Sports (Creating, Editing, & Deleting)

Creating Sports
Additional Sport Settings
Editing Your Sport
Deleting Your Sport


Creating Sports

  1. After signing in to your Admin account on, go to the Resources tab in your group.
  2. By default, you will land on the Sports page where sports, levels, and positions are managed.
  3. To begin creating your sport, click on the green plus sign (+) at the top of the Sports page.
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  1. This will direct you to the “Add Sport” page which consists of two sections: Sport Details and Positions Names in Sport. For this part of the article, we will focus on the basics of setting up a sport.
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  1. Enter the Name of the sport.
    • This will be the title of the sport that you are creating as it will be displayed on your schedule. It is highly recommended to use the generic name of your sport, such as "Football," “High School Basketball,” or “Pony League Baseball.”
  2. Select the Generic Sport. Use the drop-down menu to select the generic name for your sport from the list provided. If your sport is not listed, you may select “Other” from the list.
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  1. Select all the Generic Levels that will be played for this sport.
    • Generic Levels: These help separate the specific levels of competition that your organization officiates. The Scholastic level also synchronizes your sport with schools' Arbiter Scheduling accounts so that your games correspond with the schedules of individual schools. You may select as many generic levels as what applies to this sport. The types of generic levels are:
      1. Youth Recreation: Private or community club sports programs for youth under 18 years old.
      2. Intramural: Recreational sports programs that are played within a specific organization, school, or business.
      3. Scholastic: School-based competitive sports programs which compete against other schools, with teams in any grade from kindergarten to 12th.
      4. Collegiate: Competitive sports programs that compete at the college level, such as NCAA or NAIA-affiliated colleges and junior colleges.
      5. Professional: Commercial sports programs in which players compete as paid members of a sports team.
      6. Adult Recreation: Private or community club sports programs for adults.
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  1. Next, you need to set up the names of the positions related to this sport. Click on the green plus sign (+) under "Positions Names in Sport."
    • Part of building a sport is listing the kinds of officials that enforce the rules of the sport. For example, baseball has umpires, soccer has referees, and basketball has both umpires and referees.
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  1. Enter the name of the first position (for example: “Referee” or “Line Judge”), then click the blue floppy disk icon on the left to save.
    • Note: For your sport, you do not need to create the same position name multiple times. You only need one position of the same name. You can create multiple positions as needed under Levels/Positions (see our Positions (Adding, Editing, & Deleting) help article).
    • Also, you will see several checkboxes next to the position name textbox (such as "In Rotation"), but these are additional settings that are not required to be set up at this time. See Additional Sport Settings below in this article to learn more.
    • Tip: After you add your position names, you can use the blue up and down arrows on the right side to reorder the positions as needed.
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  1. At this point, you have entered the minimum information necessary to move on with creating your account. Click either one of the Save buttons on the right side at the top or bottom of the page.
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After you create your sport, you can begin setting up your levels and positions. If you are ready to continue setting up your account, click here to begin setting up your Levels.

To learn more about the additional sport details and settings, please see the Additional Sport Settings section below.


Additional Sport Settings

These are additional settings that you can turn on for increased interaction in your sport.

Sport Details

  1. Subsite Term: The subsite is the actual field of competition where the game is played. For example, if your generic sport is baseball, your subsite term might be “Diamond.” If your generic sport is Wrestling, your subsite term might be “Gym.”
  2. Affiliation: Many ArbiterSports groups are affiliated with national and international governing bodies of sports. If the sport you are adding is affiliated with any such organization, you can select the appropriate organization from the drop-down menu. If your affiliation is not listed, please feel free to contact ArbiterSports and request that it be added to the list.
  3. Share: This is a unique permission setting for the sport that will allow your officials to receive assignments for multiple sports on the same day. For example, you may have an official who referees a soccer game in the morning and then referees a basketball game later that same afternoon.
  4. Change Level: This is another unique permission that applies to your contacts. Checking this box will allow your contacts to change the game level when adding or editing their games. This can be useful when schools or club organizers have to resolve scheduling conflicts after an initial schedule has been created.

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Position Names in Sport Settings

When creating your position names, you can select the checkboxes for certain rules that apply to the position:

  1. In Rotation: Allows you to rotate the position among the assigned officials on a game. This is useful for linked games, such as double-headers, where you may wish for officials to swap positions between games.
  2. Skip Count: This setting will tell the system to not count assignments for this position when assigning games. This is useful when you only care about equal distribution of assignments for one specific position, but not others in the same sport. For example, you may wish to equally distribute home plate assignments, but you don’t care about equal assignments for base assignments, so you should check the Skip Count box for the Base position name.
  3. Evaluator: Marks the position as an evaluator role. This can allow for additional rules regarding visibility, evaluations, and payroll.
  4. Visible to Official: Only active for evaluator positions. Allows the position and the assigned evaluator to be visible to other officials assigned to the game.
  5. Visible to Contact: Allows the position and the assigned evaluator to it to be visible to contacts who are attached to the game.
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Editing Your Sport

After you have saved your sport, you can come back and edit any of the information by clicking on the edit pencil icon. You can then edit any information in your sport as needed.

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For position names, there is a separate edit pencil icon that you can click on to access and edit the information.

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Deleting Your Sport

Important note: Before you can delete a sport, everything connected to it must be deleted first. Please follow the links below to learn how to delete the necessary entities in the following order:
Delete Games - All games related to the sport must be archived AND permanently deleted.
Delete Teams - All teams related to the sport must be deleted.
Delete Levels - All levels tied to the sport must be deleted.


After the entities listed above have been deleted, navigate to the Resources tab. On the Sports page, delete the sport by clicking on the red "X" on the left side. Click OK to confirm.

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Tip: An alternative solution to deleting a sport is by renaming it to "Do Not Use" by clicking on the edit pencil icon. The sport will remain in the account, but the title will indicate that it should not be used. This option is only recommended as a short-term solution.

If the necessary entities have been deleted, but the sport still will not delete, please contact our Support Department and request for us to remove any flag-deleted Levels, Teams, and Games connected to that sport.


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