The Basketball Network now allows you to restrict the ability to add players to the team on Courtside powered by SportsTG through a competition configuration called Allow Players Added Courtside for associations whos tablets are connected to the internet.
There are three options within the Allow Players Added Courtside functionality:
- Regular Season Only
Tip: This can be configured for all of an associations competitions via bulk competition change and it can also be set a single competition at a time
Never: This will turn off the ability to search for players and add them to a team list, this will grey out the add a member button and not allow players to be added on the device.
Testing has revealed that if you change this in the database at tip-off you would need to press the download games button to make it active on the tablet.
Note: Players can still be added to a team list by an online self-registration form or manually by an administrator in the database with the refresh button being pushed to display these players
Regular Season Only: This will allow the ability to search for players and add them to a team list to appear during the regular season and become inactive during finals.
This option is extremely beneficial to associations that were having difficulty with stopping players, playing finals without being eligible through finals eligibility.
Always: This will allow the ability to search for players and add them to a team list at any time during the regular season and during finals. This was the default setting before the last update to the application.
Tip: To see how to apply competition configurations either individually or in bulk please visit this article here
For further information on the future of Courtside Search Functionality please visit this article here