Frequently Asked Questions

The National Sport Registry is a wholly inclusive database designed to collect and store information specific to the various stakeholders in grassroots sport across the country. It is also the core system to which the framework of the exasport network/directory is anchored.

The primary purpose of the NSR is to help quantify and assess the real-time supply and demand of available sport programs, infrastructure and human resources (i.e. athletes, coaches, officials, etc.) in local communities nationwide. The NSR not only catalogues grassroots sport demographics for users but it also allows them to manipulate their profile data in a manner that is supportive of their own marketing or administrative needs.

The exasport network/directory or “exasport directory” is the more commonly known interface users of the system will become accustomed to. This interface is the portal through which users will be able to access their account or dossier information in order to update, add or delete information going forward. This is also the interface non-registered users will use to access similar information.

The primary purpose of the exasport network/directory is to provide a means through which users can stay current and connected with their peers and counterparts in a chosen discipline(s). The network/directory is effectively a dedicated information delivery system made accessible to any potential user in varying degrees of accessibility.

There are two core types of user accounts: personal and commercial. Personal user accounts are initiated by individual users and in part verified by the submission of a unique email address. Once the email address has been confirmed the user is free to develop their account and manipulate its stored data (i.e. publish profiles, upgrade services, etc.).

Commercial accounts can only be initiated by system administrators and those considered to be CORE accounts will be systematically upgraded to allow for more content in the directory. That means a profile for the subject commercial account will be published prior to any individual being affiliated and assigned as the account administrator.

CORE is an acronym formed from the terms Content Oriented Registered Users. The term is most applicable to commercial accounts but in a general sense refers to any account with a published profile or content that is considered to be relevant.

Publishing a commercial account prior to having an affiliated account administrator will effectively make more content immediately available to network/directory users. Information specific to the subject entity (i.e. facilities, admin staff, media gallery, etc.) is published because it is deemed to be potentially relevant to users. Published information is generally of a nature that does not require frequent updates. Commercial accounts will otherwise exist as empty shells. And although they may be included in applicable search results no profile will be published until such time the account is upgraded and an account administrator is designated.

Yes. Once a personal account is established the user can then create any number of profiles to represent each of the various roles or positions they may hold (i.e. athlete, coach, official, etc.). Each profile can then be affiliated to a specific team or organization privately for administrative purposes or publicly in order to model the relationship and publicize the affiliation.

Only personal accounts have the ability to post multiple profiles. Commercial accounts are only able to publish a single profile to represent the organization and its various interests at a specified location.

The onus for this is on the individual users to police themselves and each other. However, a number of additional safeguards are employed to aid in this endeavor. Also, if any user is deemed to have willfully attempted to mislead or misrepresent facts they will become subject to disciplinary action by system administrators. This may result in the suspension of the account in question or the otherwise loss of privileges for the account administrator. Each instance of misuse, abuse or willful act of malice will be assessed and judged with regard to the severity of the offence and the history of the offender. Criminal proceedings may result in the most egregious of cases.

The bulk of all information published in the network/directory is drawn directly from the established dossier of subject individuals or organizations and published in their respective profile(s). Each account has a secure login that permits access to the administrative features of the account in question. The account administrator in each case is ultimately responsible for ensuring the information stored in that dossier is current and relevant as the maintenance of such information is to their ultimate benefit.

No. The goal of the network/directory is to present every stakeholder with a similar opportunity to definitively state this is me; this is what I do, where and with whom. With every user being afforded this same opportunity everyone comes away with the same chance to prominently establish their face and voice in the realm of grassroots sport via the network/directory.

The majority of information exchanged and the interaction between users is facilitated through the user profile(s) as is the user’s ability to promote him or her self. A small percent of all users may have the opportunity or desire to ascend to the next level of development or performance. In those instances an account/profile upgrade may help to realize those goals by principally allowing for more exposure and helping to distinguish the subject individual from his/her peers. In those instances an account/profile upgrade may prove to be more beneficial.

Also, in some instances users may wish or need the ability to manage various teams, classes or rosters of individuals that is directly associated with him/her (i.e. coach, personal trainer, fitness instructor, etc.). Account upgrades can make that a possibility outside of the sphere of an affiliated organization. Again, these are specific applications for defined user groups.

Publishing a profile (i.e. making its content viewable by any user) will give the account administrator an identifiable face and voice throughout the network/directory. Furthermore, the account administrator will be able to actively promote themselves and/or their affiliated team or organization throughout the network/directory.

Keeping a profile private such that only select individuals are able to view or access its content in any significant manner (i.e. affiliated organization, program administrator, etc) still has its benefits. Affiliated program or account administrators will still be able to include the subject individual in administrative practices (i.e. online registration, team or organization communiquГ©, etc.). Cross-promotional benefits are of course negated because other users are unable to search the subject profile and/or view any of its content (i.e. personal statistics, affiliations, photos, etc.).

Personal and commercial profiles are the primary means through which content is shared throughout the network/directory. The rationale for creating/publishing a profile will vary with each account administrator. If the user becomes part of the network/directory for reasons centred on advertising or promotion then the creation and publishing of a profile is absolutely necessary. In the event that the user is only part of the network/directory to facilitate the administration of a program or organization they are affiliated with, then the creation of a profile is mandatory but its publication is optional.

Profiles are created and affiliated in order to represent different roles or relationships that exist between the subject individual and some other individual or organization. There are not many legitimate reasons, if any, for creating a profile that will never be affiliated with another. In fact, those profiles that exist that have no affiliations are suspect and users are cautioned to ask “why this may be so” when dealing with such organizations or individuals.

No. In order to be included in the directory and/or to publish a personal profile the subject individual must first toggle their profile status switch from “private” to “public”. Only then will any personal profile information be subject to directory searches and a profile subsequently published. This must also be done for each profile individually since each profile represents a different persona and relationship.

The exception is in the case of commercial accounts. The information concerning a commercial account is consider as public domain and will automatically be made available to applicable search results.

No. Any visitor to the website can access and search the network/directory. One key restriction placed on non-registered users is their ability to directly communicate or send messages to registered users. In addition to being a means to promote and market sport related people products and services the network/directory was also designed as a secure medium for users to network and exchange information with their peers and counterparts. Allowing any user to breach this protocol would undermine the secured aspect of the network/directory. Limiting access to registered users will provide some recourse for those that may seek to abuse or otherwise misuse the system.

No. In theory the network/directory was designed to accommodate any and all disciplines. That said there seems to be an ever increasing number of disciplines that are yet to be included. If there is currently a discipline not accounted for and you wish it included please contact the site administrators and indicate any such omission so that it can be rectified.

Similarly if you observe any other inconsistencies, errors or omissions please take a moment to bring those over sights to the attention of system administrators as well.

Ongoing development of the network/directory will primarily be driven by supply and demand. The greater the number of users (critical mass) in a particular discipline or user class the greater the efforts and resources will be for developing features and applications specific to that user group.

The ProAdmin 2.0 Suite is an online solution for sport program administrators made available through account/profile upgrades. It’s a two part offering that enables program administrators to create and manage programs, teams and rosters through a program manager. In addition it allows program administrators to administrate the individual occurrence of those same events (i.e. practices, games, tournaments, etc.) via a dynamic event calendar.

The two functions though seemingly the same are in fact very distinctive. The former addresses the manner in which people are grouped and/or managed as well as the centralized communication between all concerned. The latter feature deals with the scheduling of specific occurrence of said interaction within the context of sport (i.e. competitions, banquets, fund raisers, etc.). The two features and the function they are designed to fulfill can therefore be mutually exclusive.