Athlete Age Groups are used to group athletes by age range and competition category.
To manage your Athlete Age Groups, go to Manage Team > Settings > Athlete Age Groups.
» Attention School Teams: If you are a high/middle school team, you will not see this configuration option ➞ See School Year Athlete Groups.
Covered in this Article:
- Why Use Athlete Age Groups
- What Determines an Athletes Assigned Age Group
- Managing Athlete Age Groups
- Setting Registration Limits by Age Group
- Sending Email to Athlete Age Groups
Why Use Athlete Age Groups
Using Athlete Age Groups, you can:
- Customize the age ranges and competition categories (Girls/Women, Boys/Men, Mixed) for each age group
- Send group emails using the age group name as a mailing list
What Determines an Athlete-Assigned Age Group
Athletes are assigned to an age group based on the date of birth entered during registration and your Season's "Age Up Date" set under Manage Team > Schedule > Seasons.
Managing Athlete Age Groups
» Note: Age Groups cannot overlap; a swimmer can only be in one Athlete Age Group at a time.
➧ Editing an Existing Age Group
To edit an existing age goup, click on that age group name in the list or the Edit button next to the name.
➧ Removing an Existing Age Group
To delete an age group, hover your mouse over the grey Remove button. It will turn red and you can click on it to delete.
➧ Adding an Age Group
To add an age group, click on the green Add Age Group button near the top of the screen. You may create boys, girls, or mixed age groups.
» Note: Age groups with age ranges 15 and older will automatically be displayed as "Women" or "Men."
To create an age group that is "X & unders," select "0" as the low end of the age range.
To create an age group that is "Y & overs," select "& Over" at the high end of the age range
Setting Registration Limits by Age Group
You may set registration limits by age group while setting up registration forms. The registration form is initialized with the team’s age groups as a default, and the administrator can customize age range limits that are specific to that registration form.
Sending Email to Athlete Age Groups
From Communications you can click on the Compose Message button and start typing the name of the competition category or age group you want to email and you’ll be offered a drop-down list with matching selections (e.g. start typing “Bo” and you’ll receive all the boy’s age group options)
» Note: As mentioned above,15 + age groups are typically labeled “Men” or "Women"