The league wizard provides an easy step-by-step guide to setting up
your fantasy league. It's as easy as 1-2-3! Once your league is set up then click the close button
and you can
switch the league wizard off. You can switch the wizard back on using the 'Switch On/Off'
link on the 'League' tab.
How do I add members?
Go to the 'Admin Home' tab and follow the link at the top of the page to add
members. Once you have entered club members then you can create the
league and teams and allocate members to each team.
How do I create a league?
Go to the 'Admin Home' tab and follow the link at the top of the page to add a
How do I decide the points scoring measures?
When you create a new league then select the league type. The points scoring
measures will be displayed for the selected league type. Click
here to view Fantastar's standard points scoring measures.
How do I create league teams?
Once you've added a league then go to the 'League' tab and follow the link
under 'League Teams' to add a new team. Once you've added the team then
clicking on the team name will display the 'Team Details' page. From this page
you can add members to the team.
What is the player star rating?
The player star rating is an indication of the player's value and is used as part
of the transfers process.
Can I change the player star rating?
Yes, when you set up your league you can set the star rating to be anything
between 1 and 5 stars.
What happens to the player star ratings when the league starts?
It's up to you. You can fix the player star ratings so that they do not change at all from
the start of the league. Alternatively, you can enable the automatic recalculation of star ratings.
This means that when new results are processed by the Fantastar Stats Engine the star ratings are
updated based on the performance of the player. The 1 to 5 Fantastar rating ranks a player's
performance compared to players of the same position e.g. the top defenders will be given 5 star
ratings and the bottom defenders will get 1 star ratings. The ratings are updated every time a result
You can change the way player ratings are handled from the 'Edit League' page (accessed from the 'League' tab).
How do I invite people to join the league and
register their fantasy teams?
Go to the 'Managers' tab and enter one or more email addresses into the
'Email Address' textbox. Clicking 'Send' will send out emails inviting the
recipients to join your league. The email will contain the league password that
is required when joining the league.
Are there free transfers at the start of the season?
Yes. Managers can make unlimited transfers up to and including the day before the league's first fixture. Note - we recommend that
you enter the season's first fixtures onto the system well in advance so that the free transfer period expires on the correct date.
How do I enter results?
Go to the 'Fixtures/Results' tab. Click the link at the top of the page to add
a new fixture. Once a fixture has been added then click on the fixture to
display the 'Fixture Details' page. From here it is possible to add the
individual scorers for the fixture.
Can others enter results?
Fantastar Assistants can enter results on behalf of the Admin thus making it
even easier to run your league. Go to the 'Assistants' tab. Click the link at
the top of the page to invite new assistants to your league, typically these
will be the team captains. An email will be sent containing all the details for
them to register as assistants for your league. Once registered they will be
able to add\update fixtures for the teams you have allocated to them. The Admin
will need to approve any changes made by the assistants before they are
processed by the Fantastar stats engine. The status of each fixture can be seen
by going to the 'Fixtures/Results' tab. To Approve\UnApprove any fixture click
on the link at the top of the page. Any fixtures added\updated by the Admin are
How do assistants add new players?
Adding\update\removing players from the league is an Admin activity to avoid
any mistakes being made. If an assistant needs to make any player changes such
as adding a new player they should use the notes feature. A note can be added
to a fixture via the Fixture Details page. A summary of the number of notes can
be seen next to each fixture by going to the 'Fixtures/Results' tab.
What if I have players who play in more than one team (e.g. 1st XI and 2nd XI)?
Not a problem. When you enter the player appearances for a result select the
'Other Teams' link and this will display all the players in your league. This
allows you to (say) add a 2nd XI player to a 1st XI result.
What is the Fantastar Stats Engine?
When results are added, updated or deleted then the Fantastar Stats Engine
updates all your league statistics, e.g. fantasy team points, player points,
How and when are the points/statistics generated?
When results are added, updated or deleted then the league points and
statistics will be updated when the Fantastar Stats Engine runs. The date/time
for the next scheduled running of the Fantastar Stats Engine is displayed in
the right pane of the 'Fixs/Results' tab.
When does the Fantastar Stats Engine run?
The Fantastar Stats Engine runs overnight (GMT), every day of the week.
The Stats Engine will process all approved results.
My results are ready to be processed - what do I do
When your results are in then go to the 'Fixs/Results' tab and press the 'Ok,
I'm done' button. The following page allows you to tell us that the results are
ready to be processed by the stats engine. Choose 'Yes' then save. This page
also allows you to request for league stats emails to be sent to your managers.
Your results will now be processed when the stats engine next runs.
Can I send out league stats email bulletins to my
Yes. Fantastar can send out email bulletins to your managers which
contain details of how well the manager is doing as well as the top ten
managers. To request an email bulletin to be sent out then click the 'Ok, I'm
done' button on the right side of the 'Fixs/Results' tab. On the following page
you can choose for a bulletin to be sent. The bulletins will be emailed out to
your managers the next time the stats engine runs.
How do I correct score errors?
At the bottom of the 'Fixtures/Results' tab is a list of 'processed fixtures'.
These are the fixtures that have been processed by the Fantastar Stats Engine.
To correct a scoring error then click on the fixture and make the necessary
amendment. The points/stats will be corrected the next time the Fantastar Stats
I have created more than one league. How do I switch
When you log in as a administrator there is some text at the top of the
page: 'Your active league is: xxxx'. Next to the text is a 'Show all my
leagues' link. Clicking on this link will display a page containing a list of
all your leagues. You can change your active league for the session by clicking
on the 'Set' button for the appropriate league.
The default league is the league that is active by default when you log in next
time. You may change your default league from this page as well.
What happens at the end of the season?
A Fantastar season is valid for one year after which your data will be
archived. Historical data will be available when you register your league for
the following season.
Can I transfer teams and players from an old league to a new league?
Yes you can. We can do this on your behalf so contact the Fantastar Team and this can be arranged. Note - we can only
copy teams and players (and star ratings) if the old league and new league are based on the same league type (e.g. 'Field Hockey I').
How do I remove a manager team?
Go to the 'Table' tab. Click the 'Remove' link next to the manager team to be
removed. Clicking this link will display the 'Remove Team' page. From here it
is possible to permanently remove the manager team from the league.
Any reclassification of team positions will occur the next time the Fantastar
Stats Engine runs for your league.
Can I transfer the administrator rights to another person?
Yes you can. Please contact the Fantastar Team and this can be arranged. Let us know the Fantastar login (email address) of the new administrator.