Scoring Games

ScoreStream is powered by fans. When you’re at a game, you can use either the mobile or desktop app to score games in real-time to keep other fans and media up-to-date with the action.

Mobile App

The game page shows you the real-time score of the game and any posts from other fans.  The scoreboard is interactive.  Just press the score of the team you want to update and a sport-specific template will pop-up.

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Use the template to update the score, then press the “x” in the upper right hand corner of the template when you are done.  It’s that simple.

When you update a score, be sure to also update the quarter, period or inning by pressing the button between the two scores.

Tip:  If you make a mistake, no worries.  Just press the scoreboard again and enter the correct score.

Note: We rely on you to enter accurate scores.  We compare your score to others in real-time before updating the app and our online scoreboards.  If you enter an inaccurate score, you will see it but no one else will!  The more accurate your scores, the more often others will see them.

Desktop GameManager

Make sure you have created a username with ScoreStream and that we’ve given you permission to access the GameManager. If not, email us your username at partner@scorestream.com asking for permission to use GameManager.

STEP ONE: Login

Login in at www.ScoreStream.com.

Go to “Tools” and click on “Manage Games” or go to: http://scorestream.com/gameManager.

STEP TWO: Search for games

The first thing you want to do is search for the games in your market. On the first page, you will see your filter options. For this example, select “Search by State”.

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Set the date to your desired date range and choose the sport. For Game Status: choose “all games”. The results will populate below.

Tip: once you’ve deployed your Scoreboard Widget on your site, you can filter games in GameScheduler by your Scoreboard Widget ID number to see only the games on your widget. 

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STEP THREE: Follow and Score Games

From here, you can follow games in real time as well as edit and update scores. You will see that most of scores will be accurate and up to date. If you see a score that needs to be updated, just click on the game, enter the score and click “+Add Score”.

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Tip: Be sure to send us your username so that we can give your scores a high confidence rating, effectively overriding the fans in the stands.

All of the scores you see, input and edit on GameManager will flow directly to your online widget, on-air ticker and mobile app if applicable, so you will never have to enter a score more than once!

Still have questions? We’re here to help!
partner@scorestream.com

 

You may also be interested in:

>>GameManager Tutorial
>>Mobile App Tutorial
>>Game Coverage Examples

 

 

 

ScoreStream Partnership Get Started Guide

Welcome, Partner!

We are excited to have you on board and we want to ensure you get the most out of this partnership. Our goal is to first get you set up with a scoreboard for your website and then show you how to leverage ScoreStream to get you more exposure in your market.

In this post you will find steps and tips to getting started. If at any point you have questions or want some extra help, feel free to reach out to partner@scorestream.com. We would love to hear from you!

 

Getting Started with ScoreStream

  1. Username: if you have not already, please send your username to partner@scorestream.com so we can give you access to all of our extra back-end tools. If you still need to create one, you can do that at scorestream.com.
  2. ScoreStream Tutorials: we have created step-by-step tutorials on all of our ScoreStream tools. You can browse through these now but also feel free to bookmark the link so you can refer back to the tutorials as you need them.

  3. Create a Scoreboard (or several): our scoreboards will pull in LIVE scores as they are inputted by the fans. You can put this scoreboard widget on your website in as many places as you want, and also create as many separate scoreboards as you’d like.

    To create a scoreboard, go to your WidgetManager and work through the steps or check out the tutorial for help. Once you have the teams added and a look and feel that matches your brand, put the scoreboard up on your website.

  4. Create a Photo & Video Gallery (or several): Similar to the scoreboards, the Photo & Video Galleries will pull in photos and videos in realtime. Go to your WidgetManager to create a Photo & Video Gallery just like you would a scoreboard. You can create a state-wide board for maximum coverage, create one with specific teams, or both!
  5. On-Air Ticker Integration: if you are a TV station you can also use our scores for your on-air tickers. The great part about this, is you don’t have to update the score separately in your ticker interface. You can update the score ONCE in the ScoreStream GameManager or the mobile app (or just use the scores from our fans), and it will automatically update the data in your ticker. Contact us for more information!

