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GEORGETOWN EAGLES

Team Sites • by Chuck Upsdell

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INFORMATION : Special Reports

New Users

This page gives information for those who are using this site for the first time:

When the Season Begins

At the start of the season you will be told the address of your team site’s home page. You should bookmark this page and visit it often, because this is where team news appears.

For example, the home page of the 2009 Minor Bantam team is at:

http://www.upsdell.com/gba/2009/MinorBantam/index.htm

You will also be given a “username” and a “password”, which you should record. Most of the site can be viewed by anyone, but some information is password protected.

Parents should give the following information to the coach or manager:

Important Note : this information will appear on a password protected page named “Confidential”, where spammers and the general public cannot see it. The general public can only see player names, which will appear on the page named “Team”: and parents may request that last names be omitted.

Important Note : after providing this information, parents should go to the Confidential page to check the information. Parents should tell the coach or manager if anything is wrong, or when anything changes.

Introduction

This site is easy to use, but one factor makes it a bit more complex than one might expect: it was designed to meet the needs of multiple teams. For this reason it has two types of pages: team pages, which offer information about a particular team; and resource pages, which offer information which is shared by all teams. A new set of team pages would be added for any new team: the rest of the site would remain the same.

Types and organization of pages

A team’s pages are referred to as the team’s website. Indeed, the whole site can be viewed as a set of small sites: a small team site for each team, and a small resource site shared by all.

Note : team pages are retained after the season is over so that people can visit old team sites and review what happened.

What Pages Look Like

All the pages are very similar, but the team pages are a bit different from the resource pages. The differences are mainly in the pages’ mastheads and menus:

The page organization may change a bit from year to year as the site becomes more capable, and as better ways are found for presenting information: for example, a “What’s Up” page was added to the team site’s submenu in 2009; this new page has, in one place, news and scheduling information of common interest. Prior to 2009 it was necessary for people to go to three separate pages to find this information — and people can still do so — but now they can also find the information gathered together on a single page.

Previous years’ team sites may have somewhat different designs: for example, the font size was increased in 2009 to make pages easier to read.

The latest year’s team pages always have the same design as that of the resource pages.

Finding Your Way Around

The resources Help page has a lot of information about using this site. You should read two FAQs which are especially useful to beginners:

The above FAQs repeat some of what has been said on this page, but there is also a lot of new information.

Surprises

This is a very straight-forward site, but there are a few things which may surprise you:

If anything else surprises you, check the FAQs.

 

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