2 This presentation must be viewed with the 2003 version of Microsoft PowerPoint or higher. This presentation is beneficial for scorekeepers at any experience level:New Scorekeepers – The majority of the slides follow parts of a “sample set” designed to cover the basics of scorekeeping. The “sample set” starts on slide #10; it is recommended that you use a blank scoresheet to follow along point by point.Experienced Scorekeepers – The presentation covers new sections of the scoresheet and serves as a quick resource. The following “Contents” information will easily guide you to the slide that covers the particular area you’re interested in.
3 Contents TOPIC SLIDE # Procedures and Responsibilities 4, 5, 6, 7 Tools for Scorekeeping8Non-Deciding Set Scoresheet9Pre-Set Documentation12Team Lineup Sheets13, 14Transferring the Lineups to the Scoresheet15, 16The Libero Tracking Sheet (LTS)17The Sample Set Begins18Documenting a Libero Serving19, 20Documenting Substitutions21, 22Timeout23Sanctions24, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 31Referee Mind Change29Referee Corrections31Unusual Situations32Post Set Documentation33, 34,35Rule Changes for Example36, 37, 38Deciding Set Procedures39,40, 41, 42, 43
4 Scorekeeping Procedures Prior to the Match Arrival Time – Arrive at least 30 minutes prior to match time, ready to work. Avoid being overly friendly with fans, players or coaches.Attire – Wear a white polo shirt (preferably the white polo worn by the referees, with “Volleyball Certified Official” embroidered on one sleeve), navy slacks, white socks and white athletic shoes.Tools – It is a good idea to bring extra pens (both blue or black and red) and a horn or whistle for emergency situations.
5 Scorekeeper – General Responsibilities Prior to the match and each set, the scorekeeper:Registers the data of the teams;Reviews the lineup information submitted by each teamfor completeness and accuracy; andRecords the starting lineup of each team from the lineupsheet.
6 Scorekeeper – General Responsibilities During the match, the scorekeeper:Records the points scored and ensures the accuracy of the visible scoreboard;Monitors each team’s serving order;Records timeouts and player substitutions, and informs the second referee of the number used;Communicates with the second referee regarding the final point of the set and when the eighth point in the deciding set is scored;Records sanctions;Records all other events as instructed by the second referee (for example, exceptional substitutions or prolonged interruptions).
7 Scorekeeper – General Responsibilities After the set, the scorekeeper:Records the final set results;Checks the scoresheet for accuracy;Signs the scoresheet.
8 Scorekeeping ToolsScoresheets – At least four non-deciding set scoresheets and one deciding set scoresheetLibero Tracking Sheets – One Libero Tracking Sheet should be sufficient for even a five-set match, but having an extra is a good idea.Lineup Sheets - If the lineup sheets have space to enter all sets of the match, each team needs only one. Otherwise, a sufficient number of single-set lineup sheets for the entire match are required.Pens – One blue (or black) pen, and one red penSounding device - A horn or whistle
12 First Team to ServeBefore the set begins, the Assistant Scorekeeper circles the S in the box near the name on the Libero Tracking Sheet of the team that will serve first.SILVER22BLUE31721871032046912
13 Current ServerIn the Service column, the assistant scorekeeper marks a tally ( | ) when each player contacts the first service for each of her terms of service.Regardless of the number times of a player serves before losing a rally, only one tally mark is entered for that term of service.Using the tallies in the Service column, the Assistant Scorekeeper can quickly determine the three back-row players for either team.SILVER22BLUE31721871032046912
14 Libero Replacement notation change Libero replacements are recorded by writing an L beside the number of the replaced player to indicate that the libero has entered the court in that player’s position.When the non-libero player returns to the court, the re-entering player’s number is written beside the L.Starting in 2009, neither the L nor the non-libero player’s numbers are slashed to record the replacement.SILVER22BLUE317L1721871032046912
15 Team SubstitutionsAll regular substitutes are recorded on the Libero Tracking Sheet by slashing the number of the player leaving the court and writing the number of the entering substitute.Each time a regular substitution is made, the next number (1 - 12) in the Team Substitutions counter on the Libero Tracking Sheet (LTS) is slashed as well.The substitution count on the LTS should always equal the substitution count on the scoresheet.The scorekeepers should confirm the team substitution count frequently during the match.If asked, the assistant scorekeeper can provide backup information about the number of substitutions used by each team for the other match officials.SILVER22BLUE317L1721871032041146912
16 Deciding Set Libero Tracking For the team that starts on the scorekeeper’s left, record the tallies in the Service column and Team Substitutions in both the far left and far right sections of the Libero Tracking Sheet until the team’s change courts at 8 points.If the libero is on the court at the time of the court change, record both the player that has been replaced and the “L” on the far right side.171749SILVER22BLUE3L1828106122011