 

Promote Your Coverage

You now have realtime scores, photos, and video on your website. Time to promote your coverage so people know you’re a leading source for local sports! Check out these links for tips and ideas:

Other Tools & Things To Do (if it helps you!)

  1. Update scores, game time and location: use our GameManager tool to manage all game information. You can see all the games from your widget in one pace and add scores, game segment, time, location and get to the game page to post.
  2. Schedule games: in some cases, we may already have the schedules in the system. If we do not have your team’s schedule and you want to add a schedule, you can do that using our GameScheduler tool.
  3. Create your own ranking set (or use one of ours): while we do not have standings or stats (yet!) we do have the ability to create your own ranking set and apply it to any scoreboard.
  4. Add a game venue: since a soccer team plays on the soccer field and the basketball team in the gym, you can add several venues for each school. You can set certain venues as the default and also add venues that may be specific to playoffs.
  5. Update a team page: our partners and General Managers all have access to updating team information. You can change out the background photo or upload a logo. If you do not have access to this, just email us and we’ll fix that!

 

Please feel free to reach out with questions, comments, or just to say hi!
partner@scorestream.com

 

 

You may also be interested in:

>>Promotional Playbook
>>Scoreboard Inspiration

Be the Leader in High School Sports Coverage in Your Market

Below are several examples of creative ways our partners utilize our content in their own coverage. Posting great content in games helps you engage with fans specifically interested in that coverage. It also positions you as the leader in your market for high school sports! The sky is the limit so we encourage you to get as creative as you can!

If you haven’t already, be sure to check out our Promotional Playbook for more ideas.

 

Pre-Game Videos Posted in Game Pages

Pre-Game News Segment including interviews with the players by KRIS6Sports in Calallen vs Flour Bluff:

 

Pre-Game News Segment highlighting the coach’s career as he goes for his 427th win by 3SportsBlitz in Calallen vs Flour Bluff:

 

Pre-Game interview with the coach by KRIS6Sports in Sinton vs Ingleside:

 

Post-Game Coverage

News segment posted in the game page after the game was over that shows highlights, by KRIS6Sports in Moody Trojans vs King Mustangs:

 

News segment by KMEG with game highlights from two games and a mention of a play from the game that was selected for ScoreStream’s Plays of the Week. Check out the full article here.

 

Donnie Tillman from WICS posted a video to the ScoreStream app that got selected as the #1 pick of the week! He then used that to create a news segment, interviewing the player in the play:

 

Other Creative Segments

This is an awesome segment by WLUK in Green Bay that shows fans how to use the ScoreStream app. Also check out the full news article.

 

Segment on ScoreStream from WGXA in Macon, GA:

 

Questions? We’re here to help!
partner@scorestream.com

 

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>>Promotional Playbook
>>Scoreboard Inspiration
>>Promo Maker Tutorial

 

Promotional Playbook for GMs

Welcome to the ScoreStream GM Promotional Playbook! We are excited to have you on board as a General Manager, and we want to ensure you get the most out of ScoreStream.

As a General Manager, you are the leader of your team’s fan base. You care about representing your team and getting as many other fans engaged in the game as you can.

Just stepping up as a GM is plenty, but if you’d like to do more to engage your fans, you’ve come to the right place!  We have already put together tips on getting ready for game day which you can find here. In this post, you’ll find ideas and examples of how to get your local community involved using ScoreStream using other platforms outside of ScoreStream.

Note: If you are not set up as a GM, please email us at info@scorestream.com. We will happily get you set up!

In This Blog Post…


About ScoreStream

ScoreStream brings fan driven scoring of local sports to users in real-time. Our mobile app allows fans, GMs, and partners to post scores, photos, and video and engage in real-time conversations with other fans. Our desktop suite of tools empower GMs to schedule games in advance, create online scoreboard widgets, and monitor/update scores in real time.

This guide will provide you with tips for utilizing and promoting the ScoreStream platform to promote your team and engage with your fellow fans.

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ScoreStream Tools Tutorials

Once you are set up as GM, take a look at our tutorials for step-by-step guides on how ScoreStream works. If you aren’t looking to create a scoreboard for your team’s website, you can leave the widget sections for later.

