Tracking Game Statistics - Beginning a Game

No Kickoff/Special Teams

1. If you do not have a Kickoff to start the game, you can select the team who will have the first possession using the arrows next to your teams

a. Confirm the change of possession by selecting Yes to switch teams, or cancel by selecting No

2. Touch the Down and Distance field to set the down to first, then select the appropriate starting yard line.

a. Without a valid Down and Distance, you will not be able to enter a new play for your game

Kickoff

1. Select the Add Special Teams Play option

a. Choose the type of special team event that you will record (Kickoff, Punt, PAT attempt or FG attempt)
b. The Quarter and Time Remaining option will automatically appear every time you enter a new special teams play and touch OK to advance to the event entry screen
c. The kicking team is automatically populated based on your selection on the New Play screen
d. Touch the Kicker option to advance to the Player select screen- select the person who will be kicking off

i. Type in the jersey number of the kicker
ii. OR select the player from the list near the bottom of the screen
iii. Select OK to choose this player and advance to the Kickoff screen

e. Touch the YL Start (yard line start) field to enter the results of the kick

i. Starting Yard Line

1) The kicking team abbreviation will be highlighted here, and the yard line is automatically populated from the preferences entered in the Pre-Game section

ii. Ending Yard Line

1). Select the receiving teams abbreviation (if the ball crossed midfield) and the yard line where the ball was caught or went out of bounds

iii. The Yards Gained field will automatically populate based on entries for Starting and Ending Yard Lines

1) You can bypass the Ending Yard line entry by entering a total number of yards the ball was kicked in the Yards Gained field

iv. Select OK to save your entries

f. Touch the Penalty option if a penalty occurred during the Kickoff, or select Next in the lower right corner to save your event.

g. Kickoff Return screen- The receiving team is automatically populated based on your kickoff selection

h. Touch the Player option to advance to the Player select screen- select the person who received the kick

i. Type in the jersey number of the receiver
ii. OR select the player from the list near the bottom of the screen
iii. Select OK to choose this player and advance to the Kickoff return screen

i. No Return

i. Select the No Return option in the lower left corner to signal a kick into the end zone for a touchback
ii. Also select No Return in the event that a player signaled a fair catch on the kickoff

j. Return- Touch the YL Start (yard line start) field to enter the return yardage

i. Starting Yard Line

1) This field is automatically populated based on your entry in the Kickoff page

ii. Ending Yard Line

1) Enter the yard line where the tackle was made. If the runner crossed midfield, use the abbreviation to advance the ball into opponent territory

iii. The Yards Gained field will automatically populate based on entries for Starting and Ending Yard Lines

1) You can bypass the Ending Yard line entry by entering a total number of yards the ball was returned in the Yards Gained field

iv. Select a special event for the play

1) First down populates automatically after a kickoff return
2) Touchdown, for use in a kickoff return TD
3) Fumble, for use if the return man fumbled the ball
4) Penalty, for use if there was a penalty during the Return
5) Lateral, for use if the returner passes the ball off to another member of their own team

v. Select Next to save the event

k. On the new screen, touch the Tackler option to advance to the Player select screen- select the person who made the tackle

i. You can also choose a second player who assisted on the tackle using the Assist option
ii. Touch the Penalty option to include a penalty during the tackle
iii. Touch the Safety option if the tackle took place in the end zone, resulting in 2 points for the kicking team
iv. Select Next to save the event, or select Cancel to skip recording the defensive stat
v. Once you’ve completed this, your total event will be added to the Event List on the Game Detail page

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