Time / Score Keepers


Score Keeper and Time Keeper Instructions  

EYBA has adopted FIBA rules for the 2007/2008 season in accordance with an initiative by Canada Basketball. 
As a help to parents and friends, who from time to time, get asked to be the score keeper or time keeper for a game, the following is a brief job description of each position. 

Please remember that both the score keeper and the time keeper are minor officials for the game.  Please assist each other in your duties. 


Score Keeper Job Description 

The score keeper will be responsible for marking the score sheet.
  • It is recommended to use a different color ink to mark the score sheet for the first half and the second half.
  • The score keeper is recognized as a minor official for the game.  Proper decorum will be used at all times and includes no outward signs of bias, no coaching and no disrespectful conduct to the on-court officials, players, coaches and spectators.   
1. EYBA expects the home coach to arrive at the game with a score sheet filled in with the Date, Location, Category, Team Name, Complete Team Roster, Players Numbers and Coach’s Names.  In the event the coach has not filled in the score sheet as described above please ask the coach to supply the information for you to fill in.  Home team sits to the right of the score table and the visiting team sits to the left of the score table. 

2. When a basket is made, write the players jersey number in the blank box above the running score.  E.g.: Player #15 on Team A scores a two point basket, then Team B, player #32 scores a three point basket, then Team A, player #10 scores a two point basket.  The game score at this point is 4 to 3 for Team A.  Team B, player #8 is awarded two foul shots, makes the first but misses the second.  Team A, player #4 scores a 2 point basket.  Team B, player #32 scores a 3 point basket.  The score now is 7 - 6 for Team B. 
 
Team A
Player   15   10   4                
Score 10 11 12 13 14
 
Team B
Player     32 8     32              
Score 10 11 12 13 14
 

3. In the space marked Score by Qtr: Fill in the total score for each team at the end of the first period.  At the end of the second period, fill in the total score for each team.  At the end of the third period, fill in the total score for each team and at the end of the game, fill in the total score for each team and fill in the winning team’s name and Final Score in the spaces provided. 

4. Each team is allowed one (1) 1-minute time-outs per half.  Write an X in the time out box when the time out is called in the box provided.  Time-outs can only be called by a coach to the score keeper and/or time keeper.  When a coach asks you for a time-out, let the referee know by showing the time out signal with your hands and pointing to the team requesting the time-out.  Please do not yell at the referee and cause a disruption to the game.  Under FIBA rules, the referee can only grant a time-out when there is a dead-ball situation. 

5. Each team is allowed four (4) team fouls per period.  Each time a foul is assessed in a period, put an ‘X’ through the corresponding number.  Advise the referee when a team has reached four fouls, because on the next or fifth (5th) foul, the opposing team will shoot free throws. In the example below, Team A has 3 fouls in the 1st period, 2 fouls in the 2nd period, 0 fouls in the 3rd period and 3 fouls in the 4th period. 


Team Fouls   

6. Each player must play a significant and meaningful amount of time in each game. Mark a diagonal line in the ‘1st’ box to indicate the first time a player enters the game in the first quarter and make the diagonal line into an ‘X’ when the player enters the game in the second quarter. Repeat for the third and fourth quarters as well.  See the example in 7 below. 

7. Each player listed on the score sheet is allowed up to five (5) personal fouls per game.  When a player is given a personal foul, write an ‘X’ in the corresponding box opposite the player’s name.  When a player is given his fifth (5th) foul, he is disqualified from the game and may not play for the duration of the game.  As a courtesy to the team please advise a coach when a player reaches four (4) fouls.     

In the example below, Michael Jordan has three fouls, Shaquille O’Neal has two fouls, and Larry Bird has one foul. 
 
Player # Fouls
Michael Jordan 23 X X X      
Shaquille O'Neal 34 X X      
Larry Bird 33 X        
         

8. At the end of the game, the score keeper and the time keeper must sign the score sheet in the space provided. 


Time Keeper Job Description: 
  • The time keeper will be responsible for operating the time clock and showing the game score on a flip chart or electronic score clock.
  • The time keeper is recognized as a minor official for the game.  Proper decorum will be used at all times and includes no outward signs of bias, no coaching and no disrespectful conduct to the on-court officials, players, coaches and spectators.  
1. The game starts with a jump ball at centre court.  Start the clock when the referee lowers his extended arm indicating the ball is live. 

2. All games will be played using a combination of running time and stop time. The game consists of four (4) periods.  Each period is made up of ten (10) minutes running time and two (2.5) minutes stop time for Minis and Bantams.  Each period is made up of twelve and a half (12.5) minutes running time and two (2.5) minutes stop time for Midgets and Juveniles.  There is a one (1) minute break between the first (1st) and second (2nd) periods and between the third (3rd) and fourth (4th) periods.  There will be a three (5) minute half time break.  During the two (2.5) minute stop time of each period, the clock must be stopped every time the referee blows his whistle and raises his arm to indicate a dead-ball.  The clock is restarted when the referee’s extended arm is lowered.  The clock is stopped during time-outs and injuries.  Please make sure you pay attention to the game and start and stop the clock as required. 

3. When a basket is scored, please record the score on the flip chart or the electronic score clock.  Please check with the score keeper often to confirm that the score you have indicated on the flip chart or electronic score clock corresponds with the official running score on the score sheet. 

4. Under FIBA rules, the referee will only grant a time-out to a team if the coach has requested one through either the time keeper or score keeper.  When a coach asks you for a time out, let the referee know by making the time-out signal with your hands and pointing to the team requesting the time-out.  Please do not yell at the referee and cause a disruption in the game.  The referee can only grant a time out when there is a dead-ball situation. 

5. At the end of the game, the score keeper and the time keeper must sign the score sheet in the space provided. 

 

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