Bay Area Ladies League

Topdog Sports

Captain’s Handbook

A. Login to Topdog Sports

Login to Topdog Sports to print a copy of your scorecard, enter scores, etc.

1. Go to: http://www.topdogtennis.com

2. Click on Login, green tab on right

3. Enter your email address and password. Leave Administrator blank.

4. Click on Log Me In!

NOTE: Your teammates can select Login if they have been set up with login access (email

address + password). If they do not have a login set up, they can select Guest. Whether

they login as a member or enter as a guest, they can view information such as the team

schedule, roster, team standings, or even print a blank scorecard, etc.

B. Find Your Team Page

1. After login, if you are not on your Profile page, select My Profile (located on the very top,

right hand corner of the screen).

Note: As long as you are logged in, you can select My Profile from anywhere in the

Topdog Sports website to bring you back to your Profile page.

2. Scroll down under the green navigation bar until you find Competitions, look for the team you want.

3. Select your team.

C. Email the Opposing Captains

1. Go to your team page. (See instructions on page 1, Section B: Find Your Team Page)

2. Click on the Email Captians located under the green navigation bar.

3. Select the captain(s) you want to email.

4. Select Continue.

5. Enter your message in the message box, and select Submit.

E. Another way to Email the Opposing Captain or Co-Captain

1. Go to the opposing team’s home webpage.

2. Click on the Captain’s or Co-Captain’s name (located in the team information box—top

left hand side of screen—or in the Team Roster section.)

3. Locate the name of the Captain/Co-Captain in the Profile section.

4. Click on Send Email in the Email field.

F. Get a Summary List of All the Captains/Co-Captains Contact Information (phone

number, cell phone number, email address)

1. Go to your team page. (See instructions on page 1, Section B: Find Your Team Page)

2. Click on ‘Reports’— under the green navigation bar

3. In the ‘Reports’ field, select ‘Captain List’

4. In the ‘Divisions’ field, select your team’s division.

5. For ‘Teams’ – select ‘Any’ using the drop down button.

6. In the ‘Sort By’ field, select player or team

a. ‘Player’ – sorts report alphabetically by Captains’ last names.

b. ‘Team Name’ – sorts report alphabetically by Team Name

7. Click on Create:

a. Screen

b. Excel

c. Printer

G. Print a Blank Scorecard Before a Match

1. Go to your team page. (See instructions on page 1, Section B: Find Your Team Page)

2. To the right of the match scheduled it says line up list your players. Select the players from the drop down button for each team position. You may then email this from the website & decide if you want people to see it.Hit Save when the lineup is completed.

3. To the left of the match Click on Options click on Blank Score card, if you have entered the players their names will appear on the score card

4. When the scorecard appears, select the print button from your Internet browser.

5. If you want to stop the reminders going out to your team about the next match, log in, go to your team’s home page click on green edit tab under the circle profile.You can have a reminder sent to your team or not.

H. Record Your Scores

1. Go to your team page. (See instructions on page 1, Section B: Find Your Team Page)

2.The Option is located Left of the match date

3. Type in the new match date.

4. For each of the five lines, select one of the following in the Status field:

Completed, Default, Retired or Double Default

5. Select the Winner for each line by clicking on the round button to the left of the team.

6. To select the players for that match, use the drop down menu (down arrow).

7. For each team, enter the number of games won in each set.

8. Hit the Submit button when finished, or Cancel if you don’t want to submit the

scores.

9.Once you select Submit, an email message will be sent automatically to the

opposing captain notifying her to Verify the match scores. An Alert icon will be

flashing in the captain’s player Profile listing the score card that needs to be

confirmed.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

a. Either captain may enter the scores and within 24 hours of the match.

b. The opposing captain should verify/confirm the scores within 48 hours of the match.

c. Captains and Co-captains can record or enter scores, verify a scorecard, or edit a

scorecard as long as the opposing captain has not verified the scores.

I. Verify the Scores after a Match

1. Go to your team page. (See instructions on page 1, Section B: Find Your Team Page)

2. Find the match date you want to Verify the scores.

3. If the Status column says Verify, the opposing captain has entered the match scores.

4. If the Status column says Record, enter the scores and the opposing captain shall

Verify.

5. Compare the scores listed online to those on your score sheet.

6. If you disagree with the scores, email the opposing captain with your concerns.

7. Do NOT verify/confirm the scorecard if you disagree!!

8. If you agree with the scores, click on Verify, then select Confirm.

J. Change a Match Score After It Has Been Entered

If an error is found on the scorecard, only the captain who entered the scores can change it:

1. Go to your team page, select Change located next to the match date.

2. Make the correction, and select Submit.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

The scores CANNOT be changed by the captain after the scorecard has been Confirmed.

Once the scores have been confirmed, only the Division Rep can change the scores.

K. Look Up Your Team’s Standing

1. Go to your team page. (See instructions on page 1, Section B: Find Your Team Page)

2. Click on League Standings listed below the green navigation bar.

L. Edit Your Profile

1. Go to the Login page: https://www.topdogtennis.com/pages/player_login.asp

2. Enter your email address and password. Leave Administrator blank.

3. Click on Log me in!

4. If you are not already in your Profile page, select My Profile from the top, right hand side

of the screen above the black navigation bar.

5. Select the green Edit tab located under the circle where a picture can be uploaded, left hand side of the screen.If you want to upload a picture click on “click to update”.

6. Add/change your home or cell phone number, city of residence, email address or

password.

7. Privacy: If you do not want your phone numbers revealed to those who are not a part of

your team or Division, or who are not members of Bay Area Ladies League; the Show

Home Phone and Show Work Phone in the General Preferences section should NOT be

checked off.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

a. Notify your Division Rep IMMEDIATELY if you change your contact number(s) or

email address.

b. As long as you are logged in, you can select My Profile from anywhere in the

Topdog Sports website to bring you back to your Profile page.

M. News & Announcements

1. Go to News & Announcements for the following information:

a. BALL Board/Division Reps

b. Third Set or Tie Breaker

c. BALL Rules, Regulations & Policies

d. Captain’s Handbook

e. Entry Form

f. Privacy Policy

2. To find News & Announcements:

a. If you are already on your team page, click on League Standings or View Season

yellow tab.

b. Click on Bay Area Ladies League.

c. News & Announcements is located in the top section.



Last change: 05/03/16

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