Host a draft to easily form teams from any group of players.
OnlineDraft will make your Sports League Draft easy, efficient, and fun. Setup is simple and it is free to try. The Draft is similar to fantasy sports drafts with all the features your league needs to draft teams.
Try a real Draft for free with a Demo Group after signing up.
Sign up and then load the league's players from a spreadsheet. You can even add player photos.
Add your coaches and then enter your draft details. You can pre-assign or "slot" players before the draft begins.
OnlineDraft works great for all youth and adult sports leagues that need to form teams from a pool of players: baseball, softball, basketball, soccer, football, hockey, lacrosse, ultimate frisbee, kickball and more.
It takes just a couple of minutes to load your players into our system from a spreadsheet. Include up to 5 customizable fields per player plus an optional Admin Rank and contact info (only available to assigned coach).
Connect your laptop to a TV and run your draft from the draft board . Each coach can use their own device to see a list of available players updated in real time. You can also pre-select or "slot" players from the draft board and make sibling or buddy picks during the draft.
Some or all of the draft participants can be remote. If a coach cannot make the draft, they can pick from anywhere with any internet connected device. If the leagues wants, everyone can draft remotely. Having this option available makes sure that all coaches can participate in the draft AND you can keep to your schedule!
When loading your players, you can include up to 5 customizable columns plus comments and an ID. You may optionally include photos (bulk loading available) and an Admin Rank. Player details can be made available to all coaches in advance of the draft to GREATLY improve draft preparation and team parity.
The draft results are available immediately to all coaches/managers. Filter the results and click on the EXCEL button to download your roster including contact information.
Using Admin Rank, your league can quickly apply a ranking order to all players. This rank can be generated by an objective party, or it can be the average of participating coaches, or it can be generated however your league wants. The Admin Rank becomes the default ranking for all players.
Many sports leagues are trying to form more balanced teams. OnlineDraft can help with Admin Rank, which allows for a league ranking on each player that is available to all coaches / managers. With Admin Rank set, coaches should be able to make better selections throughout the draft. In addition OnlineDraft is a transparent system where all draft picks and trades are logged and details are to the entire group.
With our simple ranking system, we make it easy for each draft participant to get ready for the draft. Coaches/Managers can rank the players at any time before the draft. The rankings will be available at the Draft and coaches can bring an internet connected device and have the players available updated in real time.
Easily add photos for each player.
The OnlineDraft system has all of the functionality needed to comply with your league's official draft rules and regulations. Players can be easily loaded from the registration data via a spreadsheet. The draft order, configuration, and details remain password protected. The league administrator has complete control over access to the draft system.
Youth league uses OnlineDraft to form teams from 1400 youth athletes.
LiveSoftball.tv uses OnlineDraft for their Adult Softball Leagues.
The American Basketball League uses OnlineDraft for their ABA Gold Draft.
"We used online draft for our NJB basketball draft and our Bronco Baseball league draft.
The set up was fast, simple, and so efficient!!! At the actual draft I connected my laptop to a tv and made the picks.
It was very quick and easy to assign each player, once the Manager's made their selections. I have conducted at
least 50 youth sports drafts over the years and using OnlineDraft was a phenomenal improvement. I used to spend hours setting
everything up and then at the actual Draft, my old system was very cumbersome. I would highly encourage utilizing, and
recommend OnlineDraft for anyone who has ever run, or been involved with any type of draft format. This program is AWESOME!!!"
Robert S. Newport Harbor Baseball Association
"OnlineDraft and its SportsEngine Integration reduces the time and effort required of our league reps and coaches, who are all volunteers, to get a season started by over 50% allowing them to focus on basketball and not manual, one by one player rostering. It also speeds up our player draft by at least 30 minutes per draft."
John T. Lee's Summit JR Basketball Association
"We used OnlineDraft for our kids' Pony league drafts in a couple divisions this year and it was fantastic! Very easy to set up, great display during the draft to keep everyone on task, and simple to manage the process and disseminate the team information after it was completed. This is a no-brainer for youth leagues!"
"This draft tool is fantastic! I just participated in a draft for a kids basketball league and I did the entire thing sitting in seat 30D while flying between Los Angeles and New York City. The draft went very smoothly and it was easy to follow and sort the players and make the selections. This was such a fantastic tool to use for a kids' league and I could imagine it would be great for working out other details like vacation home dates and more. Well done, OnlineDraft!!"
"This was my first time as a league director and after doing some research I decided to use OnlineDraft. What a great decision, it was pretty simple to get all set up and running within 1 day of the draft. The draft board looks great when displayed on a big screen and it only took the coaches a few minutes to get orientated and get rolling. I will be using this for my future online drafts!"
Joe I. @ LiveSoftball.tv