Lineup Builder

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In preparation for the upcoming match you've probably been racking your brain all day trying to figure out who's on the pitch at kickoff. Keeping the names in your head is one thing, but you need the complete overview. This i where SportMember comes into play. 

The lineup builder is part of SportMember's overall team management system. Here you can drag and drop players from your team sheet directly onto the tactics board and build up your preferred lineup.

But not only that - it's also visible for the whole squad to see! 

You can always adjust and change the starting lineup with this lineup creator. It's preset to a football formation, but can easily be adapted to other team sports and levels, so every type of sports can benefit from this online tool.

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Line up builder - linked with team calendar

Everyone can develop a basic feature that runs as a funny gadget. We do more than that. SportMember connects the lineup to specific activities in a shared online team calendar.

A lineup requires people attending the actual activity. If your scheduling a match or a practice session for that matter. Who's showing up? SportMember does the trick by facilitating your online participation and communication platform, where players sign up themselves. 

This gives you the detailed overview. As a coach you can always see how many people are attending and which ones. Based on this data you'll easily be able to select the starting eleven, if it's football, for every specific match. Don't bother going through the whole squad when only half the team is showing up on saturday.

Simply drag players onto the board and move them around on specific positions. The formation builder quickly becomes your new favorite online tool. It can be shown on laptop, tablet and smartphone, so that everyone is able to follow the coach's decision making. SportMember saves all lineups, so you will be able to compare different activities in the calendar.   

Football lineup maker - for football coaches

In the world of sport the starting lineup is much more than just the infographics in the beginning of a game. As a fan it’s a topic of endless discussion and it’s what gets you excited before the game starts. 

For players it is a motivational factor to be part of the starting eleven. But in the ends it's the coach call. It's all about getting the results you need. For football team it's possible to create different tactics. Play with fast wings in a classic 4-4-2. Use the 4-3-3. It's all up to you. Shirt numbers are being shown - whether the player is starting or on the bench.

Another smart thing in SportMember is that the formation builder comes with the possibility to discuss the lineup with the other coaches. The coaching dialogue in every activity is designed to keep communication between the coaches without players knowing. 

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Line up maker - Half times notes and in game remarks

In-game coaching is a part of any team sports match. Coaches shouting to players, and players shouting to players to help each other out. The lineup maker has some extra features that can assist in the tactics and strategies in-game and before and after the game.

Feel free to take notes with the SportMember app directly attached to the specific player like a coaching note. This information is only visible to coaches in SportMember.

As the game progresses you may notice something that can’t be communicated directly to the team or individual players, but has to be said during half time. To ensure you don’t forget what it is till then, you can take notes in the lineup builder and prepare the strategy for the second half. 

Maybe you want the lock down a particularly strong opposing player, or some aspect of the team is doing really well, and you want them to do it more in the second half. Notes or comments can be attached to individual players.

  • Before the game: Pre-game tactics and strategy making for a sports team can be  almost as important as the game itself. This is the most difficult and most exciting task for coaches and the lineup maker gives you excellent tools to solving it. Besides lineup and comments you can also access previous lineups and see how they worked out, if you’d made comments about it then. The lineup can also be shown to players before the game. When players logs into the system, they can see the lineup for every game the coach has made a lineup for and any comments about tactics and strategy. Players also see the formation and the position of their teammates, so they can prepare perfectly for the upcoming games. This type of preparation is what helps you beat the strongest opponents.


  • After the game: There isn’t much strategy to be talked post-game since the game is over. However, there is lot of evaluating afterwards between players and coaches in the locker room. What went good, what went wrong, what should we have done otherwise etc. There are different perspectives to be had, and some of them can be very useful for future matches. So when the players go home to rest or whatever after the game, the great coach knows his or she’s job isn’t quite finished yet. They’ll note down the key post-game evaluations of tactics and strategy, which is useful later on. They can do this in the lineup maker. If they are really great they’ll also note down statistics from the match and note it in the SportMember statistics feature. Lots of stats gives you really strong data for analysis, which also is a strong tool to help your tactical planning.

When it comes to tactical and strategic management of a sports team, a squad builder and line up builder are one of the most essential tools for great management. It helps with setting up, planning, communicating and evaluating the visions for the sports team and its performances. And even if you’re not driven by ambition, the lineup maker is still a fun feature for any sports teams.    

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