User Guide

Search & Apply for Tournaments as a Team

Tournaments are public pages which can be accessed by everyone. You can directly access the tournament URL, even when you are not logged in PLAYINGA. The public URLs could be shared with participants over emails, on social media platforms such as Facebook or Twitter or could have been sent to you directly by the organizer. […]

Claim Team and Team Player Profile

PLAYINGA offers a feature for Non-Playinga users to claim their PLAYINGA profile page after a tournament is played. There can be instances where players and teams would have to register for a tournament on the spot without a PLAYINGA profile. In such instances, the tournament organizer can capture your details on PLAYINGA and continue with […]

Manage On The Spot Registrations (Non PLAYINGA Users)

PLAYINGA helps tournament organizers capture the player or team’s information on the spot. We have a lot of tournaments where you will have players and teams show up on the spot for registrations. This feature helps tournament organizers manage registrations including performance tracking for on-the-spot registered teams or players. The following section will guide tournament […]

Claim your Player Profile

PLAYINGA offers a feature for Non-Playinga users to claim their PLAYINGA profile page after a tournament is played. There can be instances where players would have to register for a tournament on the spot without a PLAYINGA profile. In such instances, the tournament organizer can capture your details on PLAYINGA and continue with scoring. You […]

Promote Your Tournament

Every tournament created on a tournament software such as PLAYINGA requires a little bit of marketing attention to attract participation from the best players and teams. PLAYINGA offers marketing capabilities out of the box. With our Promote Tournament feature, every tournament organizer can promote tournaments with just a click.  Note: Tournaments can only be promoted […]

Activating a Tournament

Activating a tournament has never been so easy. Till the point of activation, the tournament shall be in the draft stage where only the tournament organizer can access the tournament. Once the tournament is activated, the tournament page URL is made public and shall be accessible by all. Once activated, players or teams can search, […]

Set Up Payment Collection For Tournaments

This document will help you understand the payments for tournaments in PLAYINGA. Processing payments in PLAYINGA is a 3 stage process. Pre-requisite: Tournament Organizer has created a Tournament in PLAYINGA and has access to the Tournament Info Page.   STAGE 1: Capture Organizer’s Bank Information For Payment Processing In this stage, the organizer maintains the bank […]

Forgot Password

If you forgot your login password, Forgot Password feature will help you get back access to your account. As a PLAYINGA user, you can reset your login password if you have used your email address for registering your account in PLAYINGA. If you had used Facebook login, you don’t have to re-set your PLAYINGA password.  […]

Publish Tournament Results

The last step for a tournament organizer in the course of a tournament would be to publish the tournament results. Once the administrator enters the scores of the last match in the tournament, PLAYINGA recognizes the winner of the tournament and a pop-up appears seeking confirmation of the winner. On confirmation, the results are published and […]

Scoring & Scorecard

After each match, the results of that match can be captured as a scorecard. A scorecard records each player’s contribution to the team or as an individual captures the match results and reflects a team’s or a player’s performance. The following section explains how match results can be updated in PLAYINGA and how to publish […]

Tournament Standing

As the tournament progresses, the Tournament Administrator records the results of each and every match in the tournament. When the administrator publishes the results of a match, the tournament standing of the player or team involved reflects dynamically on PLAYINGA. Step 1: Click the Tournaments sub-tab in the top middle of your profile page. From the […]

Tournament Feeds

Once you schedule a tournament on PLAYINGA, as an organizer you can use your Tournament Feeds page to keep participant players or teams informed and fans of your tournament engaged through text or media clips. Tournament feeds that you create through your tournament page will appear across the timelines of all the stakeholders involved including the fans […]

Tournament Progression

Once the tournament fixtures are generated, a match page gets created for each fixture. Only the tournament administrator can enter the scores for each match fixture. As the tournament progress and as the tournament administrator enters the scores of each match in the tournament, points are allocated to each player/team. The points are automatically tabulated on the […]

Generating Fixtures

Once you finalize the participants for your tournament, you can easily generate fixtures for your tournament from your tournament page for any tournament format you choose and save them. Step 1: Click the Tournaments sub-tab in the top middle of your profile page. From the list of your tournaments, click on the tournament of interest to […]

Finalizing Participants

Once you organize a Tournament on PLAYINGA, and after you may have received qualified applications, the next step would be to finalize participants in the tournament. This will help you generate fixtures. To finalize participants for your tournament, follow the steps below: Step 1: Click the Tournaments sub-tab in the top middle of your profile page. […]

Accepting Registration Requests from PLAYINGA Users

In PLAYINGA, apart from adding players to your tournament, you can choose to accept the application of those players/teams who are interested in your tournament as participants. The steps to accept entries for tournament participation are below: Step 1: Click the Tournaments sub-tab in the top middle of your profile page. From the list of your […]

Inviting PLAYINGA Users As Participants

Once you organize a Tournament on PLAYINGA, you can choose to invite participants, individual teams/players to participate in your tournament apart from accepting applications from teams/players for participation. To add new participants for your tournament, follow the steps below: Step 1: Click the Tournaments sub-tab in the top middle of your profile page. From the list […]

