Introduction

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By popular request, we have created a solution for managing (American) Football teams and/or leagues. "Gridiron Manager" is a football manager software extension which will allow Joomla webmasters to quickly create and maintain websites for football teams and/or leagues. The component creates a comprehensive database which allows the administrator to create/edit teams, rosters, players, schedules, game results and stats, game summaries, stat leaders, and individual player pages. Registered users can be selected to have front-end admin rights to enter results and update schedule information for their specific team(s).

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The package includes modules to help keep your site dynamically updated:

Win/Loss/Standings Module - can be configured multiple ways to use as simple W/L Module or Standings module.

Game Results Module - for showing x previous games and x upcoming games.

Stat Leader Module - configurable to show individual or team leaders in offensive and defensive categories.

There are lots of stats, with the ability to enter plenty of detail in game boxscores, including scores by quarter, scoring summary, team stats comparison, and individual player statistics including offensive and defensive stats, and special teams.

Various bug fixes and new features have been added since the original release, including the ability to turn on/off individual front-end admin functions, show English or Metric height/weight values, sort roster by name or jersey number, NFL or NCAA passer rating formula, and other options.

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Functionality

The functionality is great; however it lacks responsive design and a choice of styles so that you don't have to write css for the modules

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Ease of use

It is easy to use once you understand the logic behind it however entering data live is not fantastic. Would be good to have an app

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Documentation

It is enough to understand the logic and create a basic setup. I have not found many answers in the documentation though.

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Value for money

If there are updates then great however it desperately requires modernisation (responsive) and easier ability to add live scores and stats

I used this to: I am re designing our clubs website which will be used as a portal to all of the clubs information so that our sponsors gain better visibility so stats is an important tool for us to do that. We would like to use it for live game day scoring however it is a bit clunky to do live
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Almost perfect


Posted on 01 September 2013

This extension is nearly perfect...except for a few bugs that I can't seem to get fixed and have had no luck contacting support (the same was true of their baseball/basketball extensions).



It takes a very long time to get support and my last few questions on the baseball extension went unanswered. Since I haven't heard anything on my "HIGH PRIORITY" ticket and their soccer extension, which they advertised as coming out in June, hasn't been released, I'm guessing this extension and the other Fastball Productions extensions are as good as they are going to get and if you can't fix them you're on your own.



Buyer beware.

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Life Saver


Posted on 31 March 2013

I run a pro indoor football team website and this program has been a life saver real easy to use and looks very professorial!! to see it in action go to owensbororage.com

I build websites for non profit youth sports teams and did a lot of research before purchasing Gridiron. I have found this program to be the best one on the market.



I am an intermediate self-taught Joomla user and had no problems downloading the software, installing it, or even configuring it. I only had to cross reference the documentation a few times because everything is so easy to understand through the UI.



My client is delighted with their website and especially the features that are available with Gridiron.



The flexibility in setting up pages/menus, the ease of use of the administrator back end interface and the ability for site admins to make only the edits I allow them to through the front end (like managing schedules, adding teams, etc) allows me to control certain elements myself (as the webmaster) and my clients to be self sufficient in the areas of content management that I don’t need to be involved in.



Additionally, EVERY time I have submitted a request for information, not only do I receive an instant confirmation of the request, but the developer (Brook) emails me directly and helps me 1:1!



To have such a professional and high quality tool at my disposal but also the personal customer support touch is a rare combination.



I’m extremely pleased with Gridiron and feel fortunate to have found the perfect program for our needs. Well done, Brook! And thank you for all you do.

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Posted on 31 August 2011

I keep getting a 404 error when I click the Download link. Any help you can give is much appreciated!

Owner's reply: Please contact support@fastballproductions if you are having issues accessing your files.

This really makes the task of setting up a full league, or even just a team quite fast and easy.



I would give a 5 star rating but there are a few tweaks needed that I have sent to the developer. For example being able to enter HTML in some fields, such as the Team profile/ Player Profile fields. Sortable columns in tables such as Roster would be a good feature to have.



It would also be quite useful to have a random Featured Player/ Coach module to compliment this very promising component.



Overall if you are looking to setup a league or team component for football, Gridiron Manager will streamline the process.



I can see the next version of the product being killer.

Owner's reply: The latest update includes several new features, including ability to insert HTML into team and individual player pages.
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FullCourt

By Brook Lyter
Sports
The Basketball Manager for Joomla 2.5 has been constructed based on the framework of our popular Fastball Baseball Manager & Gridiron Manager (football) extensions. The basketball extension features a basketball component and modules which allow users to quickly and easily construct a dynamic basketball team website or league website with full statistical capabilities. Manage players, teams, sch...

Gridiron Manager

Version:
3.0.1
Developer:
Brook Lyter
Date added:
Nov 18 2014
License:
GPLv2 or later
Type:
Paid download
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Compatibility:
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This extension does NOT implement the Joomla! Update System

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