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Stats Collection

Intro and Background

In version 1.7.3 of the scoreboard, we made this option available to start collecting stats via the scoreboard. We created an initial blog post about it to explain the details. Here we will walk through it more technically.

We wanted to collect all the stats of a game. For both the teams knowledge and the fans knowledge for online use. If you collect them properly, this page of your game will be filled out completely both under the jams section and under the player stats section. Each players page will also be filled out much fuller than just a regular page. Games will begin to be tracked through their profile as you can see. So those fans/teams and players who LOVE stats, will be able to view every single detail about their game they just had.

Heads Up/Setup

Main Computer

There are a couple things required of the main computer that runs the scoreboard itself.

  • You must disable the firewall for the timespan of the game. This is required so that the mobile devices can connect to the main computer on the certain ports.
  • When using Windows 7/8/Vista, you must connect to the network as a HOME network. It’s that first screen that pops up directly after making a connection over wifi. To change the connection type, go to Start -> Control Panel -> Network and Sharing Center. Then once opened, look at the name of the current network, under that you will see a network type. Click on the network type and then select HOME NETWORK.

This will properly open the computer up to multiple connections for stats collection.

Using Handheld/Mobile Devices

Ipads and IPhones all work properly with collecting stats. Windows Phone doesn't work at all because it doesn't support Ports. Android Devices do fully support the need for ports BUT some of the older Android phones web browsers aren't great at handling web requests. Therefore trying to download data received from the server rather than expressing it as a web page. So if you do use Android, try your best to use it with Firefox Mobile.

Using hand held devices might cause problems with the ability to collect all stats. We make no guarantees when using hand held devices. The biggest problem we incur is the browser support and the speed of JavaScript.

Though Mobile Devices have been highly successful with collecting stats, so just understand that there could be problems, but we don't expect them.

We HIGHLY suggest using laptop computers. We can only make the guarantee, when tracking stats, laptop computers and their web browsers will fully support our functionality.

Getting Started

  • Step One, download Thor's Hammer
  • Connect your laptop or desktop to the nearest WiFi access point or Mifi access point. Feel free to bring your own Router if the facility doesn't provide a wifi access point for you. DO NOT start up your Scoreboard until you have connected properly. Connecting early will show wrong links for each device.
  • Open it up and start a brand new game.
  • You will then see a button in the top right called Stats and Video. Click on it.
  • A window will pop open with many more links. The top link is the exact same thing. We put it there so that when accessing it from a device, you don't have to type in the entire URL for each screen.
  • We currently have 11 different screens. Each with their own functionality. We will go over this functionality soon.

Within each screen, there is both a Jam counter and a team screen. The Jam counter takes less than 4 seconds to refresh. So every 4 seconds, the screen checks if the scoreboard has moved to the next jam. With the current functionality that means, each line up/block/assist and point should NOT be tracked until that Jam number has switched over. Logistically, if your trackers don't wait until that jam number has switched, they will be adding stats for the last jam that occurred.

Screens Explained

  • Captures Assists for Team 1 - Captures only assists for team 1. Users can add or subtract them from this screen.
  • Captures Assists for Team 2 - Captures only assists for team 2. Users can add or subtract them from this screen.
  • Captures Blocks for Team 1 - Captures only blocks for team 1. Users can add or subtract them from this screen.
  • Captures Blocks for Team 2 - Captures only blocks for team 2. Users can add or subtract them from this screen.
  • Captures Assists & Blocks for Team 1 - Captures both assists and blocks team 1. Users can add or subtract all of them from this screen.
  • Captures Assists & Blocks for Team 2 - Captures both assists and blocks for team 2. Users can add or subtract them from this screen.
  • Captures LineUps and Scores for Team 1 - Captures LineUps and Points of Each individual skater for team 1. When adding lineups and points with this screen, those line ups and points will be reflected onto the scoreboard itself. So there is no longer a need to add points for the scoreboard operator or track line ups.
  • Captures LineUps and Scores for Team 2 - Captures LineUps and Points of Each individual skater for team. When adding lineups and points with this screen, those line ups and points will be reflected onto the scoreboard itself. So there is no longer a need to add points for the scoreboard operator or track line ups.
  • Captures Penalties for Team 1 - Captures the penalties for Team 1. This will both keep track of types of penalties along with the jam and period information about the penalty. It DOES track if its a minor or major.
  • Captures Penalties for Team 2 - Captures the penalties for Team 1. This will both keep track of types of penalties along with the jam and period information about the penalty. It DOES track if its a minor or major.
  • Captures Penalties for Both Teams - Captures the penalties for both teams. This will both keep track of types of penalties along with the jam and period information about the penalty. It DOES NOT currently track if it’s a minor or major. We are currently working on that.

If you used the condensed screens which track for both teams and the operator can keep track of assists and blocks, you will only need a 5 person crew to collect all the stats shown.

Server Settings

  • Line Up Tracker can Change Scores - When enabled, the Line Up Tracker can change the scores from their mobile device.

NSO Duties

Duties for the scoreboard can be seen here on this live document.

Stats Collection How To for RDNation

Last updated: 2 years ago

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