Competition Format       Best PracticesSam Brody - Senior Customer Support Specialist    Sean Rose - Vice President, Marke...
Session OverviewPart 1: There IS a format for you!Part 2: Multiple Formats, Multiple OptionsPart 3: Understanding Settings...
Competition Formats are Important                                    3
Your Event TodayWhen thinking about your annual league/tournament...  the same format is used year after year.  very few n...
What Your Event Can BeFuture leagues/tournaments you organize...  offer event format(s) that make sense for  attendees.  l...
Demosphere Knows Events! 500+ events hosted annually. 21+ years of experience 10 combined years of experience.            ...
Multiple Formats & Options                             7
Round RobinMost traditional event format.Multiple varieties.Many team sports @ Olympics use it asbasis for competition.  S...
JUST Round RobinOlympic Gymnastics               Image courtesy: Getty                                       9
JUST Round Robin                   10
JUST Round Robin                   11
Round Robin + Finals                       12
Round Robin + Finals                       13
Round Robin + Seeded Finals     Olympic Basketball                              14
Round Robin + Seeded Finals                              15
EliminationOlympic Judo               16
Elimination              17
Double Elimination                     18
Time/Field Based                   19
Understanding SettingsTie Patterns  400+ options across all formats.                                     20
Division SettingsUsing different formats for differentdivisions.OR offering multiple formats PER division?(8v8, 11v11)    ...
Display OptionsBrackets vs.list of games                          22
Conference Display                     23
Conference + Division                        24
Demosphere Can Help!Manage applications & schedule gamesEasy-to-use interfaceFlexibilityPeace of mind                     ...
BonusesRecommendations & Best Practicesbased on 21+ years of experienceBest-in-class Support + Learning ToolsGrowing libra...
Investment$500 One Time Setup Fee$4/team (Rec Scheduling)$7/team (Tournament)$7.50/team (Travel League)                   ...
Wrap UpQuestions? support@demosphere.comSubscribe to the Demosphere Blog for...  Industry News  Product Features  Best Pra...
Sean Rosesrose@demosphere.com                       29
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Competition Format Best Practices | Maximize Demosphere XLI

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Youth sports organizations have multiple competition formats at their disposal when organizing a league or tournament. This Maximize Demosphere session explains the pros and cons of a variety of formats including round robin and elimination.

For more information on Demosphere's web-based league scheduling and tournament management tools, visit our website at http://www.demosphere.com.

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Competition Format Best Practices | Maximize Demosphere XLI

  1. 1. Competition Format Best PracticesSam Brody - Senior Customer Support Specialist Sean Rose - Vice President, Marketing August, 2012 1
  2. 2. Session OverviewPart 1: There IS a format for you!Part 2: Multiple Formats, Multiple OptionsPart 3: Understanding SettingsPart 4: How Demosphere Can HelpJoin us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook 2
  3. 3. Competition Formats are Important 3
  4. 4. Your Event TodayWhen thinking about your annual league/tournament... the same format is used year after year. very few new teams attend. the event becomes stagnant. 4
  5. 5. What Your Event Can BeFuture leagues/tournaments you organize... offer event format(s) that make sense for attendees. listen to feedback and are constantly evolving. are growing and vibrant. 5
  6. 6. Demosphere Knows Events! 500+ events hosted annually. 21+ years of experience 10 combined years of experience. 6
  7. 7. Multiple Formats & Options 7
  8. 8. Round RobinMost traditional event format.Multiple varieties.Many team sports @ Olympics use it asbasis for competition. Soccer, Basketball, Gymnastics, etc. 8
  9. 9. JUST Round RobinOlympic Gymnastics Image courtesy: Getty 9
  10. 10. JUST Round Robin 10
  11. 11. JUST Round Robin 11
  12. 12. Round Robin + Finals 12
  13. 13. Round Robin + Finals 13
  14. 14. Round Robin + Seeded Finals Olympic Basketball 14
  15. 15. Round Robin + Seeded Finals 15
  16. 16. EliminationOlympic Judo 16
  17. 17. Elimination 17
  18. 18. Double Elimination 18
  19. 19. Time/Field Based 19
  20. 20. Understanding SettingsTie Patterns 400+ options across all formats. 20
  21. 21. Division SettingsUsing different formats for differentdivisions.OR offering multiple formats PER division?(8v8, 11v11) 21
  22. 22. Display OptionsBrackets vs.list of games 22
  23. 23. Conference Display 23
  24. 24. Conference + Division 24
  25. 25. Demosphere Can Help!Manage applications & schedule gamesEasy-to-use interfaceFlexibilityPeace of mind 25
  26. 26. BonusesRecommendations & Best Practicesbased on 21+ years of experienceBest-in-class Support + Learning ToolsGrowing library of tie patterns! 26
  27. 27. Investment$500 One Time Setup Fee$4/team (Rec Scheduling)$7/team (Tournament)$7.50/team (Travel League) 27
  28. 28. Wrap UpQuestions? support@demosphere.comSubscribe to the Demosphere Blog for... Industry News Product Features Best Practices ... and more! 28
  29. 29. Sean Rosesrose@demosphere.com 29

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