Creating a Tournament

Step 1: To Create Tournament Log into your PLAYINGA account. Step 2: In the top of your profile page you can find tabs such as Tournaments, Matches and Teams. Hover your pointer over the Tournaments tab and from the drop-down menu that appears, tap the Create tournament button. A box titled Create Tournament appears which requires you to fill in the tournament name […]

League Match Score Publishing Flow

For matches in a tournament, the tournament organizer can enter the scores for each of the tournament matches and publish the league match results.  After each match, the results of that match can be captured as a scorecard. A scorecard records each player’s contribution to the team or as an individual captures the match results […]

Soccer Match

A typical soccer match consists of two 45-minutes halves. Each team has 11 players including a goalkeeper. The objective of the match is to score more goals than the opposition side. The team with the maximum number of goals is declared the winner of the match. In PLAYINGA, we have kept very minimal restrictions. For […]

Hockey Match

A typical field hockey Match consists of two halves of 35 minutes each. Each team has 11 players including a goal keeper. The objective of the match is to score more goals than the opposition side. The team with the maximum number of goals is declared the winner of the match. With PLAYINGA, the restrictions […]

Table Tennis Match

An ideal table tennis match is played best 3 out of 5 games. The first side (player/players in case of doubles) to score 11 points with a margin of 2 points wins that game. With PLAYINGA, you can choose between 1, 3 and 5 sets where each set would represent one game. The side which gets […]

Volleyball Match

A typical field volleyball match is played between two teams of 6 players on each side. The match consists of 5 sets. The first four sets are played for 25 points and the last set is played for 15 points. A team wins a set if they score 25 (or 15 points in last set) […]

Badminton Match

An ideal badminton match consists of 3 sets. The side (player/players in case of doubles) to first score 21 points in a set, wins the set. If any side wins 2 out of 3 sets, that side is declared to be the match winner. However, these restrictions don’t apply to PLAYINGA. With PLAYINGA you can […]

Tennis Match

A tennis match is comprised of points, games and sets. In an ideal scenario, a match will have 2 or 3 sets and a player must win at least 6 games in a set. A match is won when a side (player or players in case of doubles) wins a majority of the sets. Step 1: […]

Cricket Match

Scoring a cricket match in PLAYINGA is performed through our online scoring app. The app is available on for Android & iOS users. Pre-requisites Create your Cricket Match. To know more about match creation and scheduling, please refer to Schedule Match section of our user guide. Download the scoring app from your device. Click on […]

Match Feed

Match Feeds are a great way to keep participant teams or players informed and engaged. From your match page you can create feeds to inform and engage players or participant teams through text and/or media clips. The Match Feeds you create will appear in the timelines of the participant players including yourself and in the timelines of […]

Editing Match Parameters

For any match you schedule on PLAYINGA, you can choose to modify the match parameters including the match date, time and venue any time before the commencement of the match (Editing Match). The steps to modify match parameters are below. Step 1: Log in to your PLAYINGA account. Step 2: Click the Matches sub-tab which appears […]

Scheduling a match

Matches in PLAYINGA are of two types: Closed Matches: Where the opponent of the match is fixed while scheduling the match. Open Challenge: Where the opponent of the match is not known at the time of scheduling the match.  Listed below are the steps to schedule a closed match. Step 1: If you wish to schedule a […]

Open Challenge Match

The player who schedules a match can schedule an Open Challenge Match and invite an opponent from his friends or other PLAYINGA members for the challenge. From the list of applicants who accept the challenge, the match organizer can make any one of them as the opponent for the match and play with them.  This kind […]

Apply and Participate in a Tournament

Tournaments are public pages which can be accessed by everyone. You can directly access the tournament URL, even when you are not logged in PLAYINGA. The public URLs could be shared with participants over emails, on social media platforms such as Facebook or Twitter or could have been sent to you directly by the organizer. […]

Joining a Team

Joining a team (join a team) enables you to play in the matches the team plays or the tournament the team participates in and be a part of the team conversation. Note: In order to join a team, you should have your profile configured in at least one sport, the team plays. You can join […]

Following a Team

In order to keep track of the updates from a team, you can follow a team.  Note: Players of a team are automatically informed of team updates. Hence if you are already a player in a team you will not have the ability to follow the team. And if you become a player of the […]

Fan Management

Every team you create on Playinga can have its own fan base, which means any player can choose to follow any of your teams. However as an admin of your team, you can choose to block any of your team’s fan from following your team, should the need for it arise. The steps to block […]

Team Matches Schedules

Every time you schedule a team match or choose to participate in a match or tournament, your team’s calendar gets automatically populated with the match dates so when you or any of your team’s players signs in, the player will be reminded by Playinga of the next match and other upcoming matches for the team. […]

Managing your schedule

Managing your player schedule (Manage Schedule) is easy with PLAYINGA, for every time you schedule a match or choose to participate in a match or tournament, your PLAYINGA calendar gets automatically populated with list of matches & dates, so the next time you open your profile page, you will be intuitively reminded by PLAYINGA of […]

