Effectively using rosters with WrestlingIQ
Understanding rosters is one of the keys to effectively using WrestlingIQ, whether you run a club team, high school, or college team.
You can create a roster manually by adding wrestlers individually by name. This is commonly used at the high school level for things like Varsity, J.V., etc.
At the club level, when you create a new registration or membership you can choose to have a roster automatically created. We highly recommend you keep this box checked, so that any wrestler who registers for your session will automatically be added to the appropriate roster.
At the club level, you might have separate groups (based on age or experience) running at the same time. If you want to create a single unified 'roster' for the season you are running. When creating a roster, instead of adding wrestlers individually, sync it with registrations from multiple sessions. This automation will automatically add wrestlers who register for any of the sessions you have indicated.
Using roster automations with messaging groups
Messaging groups can be linked to one or more rosters. When linked to rosters, messaging groups will automatically add a wrestler (and their associated guardians) to the messaging group when they are added to the roster. Similarly, removing the wrestler from the roster will automatically remove the wrestler (and their guardians) from the messaging group.
- At the club level, if you created a roster when creating your paid session, WrestlingIQ will also automatically create a messaging group with the same name as the paid session. Anyone who successfully registers will automatically be added to this messaging group, making it a great place for communication about the event or season as it approaches.
- You can manually create a messaging group that syncs with one or more rosters. For high school or college teams, it's common to set up a few messaging groups each season. One group synced with each roster you maintain (e.g. Varsity, J.V., etc) and one group synced with all active rosters you maintain (e.g. 2023 Team).
Using messaging groups in this way is one of the most powerful things you can do with team communication, since you no longer need to create ad-hoc messaging groups every year by hand.
Linking rosters with calendar events
When creating, or updating, events on the calendar you can link specific rosters to each event.
- With rosters linked, your roll call attendance list and the WrestlingIQ Kiosk will automatically select those rosters as a filter, making it quicker to take attendance at practice.
When sending event invites, linked rosters will be available as shortcuts, allowing you to quickly send event invites to the people who need it.
Using roster tags
Roster tags allow you to put small visual indicators next to wrestler names on your roster list, attendance list, in the WIQ Kiosk, and in the roster report: