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Featured Meet Entry Advice for Coaches for 2017 XC Season

Created at 7/9/2017 9:51 AM  by Ron Knapp 
Last modified at 7/9/2017 9:52 AM  by Ron Knapp 

EZMS logo Hello to all new and veteran coaches. I hope that the following advice answers questions about how to use the EZ Meet Services website for the 2017 Cross Country Season to learn about Featured Meets as well as register and make your Athletic.net entries. With the recent demise of the Head Count event entry system, I have partnered with Athletic.net as the preferred event entry system for the meet I manage for meet directors. Athletic.net is a resource for Track & Field and Cross Country coaches, offering free statistic tracking, easy meet registrations, free meet managers, and free tools to simplify common coaching tasks.

Now in my 10th year of providing affordable meet management services, the EZ Meet Services website is available for coaches for many scheduled Cross Country Featured Meets this season to make it easier to find all the meet details at each Featured Meet’s website, including how to register for the meet. EZ Meet also provides information on the meet schedule about several other meets where you can contact the meet director for further information.

The first Featured Meet of the 2017 season now available for your consideration is the 39th Haddad Windham XC Invitational at Windham HS on 9/9/2017.

At the EZ Meet Services Cross Country website, use a specific Featured Meet website link to visit a meet website and read about Meet Information and Registration Instructions as well as Order of Events and Meet Reports. Several more 2017 Featured Meet websites are in progress will become available on the calendar after meet details are approved by the meet director.

For many of the scheduled Featured Meets, EZ Meet employs a 2-step registration at each meet website;

1) A simple online Intent to Enter form to signify your desire to attend as well as collect your contact information that is only shared with the meet director. In some meets, the Intent to Enter form is also required with your payment.

2) EZ Meet Services Featured Meet Event Entry is now using the Athletic.Net system and features online entry instructions tailored for each meet. This is the same registration system used for the 2017-18 Indoor and 2018 Outdoor National meets.

·        Before the season starts, make sure that you have enabled access for your Athletic.net School account by visiting the Connecticut Cross Country home page and then select your Team name.

·        Once you are on your Team site, you can Sign-Up for an account by initially providing your email address and verification phone.
ADVICE: I strongly recommend that you use a non-school email account (like Google email etc.) since your school email system may automatically block email from Athletic.net.
On a follow-up screen, enter your new user account information and password. Within minutes after you complete your user account information you will receive an email to Activate your new Account.
After activating your new account, you can start updating your team roster and add Featured Meets to your schedule.

Many veteran coaches can use their existing Athletic.net user accounts and team rosters from previous XC seasons. Make sure to update any changes to existing athlete data (spelling of names, etc.) or to add new team members before making meet event entries.

ADVICE: I strongly recommend reviewing your athlete roster data before making entries you must first ensure that your all of your athletes are correctly listed with Grade 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 or 12 in your Team Roster. If they are not listed with a Grade 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 or 12 then you must update your Athlete in the Roster BEFORE making any event entries.

Both new and veteran coaches should take advantage of the detailed online Get Help system available in top right of the Athletic.net website page that you should print/read before starting your entries.

If you still have questions or comments about a 2017 Cross Country Featured Meet, please contact me at:ezmeetentry@cs.com. Make sure to provide sufficient details in your email so that complete responses can be quickly provided.

Now entering my 18th year, the MySportsResults.com website continues to provide the latest meet news and results as well as seasonal records since 2000!

Thanks and see you at the next meet!

Ron Knapp, EZ Meet Services