People have developed home grown systems over the years for making and maintaining league and tournament schedules. Excel, anyone? While Excel allows you to have information arranged on a nice grid, there is really no way to organize that information. So you end up with strange codes for games and teams, and when you make a change, you need to search every spreadsheet to make sure the change is reflected everywhere. In more recent years with the advent of the web, people have figured out ways to get the final schedule up on their website. For very enterprising volunteers, even umpire assignments sometimes show up on the site. But when games need to be re-scheduled, or umpires re-assigned, then not only do the spreadsheets need to be carefully updated, but so does the website. And how do you let everyone know about the change?
Yikes! We all have better things to do with our precious time. In the end, it is all about being at the field playing or watching the game. There has to be a better way, and there is. MyBaseballLeague.com will change the way you think about scheduling and give you back some of that precious time you lost when you became a volunteer.
With MyBaseballLeague.com you enter the teams, place them in divisions, specify field and time slots, and click on Schedule. Need to make a change? Games are easily edited to change field, date, time, teams, or umpires. Click to publish a schedule. Now anyone can easily view the schedule on the web. When a published schedule is changed, it is automatically and instantly updated on the web.
Umpire assigning is done on the published schedule. There are options that allow umpires to request or self-assign to games. There is even a rating system to confine umpires to officiating games within their capability. We also provide an umpire payment system.
There is a Practice Venue Scheduling system to simplify your life there also. Every team has its own page with the game schedule, practice schedule, and directions to fields. And speaking of directions, you can now embed interactive maps into your directions.
In short we provide all the tools you need to help you manage your league and still have time for your family and friends.