The Team Sports Scheduling System supports round-robin, tournament, official, and practice scheduling. More information on each of the scheduling types is listed below, including links to the relevant sections of this help file for more information.
Round-Robin schedules are referred to as Season Schedules in the Team Sports Scheduling System. A round-robin schedule is one where each of the teams play each other a certain number of times. If teams lose a game, they still get the play the rest of the games. To create a Season Schedule, refer to the Create Schedule dialog.
The Team Sports Scheduling System supports four different types of tournament scheduling.
- Single Elimination - Teams play until they lose. Once they lose, they are kicked out of the tournament.
- Double Elimination - Teams must lose twice before being kicked out of the tournament. When a team loses the first time, it moves down to the losers bracket. Once in the losers bracket, a team still has a shot at the championship game provided it doesn't lose again.
- Consolation - Teams must lose twice before being kicked out of the tournament. When a team loses the first time, it moves to the consolation bracket. Unlike the double-elimination tournament, once in the consolation bracket there is no more play with the winning bracket. The tournament ends with a tournament winner, and a consolation winner.
- Consolation First Round Losers Only - If a team loses after the first round in the tournament (from the winning brackets or the consolation brackets), they are kicked out. Teams losing the first round game in the tournament continue on in the consolation round.
The main different between Tournament Schedules and Season Schedules is once a team loses it may be kicked out of the tournament and therefore be ineligible for further game play. To create a Tournament Schedule, refer to the Create Schedule dialog.
The Team Sports Scheduling System supports official scheduling as a part of Season and Tournament Scheduling. As part of the process of creating a Season or Tournament schedule, you are asked whether or not you want officials to be scheduled. Refer to the Schedule Officials page for more information on how to schedule the officials.
The Team Sports Scheduling System supports Practice Scheduling for leagues. A practice game is considered a time when the team works on skills, drills, and other improvements in their playing ability. There are no opponents in a practice game - simply one team. To create a Practice Schedule, refer to the Create Schedule dialog.