2 TOPICS OF DISCUSSION Responsibilities of the Scorekeeper Scorekeeping MaterialsSample SetTroubleshooting the ScoresheetTracking the Libero
3 PRE-MATCH RESPONSIBILITIES Important timing:20 minutes before match start: scorer arrives10 minutes before match start: receive rosters2 minutes before set 1 starts: receive and enter lineups on scoresheet1 minute before each subsequent set starts: receive and enter lineups on scoresheet
4 IN-MATCH RESPONSIBILITIES See p of Rule Book (Rule 5.6)Record scoringVerify the serving order of each team and monitor for correct server (notify R2 when incorrect)Keep record of time-outs usedRecord in comments section:Warnings, penalties, disqualifications due to unsporting conductUniform/equipment violationsRemoval of player due to suspected concussionExceptional substitutions
5 IN-MATCH RESPONSIBILITIES Substitutions – Tell the R2:1. when a team takes the 15th, 16th,17th & 18th substitution2. if a team requests a 19th substitution3. wrong position entry4. a disqualified player attempts to re-enter5. re-entry of an injured/ill player during the same set (when the player was replaced by an exceptional sub)6. player not listed on roster
6 IN-MATCH RESPONSIBILITIES Do not count an illegal substitution as one of the 18 allowable substitutions.An exceptional substitution is counted as a substitution only if a team has not used all of its 18 allowable substitutions.Notify the R2 when a team reaches set or match point.
7 SCORING MATERIALSThe following scorekeeping materials can be found on the EOA websiteScoresheetsLibero Tracking SheetsLine-up SheetsAlso Bring:Pen (blue or black ink)Pen (red ink)White-out or correction tapeWatch (for recording beginning/ending times)
8 Green indicates areas of scoresheet that should be filled out before match starts (animated from first to last to fill in)
12 SAMPLE SETThe information on the next slide should be entered on the score sheet as soon as possible before the matchFor subsequent sets, start time can be recorded as 3 minutes from the end time for the previous set.
13 MATCH INFOThe match on 9/1/14 is between the East (home) and West (visitor) teams. The site is Beach Field House. It is a varsity girls’ match. Set 1 is about to start. The first referee for the match is Susie Fleenor. The second referee is Tammy Elliott. You are the scorekeeper.
14 9/1/14 East West Susie Fleenor Tammy Elliott Your Name BeachField HouseSetSusie FleenorTammy ElliottYour NameSet
15 9/1/14EastWestBeach Field HouseSetEastWestxThe coin toss for the first set is conducted. West, as visiting team, calls the coin. West wins the coin toss and elects to receive. East has chosen the left side of the court.
16 Let’s look at East’s lineup first… SetThe lineups come in with 2:15 left until the start of the set.Let’s look at East’s lineup first…
17 Q: In what position on the court should player #4 be standing? 9/1/14EastWestCNU7:31pmSample ScoresheetSetEastWest2x468c357Q: In what position on the court should player #4 be standing?Scott LoweryBarb BesalRobert KyleA: Right Back
19 7/30/08EastWestSample ScoresheetBeach Field HouseSetEastWestx319c813155Q: In what position on the court should player #1 be standing?Susie FleenorTammy ElliottYour NameA: Right Front
20 Sample Scoresheet East West x 9/1/14 East West 2 3 4 1 6 9c 8c 8 3 13 Beach Field HouseSetEastWest2x34169c8c831351575Susie FleenorTammy ElliottYour NameSet
21 9/1/14EastWestSample ScoresheetBeach Field HouseSetEastWest2x34169c8c831351575For the subsequent slides, each click will put one ink mark (e.g. a circle, a box, a point, a slash) on the scoresheet.The first set is now ready to begin. Be sure to check each time a server goes back to serve to make sure she/he is the correct server.
22 9/1/14EastWestBeach Field House4:02pmSample ScoresheetSetEastWest2x3411169c8c831351575The R1 beckons for the first serve at 4:02pm. Number 4 from the East team serves… for a point East #4 serves… for a sideout.
