Messages to Student-Athletes can be sent from various areas of the ARMS Mobile app, either in the form of a Conversation with an individual or as a bulk Announcement to a group of Student-Athletes. As messages are sent, they are updated within the User's list of Conversations.

NOTE: All announcements and messages to student-athletes are sent out as one-to-one communication between the coach or administrator sending the announcement and each student-athlete receiving the message (similar to how emails are sent to recruits).

Individually Message a Student-Athlete

Start a New Conversation

  1. Select Messaging from the App Menu

  2. Select the New Conversation icon from the top-right

  3. Select the Student-Athlete from the Individuals tab or search by typing the Student-Athlete's name into the Search bar

  4. Tap on the Student-Athlete's name to add it to the Recipient List

  5. Tap Next

  6. Type the new message

  7. Tap Send

Figure 1: Select from a list of individual contacts

Figure 2: Individuals have been added as Recipients

Update an Existing Conversation

  1. Select Messaging from the App Menu

  2. Select the conversation from the Conversations tab

  3. Tap on the Conversation associated with the Student-Athlete

  4. Tap on the Enter Message area

  5. Type the new message

  6. Tap Send

Figure 3: The My Conversations Screen

Figure 4: An Existing Conversation

Send a Message Directly from the Student-Athlete Profile

  1. Open the Student-Athlete's profile

  2. Tap the Message icon from the Action Bar

  3. Tap on the Enter Message area

  4. Type the new message

  5. Tap Send

Figure 5: The Student-Athlete Profile Action Menu

Send an Announcement to Multiple Student-Athletes

Send a Team Announcement from the Dashboard

From the Dashboard:

  1. Tap the Send Team Announcement card

  2. Type the new message

  3. Tap Send

NOTE: For multi-sport Users, the Dashboard option is associated with your current sport

Figure 6: The Dashboard's "Send Team Announcement" Card

Send a Team Announcement from the Roster

  1. Open the Roster

  2. Tap on the Action Menu icon in the top-right

  3. Tap on the Send Announcement option

  4. Type the new message

  5. Tap Send

Figure 7: Send Announcements from the Roster Action Menu

Send a Team Announcement to a Group

  1. Open Roster Groups

  2. Tap on a specific group

  3. Tap on the Action Menu icon in the top-right

  4. Tap on the Send Announcement option

  5. Type the new message

  6. Tap Send

Tip: You can also send an Announcement to a Roster Group by sliding right from the Groups page and selecting the Message option.

Send a Team Announcement to a Selected Group of Student-Athletes

From any list of Student-Athletes:

  1. Long press on a Student-Athlete within the list

  2. Select additional Student-Athletes

  3. Tap on the Action Menu icon in the top-right

  4. Tap on the Send Announcement option

  5. Type the new message

  6. Tap Send

Figure 8: Select Multiple Student-Athletes from any List

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