FROM: Matt Holbrook, BCCSL General Manager
September 17, 2019
First off, I’d like to apologize for any technical difficulties or time-consuming issues that administrators at the district and/or club level have had with the Stack system, or that referees have had reporting into the league’s system. When I was brought on to manage the BCCSL in April of 2018, my main priority was to streamline the operations of a massive league with 1,300+ teams and 21,000+ players, creating a seamless experience for all, ensuring no roadblocks got in the way of kids playing the game or of administrators being able to effectively manage their club and team operations connected to the BCCSL.
With feedback from many, and our own internal frustrations last season, we felt the GotSoccer system didn’t effectively do everything we required so we researched the software systems on the market, specifically focussing on the best for league operations. We arrived at Stack Sports, fresh off major growth with US Soccer being their ‘big name’ client, and a majority of State associations using their systems for league and tournament operations. I felt confident in their software’s ability, and received solid references about their platform that could connect districts, clubs, leagues and even provincial associations all within one system.
One of the key items we felt good about was the ability for referees to report scores and discipline in the same system and process, thus putting this “neutral” task in the hands of the person in charge of both the official score and all relevant discipline reporting. While week 1 had learning curves with teams not bringing rosters (which refs needed to do their report), and some officials learning how to use the QR codes and links on the rosters, it eventually made sense to most and was starting to come together after a hectic opening weekend. I assumed week 2 would see us take a major step forward with this all making sense for teams and referees, however, we encountered a glitch in the software with many rosters printing without QR codes or URL links, and then when they did print, those codes didn’t direct to the right reporting system with many referees getting error codes or blank screens. I can’t tell you how frustrating this is, and moving forward I refuse to put you all through extra work or frustrations while a new season should be about excitement and efficient operations. In talking with Stack support a few times in the last 48 hours, it appears the “fix” of the score and discipline reporting “might” happen by next weekend. This doesn’t give me any confidence as we head into week 3 of play.
So, we need to take a step back and go with what we know will work for all when it comes to score and discipline reporting. See file below
The following Board Members were elected at the AGM on July 30, 2019
Scott McConnell re-elected to a 3 year term.
Lorraine Scott re-elected to a 3 year term.
Ken Robyn elected to a 3 year term.
|BOYS A CUP||U14 SUSC SGU||BRONZE MEDAL|
|BOYS A CUP||U16 SUSC SGU||BRONZE MEDAL|
|BOYS A CUP||U17 BC TIGERS||CHAMPIONS|
|GIRLS A CUP||U18 SDU DCS||CHAMPIONS|
|BOYS B CUP||U14 SUSC IMPACT||2ND PLACE|
|BOYS B CUP||U18 CCB LIONS||CHAMPION|
|GIRLS B CUP||U13 CFC ROYAL||2ND PLACE|
|GIRLS B CUP||U17 SUSC HEAT||CHAMPION|
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