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How do I create a League?

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A Team League is a set of teams that compete against each other in games. A game is a competition between two teams. The complete set of games is called the season. Each game produces a winning team and a losing team. The winner of the league is the team with the best win-loss record during the season.

Every league has to have a League Administrator. The League Administrator is responsible for creating the league, adding teams, and scheduling games. Once the League Administrator has completed these steps league teams can download and compete in the games. The first step though is creating the league, the process for doing so is outlined below.

Requirements

  • The League Administrator and each participating team has to be an Orion for Clubs or Orion Scorecard customer and have the Result Center enabled.
  • 4 to 12 identified teams to participate in the league.

Step 1: Creating the League

The following steps should be done by the League Administrator using his or her Orion account information.

  1. Log into your Orion account on go to your Customer Information page.
  2. Click the Create a New League link on the left hand side.
  3. Select the Rulebook and Course of Fire for your League.
  4. Currently Orion only supports two rulebooks, the National Standard Three-Position Air Rifle and USA Shooting Air Pistol rulebooks. Additional rulebook support will be available soon.

  5. Complete the basic information about the league, include the League's name, administrator's name and contact information. All fields are required.
  6. Click Save when ready.

Step 2: Adding Teams

The following steps can only be done by the League Administrator using his or her Orion account information. Teams can be added once the league is created.

  1. Log into your Orion account on go to your Customer Information page.
  2. Click the List of Leagues link on the left hand side.
  3. Under Leagues you Administer select the league to add teams to.
  4. Click the Add a Team button.
  5. Select the Orion Account to associate with the team.
  6. The Orion Account information can not be changed after the team is created.

  7. Complete the team's name, and point of contact information. All fields are required.
  8. Orion will prevent team names that are too long, too short, or too similar to other team names in the league.

  9. Click on Save and Exit or Save and Add New Team when ready.
  10. Repeat these steps as needed. A league must have a minimum of 4 teams and a maximum of 10 teams.

Step 3: Creating the Schedule

The following steps can only be done by the League Administrator using his or her Orion account information. The league schedule can be created once there are four teams in the league.

  1. Log into your Orion account on go to your Customer Information page.
  2. Click the List of Leagues link on the left hand side.
  3. Under Leagues you Administer select the league to schedule games for.
  4. Click the Create Schedule button.
  5. Check that all teams have been added, and that their team name and associated club are correct. This information can not be updated after the schedule is created.
  6. Click the Create Schedule button and confirm that you are ready to create the schedule.
  7. Orion creates a random schedule for your league, setting dates and home and away teams.

Next Steps: Managing the League

Once the schedule is created the League Administrator must actively manage the league. This includes updating the dates if necessary, setting the game type to Local or Virtual, and declaring the winning team of each game once scores are submitted. The steps to do so are explained in the FAQ How do I manage a League as the League Administrator?

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