A typical field hockey Match consists of two halves of 35 minutes each. Each team has 11 players including a goal keeper. The objective of the match is to score more goals than the opposition side. The team with the maximum number of goals is declared the winner of the match.
With PLAYINGA, the restrictions are very minimal. For a team sport, such as hockey, there is just a minimum requirement of 2 players per team.
To score a hockey match, the steps are below:
Step 1:Click the Scorecard sub-tab in the match page. Once in the “Match scorecard” page, click on Enter Score button that appears at the bottom.
Step 2: On clicking Enter Score, a pop-up appears that lets select the players, who participated in the match. Click on Add button next to each player to add the player. Once each player has been added, you can choose the role the player played in the match from the role options in the drop-down box.
Step 3: Once the roles have been finalized, click on Next button to proceed to the Substitutions Section.
Step 4: The Substitutions section is to be filled when one of the chosen players is substituted with another player during the course of the match. Enter the substitution details and click on Save & Continue. If there has been no substitution, you can choose to skip the section by clicking on Skip button.
Step 5: The next step involves recording the same details for the Opponent team. Select the players who participated in the match from the opponent team. Click on Add button. Once each player has been added, you can choose the role the player played in the match from the drop-down options.
Step 6: Once the roles have been finalized, click on Continue to proceed to the Substitutions Section.
Step 7: The Substitutions section is to be filled when one of the chosen players is substituted with another player during the course of the match. Enter the substitution details and click on Save & Continue. If there has been no substitution, you can choose to skip the section by clicking on the Skip button.
Step 8: Once the player details have been recorded, the next step would be to proceed to score the match. The scoring section consists of 3 sections – Line up, Goal & Events.
Step 9: To change the player line up, click on Edit Players. This will take you back to the initial player selection screen.
Note: Once you make changes in the lineup, it will overwrite the original player selection.
Step 10: To enter the Goal for a particular team, click on Goal which appears on each side.
Step 11: Enter the goal relevant details such as Players, Penalty, Assisted by and minutes for each team. To add another goal, click on Add Another Goal and capture the same information. To delete an existing goal entry, you can click on the Trash Icon. Once you enter the Goal information, click on the Save button.
Repeat the same process for the opponent team too.
Step 12: If there have been events in the match which resulted in Red/Yellow/Black cards, click on the Red/Yellow cards/Events button to record such events. Enter event details such as Player, Event, Minutes and comments. You can add multiple events for a team by clicking on Add Another Event button. If you made an incorrect entry for an event, you can delete it by clicking on the Trash Icon. Once you have entered all the event related information, click on the Save button.
Repeat the same process for the opponent team too.
Step 13: After the score is saved, it must be approved by the opponent side to be published. This ensures that both the sides are in agreement before the scorecard is officially published on PLAYINGA. Click on Send for Opponent’s Approval to send the scorecard to the opponent side for approval. For a team sport like Hockey, the Admin/Captain of the opponent team is notified.
Step 14: The captain/admin of the opponent team shall receive a notification when a scorecard is sent for review.
Step 15: If you are the captain/admin of the opponent team, click on Review Scorecard to visit the scorecard page. As an opponent, you can choose to Accept or Reject the scorecard. To accept the scores, click on Accept & Publish.
If you click the Accept & Publish button, the scores get published and the message “Match scorecard published successfully” appears at the top of the screen
Note: Once the scores have been accepted and published, they become visible in your feeds section, your opponent’s feed and on the feeds of both of your friends.
Step 16: As an opponent, if you want to reject the scorecard then click on Reject button. You will see a pop-up requesting you to enter the reason. Enter the reason for rejecting the scores and click on Confirm.
Step 17: If the opponent has rejected the scorecard, the match administrator shall receive a notification from the opponent with the reason for rejection and the match results will be sent to the match admin for a repeat verification. The match admin should revisit the match scorecard page, may choose to modify the score or retain it and send it again to the opponent for approval by clicking on Send for Opponent’s Approval button.
If you are the captain/admin of the opponent team, click on Review Scorecard to visit the scorecard page. In order to approve the result, click the Accept & Publish button. This will publish the scores of the match and the message “Match scorecard successfully published” appears at the top of the screen
Note: Once the scores have been accepted and published, they become visible in the feeds section of the participant players’ profiles and as feeds for the friends of them.