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VolleyWrite New Release – May 2017

New Version of VolleyWrite

Get the latest version of VolleyWrite on the Resources page of our website (Windows/PC version ony) or in the iTunes App store (iPad only) now!

We are already working on the next release to be ready for the fall season.  Those of you who have subscribed to our mailing list will be notified when the new versions are ready.

If you have any questions, please send us a message at Info@VolleyWrite.com.

We want you to have the best scoring experience ever!

Spike for Tykes 2017!!

S4T courtsThe 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!

S4T scorer 2017

 

New releases for Spring 2017

Earlier this week, the iTunes App store approved the latest release of VolleyWrite for the iPad (3.1), and today we have released the latest version of VolleyWrite for WIndows (version 3.1.13) on our website.  These versions include the new lineup entry into lineup diagrams matching what the coaches submit, which we think will eliminate lineup problems for your matches.  (Yay!)

We want you to have the best scoring experience ever!

New Windows version is now available!

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!

Why do we need a volleyball scorer?

Why can’t you just track points and be done with it?!

While that would be okay for back yard or informal volleyball, for formal indoor matches, there are lots of rules that are applied/enforced by the officials with the support of the scorer and assistant scorer (libero tracker).

Like baseball’s batting order, serving order is important in volleyball. The scorer makes sure each team sticks to the serving order submitted on the lineup before each set.

And just like soccer, where the goalie can do things that other players cannot (and vice versa), in volleyball, the libero and other back row players must abide by different rules with regard to attacking the ball.  It is necessary to have a reference is a coach contests an official’s ruling.  The score sheet and libero tracking sheet provide just that.

To be sure, the scorer and assistant scorer contribute to the FAIRNESS of the match – and every competition should be fair!  (It’s why the officials are there!)

So all you scorers out there, know that you have an important job and you provide a service that’s integral to the match.  Thank you for all you do!

– And thank you for scoring with VolleyWrite!

 

New iPad version available

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!