Frequently Asked Questions
Who is using MVP?
New Mexico has been with MVP since 2006. Currently, the New Mexico Activities Association is using MVP to manage over 35,000 students participating in 41 sports and activities in both public and private high schools in New Mexico. Over 10000 athletic directors, coaches, activities advisors and school staff manage their schedules, tournaments and games through MVP.
For the 2008 – 2009 school year MVP was deployed for the North Dakota Activities Association. North Dakota manages it’s 50,000 students with a staff of 5,500, 2,600 officials, and 177 schools across 37 sports and activities with MVP.
In 2010 we deployed the latest version of MVP to both New Mexico Activities Association and the Virginia High School League.
Virginia has 300 member schools, thousands of students and users, and supports 38 sports and activities.
What does MVP do exactly?
MVP is a powerful web service that provides management of alignments, teams, schedules, games and tournaments for all sports and activities. Athletic directors and coaches can manage team rosters, schedules and records. Association staff can send in-system messages to members, manage alignments, track eligibility, schedule tournaments, and build brackets online.
How much does MVP cost?
MVP’s pricing structure is flexible and includes an initial conﬁguration fee and a recurring monthly fee. The monthly fee is based upon the number of schools in your association, the number and complexity of activities supported, how many officials are expected to be used within the system, and the number of students that MVP will manage.
How do I get started?
MVP is customized to work the way your association works. In order for us to conﬁgure MVP, we will undertake an exhaustive discovery process to learn as much as we can about your speciﬁc needs. If you would like to discuss your situation or if you would like to know more about MVP, call us at 1-866-430-2832 or email email@example.com.
Is MVP just for state sport associations?
No! MVP was designed to handle any type of association. The application itself is modular and is priced as such. Concepts such as School and Student needn’t apply. MVP can as easily handle your private softball league as it can the NCAA. MVP’s conceptual model for handling activities allows for a free-form creation of your schedule and statistical handling. MVP’s modularity means we can custom code any part of the system without recreating an entire application specifically to fit your association’s needs. Shared codebase between the associations means that you benefit from features, and updates brought in from a pool of users.
Does MVP handle Internationalization?
Yes! If your association is not local to the US we can still work with you. We have made assurances in our application for language support, and can work with you to translate those parts of the application that will be essential to it’s success.
Our school uses Schedule Star. Can I import my data into MVP from Schedule Star?
Throughout our research, we have had detailed conversations with staff at state associations, athletic/activity directors, principals and coaches to find out their goals and needs. These requirements became the core features of MVP 2.1. One thing we heard over and over again is that users do not want to have to do double entry from various systems including Schedule Star, LeagueMinder or Arbiter. We view MVP as one system to manage high school sports and activities throughout your state. It is designed to make your life easier. If you can export your data from Schedule Star or another tool you are currently using, we can import it into MVP.
How can we use MVP for our state association?
MVP is not only powerful, but flexible, and provides three ways to use the system: Standalone MVP lets you manage your sports and activities data behind the scenes with a managed web application (with no display of MVP data on a public website). MVP With Your Website allows you to integrate various sets of data into your public website. The MVP API provides an application programming interface to access and utilize data from MVP in various ways, including for use outside the state association.
Team and Roster management is critical to us. What features are included in MVP?
We’ve done extensive user research to ensure that MVP provides you with a strong set of tools for managing teams and rosters. Features in MVP include: team rosters for each sport and activity, including Junior Varsity (A&B), C, and Varsity teams; import students from your school’s database; add coaches and student team managers to team rosters; update team rosters throughout the school year; view team rosters for all sports and activities at your school, and for other schools in your state; view list of all coaches for each sport; system administrator can limit display of private student information; comprehensive control over student eligibility, including creation, submittal, approval and updating of eligibility reports… and much more.
How can we use MVP for recording and managing scores and statistics?
MVP provides you with a rich feature set of tools for managing and utilizing scores and statistics. Scoring tools include: record scores for an individual contest, tournament, or multi-team event; automatically advance winning teams if the contest is a bracketed tournament; view scores for each sport or activity at individual or multiple schools; view standings at the district, region and class level; create game/contest summaries; subscribe and receive automatic email notification of scores reports; and more features. Statistics tools include: record team and individual statistics for all sports and school activities; view team and individual statistics for each contest; filter (search) aggregated team and individual statistics; look up top performers in a sport or activity (i.e., state rebound leader in basketball).
Can we manage district and regional alignments with MVP?
Yes, MVP provides the association system administrator with a full-featured set of tools for managing alignments, including: set up and manage districts, divisions, regions, and classes, as well as member schools; change alignments at any time during the school year; change the alignment of a speciﬁc sport or activity at the school level; review all alignments by sport and activity, by school, by district, by region or by other alignment structure.
Does MVP include scheduling tools for sports and activities?
MVP’s scheduling tools are quite extensive, and include: multi-year scheduling: schedule games up to two years in advance; schedule one-on-one team contests, and multi-team contests (i.e., track and field), including in-district or out-of-district contests; tournament scheduling: invite teams, publish detailed tournament information, create and manage tournament brackets; schedule with out-of-state and private schools; create master schedules at district and regional levels; automate creation of master schedules from year to year; schedule state championships and post-season play; schedule facilities, transportation, officials and judges; avoid scheduling conflicts: view other schools’ events on a select date; view sunset times and schedule for facilities with night lighting; schedule make-up contests; notify opposing teams for scheduling approval; view all applicable association school year and season scheduling start and restriction dates for each sport and activity; create custom scheduling reports for speciﬁc school staff, including coaches, transportation and facilities: flexible scheduling printouts (by sport or activity, week, month, season, etc.).
How can we control users’ access to the system and what permissions they have?
With MVP, you have a full-featured system for controlling users’ access to the system, via “roles management.” New users request a user role in the system via the account registration screens, and the System Administrator / Athletic Director has full control over approval and assignment of roles. MVP’s role management features include: users may request multiple roles at a selected school, as well as roles at different schools in your state’s system; ADs have extensive control over users and roles, including password control, custom permission schemes, approval / denial of requested roles, adding / deleting / archiving users, and more; ADs can reset user roles within the system, including adding roles and removing the user from roles; create default role labels and default role permission settings.