|Many years of trial and error went into these scoresheets! These are the ones I use currently, and fit the system I've come up with during my play-by-play broadcasts. I've included some scans of some of my old charts so you can see how I fill them out.You can use these as is, edit them to fit your needs, or find out more about how I use them by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Good luck!|
Basic offensive spotting chart
Digital offensive spotting chart
Offensive spotting chart (example)
Basic defensive spotting chart
Digital defensive spotting chart
Defensive spotting chart (example)
Basic spotting chart
Digital spotting chart
Spotting chart (example)
|The Set-up for Football
| A legal-size three-ring binder, three legal-sized sheet protectors, three sheets of sturdy legal-sized cardstock, two big binder clips, and my favorite spotting tray: the Easy-Reader bookstand from Reader Enterprises. The bookstand is the absolute best and I use it constantly. You can get it online here, or by calling Reader Enterprises, Binghamton, NY at (607)-724-8865 (about $25).
After snapping the protectors into the binder and inserting the cardstock, refer to the picture on the left: "Home Offense" goes on the top, "Visitor Defense" goes on the bottom (Offensive Line should be in sequence with Defensive Line). In the center picture, you'll flip to the next page, where (right pic) the "Visitor Offense" is on top and "Home Defense" is on the bottom.
The bookstand should be opened at about a 45-degree angle and the binder secured to the bookstand's back near the binder spine with the binder clips. That's it! Make sure you flip the spotting charts at each change of possession and you're in business!
Any questions to ask or improvements to suggest, let me know!