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: An Individual has been added as a Recipient

Update an Existing Conversation

  1. Select Messaging from the App Menu

  2. Select the conversation from the My 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

Tip: You can also send a Message to a Student-Athlete by sliding right on the row from any list of Student-Athletes and selecting the Message option.

Figure 5: The Student-Athlete Profile Action Menu

Figure 6: Pull Right to Quickly Message a Student-Athlete from any List

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 7: 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 8: 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 9: Select Multiple Student-Athletes from any List

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