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Release Notes: August 9, 2020

It's quietly been a busy summer for us. On Sunday, we pushed out another release, largely driven by customer feedback. Going forward you will now see:

Autosave 

This has been a long time coming but is our favorite feature in this release. Lacrosse Lab and Hoops Lab will now automatically save plays throughout your play design process. No more lost plays!

Email Team 

Sometimes you just need to send a simple study reminder to your team. Now, when you select EMAIL TEAM from the Team Roster page, you can write your email within Lacrosse Lab/Hoops Lab and embed play links to be distributed to your team. All contact emails will be pre-filled in the email dialogue box so that you can customize your distribution list.

Help Section 

While you're designing plays, you can hop over to our YouTube channel for quick tutorial videos on some of the play design features. If there's a feature that we haven't built yet or you have a question, feel free to leave us feedback. We read it all!


Print 

Sometimes printing out your playbook is easier to distribute and share at practice. We've now incorporated a print function with two formats: One Frame per Page or Three Frames per Page.


Improved Share UI 

We love encouraging our community to share what they've built with their networks and teams. We've streamlined the Share Play flow to make sharing your play ideas easier than ever!

 

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