Becoming a team scorer is one of the best ways to support your child in the sport of softball. You will receive one of the best seats on the diamond, and will be able to provide an invaluable service to players, coaches, umpires, fans and the media. Your knowledge of the rules will improve, which will increase your appreciation and enjoyment of games.
The introduction to scoring can be quite a challenge. Whether you choose to score at a basic or advanced level is all your choice and dependant on how much you enjoy the scoring experience. The main thing to remember when first starting out is the order of importance for scoring - runs, outs and the count. The key is to start slow and build up your knowledge and skills.
Whether you are a scorer who has started scoring for your child's games or whether you aspire to score at international games, Softball Australia has an extensive National Scoring accreditation program and extensive resources to assist you.
If you are interested in volunteering as a scorer for your child's team you need to register via our online system as a Non-playing Official (Scorer). There is no cost. You can find out more information from any of the Cruisers executive committee members.
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