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Dear eteamz Members,

 

Some of you have been experiencing issues with accessing the contacts in your Smart Message Center. eteamz software developers have been working with Circle Up, the company who brings you the SMC. We apologize for the inconvenience you may have experienced and we expect to have an update on this issue by the end of the week. You can check back here for updated information on these issues.

 

Again, we apologize for these issues and any inconvenience they may have caused. If you have any questions, feel free to contact eteamz Customer Support at http://www.eteamz.com/customersupport.cfm.

 

Best regards,

 

Your friends at eteamz

 

 

UPDATE 5/23/11:

 

Dear eteamz members,

 

We apologize for the delay in a Smart Message Center fix. CircleUp is currently working on a solution to the issue. We will send an update as soon as we have new information.

 

In the interim, PLUS members can use the Email List functionality in eteamz to send group emails to your eteamz site members.

 

To access the email lists, go to Communication>Email Lists – create a list from a pool of your site members or send an email to an existing list by clicking the envelope icon next to the list.

 

Thank you for your patience

 

 

UPDATE 5/25/11

 

Thank you again for your patience. Some eteamz members have reported that the SMC is now working for them, but we are not able to confirm a permanent fix for all sites at this time.

 

Another update will be posted here as soon as we get confirmation from CircleUp.

 

If you have any questions please contact eteamz support http://www.eteamz.com/customersupport.cfm

 

Best,

 

-Your friends at eteamz

UPDATE 5/26/11:

We’ve received final confirmation from CircleUp that the SMC issue has been resolved.

If you experience any issues with your Smart Messages, please contact eteamz support as soon as possible.

We apologize for the time it took to resolved this issue and we thank you again for your patience while eteamz and CircleUp worked through this.

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In November of 2010, we introduced Single Elimination Tournament Brackets to eteamz PLUS sites with customizable templates.  We hope you’ve had a chance to check them out!

 

This year, we’ve added  two more tournament  types – Double Elimination and Round Robin!

 

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Visit your eteamz admin Website Pages section to create a tournament bracket today!

 

Want to learn more about Double Elimination and Round Robin tournament brackets? Just click on the links below...

 

Double Elimination: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double-elimination_tournament

 

Round Robin: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Round-robin_tournament

 

We hope you enjoy the new tournament features! We encourage you to leave feedback about our tournament brackets or about any other eteamz features: https://eteamz.uservoice.com/forums/66085-eteamz-feedback

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With eteamz Ad Option you can cover the cost of your eteamz PLUS site!

 

Here's how...

 

There are two ad spots on eteamz sites: why not use them to promote YOUR local sponsors?!?

 

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With eteamz Ad Option you can upload any ads that you want to run on your site, and have up to 20 different ads rotating in the two spots at any given time.

 

It’s as simple as…

  • Sell ad spots to your sponsors, so that they’ll get promoted on every page of your site
  • Use some of that sales money to purchase Ad Option in your My Account/PLUS folder
  • It’s a win/win for you AND your sponsors – you get money for your team and they get more exposure!

 

Ad Option in action

 

Here’s an example of how Ad Option can make money for a team site…

 

1. Team admin purchases PLUS and Ad Option for a total of $123.90

2. The admin contacts local sponsors

3. The admin sells 10 small ads for $10 dollars each and 10 large ads for $25 dollars each, for the course of a year

4. The sponsors send their ads to the admin

5. The admin uploads the ads to their eteamz site

6. The admin collects $350 from ad sales and has $226.10 leftover for the team! (after covering the cost of PLUS and Ad Option)

 

Ad Option for League and Organization sites differ in pricing. Please visit http://www.eteamz.com/websites/customer-support to view pricing for Ad Option and PLUS. 

 

Questions? Contact eteamz support at: http://www.eteamz.com/customersupport.cfm

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This month, eteamz is offering a whopping 40% off of Ad Option for a year.

 

Ad Option allows PLUS users to remove, customize or sell advertising space to sponsors.

