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Coaches How-To

Admins

A team admin has special privileges for that team. Admins can:

  • Score a game
  • Add and change players to the team roster
  • Add and change games and practices to the schedule
  • See all statistics for all players without needing a GameChanger subscription
  • Approve player and family member account linkages (fans do not require approval)
  • Designate other accounts as admin accounts for the team

Each team can have up to four admins. The accounts that are designated as admin accounts can be changed at any time.

Recommendations:

  • Every team should have at least two admins, in case one of them is unable to make it to a game.
  • At least one team coach should be an admin, preferably the coach who creates the lineup.

Rosters

Recommendations:

  • Be sure to include the player's name AND jersey number, as the other team's scorekeeper may only know the player by number.
  • It is not critical to complete the player's position, batting hand, and throwing hand.

Schedules

Recommendations:

  • Include both games and practices in the team schedule. Players can RSVP to both.
  • For games, Winchester Baseball will create schedules for each team.

Inviting family members and fans

You can send invites to parents, grandparents, and friends to follow your team. If you don't send an invite, they can still follow the team by searching for it and choosing "Follow Team". When you invite followers, you will be asked to choose the relationship for each follower. Remember that family members may have access to player and/or team stats, if they have a GC subscription.


Approving family members

Here again it is a good idea to remember that family members may have access to individual or team statistics. Admins may want to confirm unknown family members with someone else in the family before approving them to follow the team as a family member.

GameChanger scorekeeping can only be done using the app on a smartphone or tablet. It cannot be done on the GC website.

Prior to your first game scorekeeping for GameChanger, you may want to try the Practice Scorekeeping feature of the app.

Here are some useful tips:

  • Every scorekeeping action starts with pressing the "Pitch" baseball icon on the pitcher's mound. Follow the intuitive prompts to score the action. If the ball was in play, you will have the opportunity to identify the fielder who played the ball and where they played it by dragging the applicable fielder glove to the place on the field where they first touched the ball. If the batter was out and multiple players touched the ball, tap each fielder in sequence. When finished, tap the Done baseball icon on the pitcher's mound.
  • GameChanger will automatically advance runners on a ball in play, after the play is scored. It is very important to select "Back" if GC tries to score a player who did not actually score.
  • If you need to advance runners or reverse auto-advances, drag the blue box with the applicable player's name to the base where they ended up, then choose the appropriate reason code.
  • Undo is your friend. Do not hesitate to use it. This is the best way to fix an error.
  • To end the game, open the main menu and select End Game.
  • Exit Game can be used to pause scorekeeping so you can switch to another device or do some administrative task, such as approve a family member.


Recommendations

  • These are kids, be kind. No one is awarded a scholarship from their GameChanger statistics
  • For the youngest age groups, T-Ball and Machine Pitch, it's best to score everything a hit and avoid using errors
  • For older kids, errors should only be used when the play was a routine play for that team's age group and league. When in doubt, it's a hit.
  • It's best to skip the winning and losing pitcher assignments for Player Pitch 8-10 teams, since pitchers are changed so frequently.
  • Do your best. Grandma and grandpa, who are watching on the app but can't make it to the game, really appreciate what you're doing, even if you make a mistake or two.

GameChanger FAQ

Q: There are two versions of GameChanger, which one should I install?

A: We will be using GameChanger for Baseball and Softball for the 2021 Spring Season


Q: I see there is a subscription fee. Do I have to pay if I just want to watch a game?

A: You do not have to pay if you just want to watch live games. However, you may want to subscribe to get some of the extra features. GameStream radio is a computer-generated voice narrating the live game action, which is really handy if you are 'watching' a game while doing something else. Check the GameChanger website for a full list of features for each subscription tier.


Q: How do I find my child/grandchild's game?

A: Choose "Find a team" or "Search teams", then type in some keywords that match the team you're looking for. Winchester Baseball and the team name are always good places to start. You can also sometimes search by a coach's name.


Q: Why can't I see the stats?

A: There could be several reasons. If stat sharing is enabled, it is only available to confirmed family members (admin must confirm). Finally, you have to have a Premium subscription to see player stats.


Q: Why can't I see any of the players' last names?

A: For teams with players 12 years old and younger, GameChanger hides the player's last names for child privacy reasons.

 

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