23 West #1 serves… out of bounds. 9/1/14EastWestBeach Field House4:02pmSample ScoresheetSetEastWest2x34111629c8c831351575West #1 serves… out of bounds.
24 9/1/14EastWestSample ScoresheetBeach Field House4:02pmSetEastWest2x34111623RS49c8c831351575East #6 serves… and East wins the rally. East #6 tosses the ball and lets it hit the floor. East #6 serves the ball… and scores a point.
25 9/1/14EastWest4:02pmSample ScoresheetBeach Field HouseSetEastWest2x34111623RS45Tx9c28c8313515751-5The scorekeeper should let the R2 know that player #6 already used a reserve in this term of service. The result is a loss of rally. No circle is used since a legal serve did not occur.East #6 serves… an ace. West calls a time out. East #6 tosses the ball and lets it hit the floor.
26 West #9 serves… for a point. West #9 serves… for a sideout 9/1/14EastWestSample ScoresheetBeach Field House4:02pmSetEastWest2x34111623RS45Tx9c238c68313515751-5West #9 serves… for a point. West #9 serves… for a sideout
27 9/1/14EastWestSample ScoresheetBeach Field House4:02pmSetEastWest2x34111623RS45Tx9c238c96S9/81/783135c157151-5The scorekeeper should let the R2 know that the floor captain has left the floor. The R2 will ask the coach who the new floor captain is and relay the information to the scorekeeper and the R1.East requests and is granted a substitution: #9 enters for #8, and #1 enters for #7 The coach designates #5 as the new floor captain
28 9/1/14EastWestBeach Field House4:02pmSample ScoresheetSetEastWest2x34111623RS45Tx9c238c96S9/81/784537135c157151-5East #9 serves… for a sideout West #8 serves… for a point West #8 serves… for a sideout
29 The East Libero replaces East #3. The East Libero serves… for a point. 9/1/14EastWestSample ScoresheetBeach Field House4:02pmSetEastWest2x34111623RS45Tx9c238c96S9/81/78453789135c157151-5The East Libero replaces East #3. The East Libero serves… for a point.
30 9/1/14EastWestSample ScoresheetBeach Field House4:02pmSetEastWest2x34111623RS45Tx9c238c96S9/81/784537891366S6/135c157151-5On this slide, it is good to point out that subs often happen quickly after a side-out. The scorekeeper can keep a space for the side-out point, record the substitution, and then go back and fill in the space and make the appropriate marks in the running score.On her next attempt to serve, the East Libero commits a foot fault. West immediately requests and is granted a substitution: #6 enters for #13
31 West #6 serves… for a point. West #6 serves… an ace. 9/1/14EastWestSample ScoresheetBeach Field House4:02pmSetEastWest2x34111623RS45Tx9c238c96S9/81/784537891366S6/137895c157151-5West #6 serves… for a point. West #6 serves… an ace.
32 9/1/14EastWestBeach Field House4:02pmSample ScoresheetSetEastWest2x3411161223RS45Tx9c238c96S9/81/784537891366S6/13789Sx12/65c15715E #12 (9-9)9-91-5There has been some question about whether to put T or Tx in the scoring section for an unnecessary delay. This is not addressed in the rules or case manual. It is safe to say that the comment about illegal equipment with the score is sufficient documentation to explain the time out.The East coach requests and is granted a substitution. #12 enters for #6. East #12 is found to have earrings in her ears. The R1 issues an unnecessary delay.
