Create a Track and Field preset
Currently, there's nothing in wordpress that a track team could use to track their individual track meets, meet events, and individual stats without a lot of customization and configuration.
Sportspress has the ideal setup, but requires a alot of customization for track and field.
There is a plugin in wordpress WP Athletics that can be used as the framework for Sportspress Pro Track and Field. Based on how long go the plugin was last edited, the architect of this plugin may be someone who you can partner with to transition over to sportspress. The worpress contributors name is Conor McCauley (@conormccauley). Its been a long time waiting. You could also be the only platform that offers a track and field option. Look forward to hearing back.
Joseph Hurley commented
I'm voting for this, though it might be nice to get official word if it's even possible. I understand that the way the dataset is organized, it may simply not be a supportable model. Might be a completely different product... in which case... someone should jump on that! :)
Did someone figure this out?
Joe Niemann commented
You do not have to change the 1 team vs 1 team if you were to do a track & field preset. I have done as much as I can with www.evotrackclub.com. The only thing I am missing is the calculation to classify an athletes PB (personal best) in an event, whether it is a timed event (track event) or a distance event (field event). The calculation needs to be able to measure the times of a certain event and see which is the fastest (lest amount of time). Same with the events measuring a distance. The last thing that would be needed it adding milliseconds to the time varable.
Joe Niemann commented
I am modifying sportspress the best I can for a track & field club right now (http://184.108.40.206/~evolut65/). The 1 team vs 1 team is not a problem and track and field clubs are not worried about all the other teams that are participating in the track meet. They really just want a place to track their athletes performances. The issue that I have run into is that the time field does not support miliseconds (0:12.67) and I have not figured out a way to create a calculation that will give me an athletes PR (Personal Record) in an event, time or distance, without >< in the calculations.
Does this make sense?
Sam M commented
It is difficult to take a system designed for 1 team vs 1 team and make it capable of handling a match where 1 team vs N teams.
How long time would it take for you to customize the sportspress plugin to Track and Field?
Send me an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
I am willing to pay for you to do the job :-)