How does the system work?
The GameSheet system can be thought of as two different components:
- The Dashboard Website. This is the heart of the system and the place where settings, rosters, schedules, and completed games are stored and accessed. This is also where you’ll find our advanced reporting, stats, and league management tools.
- The iPad Scoring App. Think of this a digital version of the paper score sheet. Games are scored using this app and are uploaded to the GameSheet cloud server where they can be viewed.
Watch this video. to learn more.
How do I create an account for the Dashboard website?
To create an account you need an “invitation code” which will be provided by your league. Once you have your invitation code you may create a new Dashboard account, or use the code to grant new access to an existing account. The invitation code is for the Dashboard website and is different from the “iPad Access Key” which is used to sign into the iPad Scoring app.
How do I sign into the iPad Scoring app?
Each league / tournament is provided a unique “iPad Access Key”. This key is required to sign into the iPad Scoring app. Signing into the iPad app is explained in this video.
How do I access a completed score sheet?
Score sheets for completed games can be viewed on our Dashboard website using any web enabled device — Phone, PC, Mac, tablet.. Etc.
Do you need internet to score a game?
No. Internet is needed briefly when the game is set up and again when the game is over to upload it. You do not need internet while scoring the game!.
How do the teams/players/coaches get into the GameSheet system?
Rosters can be pulled directly from the Hockey Canada Registry (HCR), entered manually through the Dashboard, imported via CSV, or entered at game time directly via the Scoring app.
Can game results, standings and stats be published to our association’s website?
Yes! Game results, division standings, team, player, and goalie stats are all available in the following ways:
- Embed our stats pages directly into your existing website as an iFrame.
- Integrate directly with our API.
- Link to the stats pages on the GameSheet cloud server, e.g. Demo League Stats
Will the GameSheet system work for tournaments?
It is awesome for tournaments! Getting timely results from distant rinks is no longer an issue! We can set up your tournament is a little as one day and we offer iPad rentals so you can focus on the games and let us worry about the rest.
We don't have enough iPads to run a large tournament…. do you have rentals?
We have an inexpensive tournament (and league) iPad rental program. $15 per iPad for a week-end tournament.
Does the GameSheet Scoring app only run on an iPad?
Yes. Apple’s hardware has proven to be robust, long-lasting and universally available. These factors make the iPad very cost effective in the long-term. As evidence, many of our clients continue to use the original iPad 2’s they purchased many years ago.
What are the minimum requirements for the iPads?
The current minimum is iOS 9. We recommend iPad Air or newer running iOS 12. The newer the iPad the longer it will last and the longer it will be supported. For the 2020-2021 season the minimum will be iOS 11.
Is there Training Available?
Yes, we have a library of training videos on the Training page of our website, and we also offer webinar based training
How long does it take to upload a game?
Not long! Upload times are typically a few seconds.
Will this use all my data if I use a personal hotspot?
Using a personal hotspot is an excellent option - the amount of data used to start a game and upload a completed score sheet is very small. Checking your email or the weather would use more data.
Does anyone have to enter the stats for the website to be updated?
No. The scorekeeper records the game details into the Scoring app and once the game is completed, the scores, standings and stats are updated automatically.
Can a score sheet be altered with after the referee signs?
Not without you knowing. If a game is unlocked all the referees will need to re-sign and the game will be flagged on the Dashboard website.
Does the coaching staff still sign the score sheet?
Absolutely! Their signature is a key component and signing is done right on the iPad.
Can you print the completed score sheet?
Yes, custom branded, print ready score sheets for all games available as PDF’s from the Dashboard website.
Will the score sheet look like our existing paper copy?
Yes, it contains all of the same categories – team lists, goals, penalties, referees report, signatures, etc., in the same locations.
Can the system be customized for our league/association?
Yes! Period lengths, game categories, penalties, stats & standings, points, tie breakers, flags ... and many more can all be customized by Season and Division.
What about a player who is absent or suspended from a game?
How does the referee make notes on any major penalties?
When signing-off on the game, the referee has the option to add a note to any penalty, or a note about the game in general. Notes can be in the form of a voice recording or text. See how in this video.
How are affiliated players (AP) handled?
Coaches / Managers can add AP players at game time by editing their roster on the app as they would normally with a paper game sheet. They can also setup their AP players in advance on the Dashboard.
Can a goal or assist be assigned to a player that is not there?
No. If a player is not playing in the game, they cannot be assigned any points. Also, no points can be assigned to the ghost player – a jersey # that does not exist on the team.
Are goalie stats available?
Yes. Goalie shifts are entered by the scorekeeper, along with shots and this allow us to calculate precise stats such as SA, GA, GAA, SV and more.
What about empty net goals?
Empty net goals are recorded as such and will not count towards the goalie’s stats, but do count towards the team’s stats.
How long do iPad batteries last?
Fully charged iPads will typically last more than 10 hrs. Gnerally a single game will use between 5 and 10 % of the battery's capacity. There have not been any issues reported with using the iPad in a cold arena.