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Free Player Accounts Now Available (Release Notes: 3.0)



Hey all,

We have a pretty quick turnaround this week, but we want to announce some exciting news! We have made another major update to help you develop your players outside of practice.

Free Accounts
Anyone can now make a free Lacrosse Lab account. The free access will allow you to create a personal playbook. As a coach, this has allowed me to brainstorm plays and drills in preparation for my practices.

*Sharing your plays through Lacrosse Lab will still require the creation of a team.

Player Access
The primary motivation for providing free accounts was to allow you as a coach to invite players to have permanent access to your playbook. Previously, sharing plays was done using a public link which was difficult for players and their parents to manage. Also, the addition of new plays required a new link.

Going forward, all sharing will be done with Lacrosse Lab. Once you have created a team, you will notice that in addition to your coach token, there is a new 'Player Token'. The Player Token will allow your players and their parents to join your team to have view-only access to your team's playbook. As a coach, you can then see which of your players have joined your team and immediately use them in your Depth Chart.

To join a team:

Look for this new link in the top-left corner.

After clicking the link, players should click 'Join Team'

Finally, enter the 8-digit player token to join your team.
Give it a try! We believe this change will allow us to start enabling a lot of the features that we have long envisioned. Get in there and tell us what you think: LacrosseLab.com

Thanks,

Eric & Ryan

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