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Keeping Score at Volleyball Matches

Updated: Jul 17, 2019


What’s the score?


Read this article to be the Seal Beach Volleyball Club Spectator with all the answers when keeping score at volleyball matches.

How many times have you been asked this question at a volleyball match? How many times have you had to ask this question? It is safe to say we hear this pretty much all day long on match days. What is the score… followed by, who is winning?

What about the text back and forth scenario for the parent who cannot make it to the

volleyball match?


Does this look familiar? We all have a text string on our phones that looks something like this. Hey, it’s clear, easy to understand, you can tell who has what score, who’s ahead, who’s serving…right? If you’re the person tasked to send the texts, you’re also enjoying the game… sure you are. No spousal arguments were ever caused by this kind of text string either, right?

Then there is the tech-savvy spectator in every group, maybe there are a few on each team, who appear to be intently focused on the game and their phones. They hold up their phone with a grin every time someone asks that question…you know the question. These are the folks who don’t have to rush to grab a seat in view of the scorecard table. They sit comfortably in their personal lounger off to the side, and everyone sits near them.

We have all been there and secretly asked ourselves…” Wow, how did they get the score on their phone? What app are they using?”

SBVBC Tech Savvy Score Keeping

Many of you may already know about these tools, but there are many more that may be a little shy to admit they are not caught up. It’s ok, the following gives you a list of options. It is also possible that some of the more experienced spectators are not even aware of all these options.


Swipe Scoreboard

by David Olea

This is the one you probably see the most. Start here if technology scares you. The app requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is very easy to use. Simply swipe or tap to change or correct scores. It is free and has other features you can purchase.

LEARN ABOUT IT HERE

GET IT HERE


Safe Sets

by Kuhlman Tech

For Android lovers – this app requires Android 5.0 and up. You will be able to keep score of your indoor matches and outdoor volleyball tournaments seamlessly. Upgrades will be made to the app, but for now, it is very simple and free for anyone to use. An iOS version is being developed due by April 2018. The iOS version will be $.99.

GET IT HERE


Simple Volleyball Scorekeeper

By Row 5 Information Systems

For Microsoft lovers, this app allows for simple volleyball scorekeeping by spectators in the stands. It requires Windows 10 Mobile, Windows Phone 8.1, or Windows Phone 8 to run.

GET IT HERE

Learn more about Seal Beach Volleyball Club HERE


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