Team Statistics

PLAYINGA offers sport-specific team statistics. After each match, PLAYINGA tracks the scores for each player in a team as well as team’s performance as a whole and records it. With the inbuilt feature, teams can now track their performance over time and use it to their advantage. The Statistics tab is public and shall be […]

Player Statistics

PLAYINGA offers sport-specific player statistics. After each match, be it an individual or a team sport, PLAYINGA tracks the scores for each player and records it for each player. With the inbuilt feature, players can now track their performance over time and use it to their advantage. The Statistics tab is public and shall be […]

Edit Team Information

To Edit Team Information Step 1: Click the Teams tab in the top of your profile page and from the drop-down that appears click on the team of interest to go to the team’s page whose information you wish to edit.  OR Click the Teams sub-tab in the top middle of your profile page. A list of […]

Retiring a Player

Sometimes you may want to abstain a specific player in your team from participation in future matches/tournament. In that case, you may choose to retire a player from your team in PLAYINGA. To retire a player from your team, the steps are below Step 1: In the top of your profile page hit the Team […]

Team Feeds

For every team you create on PLAYINGA, you can create team feeds to inform players or engage fans through text or media clips. Team Feeds you create will appear on your team wall as well as in the timelines of the players in your team including yourself and those fans who follow your team. The […]

Accepting Enrollment to Teams

Teams on PLAYINGA are searchable and hence any player can apply to enrol in your team(enrol teams). Apart from selecting players among your friends and adding them to your team, accepting enrollments from players is one other way to add players to your team. You can decide on enrollments by the following ways Decide on […]

Manage Players, Assign Roles & Jersey Numbers

By default every Player enrolled within a team is assigned the Player’s role and the player who creates the team is assigned the Captain’s role with the ability to accept/reject participation in matches on behalf of the team and set jersey number. The Captain of the team can modify the Jersey Number of players, assign […]

Inviting Players to a Team

Once you create a team on PLAYINGA, you could add players to it directly by sending invites (invite players) to join the team as well as accept enrollments from players who wish to join your team. To add players to your team by sending invites, the steps are below Step 1: Navigate to your team’s […]

Create a Team

Step 1: Log in to your PLAYINGA account Step 2: In the top of your profile page click the Teams tab and from the drop down that says tap to create a team, tap the Create team button to create a new team. OR Click the Teams subtab which appears along with other sub-tabs such as […]

How to Search

With PLAYINGA’s search feature, you can easily locate pages of friends, people you know or iconic players who are on PLAYINGA. Even pages of teams, matches and tournaments are just a few keywords and a click away. Here is how to use PLAYINGA’s powerful search feature: Step 1: Log in to your PLAYINGA account. Step 2: […]

Signing Up into PLAYINGA

Step 1: On PLAYINGA’s home page click the REGISTER button.   Step 2:  Enter your EMAIL ADDRESS, PASSWORD, CONFIRM PASSWORD and click on SIGN UP.   Note: If you register using an email address you can either login with it or through your Facebook account that uses the same email address. OR If you wish to register through Facebook, click on […]

Logging In to PLAYINGA

As a PLAYINGA user, you can log in to your account in two ways. You can either log in using your Facebook account or your email address, depending on which of these were provided by you at the time of registration. Step 1: On PLAYINGA’s home page click the LOGIN button.   Step 2: If you […]

Profile Settings

You can edit your player profile settings any time later, once your profile has been created, to reflect new preferences. Your name, short name, jersey number, date of birth, nationality and your location can be changed from the same page. The steps to edit your player profile settings are below: Step 1: In your profile […]

Add Friends

Adding friends on PLAYINGA is a simple way to maximize your chances of playing and sharing your special sporting moments ( Add Friends). All your posts on your timeline and scheduled match feed get shared with your friends in their feeds. Also while participating in any Doubles format game, you can only choose one of your friends […]

Feeds

Feeds are a stream of updates/posts that appear on your profile page. They help you stay informed on what’s happening with your friends, your teams, your matches and your tournaments within Playinga. Feed Posts are of two types User Created:- These are updates/posts created by any Player. e.g Any image posted & shared by a […]

Concepts

Who is a Player? Every sports enthusiast is a player. Every logged in user in PLAYINGA is a Player. Who is a Friend? A friend in PLAYINGA is a known person to a player. You can have many players whom you know. You can connect with them as Friends. Who is a Fan? Fans in PLAYINGA are […]

Whom it is meant for?

PLAYINGA is meant for any sports enthusiast, fluidly designed to enhance the sporting experience of every player’s and team’s demands of each game. PLAYINGA simplifies the way matches or tournaments are organized, tracked and captures the excitement of every match or a tournament as it happens in real time.  For Players PLAYINGA helps you do a lot as a Player. As […]

What’s PLAYINGA?

PLAYINGA is a comprehensive digital sports platform that gives you the ability to maintain your sports profile, build your sports network, create sporting teams, organize matches and tournaments for a variety of sports. The PLAYINGA advantage for a Player: Every logged-in user is a player in PLAYINGA. A Player empowered with whatever it takes to record and […]