March 20, 2013 Leave a comment
Although today is officially the first day of spring, the snow is still falling here at Hoopdog headquarters in Albany, New York. But in our book, the first signs of spring are upon us with some spankin’ new basketball shoes, tryouts, new teammates and practices, and yes, tournaments! We are pleased to announce that our very first tournament through Hoopdog will be taking place this weekend! We would like to thank the Saratoga Sparks for using Hoopdog.com for this weekend’s tournament; The Pre-Season Warm Up. Thank you Sparks!
Planning a tournament is easy with Hoopdog.com. Teams can register and pay instantly and quickly online. If you’re a tournament director you can use Hoopdog’s Guaranteed Game Scheduler which utilizes a team’s Power Ranking and Geographic Location to generate a schedule for you. As you can see online at the Pre-Season Warm Up page, (log into hoopdog.com and search pre-season warm up, click on it and you’re there) you can keep a list of venues each of which are a linked to more information. Maps, directions, and even ranked courts are available. With Hoopdog’s Guaranteed Game Scheduler you can also grant special requests from teams and pin desired match-ups. Easily communicate any last minute changes and publish the tournament schedule. Any teams that are on Hoopdog will have their games published right to their team’s profile page.
A new feature is also available under tournament settings; Manage Schedule Manually. Some tournament directors might prefer to have complete control over all of the games, every time, and every court. In this case you can set your tournament preference to manual, pin each and every game. Great for control freaks!
Well, that’s all for today, thanks for reading, and happy spring to everyone!