Division Organization

I've been working the last week, or so, on trying to get the teams into the correct divisions for the upcoming season. I believe most teams are accurate to this point, but if your team is still wrong, please contact me and let me know so I can get it updated.

You can see a list of the divisions, and the teams in those divisions, as I have them, at this page: SixMan Football Divisions

Thank you to everyone who has helped out getting all the data up to date to this point. It's very much appreciated!

Changes Incoming!

I'm sure some of you have likely noticed a few changes to the team pages over the last several days but in case you haven't I thought I'd take a few minutes to break a few of those down.

First, I've added an "Overview", or home, page for each team. This will simply list a quick summary of the team. Record, rank, etc. You might notice that there is a section there for district records. I'm going to be doing my best this season to keep up with overall records and rank, along with district record and rank, as separate numbers. I've also removed the team statistics from the sidebar and put those in the overview page. Please keep in mind that I still consider this page a work in progress. I'm sure there will be other changes made to it at some point.

The schedules page will remain unchanged from last season, at least for the time being. Don't worry, the rankings will show up everywhere once they're ready.

Finally, I've added a "Discussion" tab. Each active team now has a dedicated thread in the "SixMan Team Discussions" forum and that discussion tab will take you to that team's thread. Please note that these are for cheering on your teams, or posting general updates. Any negative or off-topic posts in these forums will be quickly removed.

As always, if you notice any problems or think something could be done better, please feel free to contact me any time.

Now Accepting Schedules

I believe I've finally gotten things to the point that we can start adding in the schedules for the 2022 football season.

A few things have changed for next season as far as this is concerned. First, you will have to be a registered member, and be logged in, to add a schedule. That said, anyone can add a schedule for any team. You do not have to be the coach to add a schedule. Second, schedules will still need to be approved before they're made public. However, an exception is made if you are the coach of the team and your account is associated with the team. In order to get your account associated with a team, please contact me and I'll get you added. Finally, assuming I have the divisions/districts correct, there is no longer a need to designate whether a game is a district game or not. Games against district opponents will automatically be marked as so. That said, if you're playing a non-district game against a district opponent you will need to go back in and change that game after it's submitted.

As always, if you have any questions or suggestions on how things can be made better, please don't hesitate to drop me a message.

Another Update

Re-alignment day is here for the UIL! I'd hoped to have everything ready by today for next season, but I've still got a few things left to do to get the schedules completely ready. Things should be done fairly quickly, depending on how much time I have to sit back and code. Right now my plan is to work on it all day Saturday and Sunday. If that's the case, we should be ready to go on schedules Monday morning.

I don't ever like putting deadlines on myself just for this reason. It's almost impossible to foresee changes to other things that will need to be made in order to make what I'm working on actually work.

Anyways, just wanted to post another update to let folks know I'm still working on getting things ready. Hopefully some of the changes I've made, and am making, will be welcomed ones. Stay tuned!

Quick Update

It's been a while since I've posted an update so I thought it'd be a good time. I'm still working on the site updates as much as I can. The hope is to at least have all the schedule changes done by the first week of February so we can start getting those schedules in, at least for the games we know about already.

After that I'm not entirely sure where we'll go next for updates but I believe there is at least a small change being made to every portion of the site outside of the forums.

The idea is simply to make things easier on coaches and fans to get the data into the site and to find and read the data. As always, if you have any suggestions on ways we can improve any portion of the site, please reach out to me. I'm always open to hearing new ideas.

Archived Scores Imported

Just a quick notice that the scores archive has been imported into the new site format. There is still some work to do here, such as getting it so that they can be viewed by team/year rather than just year/week, but that will be done once I'm finishing up the team pages.

The important thing to note here is that the past games/scores have all (at least I hope all) been successfully imported into the new system where it'll make things easier for me to implement in other areas of the site.

Stay tuned for more updates in the coming days/weeks.