Office Pool Manager - www.simplysportsware.com

Getting Started

Please look through the tabs below for step-by-step instructions on how to get started on the site.

Create Private Pool

If you have not already registered on the site, click on "Home...Register" in order to register with your unique username and password.
Verify that you are logged into the site. Look for the word "Welcome" on the top left, just below the logo. If "Welcome" appears, you are currently logged in.
If "Not Logged In" appears, you must log in with your username and password.
Click on "Home...Create Pool".
Select the pool type you wish to create by clicking on the icon.
Enter all the pool details. Try to keep the pool name short and simple, since all pool members that join your pool must enter this name.
Click the "Create" button.
Read the checklist presented, then click the link to go to your newly created pool.
Look at all the features we have to offer by clicking on the links on the left-hand navigation menu.

Join Existing Pool

If you have not already registered on the site, click on "Home...Register" in order to register with your unique username and password.
Verify that you are logged into the site. Look for the word "Welcome" on the top left, just below the logo. If "Welcome" appears, you are currently logged in.
If "Not Logged In" appears, you must log in with your username and password.
Click on "Pools...Join Pool".
Enter the pool name and password sent to you by the pool commish. Do not confuse this with your unique username and password.
Click the "Join Pool" button.
Read the checklist presented, then click the link to go to the pool.
Look at all the features we have to offer by clicking on the links on the left-hand navigation menu.

Site Features

Excellent email support
No annoying popups or ads
Private discussion forum for each pool
Times are displayed based on the time zone you setup for your account 
Select custom number of games per week (NFL pools)
Standings updated as games end
Current and previous week's rankings in standings 
Include custom number of weeks for overall standings (NFL pools)
Weekly rankings by member are tracked 
Choose whether or not to use point margin (NFL pools)
Ability for site to auto-generate picks
Each member chooses from 9 auto-pick types (NFL pools)
Picks can be hidden up until the pick deadline
"What-If" scenarios
Guest access allowed
Aliases can be created
Custom pick deadline can be changed each week (NFL pools)
Multiple tie-breakers
Award default points for those who did not submit picks
Instant email confirmation with submitted picks
Weekly sheets automatically emailed out
Weekly results automatically emailed out
Daily email notification before picks are due
Easily email any member in your pool
Easily email all members who have not submitted picks
Many detailed reports
Custom scoring system
Ability to select games as "Key Picks" (more points awarded)
Custom point margins
Invitations sent directly from the site
Commish can setup a poolwide message and can force members to read message when logging into pool 
Live scores updated every 30 seconds
Select winners or losers (NFL Survivor Pool)