33 RECORDING COMMENTS See p. 117 of Case Manual Action – Player – Score (offending team first)Warning (Yellow Card) – PW #12 (7-6)Penalty (Red Card) – P1 #3 (7-0)Disqualification – DQ #10 (4-14)Illegal Equipment/Uniform: E #10 (9-9)Redesignated Libero: RL #10 (12-13)Exceptional Substitution: ES #20 (15-14)Progressive sanctions and sanctions in effect for the remainder of the match should be re-copied on scoresheets for all subsequent sets of the match.Progressive sanctions include: PW (penalty warning), DQ, equipment violation. Also carry over “unconscious player” comments to ensure player does not attempt to re-enter without written permission from a physician. No need to carry over exceptional substitution since it is limited to one set. When carrying over sanctions, include in which set the sanction occurred
34 9/1/14EastWestBeach Field House4:02pmSample ScoresheetSetEastWest2x3411161223RS45Tx9c238c96S9/81/78453789136S6/136789Sx12/65c15715E #12 (9-9)9-91-5There is no mention in the book about how to indicate a card to a staff member. PW HC would probably work just as well in order to save room.PW Head Coach (9-9)The East Head Coach is upset over the referee’s decision to issue an unnecessary delay, and she berates the R1. The R1 issues a warning (yellow card) to the East Head Coach.
35 West #6 serves… for a sideout. East #1 serves… ? 9/1/14EastWestBeach Field House4:02pmSample ScoresheetSetEastWest2x3411161223RS45Tx9c238c96S9/81/78453789136S6/136789Sx12/65c101510715E #12 (9-9)9-91-5Scorekeepers should announce wrong servers immediately after the player contacts the ball for service. Scorekeepers should never let the coaches know that a wrong server is about to occur.PW Head Coach (9-9)West #6 serves… for a sideout. East #1 serves… ?
36 9/1/14EastWestBeach Field House4:02pmSample ScoresheetSetEastWest2x3411161223RS45Tx9c238c96S9/81/78453789136S6/136789Sx12/65c101510RSR715E #12 (9-9)9-91-5PW Head Coach (9-9)West #15 tosses the ball and lets it drop. West #15 serves… and a ball rolls on the court. The referee indicates a replay.
37 West #15 serves… for a sideout East #1 serves… for a point. 9/1/14EastWestSample ScoresheetBeach Field House4:02pmSetEastWest2x3411161223RS45Tx9c238c96S9/81/78453789136S6/136789Sx12/65c101510RSR711112135E #12 (9-9)9-91-5PW Head Coach (9-9)West #15 serves… for a sideout East #1 serves… for a point.
38 9/1/14EastWest4:02pmSample ScoresheetBeach Field HouseSetEastWest2x3411161223RS45Tx9c238c96S9/81/784537891366S6/13789Sx12/65c101510RSR71111213511E #12 (9-9)9-91-5An illegal substitution results in an unnecessary delay (time-out). There are no marks to make on the scoresheet, aside from recording the time-out. The illegal substitution does not count as one of the 18 allowable subs.More questions were raised about not making marks (T or Tx) on the sheet. Unlike the equipment violation, the illegal substitution is not marked anywhere on the scoresheet, so the resulting time out (due to unnecessary delay) seems to come from nowhere. A person reading over the set would not know why a time out was marked at without being marked in the scoring section as T or Tx. Some clinicians say that they will write illegal substitutions in the comments section. The rules do not say to mark illegal substitutions in the comments section, but to document the time out, it might not be a bad idea.PW Head Coach (9-9)13-11East #1 serves… for a side-out East requests and is granted a substitution: #8 enters the match for #1 The R1 issues an unnecessary delay to East.
