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Question Number: 33292

League Specific 4/30/2019

RE: Under 7

Lauren of Adel, Iowa United States of America asks...

How do you fill out a scorecard?

Answer provided by Referee Gary Voshol

It depends on what the scorecard looks like and what information the league wants.

Generally they will want to see a roster of players, the final score, perhaps which players scored each goal (although that gets messed up with own goals, deflections, etc.) and certainly indication of any misconduct. For misconduct, you should also be submitting a report with the details.

The header of your question says Under 7. If that's truly the age level, why would anyone be worried about any kind of report? They shouldn't even keep score, let alone report it.

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Answer provided by Referee Peter Grove

Hi Lauren,
Unfortunately, this is not a question that is covered by the Laws of the Game. The laws do not even require the referee to fill out a scorecard and there is no standard format.

If your local competition organisers do want the referee to fill out a scorecard, then presumably they would be the ones to supply it and so they should be able to give you advice on what is required although as ref Voshol mentions, at U7 level many leagues would be non-competitive anyway.

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Answer provided by Referee Joe McHugh

Hi Lauren
Most competitions have unique match cards which vary significantly from league to league. Some cards require all sorts of information including weather, state of the pitch, conditions of changing rooms etc along with the usual information of rosters, score, disciplinary sanctions, substitutions etc. The most basic cards have just score, rosters and disciplinary cards. Some non competitive games do not require scorecards
My advise is to fill in every single section of the card given to the referee by the competition organisers and if it is not relevant just write NA.

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