US 9,811,787 B2
System and method for sports group administration
Louise T. Fahys, Cary, NC (US)
Filed by Louise T. Fahys, Cary, NC (US)
Filed on Oct. 10, 2007, as Appl. No. 11/870,194.
Claims priority of provisional application 60/850,679, filed on Oct. 10, 2006.
Prior Publication US 2008/0086512 A1, Apr. 10, 2008
Int. Cl. G06Q 10/00 (2006.01); G06Q 99/00 (2006.01); G06Q 10/06 (2012.01)
CPC G06Q 10/06 (2013.01) 16 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method for sports group management, comprising the steps of:
providing a sports group management server;
providing a plurality of databases accessible by said server including at least one of a player database, a substitute database, and a schedule database;
providing an Internet accessible user interface accessible by a plurality of players in a sports group;
receiving and managing group data via said user interface, the group data including information concerning the plurality of players, a start date, an end date, and a sports group type;
generating, by schedule software executing on said server, in response to a schedule request made through the user interface, a schedule of a plurality of group events for the plurality of players;
determining the number of the plurality of group events using the start date and end date, with the plurality of group events scheduled to begin on or after the start date and end on or before the end date;
assigning the plurality of players to the plurality of group events based at least in part on a preferred number of players for the sports group type, the plurality of players distributed among the plurality of group events such that each player is assigned a substantially equal number and more than one of the group events;
assigning remaining group events to players if the group events do not divide equally amongst the players;
receiving a substitute request via said user interface from one of the players assigned to one of the group events; and
determining, by substitute software executing on said server, at least one substitute player for the group event according to at least one or more substitution rules indicated by the substitute request; and
transmitting an invitation to the at least one substitute player, whereby the at least one substitute player accepts the invitation through the user interface; and
wherein said sports group information, said player information, and said schedule may be edited through the user interface.