  • ScoreStream Mobile App: score games, upload photos and videos, post to social media and more.
  • GameManager: find, follow and update games in real-time.
  • GameScheduler: schedule games in advance to display upcoming games on your scoreboards.
  • WidgetCreator: create an online scoreboard widget that pulls in scores for your team(s) in real-time.
  • WidgetManager: manage, edit and update existing scoreboard widgets. When you make a change, the scoreboard widget updates automatically.

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Promote on ScoreStream

There are a ton of ways to use ScoreStream to interact with your fans, remind them about upcoming games or rallying their team spirit. Check out or full post on tips for Getting ready for Game Day!

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Social Media

There are many ways to help engage more fans through social media. We’ve compiled some tips to help you increase interaction with your followers.

  • Post in the App: ScoreStream is where fans go to post scores and discuss games. You can post in the app within team pages to engage your team’s fans.
  • Post from the App: You can post to Twitter and Facebook direct from the app. See our mobile app tutorial if you need some pointers on using the app. Pre-load your hashtag to accompany every post. Posting to a Team Page you manage on Facebook? We have a guide on how to do that too!
  • Photos and Video: Use our app to make your photos and videos awesome! ScoreStream has photo filters and customizable scoreboard overlays that you can create in the app and publish to your social media sites. Our mobile app tutorial has more information on the photo and video tools.

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Twitter

  • Follow us and tag @ScoreStream in your updates so we can help share your content.
  • Pre-load your hashtag for all tweets from the ScoreStream app.
  • “@mention” team names, athletes, coaches, etc. This makes it easier for them to retweet / favorite your content.
  • Use our photo and video features to make your photos look great with a score overlay. Attach these to your tweets to rise above the noise.
  • Remind your followers to download the ScoreStream app for real-time scores and to add their own scores.
  • More Examples:
    • Find, share scores and post pics & video with [enter handle] & @ScoreStream. Download the app today!
    • Going to be at the games this HS football season? Post scores by using the free @scorestream app!
    • Download the @ScoreStream app and get in on the action – help score your team’s game! #prepzonehoops

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Facebook

  • Make sure you’ve liked the ScoreStream page and that we’ve liked you back.
  • Don’t forget that if you’re running a Page (not posting to your personal page) you may need this workaround.
  • Facebook posts may include more information than tweets, so consider posting pre-game previews and post-game recap posts on Facebook.

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Promo Maker

Use the ScoreStream Promo Maker to make your social media posts more appealing. Within any game page, you’ll see the ScoreStream Promo Maker on the right side of the page.

graphicmakerexampleClick on it and you will see options for creating your own graphic that you can attach to a Twitter, Facebook or put on your website.

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Online

Write blogs, articles, and other opportunities for write-ups to highlight ScoreStream on big game days.

  • Blog Idea: write up a recap of a game and link to the ScoreStream team page for a complete recap of the game including all scores, posts, and photos/ video sent using ScoreStream.
  • Have a call-to-action to download the ScoreStream app. Reminding fellow fans to enter scores, photos and videos into ScoreStream. We know it’s not easy to make it to every game. Other fans can help you fill in the gaps for the games you don’t make it to.
        • Example: “We need your help covering Team X! Download ScoreStream for realtime high school sports scores, photos, video and more.

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Connect With Us:

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Questions? We’re here to help!
info@scorestream.com

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>>Widget Inspiration
>>ScoreStream Tools Tutorials
>>GM Getting Ready for Game Day Tips

ScoreStream Tutorial: Getting Ready for Game Day

The most successful General Managers are the ones that act as the best champion and evangelist for their team.  They rally other fans to show their team spirit and chat in games, they provide comprehensive play-by-plays and keep the score accurate and up to date during games they attend.  Here are some tips and examples of things Super GMs are doing on game day!

 

Before Game Day

Game Time & Location: Is the game time and venue correct? If not, change it! Once you make the change, followers of your team will be notified.

Pre-Game Posts: post in the game the week of to get people excited and keep them in the loop with anything they need to know. Is there a pep really? A spirit night? Parking information? Make sure you utilize ScoreStream as a way to communicate to your team’s fans.

Cheer Battle: did you know you can hit that cheer button as many times as you want? Start cheering for your team and get others to cheer as well!

