Who keeps the scorebook during the games at Cooperstown Dreams Park games?
- The Cooperstown Dreams Park Official Scorebooks are given to each coach prior to the event.
- Each team keeps a book for each game.
- The home team is considered the official book.
- Prior to each game, the home coach receives a form to record the final score, the pitchers involved and the notable players or plays in the game.
- The visiting scorekeeper meets with the home scorekeeper during the games to confer.
- After the game, the home scorekeeper fills out the form with the final score, pitchers / innings pitched and stars of the game for the home team.
- The vistor's scorekeeper will check the form for accuracy, add his notable players to the form and sign it to make it official.
- A Cooperstown Dreams Park staff member magically appears when the game is over to take the information and record it on the website so fans at home can follow the action.
- Coaches look at the information on the website as a scouting tool to see which stud players to avoid - as such - our coach didn't really want to share to much.
The Main Point
Some teams did a great job of recapping the stars of the game. Other teams did not put any effort in to the game notes so their game notes lacked any info for the kids to look up and fans to see.
Cooperstown Dreams Park Coach Tip - assign a scorekeeper to do keep the book and fill out the official game form. And encourage this person to note the players who earned some special recognition. Don't worry about it becoming a scouting sheet for the other team.
For More Cooperstown Dreams Park Tips - see my 10 part series can contains tips for the athletes, coaches, parents, and grandparents.