The purpose of this page is to provide a repository of images aiming to display aspects of the OpenTrack application.
These screenshots provide a variety of functions; they are helpful to use when preparing presentations but, importantly, they are also an adept teaching material. They provide a quick yet effective understanding of the OpenTrack products and their interface when managing your athletics competitions.
2 Federation Management
Federation Management is the system designed for federations to look after all aspects of their nation’s athetics, such as setting up championships, approving licences, assigning coaches etc. Below are just some of the examples of what the Federmation Management System can do.
2.1 Getting Started
Within Federation Management, nations can upload their entire athlete database to action multiple procedures. These include but are not limited to creating competitons, licensing athletes, allocating coaches and finding season rankings. A nation’s entire athletic database can be managed through this system.
Below is the homepage for Malta’s Federation Management microsite. From here it is easy to navigate through to Athletes, Clubs, Coaches, Competitions, Leagues, Sport Facilities & Rankings.
Navigating through to a nation’s list of competitions, past and upcoming, is simple from the homepage. Administrators can easily add new events and enter athletes.
Navigating through to a given competition shows all the events hosted in that meeting.
Each event displays a competitor list, which can be displayed in multiple languages, importantly in the language and alphabet of the host nation, as shown below with Cyprus.
2.3 Clubs & Coaches
All of a federation’s clubs and coaches can be accessed and various aspects can be edited.
The list of coaches can be viewed and managed; adding new ones, assigning athletes etc.
There is a similar viewing pane for all athletics clubs in the nation. From here users can navigate through the clubs and, with the appropriate access privileges, edit various aspects.
Below is an example of a club’s homepage, in this instance Estonia’s Audentes Sports Club.
A federation’s entire athletic database can be viewed, as well as each individual club’s list.
It is possible for administrators to add athletes to clubs and request/action license renewals.
Within these athlete lists, users can view athlete rankings to see where a given athlete rates in various disciplines. It is possible to filter search queries to find different data based on factors such as gender, event, age group.
It is possible to access each athlete individually to view their performances across different events and years.
Finally, it is possible to view (and add) all facilities and stadia within a given nation.
It is possible to click onto these venues and view their details, with administrators able to add details.
3 Competition Management
The Competition Management System is the perfect system for the complete management of your athletics events, ranging from a local X-Country race through to a large scale track and field open meeting.
Below are some screenshots of the system being used by meeting organisers when setting up various aspects of an event.
3.1 Match Configuration
This image is the Match Configuration screen where meeting organisers detail initial set up components, such as athlete eligibility and how to allocate age groups. On the left hand side you can see various other editable tabs.
3.2 Adding Competitors
We have two different methods for adding competitors.
- In bulk - athletes are pasted in from a pre-populated list, usually created in a spreadsheet
- Individually - this is useful for federations where athletes have a unique ID, by which they can be located. This is often used in open meetings where athletes arrive and sign up on the day.
3.3 Event Entry
Events can be added in a similar way to competitors; pasted in bulk from a pre-populated list.
3.4 Timing Integration
OpenTrack has software that can be downloaded to automatically synchronise with two of the major finish line softwares; FinishLynx & TimeTronics. Once done, via a quick and simple process, results are sent up into the cloud straight after athletes finish and can be seen on the OpenTrack site immediately.
3.5 Results Input
If not using electronic finish line software, then results can also be inputted manually. Similar to competitor entry, this can be done in bulk or individually.
4 Results Display
Within the Competition Management System, OpenTrack has Results Capture. This system is used to display the results of athletics competition both quickly and in a logical, well presented format. There are a number of different results screens, which can be seen below.
4.1 Race Results - Standard
These can be displayed in either a simple and standard format or using the graphical tool, which plays a split-by-split narrative of a race.
In addition to the overall results, splits were taken every 200m for races at Night of the 10,000m so detailed analysis of the race, such as pace consistency and sprint finishes, can easily be viewed.
For many athletics meets there is a team aspect, alongside individual competitions. The OpenTrack system can be configured to display team scores after the event and also as the competition unfolds.
Additionally, below is an example of a 1km race as displayed on OpenTrack’s mobile format.
4.2 Race Results - Graphical
The graphical display of results works best with events where splits are taken on multiple occasions, usually in track meets. This gives the opportunity to show the positions of athletes as the race unfolds.
This is best shown in the video display, which can be seen here, choosing Re-Play and clicking play.
4.3 Field Events - Standard
Similar to the race results, field events can be displayed in multiple formats.
The following are examples of the standard results format for the three types of field events; throw, horizontal jump and vertical jump. The latter is only part way through the competition.
4.4 Field Events - Graphical
As with race results, the graphical version of field events is a user-friendly format. It is especially useful when the event is in progress to keep up to date with proceedings. Spectators on the opposite side of the stadium can keep in touch with the competition.
Dynamic New Athletics (DNA) is a new innovative format of athletics designed around a team aspect and making the sport engaging and easy to follow for spectators. OpenTrack has been pivotal in the forward steps of this new competition and proudly looks after the Competition Management.
Below is an example of the athlete profile page as used in the DNA format and displayed on a mobile.
Finally, these are examples of the knockout aspect of the DNA competition, which is used for the jumping events.
4.6 More Images
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