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… it is great!

Personally, I was a little skeptical when they told us several years ago that we would be moving to a digital scoring program. Man was I wrong!! Personally, I think it is great. [VolleyWrite] simply keeps you from missing things before you get three rotations ahead. And as a programmer, I can appreciate the work that goes into creating such an application.  Well done!

B.L., Lenoir City, TN

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!

AVCA Convention 2018 in Minneapolis – VolleyWrite will be there at booth #251!!

Please visit us at the VolleyWrite booth (#251) at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Thursday, December 13, Friday, December 14 and Saturday, December 15.

We are getting everything ready to make this year’s trip a success!

We look forward to meeting up with our friends and customers!

Come let us know how your season went!

We have a gift to help you get ready for Christmas!  See you there!

VolleyWrite Scorer Challenge – Context Assist/Answer

Are you curious about the lineup from the last post?

If so, here’s the lineup sheet with the lineups for all three sets in the match to help you out.  (Yes, the team name has been removed to “protect the innocent”!)

NCAA 3 lineups

 

As it turns out, the starting players for set 1 were 25, 2c, 16, 18, 23, 3 and L1.  The starting players for set 2 were 8, 25, 2c, 16, 18, 23 and L1.  The starting players for set 3 were 25, 2c, 16, 18, 23, 3 and L1.  If you got them all correct, you’re really good!!!

Lineups like this example make scoring both fun and challenging!  🙂

VolleyWrite scorers – take the challenge!!

I had the opportunity to use VolleyWrite to score a DI NCAA Women’s volleyball match recently, and I had an interesting experience.  Try your luck at reading this lineup!!   It’s quite a challenge!

NCAA Lineup Sheet - Set 3

 

Unfortunately, the lineup was submitted late and it was so hard to read!!  Oh the joys of keeping score!!

Look for the next post to get a hint and the answer!!

West End High School JV Tournament – A VolleyWrite Success!

 

20181013_104830Chris Wakefield, coach of the West End High School volleyball team in Richmond, VA, hosted a 24-team JV tournament at the Richmond Volleyball Club on Saturday, October 13th.  The varsity players scored on the 8 courts using VolleyWrite, and it was a success!!

Don’t you wish your scorer was this happy scoring your matches?

West End Classic JV Volleyball Tournament 10-13-18

 

Good volleyball and good scoring make for smooth sailing.  It’s all good…

Libero Redesignation and VolleyWrite

Redesignating a libero is easy!  VolleyWrite has two ways to do it:

1. Use the Injury button.  When you select the libero as the injured player, your options

Injury Dialog to select libero

When you select “Libero Redesignation”, you get a drop-down box to enter the new libero and to change the jersey (if it was necessary for the player to change to a different number to wear a contrasting jersey).

2. When you click a player on the bench (or use drag and drop action) then click on the libero (in the libero box or on the court – it doesn’t matter), VolleyWrite brings up the Redesignation dialog which allows you to change which player is the libero.

Redesignation dialog

Note that after either of these options, the number of the redesignated libero will be on the bench in red, as the libero may not participate as a libero or a non-libero player for the rest of the set.

If you have any questions, please e-mail us at Info@VolleyWrite.com.

West End JV Tournament scored with VolleyWrite!

West end classic logo

 

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!