The accreditation pathway comprises of four levels that focus on the technical competency teaching all components of scoring in an effort to better educate scorers and provide a guided pathway for advancement.
Level 1 Scoring
Level 1 Scoring is designed to introduce participants to the basics of scoring required for entry-level competition, including school and junior level softball. There are no prerequisites to complete the course.
Level 2 Scoring
Level 2 provides the scorer with the knowledge to perform the duties of a club or association scorer while advancing their skill in scoring. Scorers wishing to sit this course and exam must have successfully attained their Level 1 scoring accreditation. Candidates will be required to complete bench lists for the teams and to competently score one 7 innings A Grade standard regulation game.
Level 3 Scoring
Scorers wishing to sit the Level 3 course and exam must have successfully attained their Level 2 scoring accreditation. Candidates will be required to complete bench lists for the teams and to competently score one 7 innings A Grade standard regulation game.
Level 4 Scoring
Level 4 accreditation is a requirement for acting as an official statistician at Australian National Fastpitch Championships. The assessment includes scoring of two regulation 7 inning games, combined with compilation of all extensions and statistics. Examination games are assessed by the NSC marking sub-committee.
In addition to these four levels, the National Scoring Committee offers a level 5 course aimed at allowing statisticians to advance their scoring careers to the elite level of scoring, statistics and technology. Recognition for international appointments is provided through the award of level 6.
Accredited scorers can log their scoring activities using the official National Scoring Logbook. The logbook also contains re-accreditation requirements for each of the four scoring levels.
The logbook is available as a PDF document, designed to be printed on A4 paper and folded to form a booklet. To print the logbook using Adobe Acrobat Reader:
Download and open the PDF file, then choose the Print… command
Under Page Sizing & Handling, choose Booklet
If your printer is capable of double-sided printing, choose Both sides for Booklet subset
Otherwise, choose Front side only, then flip the pages and print again choosing Back side only