How Scoring Makes Different Sports Exciting
'You have to score to win!'
One aspect all sports have in common is you have to score to win, whether that's goals or points - you have to score!
It's amazing just how differently various sports are scored though. Football is probably the easiest game to score as, no matter who scores, or where they score from, a goal is simply a goal and registers just 1 on the scoreboard.
That's not the case with Rugby, as there are 4 ways of scoring in both codes of the game, Rugby Union and Rugby League. However the points awarded aren't the same in each code. In Rugby Union a try is worth 5 points, a conversion 2 points, a penalty kick 3 points and a drop goal 3 points. Meanwhile, in Rugby League, a try is only worth 4 points, a penalty is worth 2 points, and a drop goal only 1 point, though a conversion is still worth 2 points.
Rugby fans would argue that each act of scoring carries with it a different degree of difficulty, which is awarded accordingly, and that a range of different scoring options lends itself to added excitement. Imagine a Rugby Union match with the score at 37-34 in the dying seconds, and the team who are losing have the option to score a drop goal and tie the game or go all out for the try and win the game.
I have to confess that the final minutes of a football game would be so much more exciting if you scored 1 goal for a shot inside the penalty box, 2 goals for a header, and 3 goals for scoring from outside the box - imagine that!
You could argue that's why Basketball attracts a much bigger global audience than netball. Whilst Netball is a game in which only 2 players on each team can score, and each score is worth only one, every player on a Basketball court can score, and there are 3 different ways of scoring. The most exciting score is a 3-pointer which can only be scored when a player shoots from outside the 3-point arc. When a players scores from anywhere inside the arc they score 2 points, whilst there's also the addition of 1-point free throws after a player has been fouled in the act of shooting.
Score keeping in competitive sport!
Not only is the act of scoring exciting to players, but also to fans and supporters who are keen to know the score of the game they're watching and to feel the same excitement as their team try to hold on to an advantage or overcome a deficit.
That's often why watching professional sport is so much more exciting to watch than amateur sport. Professional sports teams always have a scoreboard at the side of the pitch or court, and fans look at it hundreds of times a game to check and double-check how they're team are doing.
Sadly, at amateur level, lots of fans are often put off supporting their local teams as few amateur teams have a scoreboard to keep their fans up-to-date with what's going on.
However, we think that's about to change thanks to - Team Play Scoreboards.
Team Play Scoreboards are made from the finest hardwearing materials, and are easy to read from up to 50 metres away, helping to create big-match atmospheres by adding prestige to any occasion, and by involving fans and supporters.
Fans will also look at the scoreboard hundreds of times a season, making them the perfect way to score off the pitch, too, by encouraging new sponsors, or by expanding existing sponsorship deals.
The scoreboards offer ample space to showcase sponsors names and team names, and allow ample numbers to record each team's score from 0 to up to 99.
Adding that extra layer of prestige and attracting new fans, especially younger fans and future players, can also help secure the future of amateur sports - whatever sport or sports you play!
Contact us today to see how many ways your team could score with a Team Play Scoreboard!