Once a team is in your account, you may manage stats, schedules, and rosters, and you may also view reports of the stats you entered for that team.
You may attach to one* high scool team. Or you may create any number of recreation and other non-high school teams. When you are creating or attaching to a team, a brief description there describes the differences between the two.
Our support staff attempts to keep all US high school team information up to date. But sometimes that info changes. Here's where we can use your help. If you notice that a high school appears with the wrong name, abbreviation, logo, mascot, address, or twitter feed, please send an email to support. Please provide as much information as possible:
You may update rec team information at any time.
Note: Some of the stat entry apps let you edit rec team information, however they do not always work or save completely correctly. It is highly recommended to use the Dashboard, as described here, instead.
You may add and remove users to help you manage your high school team at any time.
Rec teams may only ever have one user for the team, you. You can not add additional users.
If you wish to remove a rec team from your account follow these steps. But keep in mind that after you remove yourself from the team, no one will be able to ever modify any stats or data on that team. This may get tricky if recorded any stats on behalf of that rec team instead of your own.
Be very careful when add or remove rec teams beyond your main team. And be careful to check which team is selected before you record stats for a game in the app, because it can get confusing if you start mixing them.
You may import a Roster for your team or an opponent team from an Excel or CSV file. Your roster document must be saved as a "Comma Separated Value (.csv)" file. Make sure this file includes one row with a heading before listing the names/numbers of your players. Example: Jersey number, first name, last name, parent email address. First names and last names must be separated out into different columns in order to correctly upload your players.
Note If you are not sure whether or not the file is saved in the proper format, open the document on your computer. Next, click the File menu in the upper navigation menu and choose the Save As... option. Enter any file name, and click the "Save as type" drop-down menu directly below the document name field. Scroll through the list until you find "CSV (Comma delimited) (*.csv)" file type. Don't forget to remember where you save it, so that you can easily find it for upload later.
If the opponent team uses Digital Scout already, and they have entered their roster in for their own team, you do not need to do anything. The roster will appear automatically when you sync your device and open the game. Since some users will not update their roster until just before the start of their first game, you may not see their roster appear until the first few games of the season.
If the opponent team does not use Digital Scout, you have the ability to enter the roster for their team. There are two ways to do this.
Upload an Excel document containing the opponent team roster.
You may enter the opponent team roster into the stat entry app, one player at a time. You should create the game against this team within your account as normal.
Note You may alternatively add players when editing the Lineup (basketball) or when selecting a player for a play (football), which will let you add player(s) to either team roster.
You may merge players together if you notice that you have two or more records for the same player within your roster. This will combine both players' stats into one player.
Important! Before you do this, make absolutely sure that these are the same players! When stats are merged, one of the players will be removed from the system.
Digital Scout assumes all players participated in a game and gives each player on the roster a Games Played stat for each game in your schedule. (Even if they were added part way through the season.)
However, you may deactivate players from a Game Roster so that the number of Games Played is accurate in the cumulative and player reports for players who did not participate in every game.
The stat entry mobile/tablet apps are by far the best way to enter stats into Digital Scout. However, if you can't enter every play because you missed the game, are entering historical records from previous seasons, or need to adjust (fix) stats entered live during the game, you may bulk enter stats and scores for any game.
It is highly recommended to enter Quick Entry stats and adjustments after all stat entry app data is completely synchronized with the server. If not, when they later sync up, the Quick Entry you just put in will probably be wrong and you will have to fix them again.
Digital Scout allows users from different schools and teams to track stats for both their own and opponent teams. Stat reports for a game are also sent to our servers from multiple combinations of devices and sources. The most common combinations and results are described below.
Note If you have additional questions or notice an issue with the stats on your reports or public box score, please send us a detailed email to support and we will investigate the game in question.
You email stats from within the app or the website.
Note If you having trouble with the Email button, you can always use the standard print feature of your browser. And, in Chrome and a few other browsers or when Adobe Acrobot is installed, when the print dialog appears, change the Destination to "Save as PDF" (or similar). By clicking Save, a file will be saved to your computer and then emailed as an attachment to anyone you would like.
Enter the game details:
Opponent teams are organized for you in different ways. See the descriptions below.
If at any time you need to go back in the opponent selection process, click the Back button. If you click the Details button it will return all the way back to the Details view and you will have to start the opponent selection process from the beginning.
Once you have finished selecting the team, the Review button will highlight blue and be enabled to allow you continue with the create game process.
If the Review button stays disabled (faded out), that means you have not gone all the way through the opponent selector yet—you have not yet selected an actual team. The most common reason is that you selected a school, but have not yet picked the team within the school. For example, selecting "Worthington Eagles" but not yet clicking "Worthington Eagles Varsity 2017".
You will know you have picked a team when the gray buttons disappear, the selected team is shown in a little blue box in their place, and the Review button is enabled.
All high school teams in our database are eligible for participation in games. If you try to create a game but do not see your Opponent team listed, please contact our support team by emailing support . Provide us with the opponent team name, mascot, logo, web site, conference, and the address where the school is located (or as much as you can tell us from that list) and we will make sure to add the team to the database.
Follow the same procedure as above, but the selections will only show other recreational teams you have created. If you need to play an opponent that is not in the list, select Create New Team from the top navigation Teams menu to create a recreational (non-high school) team first, then come back here to create a game versus that new opponent you just created.
Important! If you log into your account and one or more games are already on your schedule, do not delete the game. This means either your opponent for this game uses the program or a third-party association has provided us with schedules already, and the game(s) have already been created for you.
You may use these same games to track stats for your team within the program. All stats that you track for this game will be stored with your account, and all stats that the opponent tracks for the game will be kept separate.
Important! Use the ability to delete a game carefully—deleting a game in the Dashboard or app will also remove the game from your mobile device and your opponent's schedule too.
Warning Deleting a game online will remove the game from your account permanently. You may continue to see the game on your mobile device even after you perform a sync attempt. If you sync and the game does not disappear from the app, contact support.
Note If your opponent team uses the program and has synced game information from their device to the web, you will not be able to delete the game. Contact support who will review the game and situation, and will remove it if possible.
All reports can be found within your account on the Digital Scout Dashboard.
There is a Game Filter button on most reports. It is automatically filled with the games from the currently selected season, and the appopriate games are selected. The Game Filter will only show Completed games. (Make sure to use the End Game button in the app or use the Finalize Game option on the appropriate game in the Dashboard Schedule, to Complete a game.)
Scrimmage games are not totaled in the stat calculations automatically. (Unless the current season has no other Completed regular or post-season games yet.) However, you can use the Game Filter button to select scrimmages that were automatically skipped initially.
You may also use the Game Filter picker to remove games from a report, for example post-season games.
Digital Scout will generate a career report for your players for any games that you have recorded and Completed. In order to run an accurate career report for your players, you will need to merge the players from older seasons together with the matching players in the newer season.
An export of your stats to a MaxPreps or Hudl upload file is available after your game is Complete. Once the stats fully sync from the app to the Digital Scout server and Dashboard, the export will be available.
Note: If you don't see the game, you must Complete it first by using the End Game button in the app or using the Finalize Game option on the appropriate game in the Dashboard Schedule for the team.
.txt(MaxPreps stats) or
.csv(Hudl play list) file to import stats into the appropriate site.
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