About FanDraft Youth / History

What is “FanDraft: Youth Sports Draft Board Software”?

FanDraft Youth Sports Draft Board software is an application designed to assist and enhance your Youth League Baseball or other Youth Sports League live draft. Make your Youth Sports league draft feel like a professional Draft with streaming draft tickers, automated draft clocks, and a digitally displayed draft board. FanDraft is the perfect draft companion for your junior sports league’s draft. It can be projected via a digital projector, or output onto a large television or video monitor, and displayed to your entire league.

HISTORY OF FANDRAFT

 

 

FanDraft Youth 4 : Released May 2014

  • Massive overhaul of the Draft Board grid, improving the graphics and display data.
  • Redesigned SETUP area.
  • Improved the Draft Order setup.
  • Software auto-checks for updates upon launch.
  • Added cut-and-paste to setup areas.
  • Player images can now be transparent
  • Increased “Phonetic name” character limit to unlimited.
  • Improved “Keeper Setup” (auto-fills rounds/picks).
  • Ability to add MP4 video format for player photos.
  • Option to play just 10 seconds of team song.
  • New On-screen HELP icon.
  • Increased and logo and image sizes.
  • Customizable sound fx and voice responses for draft pick feedback responses.
  • New “On Deck” pop-up, displaying info about who is currently drafting.
  • Auction “On Deck” by-passes teams out of money
  • The “Pick Announcement” now displays for the last pick of round.
  • Keepers now denoted with (K) on draft board.
  • The “Draft Report Card”: Displays list of who had the best overall draft.
  • Refined Draft Board grid.
  • Customize position cell colors.
  • New dynamic default cell colors.
  • Full Screen Mode.
  • Sort “Roster Board” by PICK or POSITION.
  • “Undock” the Player Search Bar (allowing users the option to drag this to a secondary screen).
  • Auction Draft: now displays next nominating.
  • Improved Graphics and User Interface.
  • All of the 2012 Rookies/Player Updates.
  • Improved speed and performance of software.
  • Ability to Cut&Paste into “Owner Notes”.
  • PreDraft now displays teams in order of the Draft Order.
  • Auction Drafts: Ability to use a “Pre-Deturmined Player List” for player selection.
  • Ability for “auto-select” (remote) owners to import import preset customized player rankings for auto-selection.
  • Addition of “Roster Board” display.
  • Added ability to trade “bid $” for In-Draft Trades.
  • Auto-Pick (keeper) players now pause to display announcement during pick.
  • Improved Graphics and User Interface.
  • Added Phonetic editing of players.
  • Added support for iTunes audio files.
  • UNDO button added to draft interface.
  • “Skip Pick” button added to main menu.
  • Players Board now removes (not graying out) selected players.
  • Improved algorithm for “Auto-Pick” suggestions.
  • HOT KEYS added for Positions
  • Can change the order of how teams are displayed on Auction Board.
  • Improved interface for auction drafting.
  • Can display available “roster slots” on auction board.

 

FanDraft Youth v3 : Released 2011

  • Improved Graphics and User Interface.
  • Added compatibility for Mac OSX.
  • Bug fixes and minor interaction enhancements
  • Added “General League Information/Notes”, which is displayed during the PreDraft
  • New “Auto-Draft” ability, to assist in selection of players for teams that cannot attend draft.
  • Improved control over Draft Board display (sizing, font sizes, data displayed)
  • Added Phonetic editing of players.
  • Can now import iTunes audio files.
  • Ability to preassign players to a team.
  • Can now import PNG files which retain transparency.
  • Improvements to Player Setup area (can now change multiple player positions / remove players with increased speed and improved usability).
  • Player Age now automatically calculated if DOB is provided.
  • UNDO button added to draft interface.
  • Can change the “Font” of the Draft Board.
  • “Skip Pick” button added to main menu.
  • Player Board: Players can now be removed or grayed out after being selected.
  • Improved algorithm for “Auto-Pick” suggestions.
  • Quickly change the DISPLAY BOARD using the Function keys (F1-F5)
  • HOT KEYS added for Positions (SHIFT/0-9).
  • Show Player Photos in Pick Announcement.
  • New “Auto-Select” feature capability.
  • Ability to speed up or completely stop the Player Board scrolling.
  • “Team Song” now continues where it left off, instead of restarting.
  • Music (“Team Song”) auto-fades in-and-out with other audio.
  • New sound effects to improve audio experience.
  • Can change the order of how teams are displayed on Auction Board.
  • Teams “grayed out” after running out of bid $.
  • Improved interface for auction drafting.
  • Display “Roster Slots” available on Auction Board (Activated through “Draft > Draft Preferences”).
  • Can delete a pick through the “Edit Selections” area.
  • Control over Auction Board Font size
  • “Draft Transactions” report, that gives a sum

FanDraft Youth v2 : Released 2009

  • Improved Graphics and User Interface.
  • Total user control over Draft Board display (sizing, font sizes, data displayed)
  • Import 2008 FanDraft League/Team settings.
  • Display player AGE on board display
  • In-Draft “Trade Tool”
  • Quickly change the DISPLAY BOARD using the Function keys (F1-F5)
  • Ability to speed up or completely stop the Player Board scrolling.
  • Click on a team in the “Team or Picks Board” display, and that team’s roster will open in separate box.
  • Music (“Team Song”) auto-fades in-and-out with other audio
  • PreDraft now utilizes “Team Song” audio.
  • Expanded control over “Auction Board” font sizes.

FanDraft Youth v1 : Released 2008

  • FanDraft Youth v1 Launches