It takes a village to raise a child and it is an expectation and part of our registration terms and conditions that you accept and agree to when joining the Aberfeldie Jets that all families volunteer to assist with scoring duties throughout the season. After all, the Coach and the Team Manager volunteer their time to get other people's kids playing, other families can assist with scoring. The persons fulfilling score-bench duties are reminded that they are deemed to be officials for the duration of the game and should behave in a manner expected of game officials (fair, un-biased etc - Refer to Basketball Victoria code of conduct BV Codes of Conduct). Scorers should be reasonable and respectful in their approach to confirming which players are noted at being at the game or not. Any issue or dispute in the matter will ultimately be decided by the referees of the game on the day.
A blank scoring roster for the Summer 2021-2022 season can be found here.
HOW TO SCORE A BASKETBALL GAME VIA COMPUTER ON PLAYHQ
Basketball scoring is not hard compared to many other sports, if you can operate an iPhone or Android App or a computer then you can easily navigate the PlayHQ electronic score sheet!
For the avoidance of doubt, if a player is in uniform and able to play, even if they do not get on the court (e.g. Coaches decision), they should be marked as active on the system
THINGS TO NOTE WHILST SCORING
The referees must be notified immediately and the player must leave the game if they receive either:
Five (5) fouls; or
Two (2) technical fouls (T); or
Two (2) unsportsmanlike fouls (U); or
One (1) technical foul (T) and one (1) unsportsmanlike foul (U); or
One (1) disqualifying foul (D)
The score bench official should let the respective Coach know when any of their players receives a fourth (4th) personal foul, the referees do not need to be notified of this. Once a player receives their fifth (5th) personal foul, the referees need to be alerted and the player must be immediately be subbed off the court and can no longer participate in that game as they have fouled out.
Team fouls When a team receives eight (8) team fouls in a half, the score bench should immediately alert the referees. Any subsequent fouls (that are not team control fouls) on that team after the eight (8th) team foul will result in two free throws for the opposition.
When a referee signals a technical foul, unsportsmanlike foul or disqualifying foul then this MUST be recorded differently to a normal personal foul on the score sheet. There is a button down the bottom of the electronic score sheet that will assist you in doing this.
Coach and bench fouls
Fouls committed by the Coach are recorded by clicking on the Coach name and then clicking on the relevant foul button which is accessible via the extended foul menu down the bottom of the screen
Fouls committed by they bench are recorded by clicking on the Team name and then clicking on the relevant foul button which is accessible via the extended foul menu down the bottom of the screen
Neither Coach or bench fouls are added to the team’s foul count total.
If any of the following are issued to the same Coach/bench in the one game, the offending teams Coach must leave the game immediately:
Two (2) technical fouls awarded against the Coach;
Three (3) technical fouls (two technical fouls awarded to the bench and one Coach technical foul or three bench technical fouls) or
One (1) disqualifying foul “D” against the Coach.
Referee signals for special fouls Refer to the picture below for a visual illustration of the referee signals for the following special fouls:
DOUBLE FOUL: referee waves clenched fists on both hands above head
TECHNICAL FOUL: referee forms T, showing palms
UNSPORTSMANLIKE FOUL: referee grasps wrist upward above head
DISQUALIFYING FOUL: referee clenches fists on both hands raised above head
The fall back (mercy) rule This rule requires that the leading team is required to fall back behind the three (3) point line when they score or when the trailing team in-bounds the ball. This rule applies:
In Under 10's, when a team is leading by 10 or more points;
In Under 12's and above, when a team is leading by 20 or more points
The fall back (mercy) rule only applies in regular season and is invoked or revoked at the discretion of the losing Coach. It does not apply during grading games or finals.