 

1. Sell the ad space to your local sponsors

2. Upload up to 20 ads for your sponsors

3. Watch the ads automatically rotate on your site to get ultimate exposure for your sponsors!

 

Here is your coupon code: 78CL36. This coupon code is valid until 5/31/2011

 

HOW TO USE THE CODE: Copy this coupon code and go to your eteamz admin. Go to My Account/PLUS and select Control Advertising. Select the Annual option and click Continue to Billing. On the billing page, enter your credit card information and enter the coupon code. Click Apply coupon code and watch the cart total drop by 40%. Agree to terms and confirm purchase to continue.

 

Once you have purchased Ad Option, go to your My Account/PLUS folder and click Ad Option. Remove ads or ad space under Ad Preferences. Upload custom ads by clicking Customize buttons. Ad sizes are 750x90px and 250x90px.

 

If you are not completely satisfied with Ad Option, send us the above coupon code in an email within 60 days of purchase and we will completely refund your purchase. This guarantee is for Ad Option purchases made during the month of May of 2011 only. All other purchases fall under our Terms of Use. Email: eteamzplussupport@active.com

 

We hope you enjoy the benefit of having control over your ads! If you have any questions about Ad Option, don’t hesitate to contact us: http://www.eteamz.com/customersupport.cfm

 

-Your friends at eteamz

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Hey eteamz Ad Option users,

 

You asked for the ability to remove the ad space when ads are removed on eteamz – and we delivered!

 

To remove the ad space above your logo and site banner, go to your My Account/PLUS folder and choose Ad Option.

 

Under Ad Preferences, choose No next to Keep top border space? Click update to save changes.

 

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Questions? Contact eteamz support at http://www.eteamz.com/customersupport.cfm

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Congratulations to Hayden Little League for their well executed eteamz site. They’ve won 5GB of free storage for life and they will be featured on our login page for an entire month!

 

Check out the eteamz features that Hayden has used to achieve their great site:

 

1. Use of new customizable PLUS templates

2. Albums

3. Custom Domain

4. Schedules

5. League Fundraising activated

6. Ads Off

 

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Visit their site at www.haydenlittleleague.org

 

Think your eteamz site deserves the spotlight? Email us and tell us why. http://www.eteamz.com/customersupport.cfm

 

-Your friends at eteamz

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Is your site lacking in fun and therefore lacking in site visits? Read these 10 easy tips to increase your site’s coolness factor!

 

#1 Fun menu names. Update your site’s menu names so they are fresh and fun. Change your Home page to “Home Plate” or your Locations page to “Where it’s at!” Get creative and have fun with it! In your site admin, go to My Site Design>Labels.

 

#2 Include a team picture on your Home Page. Parents and players LOVE to see a team photo on the site. Some of the best looking and most visited eteamz sites include a team photo on their home page. In your site admin, go to Website Pages>Home Page.

 

#3 Take it easy. Rather than including everything under the sun on your home page, try to just fit the most valuable information above the fold of the home page (the part visitors can see without scrolling down), then use the News pages to add content to your site. In your site admin, go to Website Pages>My Site News (or Add a New Page).    

 

#4 This just in!  Update your site with new articles regularly – relevant, local and personal stories will keep site visitors informed and engaged AND increase your site’s SEO. In your site admin, go to Website Pages>My Site News (or Add a New Page).

 

#5 Link to relevant sites from your home and News pages (this also helps with SEO). If you have a basketball site, an example of some relevant sites would be iHoops.com and espn.com. Link to your school’s website, your town’s website, and Facebook pages. In your site admin, go to Website Pages>Links (or Add a New Page).

 

#6 Play around with color. Keeping with your team’s color theme is great – but how about dressing up your sites a little during the holidays? Or swap the background colors with the font colors? Keep it fresh and people won’t get bored with the same old thing. In your site admin, go to My Site Design>Customize.