Game Promotion: use our Promo Maker to create a game match up card. You can tweet it out on your account, your school or team’s account, or even in the game!

On Game Day

Bring the Spirit: rally your team! Get them excited and participating in the game conversation!

Interviews: record a pre-game video, half-time interviewpost game interview or post game wrap up with some of the athletes, coaches or fans.

Score: keep the score updated and encourage other fans to help out.

Play-by-Plays: for all the fans who aren’t able to be there, keep them updated with play-by-play updates or details about interesting plays.

Photos & Videos: everyone loves visuals. Post lots of photos and videos!

Rally Fans: get all the other fans to do all these things too! Find other fans and team advocates who want to contribute to game coverage. Remind them that the best photos and videos may get highlighted on our media partners‘ news websites. Put your team on the map!

 

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>>GM Promotional Playbook
>>Tutorials

ScoreStream Tutorial – Update Your Team Page

If you’re a General Manager for your team, you can customize your team page and make it uniquely yours! To get started, follow these simple steps:

 

STEP #1: Login

Login in at ScoreStream.com.

On the right hand side of your dashboard under “My Teams” is a list of the teams you follow. You should find your team there, go ahead and click on it.

If you do not see your team, type in the team name in the search bar on top where it says “Find your team”

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STEP TWO: Go to team page settings

Once you are on your team page, click on the gears on the top right hand corner to get to the team page settings.* You will see a drop down of options populate – click on “Change Pictures”

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*Don’t see the gears? First make sure you are logged in. If you still don’t see the gears, you may not be a General Manager for this team yet. Request to be a GM of this team now!

 

STEP THREE: Change the pictures!

Now you can upload a background photo or change your logo. For the logo, it is best to use a .png format if possible. You can get as creative as you want – see below for some inspiration from other teams!

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You may also be interested in…

>>Team Venues
>>Getting Ready for Game Day

>>Promotional Playbook

Widget Inspiration

Looking for some inspiration for how to use your scoreboard widgets or photo and video galleries? See below for examples of what some of our rockstar partners are doing!

 

High School Scoreboards

WMAR example   Chicago Sun Times HS Board

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High School Rankings Scoreboard

USA Today-Full Screen

 

High School Scoreboard + Photo & Video Gallery

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League Scoreboards

Caulfield Lacrosse

SoCal Volleyball Club

 

College Scoreboards

Chicago Tribune College Board

KLBK-Nexstar

Pro Scoreboards

Fox5 Example

 

GullsSite

 

High School Photo Galleries

USA TOday photo gallery example

 

Scoreboards on a Mobile App

WFSB Mobile Example

 

Scoreboards with Sponsorships

You are free to sell advertising on or around any of our widgets and you keep 100% of the revenue generated. Here are some examples:

MooRivals

MyEastTEX

CoorsSponsor

SportsMedicineSouth

ChurchsChicken

Promo Maker

ScoreStream offers you a number of tools to help you become the prep sports leader in your market.  You can find them all in our Promotion Playbook and Game Coverage Examples.
Our most popular and engaging is the “Promo Maker” for promoting big games. CLICK HERE to go straight to the tool, or see below for a quick tutorial. Then just tweet your graphic, remind folks to get real-time scores on your site from @ScoreStream and watch the engagement fly.

STEP ONE: Login 

Using the ScoreStream Promo Maker is very quick and easy! Go to your dashboard, click “Tools” and then “Promo Maker.” Or just go to any upcoming game on ScoreStream.com and click on the “Promo Maker” on the right hand side.
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STEP TWO: Choose Your Layout

You will see several layout choices. We recommend selecting the “Retweet for Winner” template, which calls on fans to retweet or favorite depending on who they think will win.
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STEP THREE: Select a Background, Download & Tweet

Next select from the background images and download your custom graphic. Then just post to twitter and let the fans do the rest. Don’t forget to mention @ScoreStream so we can help promote your tweets!
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Your Turn!

Head over to your tools in your dashboard and find the big game you want to create a graphic for!

