In basketball, it is the scoretable officials that keep the score and time.  In local competitions, it may be done by parents, or even the teams themselves.  However, in higher grades, specialised scoretable officials will perform the roles.

In local level games, there are 2 scoretable positions:

  • Scorer (scoresheet)
  • Timekeeper (scoreboard)

In higher level games, there are 5 specific scoretable positions:

  • Chairperson: Ensure the smooth operation on the scoretable and communicates with the referees.
  • Scorer: Completes the scoresheet.
  • Assistant Scorer: This position is not always required but when present will assist with operating the scoreboard.
  • Timekeeper: Operate the game clock and in most situations also operate the scoreboard.
  • 24-second shot clock operator: Operate the shot clock by stopping and resetting according to the rules.

Scoretable officials work as a team with the referees to maintain the scoring and timekeeping of the game.

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