Tag Archives: scorekeeping

When should I ACCEPT the lineups in VolleyWrite?

This is a popular question among new scorers! There’s no need to worry about doing it “correctly” because you can UNDO the accepting of the lineups to make any changes. However, there are “best practices” that can be applied, depending on the match you are scoring.

NCAA Women

For college women’s matches, for Set 1, you should wait until the one-minute mark of the warm-ups if you want to avoid using the UNDO button to make changes. After Set 1, no changes can be made to the lineup after it has been submitted (Rule 10.1.1.7, 2018 Rules), so a personnel change would be a charged substitution. Due to the time constraint, accepting right away is necessary and recommended.

The nice thing about using VolleyWrite is that you will catch duplicate players in a lineup right away. And most college scorers will verify an empty libero box in the lineup early on, before the ACCEPT button asks for confirmation.

NFHS

For high school matches, we recommend waiting until the end of the warm-ups to ACCEPT the lineups for the first set. After set 1, there’s usually not a lot of time to waste, so it isn’t an issue.

There’s no worries because if you move a player between the court and the bench after accepting the lineups and before the first serve, VolleyWrite asks you to clarify whether the change is a substitution (which locks the player into that service position) or a change due to illness or injury (which allows the player to return to any position if and when that is possible).

USAV/NCAA Men

In Rule 7.3.4, the DCR states that “Once the line-up sheet has been delivered to the 2nd referee or scorer, no change in line-up may be authorized without a regular substitution.”

Therefore, you can accept the lineups once they are entered (and checked).

Best Practice

All scorers and officials should check the lineups before each set! When I score, most referees read the numbers on the lineups to make sure we agree, confirming which team is serving and which players are the captains. Use your eyes to verify that the numbers on the screen match those on the players’ jerseys when they get out on the court.

After all, “Well begun is half done!”

(or so we have found with volleyball scoring…)

To anyone who has already downloaded VolleyWrite (either on Windows or the iPad)

Because of the new security settings on the license key website, you will NOT be able to extend your license (successfully) using the Extend License button on the Welcome tab unless you have the latest software!!

For the iPad, you need to have build 4.2.2 or later. The problem is that when you use the Extend License button (on the Welcome tab) with an older build, you do not get an error message, so you don’t know that the transaction was not successful.

For Windows, you need to have release 4.4.0 or later. If you attempt to install a new key in an older version of the software, VolleyWrite will not be able to connect with the website containing the keys and you will see an error message (no matter how hard you try!!)

If you have any questions, please e-mail us at Info@VolleyWrite.com or call us at (513) 400-5937.

Thank you for scoring with VolleyWrite!

VolleyWrite – a first at the CHSAA volleyball tournament

Logo for the Colorado High School Activities AssociationThis year marked the first time the state of Colorado used VolleyWrite to score its state tournament.  The CHSAA held their tournament on Nov. 8, 9 and 20 at the Denver Coliseum.  The floor had 5 courts set up (one for each division), so there was a lot going on!!

We’re looking forward to helping out again next year!

West End JV Tournament scored with VolleyWrite!

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If you get a chance, stop by the Richmond Volleyball Club at 200 Karl Linn Drive in Henrico, Virginia on Saturday, October 13.

The West End Classic Girls JV  Volleyball Tournament will have 24 teams playing on 8 courts, all scored with the Windows version of VolleyWrite!

Chris Wakefield is a long-time VolleyWrite scorer and we are happy to reciprocate some support!  Good luck to all the teams involved!

 

When do I answer the server verification question?

In the Server Verification bubble, VolleyWrite requires you to indicate whether the correct player has contacted the serve.  When the correct player contacts the serve, click the YES button ON CONTACT so you don’t get behind.

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I recently observed someone who chose to answer the question after the point was awarded.  Unfortunately, she got behind, and recorded the score incorrectly and missed a substitution.  I helped her get back on track, but it could have been easily avoided.

Also, if you are not scoring with a touch screen, please use a mouse, because for most people, that is fastest.

It’s National Scorer’s Week!

Scoring is a very important aspect of a formal volleyball match.  It is somewhat of an “insurance policy” that many of the rules are followed.  On many occasions, the contribution that scorers make to the facilitation of a match is underrated.  Therefore, we have designated the first full week of August to recognize scorers.

 

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We kicked off this year’s National Scorer’s Week by attending the coaches clinic presented by the Indiana High School Volleyball Coaches Association (IHSVCA)on Sunday, August 5 at Lawrence North High School in Indianapolis.  It was a good clinic and many of the coaches were very interested in helping their scorers do their scoring job as efficiently as possible.   Thanks to Jean Kesterson and Ronda Low for giving us the opportunity to participate!  🙂

We look forward to lots of Indiana schools using VolleyWrite to score their matches this fall.  They’re gonna love it!

Why VolleyWrite? (June 2018)

We’ve all heard that humans are

creatures of habit.

But in the last half of the 20th century, humans have also become

creatures of convenience.

Why do I say that?:

1. Although I am physically capable of getting out of my car to open and close my garage door, I have a garage door opener do it for me.

2. Although I can get off my butt and walk about 4 steps to the television, you’d better believe that I use a remote control!

We already can’t imagine life without these conveniences!

Nobody whips out a pen and paper to do math any more – they use a calculator

…because it’s fast, accurate and convenient.

That same argument can be made about VolleyWrite!

Let us know what you think!

VolleyWrite: Scorer or Score Keeper?

When we tell people that we have created VolleyWrite Volleyball Scoring Software, the response is, “Oh, so you do stats”.  When we first started, NCAA Women, the NFHS and USA Volleyball did not have the same title for the person keeping score.  “Scorekeeper” was commonly used.  Now, however, all three of these associations do refer to the person at the scoring table as the “Scorer”. So don’t get confused!  The important this is that you are scoring – with VolleyWrite!

VolleyWrite at the MAC Volleyball Tournament

Miami University (Oxford) is hosting the MAC volleyball tournament this year, and they will be scoring with VolleyWrite!

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Check out the article about it on Miami’s website and use the links to follow the tournament!

There will be lots of good volleyball happening at Millett Hall at Miami University (Oxford) this weekend! – And lots of scoring done the easy way – with VolleyWrite!VolleyWrite Logo_Registered for AVCA ad

OHSAA Volleyball Tournament 2017

The OHSAA will again be using VolleyWrite to score the state final volleyball tournament this week on Thursday, November 9, Friday, November 10, and Saturday, November 11 at the Nutter Center at Wright State University.

Follow the live action at www.VolleyTourney.com.


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