39 ILLEGAL SUBSTITUTIONS Sub doesn’t follow substitution procedureSub is not listed on the rosterSub tries to re-enter the set during the same dead ballSub was previously replaced by exceptional sub in that setSub would be the team’s 19th substitutionSub does not assume previous position in serving order (unless exceptional sub)
40 9/1/14EastWestBeach Field House4:02pmSample ScoresheetSetEastWest2x341141161223RS45Tx9c238c96S9/81/784537891366S6/13789Sx12/65c101510RSR7111121351112E #12 (9-9)9-91-5Switch to red pen!PW Head Coach (9-9)13-11After the time-out, West #5 serves… for a point West #5 serves… for a sideout
41 9/1/14EastWest4:02pmSample ScoresheetBeach Field HouseSetEastWest2x34114151161223RS45Tx9c238c96S9/81/78453789136S6/136789Sx12/65c101510RSR7111121351112E #12 (9-9)9-91-5P1 #1 (12-14)Penalty points are boxed.PW Head Coach (9-9)13-11West #1 is upset about the referee’s previous call, and she curses loudly on the court. The R1 issues a penalty (red card) to West #1
42 9/1/14EastWest4:02pmSample ScoresheetBeach Field HouseSetEastWest2x3411415Sx2/1S8/912161223RS45Tx9c238c8c96S9/81/78453789136S6/136789Sx12/65c101510RSR7111121351112E #12 (9-9)9-91-5P1 #1 (12-14)When the original captain re-enters the match, s/he regains captaincy.PW Head Coach (9-9)13-11Substitutes come up to the line on both sides of the court. West substitutes #2 for #1. East substitutes #8 for #9.
43 East #4 serves… for a sideout. West #2 serves… for a point. 9/1/14EastWest4:02pmSample ScoresheetBeach Field HouseSetEastWest2x3411415Sx2/1S8/9121131461223RS45Tx9c238c8c96S9/81/78453789136S6/136789Sx12/65c101510RSR7111121351112E #12 (9-9)9-91-5P1 #1 (12-14)PW Head Coach (9-9)13-11East #4 serves… for a sideout. West #2 serves… for a point.
44 West #2 serves… an ace West #2 serves… for a point 9/1/14EastWest4:02pmSample ScoresheetBeach Field HouseSetEastWest2x3411415Sx2/1S8/9121131415161761223RS45Tx9c238c8c96S9/81/784537891366S6/13789Sx12/65c101510RSR7111121351112E #12 (9-9)9-91-5P1 #1 (12-14)PW Head Coach (9-9)13-11West #2 serves… an ace West #2 serves… for a point
45 West #2 attempts to serve, but she commits a foot fault. 9/1/14EastWest4:02pmSample ScoresheetBeach Field HouseSetEastWest2x3411415Sx2/1S8/9121131415161761223RS45Tx169c238c8c96S9/81/784537891366S6/13789Sx12/65c101510RSR7111121351112E #12 (9-9)9-91-5P1 #1 (12-14)A foot fault does not constitute a legal servePW Head Coach (9-9)13-11West #2 attempts to serve, but she commits a foot fault.
46 East #12 serves… into the net. West #9 serves… for a point. 9/1/14EastWestBeach Field House4:02pmSample ScoresheetSetEastWest2x3411415Sx2/1S8/9121131415161761223RS45Tx169c231819208c8c96S9/81/78453789136S6/136789Sx12/65c101510RSR7111121351112E #12 (9-9)9-91-5P1 #1 (12-14)PW Head Coach (9-9)13-11East #12 serves… into the net. West #9 serves… for a point.
47 9/1/14EastWestBeach Field House4:02pmSample ScoresheetSetEastWest2x3411415Sx2/1S8/9121131415161761223RS45Tx169c23181920R8c8c96S9/81/78453789136S6/136789Sx12/65c101510RSR7111121351112E #12 (9-9)9-91-5P1 #1 (12-14)PW Head Coach (9-9)13-11West #9 serves… but West #15 is injured during the rally. To ensure safety, the referee stops play and calls a replay.
48 9/1/14EastWestSample ScoresheetBeach Field House4:02pmSetEastWest2x3411415Sx2/1S8/9121131415161761223RS45Tx169c23181920R8c8c96S9/81/78453789136S6/136789Sx12/65c101510RSR7111121351112E #12 (9-9)9-91-5P1 #1 (12-14)PW Head Coach (9-9)13-11At the end of the 30-second injury timeout, the West Coach decides #15 must sub. There are no players left on the roster who have not already played another position in the set.
