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February 2021 Release Notes, Part 2

It's been a busy month! This week we released our second release for the month. This one includes updates to the Team Schedule, Roster, and the introduction of Team Settings. Team Schedule Calendar View This will be the most obvious enhancement for our Complete Team and Collegiate subscribers. From the desktop, this will now be your new schedule view to get a more complete picture of the month ahead. This view will also allow you to view your schedule history. RSVPs can be done from the event summary. Event Detail When you select an event, you will be taken to the new event details screen. This will outline specifics of the event: Date/Time, Location, Practice Objectives. Everyone will be able to RSVP from the action bar at the bottom, while coaches will be able to trigger an immediate Event Reminder or make edits to the event. By flipping over to ATTENDANCE, coaches will see a brief summary of RSVPs for their team, a list of who has RSVPed, and who has not. In addition, coaches wi
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