FastScout 2 features an all-new Scout Builder that you will use to create your scouting reports. The new Scout Builder is a very intuitive tool that looks and feels like a lot of modern document editors you use today.
Create a Report:
After selecting an opponent from the My Opponents tab, click on the Scouts tab, then select Create Report to get started.
By default, all Scouting Reports created by you or other staff members for the selected team will be displayed. Filter scouts by date, author, most recent, oldest, or alphabetically.
Do a search to find a specific scouting report.
First, name the report and select the date of the game. 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 from a Blank Template or any Saved Templates you have created.
Then, select your Color Palette. Choose from your own team colors, your opponents, or default grey. You'll be able to change these colors later. Now, select "Start".
You will enter ScoutBuilder where you begin creating your scouting report. If you did not select a previously saved template, your page will appear like a blank sheet as seen below. The left-hand side of the page shows your ScoutBuilder menu where you'll be able to make changes, and drag/drop tiles onto your page.
The first item in the drop-down menu is the Report Style options. Here you can choose between two standard Themes, choose which logos appear in the report header, and select the colors of each tile and report header:
To edit the title or subtitle of your scouting report, hover your mouse over the area and click to edit the title. Type in the title or subtitle you'd like, and click the green check mark to save the change.
Under the Tiles menu, you can add tiles to your report. We'll go through each one here.
Text - Selecting the Text tile will add a text block to the report.
Drag/drop the tile on the screen and re-size it by dragging your mouse from the bottom-right corner of the tile.
Click on the default "Text Block" title and start typing to enter a new title. Toggle the Eye icon in the top-right corner of the tile to show/hide the title.
As you start typing, you'll notice a text-editor menu appear above. You can adjust the font size, color, style, and insert bulleted or numbered lists. To delete a tile you've added, click the Trash icon in the top-right corner.
To duplicate the tile, click the duplicate icon in the top-right corner.
Image/Play - Selecting the Image/Play tile will add an Image tile to your report as seen below. Click UPLOAD IMAGE to add the image.
After selecting your image, resize and crop the image as needed, then click Save Image.
Section Title - Select the Section Title to add a header/title to the page. After selecting the Section Title" from the Tiles menu, you can choose the width, background and text properties.
Change the title of the header by clicking on the text. Click the pencil icon to edit the tile in more detail.
Spacer - Spacer adds a blank tile to create white space on the page. The tile will not print, but will rather show as white space on the final report.
Team Stats - The Team Stats tile has the following five Team Stat options:
1. Four Factors - Learn more about Four Factors here.
2. Points per Period - Points Scored and Allowed per period.
3. Individual Boxscore - Box score for a single game.
4. Cumulative Box Score - Cumulative box score for a set of games.
5. Team Stat Comparison - Cumulative stats table showing team and opponent's stats.
After clicking on the selection, the Games and Sample tabs display. The Games tab allows you to select specific games or filter by Conference, Nonconference, Home, Away, Wins, Loses, your Previous Games Against the Opponent, and the team's Last "X" number of games. Toggle to the previous season by sliding the toggle to "Last Season".
After selecting the specific games or filters, click the Sample tab. This previews the information before adding the tile. Next, click Add Tile to add to the tile to the report.
Points per Period
The boxscore tile has two extra tabs; Boxscore Editor and Players.
Click the Boxscore Editor tab to:
- Change or hide the title
- Choose specific stats included in the box score
- Arrange column order by dragging/dropping stats
- Toggle stats between Average and Total by clicking on them under 'Arrange Column Order'.
From the Players tab, choose which players appear in the box score.
For any box score in FastScout 2, sort by clicking on the column header. In the example below, I have clicked on MIN to sort by minutes played.
Click the Pencil icon highlighted below to adjust any settings:
Personnel - Select the Personnel tile to add statistics for individual players. After clicking Personnel, FIRST, select specific games from the Games tab. Select games from the "My Previous Games Against ..." section, pre-defined splits, or create your own split by clicking 'Add Custom Split'. Drag/drop the rows in the order you would like them to appear under the 'Arrange Rows' section on the right-hand side.
Toggle to the STATS tab to:
- Choose specific stats to include in the box score by checking/unchecking
- Arrange column order by dragging/dropping stats
- Toggle stats between Average and Totals by clicking on them underneath the 'Arrange Column Order' section
Toggle to the PLAYERS tab and select the player(s) to create one or more personnel tiles. In the Player Info Row section, select the categories you want to appear inreport want to add tiles for and .Add Custom Text (e.g., "Hand: R/L"). Arrange column order by dragging/dropping stats
Toggle to the LAYOUT tab to custom design your Personnel tiles and rearrange and resize the box scores by dragging and dropping.
Change the tile size between Full and Halfwidth in the bottom-right corner. Click Add Tile to add the box score to your report.
Once the tiles are added, add additional information as needed. Click in the highlighted areas below to add text or upload an image onto the tile.
Click on the Tile Mode button to customize the layout of the personnel tile.
Once in Tile Mode, there are several actions you can take as seen below. You can add text boxes and tables, resize/move boxes, and omit sections.
Click the Gear icon in the top-right corner to make additional changes: You can add additional games, splits, stats, and bulk edit player personnel tiles. The function allows you to quickly swap players in and out.
After customizing your personnel tile, you can click the Save icon to name and save your tile as a custom tile to be used at any time.
Once your tile is saved as a custom tile, it can be added from your Account Custom Tiles menu:
Leaders - Selecting the Leaders tile will allow you to choose between 7 different stat categories:
1. Top Scores
2. 3 Point Shooters
3. Free Throw Shooters
Click the GAMES tab to choose the specific game(s) to include in the leaders' tile. Once you have selected the specific game(s), toggle to the Options tab to preview a sample. Additional stats can be added to the tile by checking the box(es) under Show Additional Stats. Each leaders' category will have different "Additional Stats" available. You can arrange the column order, adjust the number of rows to display, and toggle stats between Average and Totals.
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.
Recent Games - Selecting the Recent Games tile will show your opponent's 5 most recent games by default, including date, site, and result, and score.
Click the pencil icon in the top-right corner of the tile to choose a different set of games to show in the tile:
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 underneath the Account Custom Tiles menu:
Add or remove pages via the Pagination menu. Click Pagination on the left-hand menu to make the pagination menu appear on the right-hand side of the page:
Click the add page button to add new pages, the trash icon to delete pages and the x to collapse the pagination menu. You can also re-arrange pages by dragging/dropping them:
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 automatically saved 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.
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 Scouts tab. Clicking on the saved report will open it right back up to continue editing.
The 'Duplicate Report' creates a copy of the 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 allows you to save a template at any time. If you like the overall report structure you have created and want to be able to use it again for future reports, create a template:
Once you save at least 1 template, you will see an option to select 'My Saved Templates' when creating a new report.
Multiple Coaches Editing a Report:
When working on a report, you will see text in the top-right indicating that the report is locked and other users won't be able to edit the report while you're working on it. Other users can view the report in read-only mode while you are editing it.
If you open a locked report to try and edit it, you'll see the text highlighted below indicating another user is currently editing the report. Once that other user closes the report, you'll be able to edit it.