Attention VolleyWrite scorers using Windows 10:
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”…
Thank you for scoring with VolleyWrite!
VolleyWrite scorers using the iPad version
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!!!)
Thank you for scoring with VolleyWrite!
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!
Congrats to Archbishop Moeller High School in Cincinnati, Ohio
for winning the Spike 4 Tykes tournament on Saturday, April 23!
The Spike 4 Tykes tournament combined volleyball matches with a
fundraising effort for various Children’s Hospitals in Ohio.
Thank you Capital University for allowing the tournament to take place on your campus and for providing solid, strong internet for our live updates!
Fans getting match info at the Information Station
VolleyWrite was used to score all the matches on all four courts. Better yet, VolleyWrite was connected to www.VolleyTourney.com for live score updates and automatic bracket progression. The fans loved being able to check what was in store for their team and keep up with the action on the other courts.
Version 1.10 for the iPad has been approved for sale by the iTunes store, so be sure to go to the App store and download the latest version. This is a free upgrade that fixes the problem with a bad prediction showing up after set 1. If the user accepted the bad prediction, the internal model of the court was confused and things spiraled downward.
Predictive assistance is a cool and convenient feature (especially now that this bug is fixed), but you must still make sure that the players involved are correct!
If you have any questions, please contact us at Info@VolleyWrite.com.
Now you can get predictive assistance for higher level matches with VolleyWrite for WIndows and VolleyWrite’s iPad version!! Apple released iPad version 1.9.11 yesterday, Monday, March 7, 2016.
VolleyWrite’s predictions are triggered by a loss of rally, and they help you with both substitutions and libero replacements for positions 1 (Right Back) and 4 (Left Front), which is where most of these actions occur. In the first rotation of the match, VolleyWrite “learns” the personnel changes to help you with subsequent rotations in the match – not just in that set.
You can ignore the prediction bubble and it will disappear when you verify the server. You can enter the action as you normally would and the bubble will also disappear. Of course, if you answer, “Yes” to the bubble, VolleyWrite does the action and the bubble also disappears.
Predictive Assistance is enabled on the Customization page of the Rules tab.
Give it a try and let us know what you think!
We want you to have the best scoring experience ever!
Rob Slavin of the MGVCA invited us to their annual coaches clinic on March 5, 2016, and we went!
The coaches totally ROCK in Massachusetts! They were so very nice and asked all the right questions about VolleyWrite.
Anyone who doesn’t remember the coupon code can contact us at Info@VolleyWrite.com.
Good luck to all with your upcoming season!
So it turns out that scoring is important to the sport of volleyball. Scoring is an integral part of officiating because it helps to ensure the adherence to substitution and service/rotation rules, and the proper application of penalties. Many coaches stew about points lost to ball handling calls when they also lost a point due to a libero serving in two different service positions or the wrong player serving. And illegal libero replacements happen more often than you think! (or so we have found).
So give scoring the importance it is due, and help make your scorer’s job easier by using VolleyWrite!
Now you can be “ahead of the game”!
VolleyWrite now offers predictive assistance for scorers of high-level matches. When there is a side-out, VolleyWrite looks through the match to see if any actions occurred in positions 1 and 4 on both sides of the court and alerts you to the action. (See the libero replacement suggestion on the left and the sub suggestion on the right.) You can ignore the suggestion bubble if you want, or enter the action manually like you normally would.
Control freaks are gonna love it!
This is available now in the Windows version and should be part of the iPad version by mid-March.
Just wanted to share a story with you:
We were at the NVVA in Virginia earlier this year. I noticed the up ref getting off the stand during a match so I went over to see if there was a problem with VolleyWrite. The situation was that the coach of the winning team had tried to sub a player into the deciding set of the match, but that player had been exceptionally substituted in the second set. VolleyWrite would not allow the player onto the court. The player using VolleyWrite was actually the libero tracker, and she informed the down ref that the sub was illegal. Neither the adult at the table nor the coach of the team at fault knew the rule, and had insisted that VolleyWrite was wrong. Although her heart was pounding, the tracker stood her ground and made sure the points were removed (four points were scored while she was arguing her point) and the court positions straightened out. She did a great job!