 

#7 Feature different players each month – give them their own News page and include pictures, stats, and fun facts. In your site admin, go to Website Pages>My Site News (or Add a New Page).

 

#8 Add fun NEW pages (PLUS sites only). Include fun pages such as Concession Stand menus. In your site admin, go to Website Pages> Add a New Page.

 

#9 Pictures are worth a thousand words And storage is cheap, so add lots of photos regularly. Announce new pictures by posting slideshows on Facebook. In your site admin, go to Files & Photos>Albums.

 

#10 Get a custom domain – eteamz offers them for $14.95 a year (just $1.25 a month)! In your site admin, go to My Account/PLUS>Account to purchase a domain or contact eteamz support to transfer a domain to eteamz.

 

Questions? Contact eteamz support: http://www.eteamz.com/customersupport.cfm

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Keep your team informed of new product features and special offers from eteamz and our Partners. These alerts include “new” and “sale” icons in your site menu to inform site visitors when a partner has added a new deal, and occasional special offer promotions. Unless your site has Ad Option, you don’t have to do anything to take advantage of the new alerts.

 

You won’t want to miss these offers – they may include special sales on team apparel and equipment, or discounts on eteamz products!

 

If you have a PLUS site and you’re not interested in promoting team store deals or other eteamz Partner Updates on your site, no problem! Simply disable the Partner Updates under My Account/PLUS>Preferences. Note: disabling this feature in a top level site will also make it apply to all sub-sites.

 

If your site has Ad Option, these updates will default to Disabled, and you can turn them on within your Preferences folder.

 

Questions? Contact eteamz support at http://www.eteamz.com/customersupport.cfm

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Dear eteamz members,

 

Many eteamz features are stored on Amazon servers which have been experiencing issues since about 1 AM PST today, April 21st, 2011. This issue has affected the ability to view and update multiple areas on eteamz sites. We apologize for the inconvenience and have confidence that Amazon is doing everything in their power to get this fixed as soon as possible.

 

You can track the progress of this issue by going to http://status.aws.amazon.com

 

Thank you for your patience while these issues are being investigated.

 

Best regards,

 

-Your friends at eteamz

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Your team is #1, but how does your website rank on search engines such as Google, Bing and Yahoo? Increase your eteamz site’s Search Engine Optimization (SEO) by making some easy changes to your site.

 

Quality and Content

 

Make sure your eteamz pages are content-rich and include many relevant key words in the content. The content should be original, valuable and unique and the key words should be those you want to rank for on searches. Don’t try to fake it with a list of keywords, though - search engines prefer “natural” content to “listed” content.

 

For better SEO, include content that is:


Original – update eteamz News pages with articles that summarize specific practices, players, games and team parties

Informative – include content such as local news related to your sport or team and original articles with tips related to your sport

Valuable - always stick with the general “theme” of your website (ex. baseball, sports, youth)

Unique – include your town’s name, your team’s name, local school names, local business names, sponsor names and field location names in various News articles

 

Link Building

 

One of the most efficient practices of Search Engine Optimization is link building. Arrange for other, relevant websites (such as blogs, sponsor websites, or school websites) to link to your eteamz site.

Don’t forget to also add hyperlinks from your site. These links should point to sites that are interesting to your site members and relevant to your team/sport/league/association.

 

Meta Data

Meta data (including title tags and description) should accurately describe the contents of your website. If you have a custom domain with eteamz and would like us to update the title tag and/or meta description, please contact our support team with your request: http://www.eteamz.com/customersupport.cfm. Please include your custom domain, your eteamz site (www.eteamz.com/_______) and what you would like the title tag and description to be. If you don’t have a custom domain, visit your My Account/PLUS, Account section in your eteamz admin to purchase one for $14.95/year.

 

Be Patient

 

New sites (eteamz or otherwise) can sometimes take weeks to get indexed with the search engines. Give it a little time then watch your site move up the search ranks!

