Frequently Asked Questions

What is is a sports pool hosting service. We take all the burden off of you to run a sports or office pool and allow you to concentrate on participation instead of administration. No more compiling spreadsheets, and gathering picks, and then adding up the results. You set up the league, get the participants, make your choices and we do the rest (Scoring, Standings, etc.)

What Sports Does Offer?

BenchSports offers

  • NFL Elimination Pools
  • NFL PickEm Pools
  • NFL Alternative Pools
  • NHL Elimination
  • NHL Pickem
  • NCAA College Bowl Pools

My Friends & I have a pool we play that isn't on, what can we do? welcomes any and all suggestions be it about the website, our features or our game selections. Any new pool or suggestion will be taken under consideration and where appropriate developed for our site. Our goal is to provide the most complete sports pool site possible with a wide variety of standard and non-standard games for sports fans to choose from.

Login Information

How do I sign up for

You can create a login and password for on our Registration Page

I forgot my username, how can I retrieve it?

You can retrieve your login by going to our Forgot Login Page. Just enter your email address and the login will be displayed.

I forgot my password, how can I retrieve it? protects the privacy of our users, therefore passwords cannot be retrieved. You can reset your password by going to our Forgot Password page. Once on the page enter your email address and you will be emailed a temporary password. Once you log in with the temporary password you will be prompted to pick a new password.

NFL Pool

How do I change my team name

You change your team name by clicking on the League Roster link underneath the League Info drop down, then click on the Edit icon next to your team name.

How do I remove a team from my pool?

To remove a team from your pool
1.Click on the League Roster link under the League Info drop down box
2. Click the edit icon of the team in question
3. Change that teams status to Booted
Note: Only league admins can boot players

How do I run Scenario Tracker

To run Scenario tracker after the week is locked click on Scenario Tracker under the Standings drop down


How much do your pools cost

The answer to that question is dependent upon two things

A) The type of pool you have B) The # of participants

If you would like to simulate our pricing to get a feel for how much it will cost you can do that Here on our Pricing Calculator

How and when do I pay for my pool

We allow you to use the site for free for a short period of time prior to requesting payment. This is so you are comfortable using the site before committing to it for an entire season or pool. For most Season activities such as NFL, NHL etc, payment can be made starting the beginning of the 2nd week of your pool and is due at the beginning of the 3rd week. For more tournament style pools such as the NCAA Tournament and the College bowl the payment window is usually within a few days of the pool starting.

Payment is made via the Pay now button on the league admin page within your pool. That button will become available once payment is allowed to be made. Once the payment process is completed NO NEW members are allowed in your pool.