Apple Raceberry Jam

 



Our Price: $250.00

Product Code: EARJ100

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Software for Meet Management

Everything you need to integrate with Eagle Eye
Apple Raceberry JaM for Windows is a full-featured software package for track & field and cross country meet and team management.

Since 1997, Apple Raceberry JaM has been used at all NCAA DIII championships and by numerous high schools for simple and accurate results. This package comes loaded with features designed to speed up data entry. Better yet, you can simply collect entries from email. Times can be imported from Eagle Eye and printed or directly exported to the Internet. Apple Raceberry JaM is an affordable alternative for coaches desiring professional results! Apple Raceberry JaM for Windows is a full-featured software package for track & field meet and team management.
Besides the usual pop-up menus and dialogs typical of those systems, their user-friendly features are enhanced by the use of on-screen buttons with detailed descriptions of their functions to guide you through the usual procedures.
 

February 2008
Eagle Eye is excited to announce it's compatibility with Apple Raceberry JaM.  In my opinion, ARJ
software produces the most comprehensive and well formatted results in the industry - and has been the choice for our conference and national championship for years. Best yet, ARJ shares our philosophy to make technology affordable for all programs. 

Steve Mathre
Eagle Eye Co-Founder
Head Track & Field Coach, Univ. of St. Thomas

Features

TRACK & FIELD
Set up events of your choosing, tracking up to four records per event Yes
Add entrants by team, using first few characters to select event & recalling data on last entrant w/o retyping Yes
Import entry information from email or ASCII (text) file Yes
Proofread entry information on screen Yes
Store home town & address No
Reassign numbers alphabetically, by team or by age group No
Seed by any rule system, with flexible variations Yes
Add late entrants on the fly Yes
Score without seeding Yes
When events are seeded, score by typing performance only Yes
Break field event ties based on misses/next best efforts Yes
Score teams quickly, with points set by you Yes
Output printed in two columns, or to WWW-ready files Yes
Keep team statistics Yes
CROSS COUNTRY
Type team name just once when entering rosters Yes
Import entry information from email or ASCII (text) file Yes
Proofread entry information on screen Yes
Assign numbers in alphabetical order, by team or by age group No
Print bar codes Yes
Store home towns & addresses Yes
Enter times by typing mostly seconds, or with laptop's F-key Yes
Enter times by dumping automatic timer during or after race Yes
Score teams by time or place Yes
Eliminate incomplete teams and excess finishers Yes
Satisfy all rule systems Yes
Output printed in two columns, or to WWW-ready files Yes
Print labels in zip-code order No
Print post card results No
Do results by age group Yes
Price $250

 

Setting Up the Meet
 
 
 
For the typical intercollegiate/interscholastic meet, you would open up a folder/directory in which to store the various files used by the software (rather than store all the data in one file, several "linked" files are used, to save space; for example, rather than include the full name of each athlete's team in their records, a "team number" is stored and used as a key to a file of team names). Inside the meet folder separate folders are opened for each division of the meet (men/women, boys/girls). A program called OpenFiles is then used to create meet files big enough for your purposes, in the process choosing as to whether or not you track the entrants' age/year in school (possibly) and sex (probably not, since men and women do not compete against each other) and deciding as to team scoring (how many places, what points for each place, and whether teams are limited as to the number of scorers), if any.
 
Entering the Data on The Events
 

Your first step is to enter the names and types (running, vertical jump, other) of the events of the competition. You can track up to four different types of records for each event (for example, meet record, venue record, host team record, and conference or national record) and adjust the point scoring for specific events (relays, e.g.) or eliminate it for "exhibition" events. Optionally you can enter the time schedule, details of who set what record and when, and advancement procedures. Such data are put in a text file that can be edited with a word processor if necessary, and is read by other ARJ programs for listing in the meet program and heat sheets they output.

Entering these data is rather tedious. Fortunately, once you have done it for one meet, you can import the data for another meet from one you've already done, delete or insert events as may be necessary, and edit the meet (and possibly other) records.

Entering the Data on the Athletes

For the typical seeded, inter-team meet, you will get, from each team, declarations of their athletes, their intended events, and seed performances. Your first step is to enter the names of the participating teams. A program called SetField would then be used to enter these data "by team." After you click on the name of the team whose entries are in front of you, an "entry form" appears on the screen. You type the name of an athlete, tab past the filled-in "Team" box, and start typing the name of his/her event. If you type "1" the program may assume you want the "100 METER DASH." If the athlete wants to do some other event beginning with "1," continue typing the event name. A second "1" would bring up "110M HIGH HURDLES," a "0" the "10000 METER RUN," etc. In other words the software include a built-in "natural" coding system that considerably accelerates data entry.

The process is further speeded if you have the entries submitted either by event or by athlete. In the former case, you can have the program remember the event from one entry to the next, and tab past the "Event" box except when the event name changes. When an athlete comes up whose name is already entered, type "?" in the "Name" box and then start typing the athlete's last name. As in entering an event name, the program goes through its file of athlete names and, when it finds one on the team you're working with whose last name begins with what you've typed, pulls up his/her complete name. If the entries are by athlete, and an athlete is entered in more than one event, typing "<" recalls the name of the last athlete entered.

When the declarations are in, you can proofread them on screen in batches, in the order you entered them. Athletes can be listed by team (with their events and seed performances) and by event (in ranked performance order). You can scratch by performance (keep the first N or all those whose seed performance meets a specified minimum).

Setting Up Heats and Flights

As results come in from the field/finish line, you call up the event in program ScoreMeet (by clicking on its name) and specify the heat or flight. A display appears with the entrants listed in exactly the same order as on the recording sheet. You enter their (best) performances in the appropriate boxes. Places are computed for you; all you need to enter are the performances. In the example shown above, the eighth-place finisher's time was not automatic, which is accounted for by the "-" sign.

Ties can be broken "manually" (by typing the actual place into boxes on the screen). For field events, in which athletes often achieve the same performance as their competitors, the software helps you (and the officials) resolve the ties. For each athlete who had the same best throw or jump as another, a dialog asks you about misses or next-best performances, as is appropriate, and either breaks the tie or preserves it.

Results are printed heat by heat, flagging any records tied or broken. In events with more than one heat or flight, after the last heat/flight is scored a dialog asks whether you want to combine the results and score the event on the basis of results already turned in or whether you want to advance the best performers to the next round. In the latter case, for track events you are asked how many advance from each heat and how many others on time, and as to whether or not places are significant in setting up the next round.

Teams can be scored during the meet; it is fast enough to do it after every event, if you want. You can list just the team names and points, or include a detailed list of who scored what in what event(s).

 


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