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Define Players Statistics

Game statistics can be used to track a players progress and performance level. Your site allows you to define sets of statistics and enter data on a game by game basis for each player.

 Game Statistics - General Setup

Game statistics can be used to track a players progress and performance level.  Your site allows you to define sets of statistics and enter data on a game by game basis for each player.  To do this, you'll need to perform the following setup tasks:

  1. Create Statistics Categories such as "Skater", "Goalie", etc. Each one of these categories will have a fixed set of individual statistics associated with it. If you keep track of different criteria for different player positions, this is how you'll distinguish them. 

    To create categories, click the Statistics menu choice in the Admin area under Organization. The resulting form has a plus sign on it for adding categories. Click this and fill in the form. Use the List Position field to control the order in which categories are displayed on reports.
     

  2. Under each category, add individual statistics like shots, goals, assists, etc..  You can even define calculated statistics using formulas that include other statistics. Click the plus sign that'll appear under each category to get the statistic form. Fill in the Name, Description and List Position fields. The name should be as short as possible so the list won't be too crowded in actual reports. The description will be used to provide "balloon help" for each item in reports to help visitors figure out what your cryptic stat names are. As above, use the List Position field to control the order of items in reports.  The remaining fields are used to define formulas and format their output.
     
  3. Now that you've defined the information you want to capture, we're almost ready to start entering data. But first you need to configure your teams to allow statistics. For each team you want supported, go to their information form and select one of the following options from the Statistics drop down menu:
     
    • The first choice "N/A" is the default which is to not display statistics for that team.
    • "Available to the Public" will enable statistics display and make them available to the general public.
    • "Team Members Only" allows display only through the Team Password.
    • "Managers Only" permits only team managers, coaches and administrators to view the team's statistics.

    You can also choose to display only the first letter of a player's last name for even more privacy.  Once you've chosen one of the options above, the team's menu and results page will have new options.
     

  4. On a statistics enabled team's Results page, there is a new icon shaped like a Greek Sigma character. Managers can click this icon to display a list of players on their team and select the player category (defined above in step 1) for each for that game. To the right of each player's category drop down is a button that when clicked will bring up a form where all their stats can be entered.
     
  5. Back on the Results page, visitors can click the icon on the left side of the display to bring up a summary page for each game. Included on this page is basic game information, any commentary entered for the game, and a listing of each player and their stats for that game.

The following sections document in detail the forms and procedures used to set up and enter statistics:


Player Categories and Statistics Definitions page

This page is used to display the current statistics categories and the individual statistics defined for each one.  The page is laid out in a hierarchical format with category names at the top level and their statistic names below.  You add categories or statistics by clicking the Plus icon at the bottom of their respective lists.  This will bring up a form where you can enter data that describes the item.  To the left of each item is a delete icon which can be used to delete the item.  Clicking any category or statistic name will bring up the information form for the item.


Category Information Form

This form is used to define a statistics category.  Categories are used to create lists of statistics for a particular category of player.  For example, in hockey, you probably use different data to track a skater than you do a goalie.  Similarly, a pitcher's statistics are different from a batter's in baseball.  This form is used simply to specify a name to use for a category and also an ordering number to control it's position within lists.  The two fields are as follows:


Statistic Information Form

This form is used to define a statistic.  A statistic can be any piece if numeric data you wish track such as shots, goals or even calculated data such as percentages.  Use this form to define the following characteristics of a particular statistic:


Entering Game Statistics

Entering statistics for a game is a three step process:

  1. First go to your team's Results page.  If you've already logged into the Admin area and your team has been enabled for statistics, you will notice a Greek Sigma character on the right side of each game displayed.  Click this icon to go to the next step
      
  2. The Player Statistics page is where you enter a player's data for a particular game.  The top of this form lists general information about the game such as date, time, location, teams and the score.  Below this are input fields for the various statistics gathered for the player's category selected in step 2 above. 

    The first field, Position, is standard on all forms.  You can use this field to optionally specify the actual position this person played during the game.  If your team rotates positions, this is a good way to keep track.

    The remaining fields are used to enter the statistics data for this player for this game.  Please enter only numeric data.  You can enter up to 3 decimal places for fractional data.  If you're not sure what a particular field is for, move your mouse cursor over the field and hold it there.  A balloon help message will be displayed with the description entered for that statistic.


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