Many hockey teams use a line chart to show their offensive and defensive alignment. We currently use an Excel file for layout and entering the data. It would be helpful if there was a way for coaches/team managers to create line chart templates and enter their alignment to print or display on the web site for a specific game.
For example: Rangers play Maple Leafs on Feb. 1. On your platform, if you click a game that has not started you are shown the Game Preview tab with head to head info such as G, GA, Skating and Goalie Leaders. You could have another tab or display the info below this with the Line Chart. I have attached a sample of a line chart with basic info. Variations could include the player's photo.
I would recommend a coach/admin have the ability to log on and set up their alignment for a particular game where they can select players from a drop down menu using the position as a filter so forwards can be selected for forward positions, etc. Additional options would allow the coach to restrict the chart to PRIVATE or PUBLIC and allow for a future publish time as well as Power Play and Shorthanded alignments.
For leagues, this could provide teams with an easy and consistent way to display important information for every game that is played. It could also link to the Live Scoring feature as the coaches would have effectively pre-selected their roster for that game reducing the time needed to score the game.
|Which sport(s) does this apply to:||Ice Hockey|