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GUIDELINES FOR SCORERS
FOLLOWING THE RULES
Teams must provide a scorekeeper for all their games, except finals. The first-named team on the score-sheet will score the game while the team mentioned second shall act as an assistant and operate the ‘arrow’. Games will commence in the presence of one scorer.
Basically the responsibility of the scorers is to record scores and foul calls competently though an understanding of some other processes may facilitate conduct of the game and correct record-keeping. The game referees will normally adjudicate these matters.
Team details must be completed prior to the commencement of the game. Normally this is the responsibility of the team coach or team manager. The players names should be filled in neatly as Initial (for Christian name) and Surname.
As long as a player is named on the score-sheet at the commencement of the game they can join the game at any time. No player may be added to the team-sheet after the commencement of the game.
The scorer’s bench is for scorers and timekeepers only. Crowding of the bench by players and supporters is discouraged. Scorers should ask offenders to remove themselves from the scorers bench, if they refuse seek assistance from the referees.
Score-sheets have an ‘occasional’ player registration section on the reverse side. This should be filled out when
i. A registered junior player plays up a grade; they should identify which lower grade/team they usually play for
ii. To identify a ‘fill-in’ player used to supplement a team short of players.
Please keep score-sheets as neat as possible. Thank you.
A copy of the Scoresheet Guidelines with ilustrations is available at the office.
GUIDELINES FOR SCORERS
SUPERVISING DUTY SCORERS
In certain timeslots one or two players from the 14 and Under competition will be allocated to courts to act as duty scorers. In fact scoring is not the primary intention of this duty but rather to prepare them for duty refereeing in later years. Scoring duty seeks to encourage attention to the game and the rulings and signals from the referee.
The allocation of duty scorers does not mean team scorers are relieved of their responsibilities. One of the team scorers is to sit alongside the duty scorer (or between the duty scorers if there are two) to mentor and supervise the scoring process. The other team scorer may scrutinize progress from one end of the bench when there are two duty scorers or sit on the bench if only one duty scorer is allocated.
From the outset the team scorer in charge should show diligence to the task ensuring there are no people crowding the bench or obstructing the scorer’s reasonable view. Check that the team information is decipherable. Encourage the duty scorers to fill out the score-sheet as neatly as possible.
Once the game starts one of the duty scorers is to manage the score-sheet under direction from the supervising team scorer as required. Any second duty scorer should be encouraged to return the signals made by the referee to confirm each call.
If there are two, the duty scorers’ roles should be switched at half time. The team scorers may switch too by agreement. Duty scorers are expected to participate for the entire game.