MATCH SCORING IS ONE OF YOUR MOST IMPORTANT TASKS
Hey, referees. Remember years ago, when you used to show up at a match, went about your pre‑match duties and focused on your responsibilities without worrying too much about scorekeeping? After all, referees had the “important jobs,” and scorekeeping was easy anyway, right?
Well, those days are long gone. It may have taken us years to realize how important scoring is to a match arguably, some of us still may not realize it but the state of our sport today requires referees to know the scoresheet just as well as the scorers who use it.
It’s no longer a matter of retrieving the lineup sheet from a coach and handing it to the scorer to record it. And although a lineup card may be used by the second referee in NFHS competitions, that lineup card is no replacement for the scoresheet even though some of us may have tried to keep track of more match details than needed, including the score.