Tutorial

FuteNotes

Getting Started

Tap “Settings.” Create the team profile by filling in the blanks. Tap “Save” when done.
“Season Start” and “Season End”, these dates will allow the manager to filter out matches so that only the matches within the specified date range will appear in the app.

Players Setup

Tap “Players” on the homepage. Once on the “Set Up Player,” tap the “+” to add a new player. Fill in the player information and replace the “#” with the players number.
A player picture can be added at any time.

How to set a player picture:
1 – Tap camera button at the bottom. Take a picture.
2 – Tap “Insert Photo.” It will let you select a picture fro your camera roll.

Initially your players will be all “Active”. When for any reason, one of the players will not be present in a game, he/she can be set as “Not Active”. If the “Show Only Active Players” setting is on, only the “Active” players will be displayed in the game page.

The “Show Only Active Players” switch helps you control which players are shown on the field when you play a match.

Match SetUp

 Tap “Matches” on the home page. Tap the “+” button to add a new match. This opens the “Match Info” page. Fill in any needed information. Initially a new match will be listed as “Home”. Tap the “Home” button to change to “Away”. Record a review of the match in the “Team Notes.” Record notes for the coaches in “Coaches Notes.”

Starting a Match

 Go to match setup page, tap the “Game On” button. Once on the field view. All the active players will be shown on the sideline. Drag the starting players to the field. Make sure to place them on the correct position on the field. Offensive players go on the half closest to the scoreboard. Defensive players go on the half farthest from the scoreboard. Their time will be automatically recorded based on the position they are in: defense, offense, goalkeeper. Double tap the scoreboard to start the game clock. When the first half has ended double tap scoreboard clock again to stop it. You will then be ask if the current period is over. Tap “Yes.” The clock will set itself for the second half and overtime.

Player Substitution 

 Drag one player from the bench on to the field and drag one player from the field to the bench.

2 – Drag one player from the bench and place on top of a player already on the field. The player being substituted will move automatically to the bench.

3 – Drag a players from the bench and put into the white box in front of the bench. You will be prompted to select a player to sub for. Players will remain in the box until you tap the “Make Subs” button, then all the players in the box will move to the field at once and the players on the field will move to the bench.

The player clocks automatically start updating for their new position after making a substitution.

Recording Shots

 Drag the soccer ball over the player taking the shot and place the ball on the spot where the shot was taken. Tap the ball and you will be taken to a shot info page. Record details for the shot. Tap “Save”.

The rules for determining information about the shot are these. The last person to be touched by the ball will get credit for the shot. If the ball is on the side closest to the scoreboard it will be recorded as a shot for your team, if the ball is on the side farthest from the scoreboard then the shot will be recorded as an “Opponent” shot.

If the ball is placed on the penalty kick dot before tapping, it will be recorded as a penalty kick. If the ball is placed on the corner semi circle then it will be recorded as a corner kick. All other kicks will be recorded as field kicks.

The shot type can be changed on the shot info page, if needed. If that is not correct just cancel the shot info and repeat the process.

When returning to the game view you can display all the shots taken by tapping the, “Show Shots” button. Missed shots will be colored red, shots on goal will be colored yellow and goals made will be colored green. Double tapping on one of the shots will display details about the shot. You can also review shot details and make changes to shots by tapping the “Review Shots” button.

Checking Player Time

Each player has four times, offense, defense, goalie and bench. The times are an important fixture, for the coach. He/she will be able to keep track of the players’ times, specially for the younger ages, when equal time play is emphasized . The coach will also be able to share the information with parents.

Double tap the player to see a list of their times. If you want to see all the players times, there is a button “Show Players Time” that will display times for all players. There are two times shown, the one at the top is for field time and the one at the bottom is for bench time.

View player times:
Tap the “Show Current Time” toggle button. It will display the time since they were last moved to either the field or the bench. For example if you substitute one player for another and 10 seconds later you ask to see current time, the player that moved to the bench will show 10 seconds on the bench and the player that moved to the field will show 10 seconds of field time. It is useful for answering the question how long has a player been either on the field or on the bench since they were last substituted. Showing total time will change the time displayed to show the cumulative bench and field time up to that point in the match. This lets you answer the question, how much of the game has a player played.

Playing a Shootout

 Put the players on the field that will be taking shots. Alternate placing the ball between penalty kick spots. Record the shots as you normally would. Note that after five shots there are no more visual indicators for the score. They will appear in the statistics page.

 Put the players on the field that will be taking shots. Alternate placing the ball between penalty kick spots. Record the shots as you normally would. Note that after five shots there are no more visual indicators for the score. They will appear in the statistics page.

Checking Statistics

 “Team Stats will show a list with summary stats for every match played within the date range specified in the settings. Select a match from this list to see its summary and all the individual player statistics.

Player Stats” will show a summary for each player. Select a player from this list to see their match by match statistics. Select a match to add specific coaching points/comments for that match. They can be emailed to the player.
Note that the column headers for all the stat pages can be dragged around to make it easier to read a particular row.”

Marking Fouls and Cards 

To record fouls, yellow and red cards just drag a card and place it on a player to indicate who gets the foul or card. If it is an opponent, then drag the card to any space where there is not a player and the foul or card will be given to the opponent.

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