18 A sample set is about to begin A sample set is about to begin. To practice scorekeeping, have a blank scoresheet and a black (or blue) pen and a red pen at hand. The sample set covers a wide variety of potential set situations. The objective is to learn the proper procedures for recording set events. Many of the events described in this sample set occur rarely, and will realistically not all happen in a typical set or match. The objective is to learn the proper procedure and how to apply it to the specific play rather than to expect your future sets to present similar situations.As you go through the slides, you will see several text boxes like this one. These boxes will describe a situation, and you will be able to record the appropriate action on the scoresheet. In most cases, the box will disappear after a mouse click. Once the block fades, the proper action will appear on the scoresheet. In addition, the symbol below indicates that you should click on the arrow to advance:
19 Please use the following information to complete the header information on the scoresheet. Use a blue or black ink pen.It is Saturday, August 8, 2009 at the UNC Invitational Classic held at the Fetzer Arena in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. This is the first set of a Women’s Division 1 match (match #1). North Carolina State is playing Texas A&M. It is Saturday and the match is scheduled for 7:00 PM. The first referee is Keith Murlless and the second referee is Peggy Schaefer. Peter Cruz and Ray Wiley are line judges and you are the scorekeeper.
20 UNC INVITATIONAL CLASSIC 8 / 8 / 2009FETZER ARENA7 00I1NC STATEA & MBefore the match begins, complete the header information on scoresheets for sets two through four as well. Remember to mark the set number on each sheet!The coin toss is held 30 minutes before the start of the match. NC State wins the toss and elects to serve. Don’t forget to mark which team serves first!NC State is playing Texas A&M. NC State is the home team and has chosen the court to your left.Fill in the pre-match information as soon as you sit down at the score table.KEITH MURLLESSPEGGY SCHAEFERKEVIN GOULDPETER CRUZRAY WILEY
21 NC StateX6XX82c4IVIIIII3511VVIISusie MooreXThere are some key areas to check when you receive the line up. Notify the second referee immediately if any of the marked important items are missing.Since NC State is serving first, #11 will start in the serving position (position 1, right back). The remaining players are listed on the scoresheet in service order.XAshley KennedyJanelle Jacobs
22 TEXAS A&M13915IIIIII648cIVVVIJenny ReherSince A&M is receiving, #5 will rotate to serve first and should be listed on line I of the scoresheet. The remaining players are listed on the scoresheet in service order.Todd Oxford
23 UNC INVITATIONAL CLASSIC 8 / 8 / 2009FETZER ARENA7 00I1NC STATEA & M61311513412c9863458cREMEMBER! Since PLAYER 5 will rotate into the serving position (position 1, right back) and will be A & M’s first server, #5 has to be listed on line I.As soon as you receive the completed lineup sheets, enter the lineups in the Players’ Numbers columns, and the libero’s number in the appropriate space.KEITH MURLESSPEGGY SCHAEFFERKEVIN GOULDPETER CRUZRAY WILEY
24 UNC INVITATIONAL CLASSIC 8 / 8 / 2009FETZER ARENA7 00I1NC STATEA & M613115412c9863458cUnless a substitution is used, no changes may be made to the players’ numbers on the lineup sheet after it is submitted to the scorekeeper. Opponents may not see lineups submitted by the opposing team.KEITH MURLESSPEGGY SCHAEFFERKEVIN GOULDPETER CRUZRAY WILEY
25 Don’t forget to indicate that NC State is the first to serve. 6A & M13|117|5|4|1|2|9L9|8|6|3|4|58/The Assistant Scorekeeper (AS) tracks the libero replacements and all substitutions. For example, if NC State requests a substitution, #7 for #11, the AS would record that action by slashing the “11” and writing a “7” immediately to the right of the of the slashed “11”.The AS now also keeps track of total team substitutions and would slash the next number in the Team Substitutions area of the LTS.Remember – the last numbers entered on each line of the LTS should always reflect the six players that are on the court.Only #9 may re-enter the set for the libero; a proper replacement results in the same number being entered on both the left and right of the “L” on the tracking sheet. The AS must notify the second referee immediately if an improper libero replacement occurs.After the next rally, the A&M libero, #13, replaces #9. This exchange is recorded in a similar fashion, except an “L” is used to indicate the libero’s entry.Remember, we no longer slash the numbers, or the “L”, for Libero exchanges.As the set progresses, remember to place tally marks in the Service column as each player begins their term of service.Remember, if a player serves multiple times within the term of service, only one tally mark is entered for that term.The lineups are entered the same way on the Libero Tracking Sheet (LTS).Don’t forget to indicate that NC State is the first to serve.
