Wrestleague is an online based youth wrestling system designed to manage an entire season of wrestling. From communication to scoring and seeding. In a nutshell it is over a decade of deveopment and refinement in one comprehensive package designed specifically for wrestling.
Way back in 2004 there was a need to have a better way. My involvment started in a wrestling league where the information was manually being recorded for 600 plus wrestlers. It was literally compiled in a giant ledger like you would see in days of old. About the only thing missing was a quill pen. I set out to help that one guy make his life easier and so it began.
Presented on this page is the umteenth version of a site that has been utilized in NJ for years by a handful of leagues. Like a tv episode, people kept telling me to send it to the world - so here we go.
After countless hours of development there are so many elements it was hard to create a summary on this page of all the functions.
Hopefully you will find that it is exactly what you are looking for!
"Things go so much smoother when everyone is pulling information from the same place, knows what to expect and there is a level playing field."
Full directory of delegates with contact information that you can download or print.
Bylaws & Forms
Post bylaws and forms for teams in one location where everyone has the same access to the information.
Inform everyone of league 'stuff' with a message right on the front page of the site. Let teams have a message board specific to them to do the same.
Broadcast emails from the site by team, individual or all delegates. Text/SMS is also possible for those days they are coaching on the mats.
Teams get a home page where information like rosters, events and results are filtered from the whole league to just that specific team.
Nothing is worse than a outdated site. CLICK.. the sound of people leaving. Manage your league site without the need to contact somebodies friend who dabbles in web sites and hope that he they can get the update finished before the season is started (or over).
Add content, change a weight class, manage your own site - how nice is that. Sorry somebodies friend - no offense intended, we are sure that you are good at what you do.. but we got this one.
When it is time for a new season, no heavy lifting required. Simply reset and you will be on your way - automatically!
Now that the season is reset, each team can manage rosters by removing any wrestlers who are not returning and adding their new wrestlers.
This eliminates the need to start from scratch each year and life is much easier when things are simplified.
Yes, there are great sites out there that do leagues for all types of sports, but we looked around and we confidently will tell you there are no solutions like this offering!
wrestleague.com is a product of over a decade of building and refining all the things that come along with managing a successful wrestling league.
Our secret to success is simple: Build it simple enough for people to use without a huge learning curve. Do it once or see it done and that is all it takes to do it again and again.
Based on that premise we started making and designing a league site that communicated all aspects of wrestling. Three hundred plus pages later we have a system that is not like anything else out there in the wrestling world.
Central to our system is flexiblity. Initially it took countless hours to change a weight class or a setting. Now, everything is central and changing is in the hands of the users and for the most part, automatic.
Take control of your site and make it worthwhile for users and visitors to come and be up-to-date on what really matters. Do it in a way as simple as if you were posting to a forum.
One lesson we learned along the way is that wrestling coaches are great at coaching, but not big on trying to figure out tech challenging tasks. wrestleague.com sites are designed and tested to eliminate the need for complicated instruction.
Tasks are broken out into simple chunks and on the occasion, where there isn't any way to avoid having to post instructions, they are right there in an accordion that can be hidden.
The development of the site has been tested with ease of use and many processes are streamlined to avoid complications. If there is a way to offer a choice instead of filling in a blank field, we find it is much better to offer a choice.
Simple things like filtering wrestlers to only those who could possibly compete in the weight class, showing what bouts have been input as you go, and offering you the next weight class in a logical order, make life easier and more importantly less prone to error. Like a chess game we are always looking ahead a few moves to try to counter our opponents! When your league has 860 plus wrestlers, filtering it down to a dozen makes life a lot easier.
If you have ever sent a text message from your phone, added a post on a forum, commented on a news article or used Microsoft Word on your computer then you are already capable of updating the site.
A simple WYSIWYG editor makes it possible for you to update the site including images and uploading files.
NJGSWL is the league that originated wrestleague.com The site has been live since 2004 and is active November through the second week in February.
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There is an extensive list of features - better set some time aside!
Above is quite a list already, but there is more. Helpful things like certification forms and a list of the last fifty wrestlers that were entered into the system all add to the ability for everyone to see and do what it takes to make it a great season.
You can have one person manage everything there is to do here but you can also let the entire group participate. In our experience we ask the home team on the mat to manage tasks and everyone only has to do a small share of the work. It gets done efficiently and no one person is over-burdened.
The system is designed for adults with the possibility of security when needed. After seeing thousands of bouts go in, we realized that why not let a coach fix a bout even if it isn't his. If you know it was Timmy Johnson at 75lbs wrestling for South and not Tommy Johnson then go ahead and fix it. All we ask is that you let the coaches know via an email of the change. There is even a built in error reporting system that clearly shows up when your team has a bout that has been flagged with an error.
Who did what when? Most of what happened is automatically flagged with meta data on who created or updated the content and the date and time of the action. If you need to know if the snow-emergency message is old just look at the time it was updated.
A site that does all of the things required to run a wrestling league means that not everyone is going to find a fit on wrestleague.com
For that reason we schedule a time to talk on the phone and go over your requirements. Even if you are just looking we will still talk to you and if you decide that this isn't for you - no big deal.
The system was designed by one person and that is who you will talk to. There are many elements that can be customized, but like other league offerings online, in order to perform updates and improve functionality, the system is just that - a system. Because some want no boundries, we also offer custom solutions at a quoted price.
While you could start from scratch if you have already created rosters or have information, we can help you to populate your site initially then let you go from there.
$770.00 gets you started with everything you need for one year.
After the first year there is a fee of $1.10 a day ($401.50) If you are an existing league after your first year we will make it an even 'dollar a day' for the second year if you bring us another league.
The fee includes:
*The developer of this site is a union bricklayer by trade and is on the scaffold and unreachable at times. While phone is possible it may have to be scheduled as needed.
**Full refund if site is not live. 75% after first week, 50% after first month