There are many ways that you can structure team challenges. Admins can determine how teams are created and how users are placed on those teams. Additionally, you're able to set a team max size to limit the number of users on each team.
Creating Your Team Challenge
When you create your Team Leaderboard or Team Virtual Race challenge, you'll be presented with a list of available options to toggle "On" for your upcoming challenge:
If you leave these toggles "Off," your challenge will default to admin-created teams and user-assigned teams. This means that the admin will be responsible for creating all teams and users will be able to join the team of their choosing from their MoveSpring account.
Adjusting Your Team Challenge Settings
You can customize your team challenge settings in the Admin Center any time before your challenge start date.
Follow the steps below to edit your team settings:
Log into the Admin Center at admin.movespring.com
Click on the "Challenges" link, found in the top navigation bar
Click into the challenge you wish to edit
Scroll down the Challenge Dashboard to find your modules
Select the "Edit Challenge" button in the Team Leaderboard or Team Virtual Race module
Scroll down to toggle on your preferred settings for the following:
Maximum Team Size: Set a maximum number of people allowed per team.
User-Created Teams: Do you want to allow users to create their own teams? If you don’t allow this, the admin will need to create all the teams for users to join.
Admin-Assigned Teams: Do you want to assign who goes on each team you create? If not, users will be able to pick their own teams from the list you create. Note: you cannot have both user-created teams and admin-assigned teams.
If this is your first team challenge, check out this article for team challenge best practices.