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

 

 

 

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!

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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
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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