The way ForensicsTournament.net works is that the site will save a school to the system. Coaches can then be given access to this school in two ways: Granting Access or Requesting Access.
If you currently have access to a school (either you created it or you have been approved to access the school) you can visit your school home page. You’ll see a page that looks like this:
Here you can edit the school information (such as name, location, etc), edit the student & judge roster, as well as control school access. Note that the school access icon will give you a quick preview of how many pending requests you have.
Clicking on the school access button will then take you to a page where you can see who currently has access, grant access, and respond to requests:
You can search for users to add by either their name or email address. Once you find the correct person, click “update” and the user will be given access to the school. Their account will also be set to have the school be their current school which should help simply the next time they login.
You can also quickly approve or deny requests other coaches have made for access to your school. Just click the Green Approve button or Red Deny. The person requesting access will receive an email with your decision. If you approve, the person will be given access and their account will be set to the school.
A second approach involves you requesting access for the school. If you go to your profile page you’ll see the following page:
If you click on update your current school you’ll see a few options:
The Current School section will allow you to create a new school in the system if your school is not currently saved. Note that in Summer 2018 all schools were reset with the transition to the new page.
The Change your Current School section allows you to quickly switch between schools if you have been given access to different ones. Sometimes this is helpful if a coach is involved in both a high school and college team.
Finally, the Request Access section will allow you to search for a school name and request that the current coaches for that school approve you. Each coach with access to the school you select will get an email asking them to approve or reject the request. Note that you may only have 1 pending request at a time. All requests expire within 72 hours so if you do not hear back from the coaches please try to contact them before requesting again.