One of the big changes that we did in NorCal for this season was to pilot a process for registering into a tournament way earlier than previous years.  The initial view from my side of the process is that this was much better.   Last year,  I processed ~300 jotform submissions, nearly all in the first week of October to get ready to open tournament registration for all teams on October 13th.   This year,  I did more reviews but between the end of August and the beginning of October… so more work, but spread out over a much longer time window.

So, I give the new Early Bird process a thumbs up.

What didn’t work so well, is that people looked at the “half full” events and thought that they were completely full.  I have been trying to figure out how to make this more obvious.  I could limit registrations but show the full size but I thought that would be more confusing.  What do you think?

Here are 2 pictures:  2015 – 15minutes after General Registration opened and 2016 – 90 minutes after General Registration opened…

2015oct13_715pm    list-norcal-tournament-status_oct10_830pm

 

Now back to reviewing jotform submissions for all of the coaches that waited until yesterday and today to submit/edit….