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Attendance Club Teams Demo Payments Release Notes

Managing USA Wrestling information for your team, barcode scanners and more

A new version of WrestlingIQ is out today that gives teams enhanced tracking of their USA Wrestling membership information, allows you to use barcode scanners with the WrestlingIQ Kiosk, and several design tweaks to make registration easier.

Collecting USA Wrestling information at wrestling time

WrestlingIQ lets you fully configure the information collected when people sign up for one of your sessions; however, USA Wrestling information has now been given detailed treatment in the registration flow that is designed to help new registrants understand why they need a USAW card, how to purchase it, and lets them enter it in a structured way so you can easily export that info for verification with USA Wrestling.

Once you have turned on the USA Wrestling info collection in settings, registrants will be presented with a screen like this:

USA Wrestling Information and Form Entry
An active USAW Card

Best of all, once your wrestlers have added their USAW information to the screen, you’ll be able to check them in with a barcode scanner at the door.

Barcode scanner for the WrestlingIQ Kiosk, WrestlingIQ ID cards, and USAW scanning

The WrestlingIQ Kiosk is designed to be placed at the front door to your facility and can be run on any phone, tablet or computer.

As of today, you can now use a barcode scanner to scan the new WrestlingIQ ID cards that get digitally sent to each registrant without needing to type anything. If USAW information is also added to the wrestlers profile, you can also scan USAW cards with the barcode scanner to check wrestlers in quickly.

Here’s a quick video of the kiosk running on an iPad using an Inateck barcode scanner. See here for detailed scanner recommendations and setup information.

Refresh of how registration works, better handling for families, and some UI updates

The registration flow has received some updates today.

  • Date of birth is now required instead of age when signing up a wrestler. Parents/wrestlers will be prompted to fill the date of birth out the next time they register for a session.
  • Basic info (academic class, weight, date of birth) is presented for verification on subsequent registrations so your data stays up to date.
  • The wrestler profile page now shows USAW information and has been redesigned for a clean new look.
  • You now pick which wrestlers will be signing up for the event you are registering for towards the beginning of the process, rather than the very end. This will cut down on extra data entry for families that had more than one child enrolled.
  • The USAW information collector is now in the registration flow (see above) if you have it setup for your team.
  • The UI has been touched up to look a little nicer and now includes the session you are registering for at the very top.
  • A recaptcha fallback challenge has been added in case the invisible bot stopper blocks you.
An example of a WrestlingIQ ID Card
The new wrestler profile design
The new design for ‘other’ event types
Example of registration flow, with session name at the top.
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Demo Release Notes Reports

Digital attendance tracking for wrestling teams (release notes, May 24, 2019)

Attendance tracking is now available to teams of all levels who use WrestlingIQ to run their wrestling team.

Traditionally attendance tracking is hard to stay on top of. Paper (don’t even get me started), spreadsheets locked down to one computer, or a coach that has a sophisticated way of doing it but can’t make every practice.

Check the video below to see how coaches can now take attendance quickly with a computer, tablet, or any other internet connected device. This update also includes an attendance report you can view and download to your own computer. If your athletic director asks you for your attendance tracking records, pull one of these up, download it, and send it over.

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Calendar Club Teams Demo New Features Release Notes

Automatic Emails and Calendar Hyperlinks (Release Notes, February 22, 2019)

After spending the winter months making WrestlingIQ useful for club teams, it’s time to add some polish. Special thanks to Justin and Andy for all their time and support.

Automatic Emails Upon Parent Registration

When you create, or edit, a paid session you now have the option to add a ‘Welcome Email’. If you enter text into this section, parents will automatically get this emailed to them after they have registered their kid for a specific session with your wrestling club.

auto email demo

 

Hyperlinks In Calendar Events

The other small update today is the ability to add hyperlinks and styling to the notes section of an event.

What’s Next?

You should expect more emails like this from me. I haven’t done a good job of this so far, but I expect to send an email to everyone who wants it every time I release new features within WrestlingIQ.  So, you should see a few more of these emails, but what are the next features I plan to build?

My focus for the spring and summer is going to be….

  1. Ensure all club team using WrestlingIQ are successful.
  2. Upgrades to the messaging portion of WrestlingIQ (special thanks to Sean and Anthony for helping with this).
  3. Native apps
  4. Calendar export to popular systems such as Google Calendar, Outlook, etc

Time will tell how quickly these things get built, but I’ll be here every week working towards making those a reality. Stay tuned!

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Calendar Demo New Features

WrestlingIQ now has the ability to send event invites

One new feature that I haven’t talked much about is the ability to send invites for your events in the team calendar. This works a lot like event invites on other systems like Google or Outlook. You drop into the event, add who you want to invite, and WrestlingIQ automatically emails them asking if they can attend.

Here’s a video of it in action, please excuse the rough cut nature of the video – I really like making these clips, but they are a long ways from polished!

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Demo New Features Practice Plans

Wrestling Practice Plan Builder Updated – Reusable Drills and Notifications

A while back I showed the initial version of the practice plan builder within WrestlingIQ.

Two key features missing from that initial version was the ability to save/reuse common practice sections and to automatically notify the coaching staff that a new plan is ready for them to review. I recently finished up those features and they are now available to anyone using WrestlingIQ. Here’s a quick demo: