UDisc Leagues is a powerful new way to collect and manage live scores for disc golf events. If you're a league director, this will save you hours each time you run a league. There's no more need to use paper scorecards, total up scores by hand, or figure out what hole that the last group is on.
Here, we'll outline everything you need to get started.
UDisc Leagues is now accepting applications for the beta. All applications will be reviewed by our staff, and eligible leagues will be contacted by email when they are accepted.
Please submit thorough applications for your best chance to be accepted. We'll add more leagues each week and expand the scoring formats that are available as we go.
Set Up Your League
You will receive an email with further instructions when your league is approved. Use the links in the email to log in and set up your league.
Use the Settings tab to enter important information about your league. If your league uses divisions, you can set the default divisions here as well. Make sure you are thorough so that potential league players can find the information they need.
Create Your First Event
Click the + Create New tab inside the Manage panel to create your first event. League participants will be able to find your league inside the UDisc app on the "Events" tab.
It's a good idea to create each of your league events a few weeks in advance. Many disc golfers use the Events tab in the UDisc app to find competitive disc golf, and we want to help you grow your league. If you're running a weekly league, you can select Single Day Recurring Event to automatically set up a league event on the same day of each week (until the end of the league season).
Your weekly events will become active at midnight on the day of your event, and will automatically complete after the event is over. You can also complete the event yourself by clicking the Complete button in the Events tab of the management panel. Only do this when all players have finished the round. League admins can hit Unlock Event via the Scoring tab in their admin tools if they need to make edits later on.
League events played in Singles format will include the option of including results in participating players' UDisc profile statistics, if they have this setting enabled. If there is any information you'd like players to see inside the scorecard while they play, make sure you enter a Scorecard Message for the event. This is useful for disseminating special rules like "Mando is in play on hole 3", or reminding your league players what the ace pot is for the week.
If you'd like others to be able to manage your event, you can add more Admins on the Members tab.
Let players know your league is on UDisc
Once you've created your first event, league participants will be able to discover it on the Events tab in the UDisc app. The Events tab sorts events by location, so most of your local players will see the event listed on top, provided the league starts in the near future. It's also possible to find leagues by searching by name or location. On the web, all UDisc Leagues are searchable at https://udisc.com/leagues
Check-In And Keep Score
UDisc Leagues come with live scoring. This means that everyone on the card can open the app and enter scores, and everyone will see the changes in real-time. This makes it easy to hand-off the card after a few holes and ensures that everyone can check scores as the round progresses.
All league members need a UDisc account. Fortunately, we've made this easy. If a player doesn't have their phone or doesn't use UDisc, another person can check them into the league. This is done by entering an email address and username, at which point an account is created for them. The free trial version of UDisc works great for managing and participating in UDisc Leagues.
At a minimum, one person in each group must keep score. This ensures that every player is accounted for on the UDisc leaderboard.
Instruct your league members to find the league in the UDisc app, under the Events tab. Have them search for the name of the league. Then, they tap the Check In button to check into the event. If using divisions, they will select a division at this time. Don't worry, divisions can be changed later if needed.
It is important that all players enter a real first and last name during the check-in. Otherwise, it will be difficult to tell who is who on the leaderboard. Via the Members tab, league admins can change the name of their league's participants.
Once all players in a group are checked in, scorecards can be created using the Create Scorecard button on the Events tab, or by using the regular Create Scorecard button on the main Rounds tab in UDisc. If the card grouping changes after the scorecard is created, then a player on the card should open the scorecard menu and to access the Add / Remove Players functionality.
Make sure only one player per group creates the scorecard. Once created, everyone in the group will get a notification so they can also keep score, and/or follow along on their own phone.
Check-In For Someone Else
If a player forgets their smartphone or doesn't have a UDisc account yet, it's easy for anyone else to check them in. There are a few ways to do this - the easiest is to hit CREATE SCORECARD, then tap the + button while you're selecting players from the check in list.
On the next page, you'll see a list of league members, which you can tap to check them in.
If the person you want to check-in isn't listed, tap 'Add New Player', then search for them by UDisc username, email, or PDGA number. If they do not have a UDisc account, create one for them using the 'CREATE NEW ACCOUNT' button. The only information you'll need to create an account is username, email, and full name for showing on the leaderboard. This will set up a free trial account (don't worry, there's no automatic charge; the free trial is truly free).
Reach out to checked-in players with a push notification
UDisc Leagues now allows any league administrator to send a push notification with urgent information, which will reach all players who have already checked into the league event. Use this functionality for cancellations, safety warnings, or just to let everyone know about the CTP that you may have forgotten to mention before they teed off:
View Live Scores
UDisc Leagues brings live scoring and real-time leaderboards to your event. You can view the current leaderboard by tapping the Leaderboard button in the scorecard, or by opening the Events tab in UDisc and tapping View Leaderboard.
If you want to view live scores from a computer, the website will be included in the email you receive when your league is approved. Send your players there to view the leaderboard, league schedule, and other details on the web.
You can change the league name, and continue using the same league to create new events every season and year over year. You may also feel free to change the league webpage's URL if you'd like.
You can now enable league standings via the Standings tab in your league admin tools. Select the window of time during which league event performance will count towards standings, how many of each player's best rounds are kept (and the rest dropped), and which percentage of the field will receive standings points in each division. Players who don't make the points depth cut will still receive one standings point just for finishing the round. League standings results will be publicly visible on the league page, if enabled.
This is just the beginning of UDisc Leagues. We will continue to add more scoring formats and solutions to make running disc golf leagues easier than ever before.
If you have any questions, please reach out to us via firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll be happy to assist.