Q: What is the correct way to enter this play: a field goal attempt is blocked and the kicker picks up the ball and throws a pass?
A: The software guides you through a pass after a blocked
punt, but a pass after a blocked field attempt is handled in a different
way. Follow these steps:
1) enter the field goal attempt and select a result of B
2) enter the recovering team, etc., until prompted for "Continue
by:", and then press the Esc key
3) now press P for pass and enter the pass play.
Q: How do we handle duplicate numbers on our football roster?
A: Each player must have a unique uniform number during
gametime scoring even though some players are wearing duplicate
numbers. There are two character slots for the uniform number in
the roster function, so for example, if two players wear #24, then
in the gametime roster, give #24 to the player most likely to get
stats, and #2A to the #24 least likely to get stats in the game.
If two #25's, give one of them #2B, and so on. Spotters need a reference
list of these uniform numbers, so that they can call the correct
number during the game.
Q: Our football roster has over 110 players, and all the names won't
fit on the roster. What do we do?
A: There is a limit of 110 names on the roster. Our suggestion
is to keep around 100 names on the "master" roster (in
Utilities), leaving off 10 or so players that will most likely not
have stats in a game. Then when you score a game, you can easily
add any player (not already on the master roster) in the event that
he has a stat or participates in that game.
Q: How do I send XML files to the NCAA?
A: Version "x.3" and later versions of STAT CREW
SOFTWARE products support XML reporting to the NCAA for the following:
Football game-day reporting
End-year team reporting for team/individual statistics,
game results, attendance
Conference reporting for team/individual leaders, RPI questionnaire,
trend reports, single-game highs
Single-game XML file
In order to create XML files, you must be using version "x.3"
or later of the scoring software. We suggest that you also download
the most recent update for the version you are using, at http://www.statcrew.com/download.
The end-year XML option for a school for all sports can be found
in each sport's Windows Season Reports | Cumes (or Stats) | XML
Output. For conferences, the XML option can be found in each sport's
Windows Conference Reports | Conference | NCAA Reports | XML Team
Reports. The single game XML option for football, basketball, baseball/softball,
and ice hockey can be found in each sport's Windows Game Reports
| Reports | XML Output.
For more information, refer to the following PDF files:
XML output for a single team
XML output for a single team
electronic weekly reporting summary to the NCAA (this links
to NCAA instructions)
Q: The time of possession for both teams in our overtime game is
A: For overtime games, follow these three important steps:
1) End the half as you normally would, then select quarter 5.
2) Set the clock for overtime at 15:00, but do
not enter any other clock times during overtime. Do not enter clock
time 00:00 at end of overtime. (Time-of-possession
is not recorded during an overtime).
3) Select Game Control | Possession Change at the beginning of the
overtime. You will be prompted for team, spot of ball and drive
start. Do this for each drive in the overtime.
The overtime period can be edited to make these changes to clock
times. If necessary, edit overtime plays to change all times to
Q: How do I enter a forfeit of a football game?
A: For football, follow these steps:
1) Run the Manual Entry feature.
2) Use Game Setup to select the teams and enter Game Info, or load
the game if it has already been played and the stats will count.
3) On the Game Info screen, enter FORF
in the Record field for the losing team.
4) Select Scoresheet | Line score and enter the line score for the
forfeited match in accordance with your league rules if the game
has not been played.
5) Save the game.
Q: What are the settings and report options for the college game?
A: Here are our recommendations for the NCAA/college venue:
Half tackle assists: N
Half sack assists: Y
Half TFL assists: Y
Split def stats: Y
Sack as tackle: Y
Prim/Ast tackle: N
Q: The NCAA changed their rules for the kickoff to be from the 30
yard line now and not the 35. Is there a way to permanently re-spot
the ball before each kickoff?
A: For version 4.9, there is an update at the website,
which modifies the RULES.NCA file to reflect new kickoff spot (the
30-yardline). After installing the update, select Utilities/roster
maintenance | Utilities Select venue rules and choose the "RULES.NCA
- NCAA Football" option. This will enable the change for the
next new game.
For earlier versions of TAS Football, setup a new game, then select
Game Setup | Rules and set the ball spot for kickoffs to the 30.
Save the change.
Q: I would like to know how to record a bad snap on punts, field
goals, and PATs.
A: When this happens, press Esc to cancel
the punt, FGA PAT, sequence. Then, enter this as a miscellaneous
fumble (Other, Misc Fumble), then continue with the scoring of the
play. Note the miscellaneous fumble should only be used for the
special scenarios where a fumble occurs, the offense retains possession
of the ball, and no stats are charged at the point of the fumble.