What is the difference between a public group and a private group?

If you make the group public, anyone will be able to view your group, and public games that are posted in the group become visible on the OpenSports public groups page. You can change your settings such that players have to request access to join your public group, so that you can still approve who joins.

If the group is private (invite-only), the group administrator(s) must invite players to the group, and group does not display on the OpenSports groups page. Games posted within private groups will show up on the OpenSports games feed if they are public games. Private groups are invite-only and are invisible to non-members.

This is how public groups are displayed in the Groups Page on the app.