The Spike for Tykes volleyball tournament was held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center on Friday, May 5. Congrats to St. Xavier (Cincinnati) for winning!! And even more importantly, there was a lot of good volleyball and lots of fun and excitement! – And all for a good cause!
We donated the use of our computers and used VolleyTourney.com for live scores and automatic bracket updates. Everything worked like a charm!
Thank you to all the coaches who brought their computers/iPads and to all the VolleyWrite scorers! You were an important element in the success of the tournament!
Congrats to Stanford for winning the DI NCAA volleyball finals!!!
And thank you to everyone who stopped by the VolleyWrite booth at the AVCA Convention in Columbus, Ohio. We enjoyed talking to each of you, and we appreciate your interest in improving volleyball by including VolleyWrite.
If you happen to be in Columbus, Ohio, feel free to visit us at the VolleyWrite booth, #555 at the Columbus Convention Center on Thursday, Friday and Saturday (12/15 – 12/17) for the annual AVCA Convention. We will be demonstrating how easy it is to use VolleyWrite, and we will have a sample tournament set up on VolleyTourney and interface VolleyWrite to it. It will be a lot of fun!
The Marketplace is open to coaches:
on Thursday, 12/15 from 10 am to 12:30 pm and from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm ,
VolleyWrite version 2.3.23 is available for scorers using WIndows computers! Make sure you update to the latest version as soon as possible. Yes, it will probably do it on its own when you open VolleyWrite with internet access, but you can go to the Resources page and click on the green VolleyWrite button to do it now if you would like.
You will want to check out the release notes for this version on that page also, as there are quite a few enhancements! We want you to have the best scoring experience ever!
Last night, during testing (of a new version for release) at a real match, we experienced a random “lock-up” and we gathered the info we needed to figure it out. The problem is that Windows 10 does not always return the correct system date and time (and based on our internet search, lots of other people found this out the hard way too), and VolleyWrite uses that information when creating the match file. We are now working on an updated version to release ASAP.
If you experience a problem, please let us know (by sending a Feedback Report), in case Windows 10 has any more “surprises”…
can go to the iTunes App store to download and install the latest release of VolleyWrite which was approved late last night, Wednesday, October 5.
Version 2.2.3 handles the “surprises” in iOS 10, fixes some general bugs, and improves file handling to work better with iOS and iCloud. Although you won’t see any major operational changes, if you have ever experienced a random “lock-up”, that should be a thing of the past. (And if it isn’t, please let us know!!!)
I’m also a high school official and have worked games with [VolleyWrite] at a few high schools and it’s a dream come true to solve the hassles of slow scorers and ones who have no clue. I’m now a big fan!
VolleyWrite is ready for the fall season! Version 2.1.11 is now available!
So what’s in it?
1. The updated Challenge Review system for NCAA Women.
2. A new way to enter lineups – the Auto buttons. Simply click the Auto button and then click on the players on the bench to fill the court in order.
3. A slightly new flow, in that you must enter which team has first serve before entering the lineups for the first set. (This should eliminate the problems that come with entering the lineups when presented in floor order.)
Give this new version of VolleyWrite a try and let us know what you think!!
We have finally managed to read the 2016-2017 volleyball rules for NCAA Women, and we need to clarify one of their statements.
In the Points of Emphasis, the 2016-2017 rules book says,
2. “Computerized Scorekeeping: Some of the computerized scoring processes require rosters to be entered before the match begins. Adding a player’s number to the roster after play begins is time consuming and cumbersome…”
Luckily the authors are not referring to VolleyWrite in this statement. Since NCAA Women’s rosters are not monitored in the same manner as those for USAV, FIVB and NFHS, there is no penalty for adding a player. When you click on/touch an Add Player button conveniently located beneath a team bench (when scoring an NCAA Women’s match), you simply have to enter the number you need, and VolleyWrite adds it to the roster and bench. It literally only takes a couple seconds – we promise!
(We do agree wholeheartedly with their recommendation to have a paper backup until your scorer is proficient. It just makes sense…)
We truly want you to have the best scoring experience ever!