The updated Team Captain role makes team management easier than ever. Team Captains are now available for all titles part of Spring 2021 and serve as a way for schools to empower their players to build and manage their own teams. Players will no longer need to be verified by a coach or faculty member before having access to building teams with the Team Captain role.
Here's how it works:
1. Login to PlayVS and click "Manage Teams" in the sidebar
2. Create a new team or join an existing team created by another player
- The player that creates a team becomes the Team Captain (similar to how creating a lobby in a game makes you the party leader)
- Team Captains can add and remove players on their teams, or promote a new Team Captain
- When Players are Team Captain of a team, they can enroll that team without a coach
Core Features For Players
Access Manage Teams
All verified players and coaches/faculty/team coaches will notice a new page located on the side menu titled "Manage Teams." Clicking on this menu title will navigate you to the team builder.
Join A Player-Led Team
You will need to select 'National League' and filter by esport title in order to view existing player-created teams. Once you find a team that you want to join, click the 'Join Team' button.
Create a Team
Click the 'Create New Team' button and name your new team a unique name. When you create a team, you become the Team Captain, which grants you permission to add or remove players from your team.
Transfer Team Captain Role
Select the three-dot menu for a player on your team, and select 'Promote To Captain.' The chosen player will become the new Team Captain for your team.
Core Features For Coaches
Manage Team Captain Permissions
Navigate to the School Info section of your account settings, and you will notice a new section titled 'Permissions.' You can manage whether players can create teams and whether players can enroll teams into the season.
Manage Player-Created Teams
The team builder will now show two sub-headers: Coach-led Teams and Player-led Teams. Player-led teams can be managed just like coach-led teams. As a coach, you may also remove the Team Captain role from a player and assign the Team Captain role to any other player on the roster.
What's the difference between Coach, Player-Coach, and Team Captain?
Add and remove players on a team
Enroll club and varsity teams
Promote a new Team Captain on a team
View team and player information
Verify new players
Verify new coaches
Turn Team Captain feature on and off
Accounts needed on PlayVS to create and enroll teams
One Coach Account
One Player Account
Q: As a player, can I be the Team Captain of more than one team?
A: Yes, you can be a Team Captain of as many teams as you want. However, you can only enroll in one team per league.
Q: What if I no longer want to be a team captain?
A: You can reassign the Team Captain responsibility to another player on your team or ask your coach to demote you as captain.
Q: What can I do as a Team Captain?
A: As a captain, you can manage your team's roster and enroll your team into the season. You can reschedule and forfeit matches and upload match results using our manual match reporting tools on match day. PlayVS will continue to expand the functionality of this role over time.
Q: Can I create scrimmage matches?
A: No, not yet, but soon!
Q: As a coach, can I turn off the Team Captain's feature or stop players from enrolling?
A: Yes, you can manage the Team Captain permissions on team creation and enrollment in your account settings.
And that's it! Need additional support? Please reach out to email@example.com