Pickup
  hockey

Mad Puck is here to help you manage your pickup hockey team!

  • Scheduling - players can see the upcoming games

  • Attendance - players mark themselves absent, you get a notification on your phone

  • Health screening - players screen before the game, you get a view of all player screening responses

  • Chats - group and individual chats - provide team updates, reminders and find sub players

Mad Puck is a free download on Apple and Android devices and 100% free to use. We would love to hear from you about what features you would like to see next!

Watch the video below to learn how to best setup Mad Puck for pickup hockey use.

If you have any questions, please reach out - info@madpuck.com or DM on Instagram @mad_puck_hockey

Quick TipS

​Some quick tips in setting up Mad Puck for pickup hockey use.

  • In the team settings select "Pickup Hockey" from the button at the top (default is minor hockey)

  • Health Screening

    • You can turn on health screening in the team settings

    • If players complain about having to manually answer “No” each time they submit their health screening, consider turning on “Health questions default to no for faster entry” setting, also found in the team settings.

    • Screen players at the door yourself if they forgot or don't have the app installed.

    • Assign yourself the “Manager” role (see change role in fans page) so you can see all the health results

  • Set up all the players before you send the invite out to make it faster when you start getting approvals

  • Get the team link from the top of the fans page. Use the template below to send it around to the team

  • When a fan joins a team, assign them the “Player” role only and associate the player created earlier with this fan (aka user)

  • By default, rostered players are present in all games and sub players are absent in all games. If you want players to have to choose "Going/Not Going" for each game, turn on "Start in a 'Have not responded' state" in the team settings.

  • The team manager/coach is the only one that can move players to present (i.e. you don’t want subs adding themself to a game without your approval).

  • Consider turning on the "See attendance of other players" setting in the team settings screen to allow players to see who is going and who can't make the games.

  • Use the "Send reminder" feature in the game dashboard menu to send game reminders to:

    • All players - will send the reminder to all players that are marked present, tentative or have not yet responded

    • All players needing attendance update - will only send the reminder to players that are tentative or have not yet responded. Use this to bug the players that haven't responded yet as you get closer to the game.

  • Use Mad Puck Chats to send game reminders or bug players to send in their payments!

  • After the game has ended, use the "End Game" button in the schedule screen to end the game and enter the final score.

email template

Send an email to your pickup team, using this template to introduce them to Mad Puck.

Replace <Team Name> with the team name you created in Mad Puck (3 replacements needed).

Replace <Team Link> with the link to join the team which can be found at the top of the Fans screen (1 replacement needed)

Hey guys,

This year we will be using the Mad Puck application to manage the team which provides Covid health screening, attendance and a chat feature.

The app is a free download from the Google Play or App stores. Just click on this link and it will take you to download the app and send in a request to join the team after the download (if not just click on the link again after). I'll have to approve you joining the team.

 

Click this link to join the team "<Team Name>" on Mad Puck: <Team Link>

How Mad Puck Works:

 

Attendance - If you can make the next game, you do nothing.

If you can't make a game, please do the following ASAP - do not wait until an hour before the game.  

  • Open the app

  • Click on “<Team Name>”

  • Select “Schedule”

  • Find the game you cannot attend

  • Click the attendance icon on the right

  • Click "No" and choose the reason

COVID Health Screening – Is required by the city before every game.  Before each game (ideally within 12 hours before the game), complete the health screening:

  • Open the app

  • Click on “<Team Name>”

  • Select “Schedule”

  • Select the date of the game you are going to play

  • Select “Health Screening”

  • Select player

  • Answer all the questions and hit submit

  • If you answered YES to any question stay home

I will send around game reminders and general team information using the Mad Puck Chat feature.

Thanks!