49 9/1/14EastWestSample ScoresheetBeach Field House4:02pmSetEastWest2x3411415Sx2/1S8/9121131415161761223RS45Tx169c23181920R8c8c96S9/81/784537891366S6/13789Sx12/65c10151310RSR7111121351112E #12 (9-9)9-91-5P1 #1 (12-14)An exceptional substitution counts as one of the 18 allowable substitutions. The player who was substituted out may not re-enter the SET.If the player is removed for concussion management or due to loss of consciousness, then the player may not return for the MATCH unless there is a signed note from a health care professional.PW Head Coach (9-9)13-11ES #15 (20-16)The West Coach decides to make an exceptional substitution: #13 comes into the match for #15.
50 EXCEPTIONAL SUBSTITUTIONS Injured/ill playerTeam has used 18 subs alreadyORNo legal substitute is available (i.e. all bench players have already played in other serving positions)If the team hasn’t used 18 subs, the exceptional sub counts as one of the 18.
51 West #9 serves… for a sideout. East #8 serves… for a sideout 9/1/14EastWest4:02pmSample ScoresheetBeach Field HouseSetEastWest2x3411415Sx2/1S8/9121131415161761223RS45Tx169c23181920R8c8c96S9/81/717845213789136S6/136789Sx12/65c10151310RSR7111121351112E #12 (9-9)9-91-5P1 #1 (12-14)PW Head Coach (9-9)13-11ES #15 (20-16)West #9 serves… for a sideout. East #8 serves… for a sideout
52 West #8 serves 4 quick points to finish the set at 4:34pm. 9/1/14EastWestSample ScoresheetBeach Field House4:02pm4:34pmSetEastWest2x3411415Sx2/1S8/9121131415161761223RS45Tx169c23181920R8c8c96S9/81/717845212223242537891366S6/13789Sx12/65c10151310RSR7111121351112E #12 (9-9)9-91-5P1 #1 (12-14)PW Head Coach (9-9)13-11ES #15 (20-16)West #8 serves 4 quick points to finish the set at 4:34pm.
53 Sample Scoresheet Sample Scoresheet East East West West x x 9/1/14 9/1/11EastEastWestWestSample ScoresheetBeach Field HouseBeach Field House4:02pmSample Scoresheet4:34pmSetSetEastEastWestWest22xx33411415Sx2/1S8/9121131415161761223RS45Tx169c23181920R8c8c96S9/81/717845212223242537891366S6/13789Sx12/65c10151310RSR7111121351112E #12 (9-9)9-91-5P1 #1 (12-14)PW Head Coach (9-9)13-11ES #15 (20-16)Susie FleenorTammy ElliottYour NameYour NameSetWest25East17
54 Sample Scoresheet Sample Scoresheet East East West West x x 9/1/14 9/1/11EastEastWestWestSample ScoresheetBeach Field HouseBeach Field House4:02pmSample Scoresheet4:34pmSetSetEastEastWestWest22xx33411415Sx2/1S8/9121131415161761223RS45Tx169c23181920R8c8c96S9/81/71784521222324253789136S6/136789Sx12/65c10151310RSR7111121351112E #12 (9-9)9-91-5P1 #1 (12-14)PW Head Coach (9-9)13-11ES #15 (20-16)Susie FleenorSFTammy ElliottTEYour NameYour NameSetWest25East17
55 TROUBLESHOOTING Each line (after 1st server) starts with 1 Each line ends with or orCheck scoring section against running scoreCheck subs in scoring section against running tally
56 Sample Scoresheet Sample Scoresheet 9/1/119/1/14EastEastWestWestBeach Field HouseBeach Field House4:02pmSample ScoresheetSample ScoresheetSetSetEastEastWestWest22xx3441111661223RS45Tx9c9c238c8c96S9/81/788453378913136S6/136789Sx12/655c10151510RSRNo sideoutpoint given771111255E #12 (9-9)9-91-5Discussion here can be:No sideout point was given to the East team. Sideout point would be #11, then two serves are 12 and 13, so East coach is correct.-Perhaps there was not supposed to be a circle around point 11 (for the sideout point). In which case the score really isAssuming the scorekeeper is making circles for each serve and doesn’t miss a serve, then the former option is the likely scenario. Or perhaps the scorer or an official can remember how many times #1 served the ball.Y Head Coach (9-9)The East coach requests a score check. East believes the score should be 13-10, not What happened?
