For any future session you setup in WrestlingIQ, a new smart message group will be setup so you as a coach or admin can easily message everyone registered for that session.
After you create a session, you will see the group in the messages section of WrestlingIQ. That group will automatically add parents (and wrestlers) to the group when a parent successfully registers them for that particular session.
You can still create any number of groups or direct messages, but hopefully this feature will save you a little time when you want to send a message to only parents registered for a particular session.
This week’s update improves calendars that are available on club team websites, a small UI change, and custom messaging groups.
Custom Messaging Groups
Special thanks to Sean, Anthony, and members of the Skyline High School wrestling team for working with me on messaging this past season.
As of today you can now create a custom messaging group within WrestlingIQ. You might use this to setup a group called ‘Parents – State Wrestling 2019’ and add only the parents you know will be present at the state tournament. That way you can message the group directly, without spamming the rest of your parents or wrestlers.
I’m working on other messaging improvements that aren’t quite ready yet. Stay tuned for text message notifications, the ability to make specific parents or wrestlers messaging admins, and some additional configuration options.
Shout-out to Justin and Andy of Pin City Wrestling for these upgrades to the public calendar.
On a public calendar page (example), you can now click on an event to get a popover with more info such as event location, and notes. The note field may contain links, so this is a good way to direct your parents or prospective parents to something like tournament registration via your WrestlingIQ powered website.
The public calendar now displays a little bit better on mobile. By default mobile phones will load up the list view, as it displays the best. But if you click month, you should now be able to at least read the events for each day on all devices. It’s not super pretty yet, but it is now at least functional.
I released a fairly major UI overhaul a few months ago which introduced a lot more whitespace into the UI. With this update I’ve reduced the whitespace within lists to make it easier to see more information without having to scroll aggressively. I think this makes it cleaner, without making it too dense, but please shoot me an email if you have feedback on this (for better or worse).