Once each player has been assigned to a team, organizers can begin the incredibly quick and simple, two-step process of creating the schedule. The first step is to decide which date the season will start on. League Engine supports a weekly round robin, so the number of rounds will be one less than the number of teams. (For example, if the league has twelve teams, there would be eleven rounds in the regular season's round robin.) Then, at the end of the regular season, the playoff schedule is determined. With less than ten teams, there will be four teams in the playoffs (and two rounds). With 12-16 teams, there will be eight teams in the playoffs (and three rounds).
Set the Times
Now that the dates have been set, you can specify the time periods for each round. There will always be half as many time periods as there are teams, since two teams play against one another. (For example, if there are ten teams, there will be five separate time periods each round.) Once the times have been entered, League Engine will go to work and create the round robin, assigning each and every player's match for the entire regular season.
Once the regular season is finished, League Engine will automatically get started on creating your playoff schedule. There is no extra work that needs to be done here, as the playoff schedule is just a continuation of the regular season schedule. For the first round of the playoffs, the schedule is determined by the standings in the regular season. (The top teams go on to the playoffs, and the remaining teams just play for fun.) After that, each next round is determined by the results of the previous playoff round. The schedule for each round of the playoffs is determined at the end of the day of the preceding round.