Score Keeper Training

Score Keeper
Kansas City Youth Lacrosse Assn.
Prepared by Jack Yates
[email protected]
The Score Sheet
• Three Part Form
o Original for league, copy for each team
• Information limited to what league needs to capture
o Names of bench officials
o Names of teams, including program, age/grade, names and
numbers of players, who scored goals, personal fouls, running
o Score verification by bench and field officials.
o Accurate copies require firm pressure with ball point pens provided.
o Keep forms dry if at all possible.
• Umbrella, laundry bag, whatever you can do.
o No objection to collecting other information (ground balls, nature of foul,
saves, shots attempted, face off wins, etc.), but that must be done by
someone else. That takes at least one spotter, and better captured by
Step 1 Names and
• Report to Table 15 minutes before game starts.
• Collect Rosters from head coaches or field manager.
o If not available, advise officials roster(s) not received. This will result in a delay
of game penalty.
o Obtain from coaches the names/numbers of InHome (must be a starting
attackman), and Goalie.
• Enter InHome’s name and number on top line and Goalie’s name and
number on bottom line.
• If this has not been done by Field Manager, enter
information on top lines: Date, Field name, Scorer’s
Name, Time Keeper’s Name, Home Team and Visiting
o Please identify the team by organization (Brookside=BS, Blue Valley=BV,
Leawood=LW, Lees Summit=LS, Mill Valley=MV, Northland=NL, Olathe=OL,
Pembroke Hill=PH, Prairie Village=PV, Raymore-Peculiar=RP, and St. Paul’s=SP),
coach’s last name, uniform color and division (U-11, 5, 6, 7 or 8). Example: PV8
Fryer (Red).
Step 1
• Enter remaining player information.
o It is best to list players by ascending jersey number as it makes it easier to
locate the proper line when scoring.
o If short on time, do just numbers, and come back during stoppage of play
to enter last name and at least first letter of first name.
Step 2 Keeping Score
• Goal Scored: Put tally mark (|) next to name in
Goals column, and a slash mark (\) on the running
score line below player names.
o Be sure number of tally marks is the same as the running score line.
o If Own Goal, e.g. goalie drops ball into goal, or accidently kicked into
goal by defensive player, add a player name “Own Goal” and put tally
mark next to that and record on running score line.
o If unsure who scored the goal, ask the coach of the offensive team.
o Do not score goal until the officials are ready to start play or if there is a
flag down on the play, as goals can be waved off if shooter in the crease,
ball did not go in and the official made a mistake when calling it a goal,
or ball had not crossed goal line before time expired in the period.
Step 2 Keeping Score
• Fouls Assessed. Applies only to Personal Fouls, most
easily defined as those called where the assessed
penalty if 1minute or more.
o If any question that the foul was a personal foul, ask the official before
play resumes.
o These are tracked by slash mark through the number in the PFouls column.
o When player is assessed second personal foul, advise player’s coach that
he has two fouls, and that he will foul out with third foul.
o If player fouls out, put a line through players name and entries to indicate
he is out of the game and put F.O. in space adjacent to player’s line.
• Player Ejection: If a player is ejected from a game,
put a line through his name, with an “E” next to his
line and write a brief description in space at bottom
of his team’s portion of the score sheet.
Step 2 Keeping Score
• Recording Team Time Out
o Each team has two time outs per half and one time out per OT period.
o When a team calls a time out, put a slash line through the number in the
Time Out row of that team’s side of the sheet.
• Four Goal Differential
o Once there is a four goal differential between the score of the two teams,
the team behind has the option of either taking the face off or taking
possession of the ball at mid-field.
o Once the four goal differential is reached, you should advise the near-side
official of the differential. Once it is less than 4, advise the official that the
differential is less than 4.
Step 3 Verifying Entries
• Your score sheet is the official record of the game.
o At the end of every quarter, confer with the timekeeper who is from the
other team, that your sheet accurately reflects the score to that point in
the game.
o The officials will often check with you between periods to make sure his
tally and yours match. Yours is the official score.
• Obtain signatures of two officials, time keeper and
you. This is the final verification.
Step 4: Distributing
• Each score sheet is in three parts: Original, and two
o Original is given to field manager/bench official, who will retain the
original as the official record of the game.
o Deliver one of the copies to each of the coaches. If they leave before
then, give the copies to the field manager or bench official.

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