26 UNC INVITATIONAL CLASSIC 8 / 8 / 2009FETZER ARENA7 00I7 0016NC STATE13A & M1112PR51412c9Scoring Section8634Running Score Column58c#11 serves again and A&M wins the rally. Record an “R” (for rotate) in the circle, and immediately slash the first point in A&M’s running score column. Then, write a “1” with no other symbol in A&M’s scoring section, on the line of the player that will serve next.KEITH MURLLESSThe first referee authorizes the first serve at 7:00 pm.NC State #11 serves again and the referee signals replay. A replay is recorded by writing a “P” in the circle that was drawn on service contact.NC State #11 serves again and scores another point.The circle should touch both the upper and lower lines.NC State wins the rally. Record this first point by writing a “1” in the circle. In addition, the “1” in NC State’s running score column is circled.PEGGY SCHAEFERWhen NC State #11, the correct server, contacts the ball for service, the scorekeeper draws a circle in #11’s scoring section.KEVIN GOULDPETER CRUZRAY WILEY
27 The A&M libero replaces #5 to serve. NC STATE6A & M13115L4129863458In addition to recording the libero exchanges, the AS must note the serving position of the libero to help ensure that the libero only serves in one position in each set. When a libero contacts the ball to serve, a triangle is written around the corresponding Roman numeral in the Serving Order column, which indicates the only rotation where the libero can serve for the remainder of the set.The A&M libero replaces #5 to serve.Remember, place the tally mark in the service column when the libero contacts the ball for the serve.
28 UNC INVITATIONAL CLASSIC 8 / 8 / 2009FETZER ARENA7 00I7 005NC STATEA & M6131112PR512R4312c9Although the scorekeeper does not record libero replacements on the scoresheet, a serve by the libero is noted. When the libero first contacts the ball for service, draw a triangle around the corresponding number in the “Serving Order” column to indicate that this is the only position where the libero can serve in this set.86The A&M libero serves for one point. She serves a second time, and A&M loses the rally.In the scoring section, a triangle is used instead of a circle when the libero serves, and the results of the rally are recorded in the triangle. A triangle is also used in the running score column to record points won while the libero is serving.3458cKEITH MURLLESSPEGGY SCHAEFERKEVIN GOULDPETER CRUZRAY WILEY
29 Finally, slash the next team substitution number. UNC INVITATIONAL CLASSIC8 / 8 / 2009FETZER ARENA7 00I7 005NC STATE613A & M1112PR512R43S1/8Sx7/4, 3/612c98163347Prior to the next service authorization, A&M requests two substitutions, #7 for #4 and #3 for #6. These substitutions are recorded in the scoring section for the next (current) server, where the next circle for service will be entered. However, an “x” is added next to the “S” to indicate that the request was made by the receiving team.58cNC State requests a substitution, #1 for #8. In the “Players Numbers” column, slash the exiting player’s number, and list the incoming player.KEITH MURLLESSFinally, slash the next team substitution number.Then, record the substitution in the scoring section on the line of the player who will serve next by writing an “S”, then the exiting player’s number, followed by the substitute’s number, separated by a slash.PEGGY SCHAEFERKEVIN GOULDPETER CRUZRAY WILEY
30 The AS also records the three substitutions. NC STATE6A & M13115L4129816334758The AS also records the three substitutions.
