Scout 2.0 features an all new Scout Builder that you'll use to create your scouting reports. This new Scout Builder is a very intuitive tool that looks and feels like a lot of modern document editors you use today.
Creating a Report:
After selecting an opponent from the My Opponents tab, click on the Scout Builder tab, then Add Report to get started.
Next, select the Template Type. This controls the set of tiles that you start with on the scouting report. You'll be able to create and save your own templates as you go. Choose between a Blank Template or any Saved Templates you have created.
Then, select your Color Pallet. Choose between your own team colors or your opponents. Type in a name for your report and click 'Let's Get Started!
You will next enter Scout Builder where you can begin creating your scouting report. If you did not select a previously saved template, your page will appear much like a blank sheet as seen below. The left-hand side of the page shows your Scout Builder menu where you'll be able to make changes, and drag/drop tiles onto your page. The rest of the page will show a real-time preview of what your scouting report will look like.
The first thing on the menu to point out is the Report Style options. Choose between 2 standard themes, and adjust the colors of the scouting report by clicking on the Primary Color, Tile Header or Text buttons seen below.
To edit the title or subtitle of your scouting report, hover your mouse over the area and click the blue pencil icon as highlighted below.
Type in the title or subtitle you'd like, and click the green check mark to save the change.
Under the Tiles menu, you'll be able to add various types of tiles to your report. We'll go through each one here.
Text - Selecting the Text tile will add a Text Block to your report as seen below.
Drag/drop the tile anywhere you'd like on the screen, or re-size the block by dragging with your mouse from the bottom-right corner of the tile.
Click on the pencil icon in the top-right of the tile to edit the title. Type your new title and click Update Tile.
Finally, type text into the tile. As you start typing, you'll notice a simple text-editor menu appear above. You can easily adjust the font size, color and style, as well as insert bulleted or numbered lists.
To delete a tile you've added, simply click the Trash icon in the top-right corner.
If you'd like to copy/clone the topic you created, click the copy icon in the top-right corner of the tile as seen below:
Image/Play - Selecting the Image/Play tile will add an Image tile to your report as seen below. Click UPLOAD IMAGE to add any image to your report.
After selecting your image, re-size and crop your image as needed, then click Save Image.
Your image will now appear on your report. You can resize the image tile, and change the title of the tile as covered with the Text tile above.
Spacer - Selecting the Spacer tile will add a blank tile to your report that you can use to create white space on your page when needed. In the example below, I want to add some white space between my two topics "Keys to Win" and "Offensive Strengths". Clicking the Spacer tile will add a blank tile, and I can then drag/drop the spacer where I want it.
By default, tiles will snap into place on top or next to each other based on where you position them. The spacer tile is therefore the best way to create white space on your report when needed.
Team Stats - Selecting the Team Stats tile will allow you to choose between the following 5 Team Stat options:
1. Four Factors - Learn more about four factors here.
2. Points per Period - Will show average points per period as well as opponents average against.
3. Box Score - Cumulative stats table showing average stats for season
4. Team Offense - Cumulative stats table showing average offensive stats for season, including advanced stats such as Box plus/minus and offensive win shares.
5. Team Stat Comparison - Cumulative stats table showing team stats for your opponent, and their opponents stats against them
After clicking on your selection, you'll see a preview of the stats as seen below. Choose to add the tile to a specific page, or create a new page, then click Add Tile.
If you select a Team Boxscore, you can sort the statistics by any column simply by clicking on the column header. In the example below, I have clicked on MIN to sort stats by average minutes played. Re-size the tile or change the title using the same steps described above.
For tiles such as Team Offense, click the Pencil icon highlighted below to adjust more settings:
From the Rearrange Columns setting, you can drag/drop the stats in any order you want them to appear:
Personnel - Selecting the Personnel tile will allow you to add tiles for each individual player you'd like. After clicking Personnel, choose between full-width or half-width tiles, and check the box next to each player you'd like to add to your report, then click Add Tile.
Once the tiles are added, add additional information as needed. Click in the areas highlighted below to add text or upload an image onto the tile.
Click on the Tile Mode button to customize the layout your personnel tile.
Once in Tile Mode, there are several actions you can take as seen below. You can resize/move boxes, remove boxes, add additional boxes, and finally Save your settings.
Click the Gear icon in the top-right corner to make additional changes:
From this settings menu, you can toggle the player assigned to the tile, rearrange stat columns, and choose which stats appear as highlighted below:
Leaders - Selecting the Leaders tile will allow you to choose between 7 different stat categories as seen below. Clicking on each one will show a preview of the exact stats included.
Additional stats can be added to the tile by checking the box under Show Additional Stats. Each category has different additional stats available.
Click Add Tile once you've chosen the stat category you'd like to add.
Once the tile had been added, you can move the tile, re-size it, or change the title using the same steps described above.
Custom Table- Selecting the Custom Table tile will add a blank custom table to your report:
Click on the pencil icons next to the Header or Data cells to enter text into the table:
Click the Gear icon in the top-right corner of the tile to add or delete rows and columns from the table:
If you'd like to save your custom tile to use again in another report, click the Save icon in the top-right corner of the tile, then title the tile:
After saving your custom tile, it will be available under the Account Custom Tiles menu:
Add or remove pages in the Pagination area of the Scout Builder menu. Click Repaginate to swap page numbers.
Click the arrow icon in the top-right corner of any tile to move the tile to a different page.
Printing/Saving Report & Template:
To print your report, click the Print icon found in the top-right corner of the page.
Two important things to note in your browser printer settings when you print:
1. Make sure your Paper Size is set to Letter or 8.5 X 11. Trying to use a larger paper size will cause issues.
2. Make sure 'Background graphics' are enabled as highlighted below. The below screenshot is from the Google Chrome browser, other browsers may look a little different.
Drafts of your report are saved automatically as you create them. If you accidentally close your browser or navigate to a different page, your latest progress will be saved as a draft. You can also manually save your report by clicking the X icon in the top-right corner of the page.
When you click the X button, you'll be able to title and save the report you're working on, as well as save your report as a template to be used in the future.
Returning to your opponents page, you'll see your saved report under the Scout Builder tab. Clicking on the saved report will open it right back up to continue editing.
Clicking the 'Save As' button highlighted below will let you copy your report to a new report. This is best used when you are playing the same team more than once. You can open your report from the first game, and click 'Save As' to copy the report for your second game against the same opponent.
Clicking the 'Save Template' button will allow you to save a template at any time. If you like the overall report structure you've created and want to be able to use it again for future reports, create a template:
Finally, you can click the 'Freeze' button to freeze the report and statistics at a point in time. By default, the statistics in your report will dynamically update with the most current information. If you want to your report to be frozen to show stats at a particular point in time (such as the day you play your opponent), use this Freeze feature.
Once you freeze the report, it will become un-editable. You can refresh the statistics to update by clicking the Clock button highlighted below: