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How do I get started in BigTeams?

Last Updated: Aug 23, 2017 09:57AM EDT

Here are the 9 steps to get you up and running in no time!

  1. Login to your new website

  2. Create a Team

  3. Create Seasons

  4. Add Schedules

  5. Add Users

  6. Add Content

  7. Set Up Alerts

  8. Download the admin app

  9. Generate additional revenue

1. Login

To log in to your BigTeams website, click Login in the top right of your home page.



2. Create a Team

*If your BigTeams website is connected with rSchooltoday, please skip to step 5. If your BigTeams website is connected to Schedule Star please click here.

Within your Website Administration Console, click Manage Teams and then click Add a Team in the top right.

Select a Gender, Level, and Sport, and then set the scoring type. Once you're done, click Submit.

Create Seasons

Each team needs to have a season created before any content can be added. To do this, click Manage Teams within your Website Administration Console. Then click View as Team Web Admin next to the team that you'd like to add a season for. This will take you to the Season Management Headquarters. From there, you can click Click Here to Create a Season.


Select a Season and Year, and then click Submit.

4. Add Schedules

To view more information on how to manage a team schedule, please click here.

5. Add Users

There are several different levels of access to your BigTeams website that you can give users:

  • Athletic Director & Staff (all access)

  • Team Website Administrator (aka coaches - these users can only access assigned teams)

  • Booster Member (can only access the Booster section)

  • Journalist (can post scores and game summaries)

Below are instructions on setting up an account for a Team Website Administrator, but if you'd like to learn more about managing your user accounts, click here.

Begin by clicking Manage Users on the left side within your Website Administration Console.


Enter all of the required fields and set the User Type to Team Website Administrator. Then click Submit.

The next page will allow you to assign the coach to various teams. Once you've selected their teams, click Submit.


6. Add content

Add content to your website by clicking on General Website on the top left side of your Website Administration Console and explore each of the options. Add content as needed. Be sure to check out the key features of BigTeams that were designed to help you easily add relevant content to your site:

  • Allow your fans to upload photos to your site.   
  • Add highlights of any game to your video page. 
  • Add additional 3rd party content without any additional work! 
  • Incorporate your school’s Twitter and Facebook accounts to your site. 
  • Link Google Calendar or Microsoft Outlook with your BigTeams calendar. 

7. Set-up Alerts

Before you send out any alerts, be sure that you have notified your athletes and fans to sign up for alerts! If you'd like to invite them, you can send an email invitation through your BigTeams admin area. To view the instructions on inviting a fan, please click here.

Once you have a fan base, you can begin sending them alerts. Email and text alerts can be triggered from the following pages:

  • Announcements (news for the general audience)

  • Events (school events for the general audience that are linked to the general calendar)

  • Game Summaries (game reports for players, fans, and parents)

  • News (news for specific teams' players, fans, and parents)

  • Headlines (team news for the general audience)

  • Schedule or Score Reporting (final score alerts for players, fans, parents, and press)

  • Cancellations (event cancellations for players, fans, and parents)

To view instructions on how to send alerts from one or all of these pages, please click here.

8. Download the Admin App

*Android Users: Use the admin app by going to your login screen on your smartphone.  Simply save this as a favorite in your browser by following these instructions.

Within Safari, enter into the URL field and click Go.
Once your admin page loads, click the Send To    icon at the bottom of your screen.
Then click Add to Home Screen.


On the next page, enter a name for the new app, and click Add.

9. Generate additional revenue
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