31 UNC INVITATIONAL CLASSIC 8 / 8 / 2009FETZER ARENA7 00I7 0016NC STATE13A & M1112PR512R43S1/8Sx7/4, 3/612c9816334758cThe A&M coach requests and is granted a timeout. The timeout is recorded in the first timeout box on A&M’s side of the scoresheet. The score of the team requesting the timeout is always listed first.KEITH MURLLESSPEGGY SCHAEFERKEVIN GOULD2 3PETER CRUZRAY WILEY
32 Sanctions – Individual and Team The Sanction section is used for:Improper requestsIndividual SanctionsYellow Card WarningRed Card PenaltyTeam Delay SanctionsWrong Server
33 Sanctions – Individual and Team Three steps for recording sanctions:Which sanction (and offending team member, if applicable)Team identifier (A or B)Score when sanction was issued (Score of team causing sanction listed first)Examples follow
34 UNC INVITATIONAL CLASSIC 8 / 8 / 2009FETZER ARENA7 00I7 001A & M6NC STATE131112PR512R43S1/8Sx7/4, 3/6R134562c9816334758cNC State #6 asks the first referee for a line-up check. Since #6 is not the floor captain, the referee assesses NC State an improper request.NC State #4 serves and NC State loses the rally. A&M scores 3 quick points on serves by #1.KEITH MURLLESSPEGGY SCHAEFERA3 - 6KEVIN GOULD2 3PETER CRUZRAY WILEY
35 A&M serves for three more points. UNC INVITATIONAL CLASSIC8 / 8 / 2009FETZER ARENA7 00I7 001A & M6NC STATE131112PR512R43S1/8Sx7/4, 3/6R134567892c9816334758cThe NC State captain is very upset and complains loudly to the second referee about the improper request. The first referee issues the captain an individual sanction (yellow card) for misconduct.A&M serves for three more points.KEITH MURLLESSPEGGY SCHAEFERA3 - 6KEVIN GOULD2A3 - 92 3PETER CRUZRAY WILEY
36 A&M #1 serves out of bounds. UNC INVITATIONAL CLASSIC8 / 8 / 2009FETZER ARENA7 00I7 001NC STATEA & M6131112PR512R43S1/8Sx7/4, 3/6R13456789R2c4R910Sx7/5,9/381633947578cA&M #1 serves out of bounds.NC State coach requests and is granted a timeout.Before A&M #9 serves, the NC State coach requests two substitutions, #7 for #5 and #9 for #3.NC State #2 serves, and NC State loses the rally.KEITH MURLLESSPEGGY SCHAEFERA3 - 6KEVIN GOULD2A3 - 9PETER CRUZ4 102 3RAY WILEY
37 UNC INVITATIONAL CLASSIC 8 / 8 / 2009FETZER ARENA7 00I7 001A & M6NC STATE131112PR512R43S1/8Sx7/4, 3/6R13456789R2c4R910Sx7/5,9/381633947When the timeout ends, the A&M team is still cleaning up a large water spill in front of the team bench. The referee assesses A&M a Delay Warning.578cKEITH MURLLESSPEGGY SCHAEFERA3 - 6KEVIN GOULD2A3 - 9DB10 - 4PETER CRUZ4 102 3RAY WILEY
38 A&M #9 serves and loses the rally. UNC INVITATIONAL CLASSIC8 / 8 / 2009FETZER ARENA7 00I7 0016NC STATEA & M131112PR512R43S1/8Sx7/4, 3/6R13456789RM2c4R910Sx7/5,9/3RM111281633947578cBefore you finish recording the last play, the AS tells you that the first referee changed his decision based on the line judge’s touch call. Correct the scoresheet.A&M #9 serves and loses the rally.When a red card penalty is assessed, the opponents receive a penalty point. A penalty point is recorded in a square in both the scoring section and the running score.The NC State captain is angry due to the mind change and spikes the ball into the floor under the net. The first referee issues the captain an individual sanction (red card) for unsporting behavior.KEITH MURLLESSPEGGY SCHAEFERA3 - 6KEVIN GOULD2A3 - 9DB10-42A4 -11PETER CRUZ4 102 3RAY WILEY
39 Other Penalty Point procedures… Serving team penaltyIf the serving team receives a red card while the ball is out of play, a square is used instead of a circle in the scoring section. An “R” is recorded in the square. The resulting point for the opponent is recorded in the normal manner.If the card is issued while the ball is already in play, an “R” is put inside the circle that was drawn at the service contact, and a square is placed around the circle. The resulting point for the opponent is recorded in the normal manner.Receiving team penalty – If the card is issued while the ball is already in play, the point is put inside the circle that was drawn at service contact, and a square is drawn around the circle. A square is also used to record the point in the running score.
40 A&M #9 serves, and A&M loses the rally. UNC INVITATIONAL CLASSIC8 / 8 / 2009FETZER ARENA7 00I7 0016NC STATE13A & M1112PR512R43S1/8Sx7/4, 3/6R13456789RM62c4R910Sx7/5,9/3RM1112RThe scorekeeper should check that the correct player is serving prior to every serve, so most wrong servers will be detected prior to contact. In that case, no circle is drawn in the Scoring Section. The scorekeeper notifies the second referee about the wrong server as soon as the service contact, before anything is recorded. A loss of rally is recorded for the wrong server’s team, as well as the corresponding point for the opponent.8156R63133947578cThe first referee cancels the point won by the incorrect server, and signals a point for A&M.As you record the NC State point, you realize that the correct server is #1, and you know that #9 served the ace. You notify the second referee that the wrong player served the last point.The wrong server is listed in the sanctions section and the correction is listed in the comments section.A&M #9 serves, and A&M loses the rally.NC State serves an ace. However...KEITH MURLLESSNC State POINT 6 CANCELLEDDUE TO WRONG SERVER.PEGGY SCHAEFERSCORE IS 5-12.2A3 6KEVIN GOULDDA3 92B10 4A4 1191A5 12PETER CRUZ4 102 3RAY WILEY
41 Unusual SituationsOther Comments – The comments section is used anytime a noteworthy situation occurs and is pertinent to the progress of the set. Document the score, team involved, referee action, and uniform numbers if applicable. Comments are noted for:Exceptional SubstitutionsExpulsionsDisqualificationsSignificant CorrectionsScorekeeper Errors – If the scorekeeper makes a mistake, the mistake is crossed out with an “X” and the correct symbol is written.Forfeits – If a set is forfeited before its start, the scorekeeper prepares the scoresheet by filling in the heading, officials’ names, lineup of players and/or team present and a score of 25-0, then writes FORFEIT across the scoresheet. If more than one set of the match is forfeited, the same scoresheet is used for all sets with additional set numbers circled in the SET section. The scorekeeper then signs the scoresheet.
42 NC State #11 serves into the net. UNC INVITATIONAL CLASSIC8 / 8 / 2009FETZER ARENA7 00I7 001NC STATE613A & M1112PR8R512R1643S1/8Sx7/4, 3/6R13456789RM62c4R910Sx7/5,9/3RM1112R81566313RA&M #8 serves out of bounds. The first service round is now complete. The opponent’s point associated with the last loss of rally for this service round is recorded in red pen. A red pen is used for the rest of the second service round. When the second service round is complete, the scorekeeper changes back to blue or black ink to complete the third service round.396R4714RA&M #3 serves into the net, and the team that is serving loses the next three rallies.NC State #11 serves into the net.577R8c15RKEITH MURLLESSNC State POINT 6 CANCELLEDDUE TO WRONG SERVER.PEGGY SCHAEFERSCORE IS 5-12.A3-6KEVIN GOULD2A3-9DB10-42A4-1119A5-12PETER CRUZ4 102 3RAY WILEY
43 A&M #5 stays on the court to serve. Is this legal? UNC INVITATIONAL CLASSIC8 / 8 / 2009FETZER ARENA7 00I17 006NC STATE13A & M1112PR8R16512R43S1/8Sx7/4, 3/6R13456789RM62c4R910Sx7/5,9/3RM1112R81566313R396R4714RYES! Once the libero serves, that service position is the only rotation where the libero can serve in the current set. However, the libero isn’t required to serve - when the team is in that rotation, the server can be the libero, the player the libero replaced, or any legal substitute for the starting player in that position.577R8c15RA&M #5 stays on the court to serve. Is this legal?KEITH MURLLESSNC State POINT 6 CANCELLEDDUE TO WRONG SERVER.PEGGY SCHAEFERA3-6SCORE IS 5-12.KEVIN GOULD2A3-9DB10-42A4-1119A5-124 102 3PETER CRUZRAY WILEY
