

Trevor  

Just checking if you guys have added the uniform info to the notes section of subscribed calendars yet, and if not if they will happen soon? We also have separate uniforms for practices!

Wade Minter  

We’re looking at releasing that update tomorrow (Tuesday November 12)!

Wade Minter  

This update is now live! You should see the uniform information on your calendar the next time that your calendar refreshes!

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