To ref for Dakota REV, you need to have a GameOfficials account. Below are instructions for new users and current users of GameOfficials. If you have any questions or problems setting up an account in GameOfficials, please call or send Mike an e-mail.
After creating your account, please update My Preferences to identify what type of games that you would like to referee for REV.
After creating your account, please set up GOPay. This can be done by clicking on the "My Payments" in GameOfficials.
Only use these instructions to set up an account if you do not have an account with GameOfficials. If you have an account with another group, please follow the instructions below to join the Dakota REV group.
Please follow these instructions to request a user name and password for GameOfficials.net.
To request initial username and password, do the following:
1. Go to www.GameOfficials.net
2. Click on the “New Official ?” link (left hand side of the screen in green).
3. Enter the following under the “Group Number and Access Code” box:
• Group Number = 1123
• Access Code = DKT
4. Click “Continue”
5. Enter the following information:
• Name, First & Last
• Email address
6. Click on “SAVE (Create New Account)”
7. You will receive a message “Welcome to Game Officials.net!”, click on OK
8. Input your Username and Password and click “Log In”
9. After you login for the first time check the box “I Agree With These Terms” and click “Continue”.
10. From the “Officials Maintenance” screen, enter the following information:
• Date of Birth
• Address, City, State, and Zip Code
• Phone Numbers
• Additional email addresses
• Other Information
11. Click on “SAVE (Modify Official)”
After you Log In, update your personal information by clicking on the "My Info" link. Please enter "Cell / Pager / Email Notices" and please enter your cell phone and carrier information so you can receive text messages with schedule changes.
Update "League/Tournament Preferences" under the "My Preferences" tab and click on the boxes for the league and tournaments that you would like to ref.
If you already have a login to GameOfficials.net, you can link your account to the new Dakota REV Group by logging in and using the "Join Group" feature on the "My Assignors" page.
To join the Dakota Rev Group, do the following:
After you Join the Dakota REV Group, please take a moment to update your personal information by clicking on the "My Info" link. Please enter "Cell / Pager / Email Notices" and please enter your cell phone and carrier information so you can receive text messages with schedule changes.
Update "League/Tournament Preferences" under the "My Preferences" Tab and click on the boxes for the league and tournaments that you would like to ref.
GameOfficials Tips to help with your Game Officials Account.
You can request as many games as you want. However, the system will not let you request games that would create a conflict (same time or overlapping times). If you are not assigned a game, you should remove your request. Even if a game is assigned to others, open request will prevent you from requesting other games or when the system is opened for self assigning, open request will prevent you from self assigning for a period that there is an open request.
There are normally several games that refs turn back. These games will be opened up for self assigning. If you did not remove the requests for games that were not assigned to you, the request could potentially prevent you from self assigning. You will need to delete the requests before you can self assign for a game that you have an open request conflict. Please check the system periodically. Usually I will not send out an e-mail notifications for open games unless the open game is less than 2 days away.
If a reschedule occurs, your assignment status could change. If the reschedule is to the same day, your accepted status stays the same. If the game is rescheduled to a different day, then your status is changed to “posted” and you will need to go in and accept the change. If you do not accept the change, you will automatically be removed from the game by the system after 1 day. If the new game date is less than 1 day away, if I don’t receive a quick response, I may remove you and assign someone else.
GameOfficials sends out e-mails for all changes to a game. If you receive an e-mail that identifies “Official removed from game,” this means that one of the other refs is no longer on the game. If you are removed from the game, your e-mail will state “Unassigned from game.”
System Text Notifications:
Please sign up for this so you will receive text messages about assignments and game changes. This needs to be done under the My Info section. Once you have done this, send yourself a test text by clicking the (Send Test Msg) link to verify it is working.
For league games, the system assumes that you are available, unless you have updated to mark as unavailable. Since the league assignments are based on your requests or self assigning, it is not critical to keep updated during the season. However, for the REV-It-Up tournament, the system assumes that you are not available, unless you mark that you are available. Assignments are done based on when you are available, so you do need to update for the tournament weekends.
Block Certain Teams:
To block certain teams, go to “My Preferences” and click on “Add New Game Conflict.” Then enter the league and team. This can be used to block you from refereeing you brother/sister's game or blocking a team that you do not want to referee. For league games, the team names start with DKT. For the tournaments, the team names are the names that they used to register, so they will not match the league names. Also, this need to be updated annually. For example in 2013, you bloced the DKTGU13C201. If you don't change this for 2014, you could still be blocking this team even though they moved up to U14C2.
Block Your Home Game Availability:
Same as blocking teams, input your team and then click on the “Block Availability” box and then whenever you have a home game, it will show you as unavailable during the game. By doing this, it will prevent you from accidently signing up for a game when you are playing. Or if you are already signed up for the game and there is a date/time change, I will receive a notification of a scheduling conflict.