Divisions / Pools

How to create age groups / divisions / pools and assign teams

Updated over a week ago

No cross-division play

Think of divisions in our system as separate levels of play or age groups – there is no cross-division play.

We don't currently have the concept of conferences and divisions as it exists in American leagues like the NFL or NHL etc. where teams play more games against teams in their own division and fewer games against teams from other divisions.

If you need this functionality, check out our friends over at Diamond Scheduler.

Divisions are a PRO feature. See how to upgrade.

But I have cross-division games on the schedule, how do I get rid of those?

If you have cross-division games on the schedule, you probably created your divisions and then didn't re-generate your schedule. Regenerate your schedule (not just re-allocate, but erase games and generate) and your teams will all play only within their own divisions.

Divisions vs. Pools

You can further sub-divide divisions into pools (aka groups). These pools also behave as separate during pool (round robin) play, but can be combined into playoff brackets within their respective divisions.

Any teams you want to combine into one knockout bracket need to be in the same division – they can be in different pools within that division.

Playoffs can be seeded from different pools/groups within a division, but not across divisions. 

E.g. you can seed 1st of Pool A vs. 1st of Pool B but not 1st of Division 1 vs. 1st of Division 2.


Divisions are a PRO feature. See how to upgrade.

Should I use divisions or separate schedules?

The main reason to put divisions on the same schedule is to allow the scheduler to distribute fields/times across divisions.

If your divisions don't share time slots – i.e. each division has it's own dedicated fields and/or times – you probably just want to put them into separate schedules. This keeps things simpler as you won't have to worry about setting up constraints to keep each division on it's dedicated fields/times.

Divisions are a PRO feature. See how to upgrade. 

How to add/remove divisions

Divisions are a PRO feature. See how to upgrade.

On your PRO schedule, go to REGISTRATIONS

Click Manage Divisions at the bottom, enter a the name of the new division and hit save

The checkbox on the right lets you include divisions you've created in other seasons.
Caution: Renaming a division will change its name everywhere it is used.

Drag and drop (by the handle on the left) to re-order your divisions.

To delete a division, in the Manage Divisions dialog, erase its name and submit.

Note: if the division is used in another season, it will not be deleted (so you can safely try to delete any divisions you think you don't need).

How to move teams between divisions

First, make sure you're on the REGISTRATIONS page:

To change an existing team's division, click on its division in the list of teams and select the new division from the dropdown.

Divisions are a PRO feature. See how to upgrade.

How to make pools (groups)

You can split divisions into pools (groups) and play round robin games within each pool, then combine the pools of a division into one playoff bracket and seed it with e.g. 1st of Pool A, 1st of Pool B, 2nd of Pool A, 2nd of Pool B, and so on.

To create pools, click the Create Pools button on the Schedule Maker. 

Enter the number of pools you want to create for each division and click Save.

You'll see the pools under Divisions. 

You can drag and drop teams between pools to change the assignment.

Divisions are a PRO feature. See how to upgrade.

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