Connecting Athletes to Your Team Using AthleticAPP
In order to communicate with Athletes using AthleticAPP, or to have them compete in virtual events as a member of your team, you'll need to have athletes connected to your team using AthleticAPP. This involves communicating a unique, 8-character team code to the athlete so that they can enter it in AthleticAPP. The team code system is designed to be an independent verification of an athlete's identity using an alternative method of communication between coach and athlete outside of Athletic.net. For example, it allows verification that the Athletic.net account owned by a “John Smith” is actually the same Johnny Smith who's on Central High School's roster.
As a coach, the easiest way to invite team members to connect with your team is through AthleticAPP itself. Anybody who has coach's access to your team on Athletic.net will already be connected to the team upon logging into the app. Log into the app and tap on your team's logo at the top of the home screen.
Members & Followers
Tapping on Members & Followers will bring up a screen that contains three distinct groups of people.
Followers Requesting Access
At the top of the list, you'll see a list of people requesting access to your team.
People associated with your team can end up on the “requesting access” list by using the Follow button on your team's homepage.
People associated with your team can end up on the Requesting Access list by using the Follow button on your team's homepage. Additionally, when athletes on your team create an account, they'll be prompted to claim their athlete bio, so that past results listed for them are associated to their account. When they claim a bio on your team's roster, they'll automatically follow the team and be listed on the Requesting Access list for your convenience.
Tap the send icon next to a person's name in order to send them the team code. You'll be asked to make sure the person is categorized properly:
Once you make your selection, you'll be prompted to use your mobile device's sharing interface to contact the person and send them the code.
Current Team Members
The next section of the list is currently connected team members. These are athletes, coaches, parents, and team followers. The athletes and parents on this team have entered the team's code and can use the app's communications tools. Additionally, athletes who have entered the team's code can compete in virtual events as a member of the team. In the following screenshot, we can see only one athlete has been connected to the team using the app. The other 48 athletes shown have not yet created Athletic.net accounts.
Tapping the next to a connected athlete will allow options for recategorizing the athlete as a follower or parent.
Athletes without accounts
Athletes in this list have not yet created Athletic.net accounts. Tapping Invite will allow you to contact a particular athlete using email, text message, or other method of contact. You will need to have contact information for the athlete, since they have not yet created an Athletic.net account. Inviting them using the app will provide them with a link to sign up for an account and connect with the team.