57 TRACKING THE LIBERO14BEARCATSRAMS864c75c3101229111LIBERO NUMBERIf a line-up sheet is submitted with a Libero listed, the Libero Tracker will have to track the Libero.
58 Libero Tracker should enter the line-up of teams having a Libero TRACKING THE LIBEROLibero Tracker should enter the line-up of teams having a LiberoA1424c14BEARCATS68864c101210122
59 LIBERO REPLACES A PLAYER 864cL1012216Start of game and first libero replacement.18
60 Bearcats’ Libero replaces #12. Slash #12 and Write L TRACKING THE LIBEROBearcats’ Libero replaces #12. Slash #12 and Write L14A24c681012Recording first libero replacementL
62 PLAYER REPLACES LIBERO 1086124cL216#12 replaces Libero18
63 TRACKING THE LIBERO A 2 4c 6 8 10 12 12 14 L When the Libero leaves, the player whose # is slashed before the L must replace the Libero. Bearcats’ #12 replaces the Libero. Slash the L and write 12.The Libero must sit out one rally before re-entering the set unless they are to serve.The Libero Tracker should check that the Libero DOES NOT play the front row or serve in the wrong position.14A24c681012Recording libero being replaced. Remind libero trackers of the “libero sandwich” – that the number before the L on their tracking sheet must be the same as the number after the L.L12
64 SUBSTITUTIONS12108L24c616Substitution immediately following libero replacement. Slow motion. Highlight that what the scorekeeper will see is 12 come on the court and immediately be subbed out. Fast animation is in two slides. Show how to record this, then show what will really happen on court.18
65 TRACKING SUBSTITUTIONS The Libero Tracker must also track regular substitutions. Bearcats’ #18 subs for #2, and #16 subs for #12. Slash the 2 and write Slash the 12 and write 16Remember that the Libero must always be replaced by the player whose number is listed before the L. A regular substitution can be made right away.14A24c68101218Recording regular substitutionsL1216
66 LIBERO REPLACEMENT & SUB 108612L24c16Quick view of replacement and immediate sub.18
67 AFTER ONE RALLY…16108L184c612Libero sits out one rotation and then replaces 62
68 TRACKING THE LIBERO A 2 4c 6 8 10 12 18 12 16 14 L L Once the Libero has been replaced s/he must sit out one rally before returning to the courtThe Libero sits out one rally after being replaced by #12. The Libero then replaces #6. Slash the 6 and write L.14A24c68101218LL1216
70 THE DOUBLE LIBERO SWITCH 18166L81012Three rotations later, the libero is ready to come off the court, but will then replace #16 as server. This animates the process as if the libero were to step off the court and then step back on the court. It shows the two replacements so trackers can see what they should record.2
71 THE DOUBLE LIBERO SWITCH 18166L81012This shows the double replacement in one movement. Make sure to highlight that the net result is the same (i.e. 6 is on the court, 16 is off the court, and the libero is on the court ready to serve).2
72 TRACKING THE LIBERO A 2 4c 6 8 10 12 18 6 12 16 14 L L L If the Libero serves, the Libero tracker must also record the position in which the Libero served..After three rotations, the Libero is about to rotate to the front row. Instead, the Libero moves to right back in the service position. #6 enters the court, and #16 exits the court. Slash L and write 6. Slash 16 and write L14A24c68101218Show how to record the double replacement.L6L1216L
73 CONCLUDING THOUGHTSWe are all a team: R1, R2, line judges, scorekeeper, Libero tracker, and timer.Understanding scoring will make you a more knowledgeable official and will help the match run smoothly!No one person can do it all. Enjoy the match and do your best!