Moeller High School again used VolleyWrite to upload live scores and update the brackets on VolleyTourney.com for their High School JV Tournament on Saturday, May 13 at the GameOn! facility on Hamilton Avenue, Cincinnati.
The parents were glad to see the live score updates, as they could not see the flip charts…
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!
Congrats to Stanford for winning the DI NCAA volleyball finals!!!
And thank you to everyone who stopped by the VolleyWrite booth at the AVCA Convention in Columbus, Ohio. We enjoyed talking to each of you, and we appreciate your interest in improving volleyball by including VolleyWrite.
If you happen to be in Columbus, Ohio, feel free to visit us at the VolleyWrite booth, #555 at the Columbus Convention Center on Thursday, Friday and Saturday (12/15 – 12/17) for the annual AVCA Convention. We will be demonstrating how easy it is to use VolleyWrite, and we will have a sample tournament set up on VolleyTourney and interface VolleyWrite to it. It will be a lot of fun!
The Marketplace is open to coaches:
on Thursday, 12/15 from 10 am to 12:30 pm and from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm ,
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!