 

If you have any questions, please contact us: http://www.eteamz.com/customersupport.cfm

 

-Your friends at eteamz

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In need of personalized medals for an upcoming tournament? eteamz is now YOUR resource for customizable awards. Shop directly from your eteamz admin site to receive special discounts on all types of awards from our partner, CafePress.

 

Customizing is easy – follow these simple instructions and have your order shipped to you in a few short days!

 

1. Go to your Gear & Apparel folder and choose Trophies & Awards

2. Choose what type of award you’d like to customize, for example, Medals

 

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3. Choose your medal and click Customize

 

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4. A new window will open – add your custom text to this page

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5. Choose your desired quantity and add the final product to the cart; proceed through checkout!

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Questions about awards products or orders? Contact eteamz@cafepress.com

 

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CafePress will pay you 10% of the sales of custom team apparel on your eteamz site – all you have to do is sign up!

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: CafePress does not require eteamz site admins to increase the cost of apparel in order to cover the 10% commission fee. CafePress takes the 10% from their own revenue share so your eteamz site members don’t have to pay more!

 

Here’s how you can sign up for commissions via check or Pay Pal:

 

1. Login to your eteamz admin and go to your Gear & Apparel folder.

 

2. Click on Custom Team Apparel.

 

 

Your Custom Team Apparel store will display.

3. Click Earn Money

4. Click “I would like to earn a commission.”

5. Click payee information

 

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6. Fill out payee form and click Save Changes.

7. If the form is filled out completely, a message will display at the top of the form: Your profile has been updated.

8. Close out of the CafePress window and return to your eteamz admin site

9. IMPORTANT: Refresh your eteamz site (by clicking the refresh button on your web browser) and return to the Earn Money tab in your eteamz Store editor

10. Click Submit under Payee Options

You are now set up to receive commissions from CafePress!

Please note commissions are paid for the sale of custom apparel ONLY – this does not include sales of Equipment, Uniforms or Trophies & Awards.

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eteamz will be updating some of our servers tomorrow night, Thursday, February 24th starting at 10 PM PST. This update will result in eteamz being down for approximately 30 minutes.

 

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and we thank you for your patience.

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Join Positive Coaching Alliance for a Webinar on December 9

 

Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/369577328

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Little League International and Positive Coaching Alliance invite you to join us for a FREE Webinar on December 9th at 4:30pm PST (7:30pm EST).

 

Help the youth athletes in your Little League get all they can from participating in Baseball and Softball.

 

This one-hour webinar with Positive Coaching Alliance founder, Jim Thompson, provides:

 

- Insight into the Little League Double-Goal Coach Model, where a coach's first goal is winning and second, more-important goal is teaching life lessons through sports.
- Easily applicable tips and tools to help you shape your Little League into one that cultivates excellence among coaches, parents, fans and players.

 

Positive Coaching Alliance is a non-profit organization based at Stanford University, with the mission to transform youth sports so that all athletes have a positive, character-building experience.

 

Join us for the education and inspiration that will help you plan for a successful 2011 Little League season (on and off the field)!!

 

Registration is limited, so please be sure to secure your spot today.

 

Title:

FREE Little League- Positive Coaching Webinar

Date:

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Time:

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM PST

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

 

System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.4.11 (Tiger®) or newer

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SmartMessage Center Tip of the Month

 

The SmartMessage center makes it easier than ever for you to collect your roster information and add it into your eteamz roster.

 

Collect Roster Information:

 

1) Login to your Site Admin; go to  Communication > Team Messages folder

 

2) Select the Templates tab

 

3) Select the Team Mgmt section

 

4) Collect Roster information SmartMessage Template

 

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5) Send the SmartMessage email to your coaches, parents, volunteers and players asking them to complete their contact information

 

6) When they respond, their information is automatically placed into your eteamz website roster.

 

Now that's FAST & EASY!

 

Login and start collecting your roster today!

 

Questions? Contact eteamz support: http://www.eteamz.com/websites/customer-support

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