One of the key features of Spawtz is that it is very easy to integrate with an existing website. There is also the added bonus that if your website becomes unavailable, the web pages are still accessible for your clients.
The easiest way to integrate Spawtz to your website is to create a link on your website to the relevant Spawtz URL. Your Spawtz contact can then make arrangements for the Spawtz pages have the same look and feel as your website to enhance user experience. The default Spawtz page to link your site to is the Spawtz landing page –
It is good practice to separate the registration section and the fixtures/standings section on your website and create links to specific pages. Below is breakdown of what are the more useful links and the scenarios in which they are best utilised.
Register as a Team
This standard "register a team" form will display all of the leagues that are open for registration. This is common for when there is only a few leagues that are open for registration. Your page on your website may say "Register your team by clicking here".
Register as an Individual
This process will capture all the necessary information for someone looking to play a particular sport on a specified night(s). The concept is that it captures the individuals who are looking to join a team for the competition organisers to coordinate getting the player into a team.
Register as a Team for a specific sport
To direct the user to the registration page for a particular sport, you can modify the URL to include the Sport ID. This way, you can have a page on your website promoting "Register a netball team –click here"
To find the SportID, click Config – Sport and then find each ID on the table.
You will have a series of links, one URL for each sport ID
Netball = http://(yoursite).spawtz.com/SpawtzApp/Registration/RegistrationForm.aspx?FormId=2&sportid=2
Cricket = http://(yoursite).spawtz.com/SpawtzApp/Registration/RegistrationForm.aspx?FormId=2&sportid=3
Junior Football =
Register as a Team – User chooses the venue
If you operate out of multiple venues, the user will need to select a venue before being able to select the league. This registration URL ishttp://(yoursite).spawtz.com/External/Registration/TeamRegistrationVenueChoice.aspx
Register as a Team – The venue has already been chosen
This step of selecting a venue can be skipped if required. Reasons to skip this step include displaying venues that play different sports or at certain times of the year only. This way, you can have a page on your website for each venue and information those competitions, with a link to venue specific registration form. To achieve this, a "Venue ID" will need to be added. An example of this is http://(yoursite).spawtz.com/SpawtzApp/Registration/RegistrationForm.aspx?FormId=2&VenueId=2
This is particularly handy for companies that operate the one sport across multiple venues, such as touch football. Adding a Venue ID will show only the leagues that are open for registration at that venue.
E.g. a URL with VenueID=2 will only show the leagues available at Putney, and a URL with VenueID=3 will only show the leagues available at Petersham.
Register as a Team – The venue & sport has already been chosen
The URLs can be narrowed down even further to show each sport at each venue. This is particularly handy if a venue is used for multiple sports. This way, as an example, there can be a page on your website with information about cricket in Paddington and then directing the users to a registration page with just cricket at Paddington.
The URL for this form will include both the Venue ID and the Sport ID. The difference with this URL is the addition of the Sport ID – include &SportID=(id number).
An example of this is http://yoursite.spawtz.com/SpawtzApp/Registration/RegistrationForm.aspx?FormId=2&VenueId=2&SportID=2
Register as a Team – The specific sport has been chosen and will show available leagues across all applicable venues.
The next useful option is to create a sport specific registration page across all venues. This is particularly handy for when users know which sport they wish to play and then choose the venue that is most appropriate for them.
To achieve this, the Venue ID needs to beset to ‘0’. The URL for this would look something like this