For years league admins have been trying to fit MSTW Schedules & Scoreboards (the square peg designed for single teams, organizations, schools) into their league sites (the round hole), and not surprisingly things don’t quite fit. The MSTW League Manager plugin was created to address the needs of LEAGUE websites and admins. Create multiple leagues, and multiple seasons for each league. Create game venues, teams (with home venues and logos). From there, create league standings tables and/or create league games, and then scheduled and results tables. The tables and their contents can be formatted via a rich set of Display Settings, and front-end displays can be customized with CSS.
The plugin is now available, as is a library of man pages on this site. Some video tutorials will be available for Gold Support members … hopefully soon.
So what’s next? Several extensions to the base League Manager are planned:
- A League Scheduler that will automatically create single and double round robin schedules, and assign venues to the games based on venue availability. View this as a running start; a schedule editor will be available to tweek schedules when necessary.
- A Bracket Builder that will automatically create single and double elimination tournament brackets.
- League Live Scoring will allow fans at games to update game status in real-time. League scoreboards will display status updates without the need to be refreshed.
When? I don’t know, but if you have a favorite on this list, let me know!