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.
“VolleyWrite has made it much easier to train staff on scoring matches. They’ve made it so easy my sons were scoring our high school matches when they were 11 years old. But more importantly VolleyWrite is an integral part of our 24 team charity high school boys volleyball tournament. Their tournament software is fantastic! It just works! And parents love being able to see live scoring results and standings on their phones. If you’re running a tournament, make sure you are using VolleyWrite!”
-Matt Snyder, Coach at Stow-Munroe Falls High School and co-chair of the Spike for Tykes Volleyball Tournament
It was another great year at the Ohio High School Volleyball Coaches clinic at Westerville Central High School in Columbus! It is so nice to talk to people who have been using VolleyWrite (happily) and show them the changes for the coming season. We have the best scorers ever!!
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!
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!
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 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!