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

 

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>>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

 

 

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>>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

 

ScoreStream Tutorial: Adding a Game Venue

Fans love seeing the game score, photos, and videos from the action. However, one thing ScoreStream has been asked a lot recently is: Where is this game being played?

Now you can tell other fans exactly where the game will be played, so they can come cheer along with you!

Step #1: Login

Login to your ScoreStream account and go to the team page that you’re a GM for.Login-1

Step #2: 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 “Update Team Information”

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*If you do not see these gears, you are likely not a GM for this team. If you would like to be a GM, please email feedback@scorestream.com

Step #3: Scroll to Game Venues

Scroll down to the Game Venues section in the page settings. There you will be able to see if there have already been venues added for your team. If there have been, verify they are in the correct location, and ensure the sports they show for that location are correct. If they aren’t, edit the current ones or add new ones.

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Step #4: Add new Game Venues

Have a game venue that’s not on the list? Select “Add Game Venue,” drag the pin to the correct location, then fill in the name and sport information. The more information you can provide for fans, the better!

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

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>>Promotional Playbook for GMs
>>Promotional Playbook for Partners

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”dashboard-1

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

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High School Rankings Scoreboard

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High School Scoreboard + Photo & Video Gallery

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League Scoreboards

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College Scoreboards6-lubbock

Pro Scoreboards

 

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High School Photo Galleriesgimp1

 

Scoreboards on a Mobile App

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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:gimp3a-east texas

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NCAA Tournament Scoreboards

The NCAA March Basketball Tournament is here! Just copy and paste any of the iframe codes below to get up to the second NCAA tournament scores on your site.

To customize your Fan-Driven Scoreboard Widget, check out our tutorial on Making a Scoreboard Widget.

Men’s Vertical Scoreboard





Men's Vertical Scoreboard Code:

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Women’s Vertical Scoreboard





Women's Vertical Scoreboard Code:

Women’s Banner Scoreboard

 


Women's Banner Scoreboard Code:

Promo Maker

Use our Promo Maker tool to promote the NCAA tournament games!  In minutes, you can create awesome looking game matchup graphics like the one below.  Go straight to the tool, or check out our Promo Maker Tutorial for step by step instructions.

Tweet this graphic out to your followers and remind them to get real-time scores on your site from @ScoreStream and watch the engagement fly.

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For more tips on promoting in your market, check out our Promotional Playbook.

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!

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

 

You may also be interested in:

>>Promotional Playbook
>>Game Coverage Examples

>>Scoreboard Inspiration