44 UNC INVITATIONAL CLASSIC 8 / 8 / 2009FETZER ARENA7 00I7 0017 34NC STATE613A & M1112PR8R12R1617181920212223R543S1/8Sx7/4, 3/6R9R13456789R24RM62c4R101112R910Sx7/5,9/3RM1112R2581566313R396R4714RThe remainder of the set continues with no other incidents. A&M wins by a score of 25–12. The set ends at 7:34 PM. Complete the scoresheet.577R8c15RKEITH MURLLESSNC State POINT 6 CANCELLEDDUE TO WRONG SERVER.PEGGY SCHAEFERA3-6SCORE IS 5-12.KEVIN GOULD2A3-9DB10-42A4-1119A5-124 102 3PETER CRUZTEXAS A&MRAY WILEYNC STATE
45 The Deciding Set Scoresheet A different scoresheet is used for the deciding set of the match, because the teams switch sides of the court while the set is in progress (when the first team scores eight points). To accommodate that switch, the scoresheet is divided into three scoring sections.
46 There is also a deciding set section on the Libero Tracking Sheet There is also a deciding set section on the Libero Tracking Sheet. The “CP” column on the far right stands for “Current Player”. When the teams change sides, the last entry on each line on the far left is recorded in the “CP” column on the far right (thus, “current player”). If the libero is on the court at the time of the court switch, both the replaced player’s number and the “L” are recorded on the far right side.
47 A&M wins the coin toss and will serve first from the right. UNC INVITATIONAL CLASSIC8 / 8 / 2009FETZER ARENA7 00I16NC STATE13A & M6NC STATE115114142c92c86834358c5The lineups are entered just as on the non-deciding set scoresheet, except that the lineup for the team that begins the set on the scorekeeper’s left is entered in the scoring section on both the left side of the scoresheet and on the far right side of the scoresheet.The lineup for the team that starts on the scorekeeper’s right is entered in the middle scoring section.KEITH MURLESSPEGGY SCHAEFFERKEVIN GOULDA&M wins the coin toss and will serve first from the right.PETER CRUZRAY WILEY
48 The A&M libero serves into the net. UNC INVITATIONAL CLASSIC8 / 8 / 2009FETZER ARENA7 00I8 5116NC STATE13A & M6NC STATE1115R114142c92c86834358c5Don’t forget to record the Team A point in both Running Score Columns, but note that only the far right Team A Scoring Section is used after the court switch!After the second referee checks the lineup, #13, the A&M libero, enters the set to serve for #5. The first referee authorizes serve at 8:51PM.The A&M libero serves into the net.KEITH MURLESSPEGGY SCHAEFFERKEVIN GOULDPETER CRUZRAY WILEY
49 NC State #11 serves for another point. UNC INVITATIONAL CLASSIC8 / 8 / 2009FETZER ARENA7 00I8 5116NC STATE13A & M6NC STATE11123456R5R11Sx2/84781c1S7/6Sx1/3R482c92c86783143158c250 5The first referee signals for the teams to change courts. Re-write the final action for the team moving from left to right in the corresponding location in the far right scoring section.While the players change sides, review the scoresheet for accuracy. Note that the NC State section on the left side of the scoresheet will no longer be used. All subsequent set events for NC State are recorded on the right side of the scoresheet only.KEITH MURLESSPEGGY SCHAEFFERThis concludes the presentation. Good luck!NC State #11 serves for another point.The A&M coach requests and is granted a timeout.NC State #4 serves for a point.A&M #1 serves into the net.NC State #11 serves for four points.KEVIN GOULDThe A&M coach requests a substitution, #2 for #8. The coach designates #1 as the new floor captain.The NC State coach requests a substitution, #1 for #3.NC State #11 serves into the net. Note that A&M has only one running score column that is used for the entire set.The A&M coach requests a substitution, #7 for #6.PETER CRUZRAY WILEY
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