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Draft Players for Youth Sports Leagues

OnlineDraft will make your Youth 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.

Load Players

Sign up and then load the league's players from a spreadsheet. You can even add player photos.

Set Up Your Draft

Add your coaches and then enter your draft details. You can pre-assign or "slot" players before the draft begins.

Coaches Pick Players!

Start when you are ready. Connect the Draft Board to a TV for your in person draft. Any coach can access the draft remotely from their device. Start your season!


Easy Setup

Setting up your Youth Sports League Draft is a snap. Just sign up, and then enter a name for your group. Then load your players from a spreadsheet and configure your draft. It is FREE to sign up and get started.

In Person or Remote Drafts

OnlineDraft works great either way. If all of the coaches meet for the Draft, connect a laptop to a TV and use our DRAFT BOARD. OnlineDraft will simplify the process whether your Draft is In Person, Remote, or a combination of the two.

Pre-Assign ("Slot") Players before the Draft

You can pre-assign, or "slot" players before the Draft begins. Once you have set your draft order, you can make any selection in the Draft before it begins. If certain players need to go at certain picks, we have you covered.

Assign Players during the Draft

Sometimes picks come together. For example, when you pick a player with a sibling then you may need to pick the sibling in a later round. From the DRAFT BOARD it is simple to assign any player to any pick in the draft.

Full control of the Draft Order

We will help you build your draft order quickly, but you have full control over every pick in the draft.

Administrator control of the Live Draft

Administrators can start, pause, resume, and end the draft whenever they like. Further, the Administrator can pick for coaches and enforce pick time limits.

List View of all Players

All player details are available to Coaches in a List. Rosters can be downloaded to a spreadsheet after the draft.

Pre-Rank Players before the Draft & AutoDraft

Before the draft coaches can rank all of the players. At the draft, all of their ranks are available to help coaches make their selections. AutoDraft can be turned on at anytime to have the system pick for you based on your rankings.

Can player information be confidential?

Yes! The Administrator can choose to lock some of the player data so that only the core details like name and ID are available to all coaches/managers. Once a player has been selected by a coach, the data marked as confidential are made available ONLY to their coach. This settings allows your league to protect the privacy of all your participants and their familes, while adding the convenience to your coaches by making rosters available with all the details needed to contact their new team immediately after the draft!

Multiple Drafts?

OnlineDraft works great for leagues with multiple divisions and drafts. Often players not selected in a draft need to be added to the next draft. With OnlineDraft you can easily import the undrafted players into the next draft.

Works on any Internet-Connected Device

OnlineDraft works great from any Internet-connected device using a modern web browser. Use your desktop computer, laptop, smart phone or tablet to make your picks.

What about Trades?

After any draft you can use the "Trade" feature to quickly trade players. A record of the trade is added to the draft log.

Email and SMS (text message) Turn Notification

Coaches can choose to receive an email and / or a SMS (text) message whenever it is their turn to make a pick. Notifications will keep your draft moving.

Which Sports?

OnlineDraft works great for all sports leagues that need to form teams from a pool of players: baseball, softball, basketball, soccer, football, hockey, lacrosse, and more.

League Rules

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.

Easy Ranking

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.

Ranking Screen

Easy Import

It takes just a couple of minutes to load your players into our system from a spreadsheet.

Import Screen

Pick from Draft Board

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.

Draft Board

Draft Results

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.

Draft Results


"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.

"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!"

Carey R.

"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!!"

Jeff B.