How do I Add Teams to a Tournament?

Last Updated: Aug 24, 2016 07:17PM CDT

IMPORTANT: To have imported players attach to teams, you must do a Team Import and Save the Team ID's from the Import file. Then, you'll use the same Team ID's and use them in the Roster Import.


  • By running a registration report an admin can pull in the team information that they need in the import file. Click on the attached Import File and format the registration report to the import file.
  • We recommend that if you have 50 or more teams to add you import the data for quicker results.
  • When importing teams, the divisions have to match exactly the way they were typed in the divisions creation area in order to automatically assign the teams to divisions. 

Click to Add Team(s) Manually
Click to Import Team(s)

Navigate to Team Tab
Step 1: Log In
Step 2: Select Tournament
Step 3: Select Teams
Step 4: Select Add Teams or Import

Click to Add Team(s) Manually

Step 1: Type in Team Name
Step 2: Add Teams

Step 3: Select Division
Step 4: Select Assign Teams
Step 5: Move Teams in to Divisions (Tip: click shift or command on your keyboard to select more than one team at a time)
Step 4: Assign Teams to Divisions by dragging and dropping the team in to the division.

Click to Import Team(s)

Step 1: Open the Import File (attached to this article or located when you Select Import)

Step 2: Navigate to a Registration on SportsEngine and run a report with Team Name and any other field that is asked in the registration that is included in the Import File or Fill out the Import File with Team Name.

Note: Team ID's can be assigned to any number, but make sure to save these team ID's, so player's can be automatically assigned to teams, when doing a Player Import.

CSV File Requirements
Supported Fields for Team Imports
  • Team ID
  • Division
  • Team Name
  • Team Short Name
  • Home Jersey
  • Away Jersey
  • Home Club
  • Home City
  • Home State

Requirements for a Successful Import
  • The first row must match these spellings exactly. All fields are case-sensitive.
  • Each team must have a Team ID. Team IDs for your reference and do not represent IDs generated by our application, so you may customize them as you see fit!
  • Divisions must match your tournament's division names exactly.
  • Only genders of "Male," "Female," or "Coed" are acceptable.
  • Team Short Names are limited to 25 characters (Short Names are displayed in areas of the tournament where space is limited)

Good to Know
  • Importing a new file that uses identical Team IDs to existing teams will update those existing teams with new imported data
  • Importing teams does not delete or erase any existing teams

Step 3: Save File
Step 4: Choose File and Map all of the Fields
Step 5: Import File

Next Step: Either Import/Add Players (if you want roster players on game sheets) or Create Game Format

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