Examples

Here’s some examples from our partners:
promo maker-twitter example 1  promo maker-twitter example 2

 

Questions? We’re here to help!
partner@scorestream.com

 

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>>Promotional Playbook
>>Game Coverage Examples

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ScoreStream Tutorials

ScoreStream is awesome for just viewing and consuming fan-driven sports content.  For many of our partners, we’re much more than just scores! We are also a unique and targeted way to engage with the fans that care about the coverage you provide. You can use our awesome tools to streamline your process and help you be the leader in your market for high school sports.  Here are links to tutorials on all of our tools. Enjoy!

  • Partnership Get Started Guide: start here to get set up with ScoreStream and use this as a check list for some awesome ways to start leveraging our platform.
  • Dashboard: learn how to navigate your ScoreStream account and dashboard.
  • WidgetCreator: create new widgets.
  • WidgetManager: manage, update and edit your existing widget(s).
  • Widget Examples: get some widget inspiration from other partners
  • GameScheduler: schedule games in advance, these show up as upcoming games on your scoreboards.
  • GameManager: find and follow teams, edit and score games in real-time.
    • Scoring: how to score on mobile and desktop
  • Mobile App: score games, upload photos and videos, post to social media, engage in conversation and more.  All scores entered here flow straight to your scoreboard widget and on-air tickers (if applicable).
  • Promotion Playbook: some tips on leveraging ScoreStream to be the leader in your market and help us spread the word.
    • Game Coverage Inspiration: examples of awesome ways our partners are using ScoreStream
    • Promo Maker: a tutorial just on using on Promo Maker tool which creates a Game Matchup Graphic you can attach to tweets. This has been proven to increase twitter engagement!
  • Team Page: how to update a team page, change pictures, team names, etc
  • Game Venues: how to add or edit the various game locations. Get as specific as the gym for basketball or field for football

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Still have questions? Contact us at partner@scorestream.com, we’d love to hear from you!

ScoreStream Tutorial: Navigating Your Dashboard

ScoreStream has many tools that help you cover local sports. Our online web version of ScoreStream has a dashboard that allows you to find the scores you want and the tools you need from ScoreStream.  We encourage you to click around and explore the various sections.  Here’s an overview of the key links for our media partners

Dashboard Home Page

Here is our new look when you log into ScoreStream.com:

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For fans, all the teams they “follow” are listed on the right below the quick view of the profile.  On the left are featured games, sorted primarily by location.

Media partners can find everything they need under the “My Widgets” and “Tools” links on the navigation bar:

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My Widgets

If you have one or more ScoreStream Scoreboard Widgets deployed on your site, you will find them here:

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Click “Update” next to any one of your widgets to go to the WidgetManager tool, where you can make any changes you want.  Those changes will flow right through to your online Scoreboard Widget and, if applicable, your on-air ticker and mobile app.  For a refresher on WidgetManager, check out the WidgetManager tutorial.

Tip:  Anytime you make a change to an existing widget, be sure to click “update widget” to save and implement your changes.

To create a new widget (e.g., for a new sport, squad, etc.), click “Create a Widget”.  Click here for a refresher on how to create a new widget.

 

Tools

The tools section is where you’ll find the useful tools for media companies:

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Schedule Games

You can access the GameScheduler here to add schedules that aren’t already there.  Check out the GameScheduler tutorial for more on this.

Manage Games

You can get to the GameManager here – an awesome tool to manage all the games and monitor the scores that are flowing into your online Scoreboard Widget.  Check out the GameManager tutorial for details on how to utilize this tool.

Create a Promotional Graphic

If you haven’t seen this feature yet, be sure to check it out.  We have a graphic maker tool that lets you create an awesome looking graphic to add to your Twitter or Facebook posts.  The graphic can be a promotional tool to announce upcoming games or post a final score.  This custom graphic allows you to stand out from the crowd and is more likely to get re-posted or replied to!  Check out our Promotion Playbook for more tips like this.

Create Team Leagues

Use this tool for independent leagues, travel teams, etc that are not part of a traditional high school or collegiate league.

 

We hope that the dashboard will make it easier for you to navigate ScoreStream and access the tools you need.

As always, we’re here to help so contact us if you have any questions at all!

partner@scorestream.com

 

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>>Partnership Get Started Guide
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