Online Sports Statistics System

Online Score Submission Subsytem   (See video training on YouTube.)

(Version 1.4 November 1, 2018)

Background. The Online Sports Statistics System has been in use for several years, making the recording and publishing of the standings and tournament brackets quick and simple. One remaining issue has been the fact that all scores are sent in via email and have to be manually entered into the system. This results in reliance on each submitter to follow the format and reliance on the Statistician to correctly read the email and enter the scores correctly. The Online Score Submission Subsystem addresses these issues. (Thanks to David Dawdy, CCA, for his marvelous suggestion.)

Overview: This system provides the following:

  1. Provides a standardized format for game submission (team/division, date, teams, scores, etc.)
  2. Validates scores to minimize badly formed submissions (valid dates, correct teams, valid scores (win/lose), etc.)
  3. Makes it easier to quickly put in any score and automatically send required emails to the Statistician and AD's.
  4. The game scores come into a "Reported Scores" database for easy Statistician retrieval, review and submission into the Statistician Scores database.
  5. The Statistician easily reviews, edits and inserts the games into the official Statistician Scores database with a click of the mouse, instead of having to enter the details manually. (Saves time and eliminates date input errors.)
  6. Because the scores will be evaluated by the Statistician, you can re-submit any scores submitted with errors. Please make a note in the comments field that you are resubmitted corrected scores to alert the Statistician.

Submission Page: http://nviac.com/sendscore.php  Simpler alias: http://nviac.com/scores

The form allows you to enter up to six  games at the same time, which should accommodate just about any season, even with overlaps. The form has validation if you try to submit without including all of the information.

The current date is automatically entered into the date field for all six games. Make sure change the date if you are reporting a game on previous days. You do not need to remove the dates for the games lines that you are not using. If you don't enter a game on those lines the date will be ignored.

If you start a second or third or fourth or fifth game, the form will make sure you enter all of the fields for that game before you can submit the form -- it will prompt you if you leave out any of the details on a game entry. 

The form knows which teams are playing in each season/division:. When you choose a division, the Win and Lose dropdown boxes are automatically populated with the teams assigned to that division. 

In addition, the form will check to make sure the Winning and Losing teams are different. It will make sure the Winning scores is equal to (for tied scores) or greater than the Losing score.

NOTE: The comment block can be used for many or multiple purposes. (Enter as many comments as needed. Only the game-relevant comments will show when the score is uploaded to the NVIAC Standings page):

  1. Enter comments that pertain to the game, such as "Forfeit," "OT" (overtime), "PK" (penalty kick), Volleyball set scores, etc.
    NOTE: These comments will be edited by the Statistician before the game is submitted. Your original comments will not necessarily be entered into the Standings database.
  2. Red or Yellow Cards. Enter this information with the game information. The Card information will be forwarded to the respective AD's, as well as the NVIAC President (as required by Article VI, Section 3, of the NVIAC Procedure Manual), but will NOT be uploaded to the Standings.
  3. Also use this to enter explanatory details that will help the statistician (such as "please disregard previous score, this is a corrected score").

Revised Smart Phone Friendly Submit Scores screen

Results Screen -- confirms the games submitted.

When you press the Send Info button, you should see the following Scores Submitted results screen. In addition, an email with these results is sent to the NVIAC Statistician. In addition, the same email is sent to the email address of record (shown on the NVIAC Members page) for the Winning Team and Losing Team of all submitted games.

NOTE: The Statistician will provide a Reply Confirmation email to all of the AD's included in the report, after the games have been updated in the Standings. In the reply, the President will be included, if needed (for example, for the reporting of Red/Yellow cards).

The results screen should immediately appear when you press the Send Info button on the Submit screen. As noted on this screen, emails to both teams are sent confirming this submission.

Show Results Screen 

When  you see this confirmation screen, print it to document that you submitted the scores, including the date and time.

NOTE: If multiple games are submitted, every team AD will get a copy of the submitted scores. If a team is listed multiple times. only one email will be sent to that team's AD.