The interest for local sport events and competitions has increased greatly in the last few years. Perhaps it is the effect of the digital era, which makes it a lot easier for people to advertise local events, or maybe it is the result of modern parenting techniques, which drive parents to be more involved in the curricular and extracurricular activities of their children. Regardless of what has spiked this interest in local sports events, one thing is for sure: school gymnasiums are starting to look more and more like professional sports arenas. If you are a coach or a school principal and you are interested in modernizing your gymnasium with a digital scoring table, there are a few things that you should know before making this investment. There are several types of scorers tables on the market, and if you want to buy the best one, you should consider the following factors:
You will want to choose a product made from quality materials. Many scoring tables are made of either particleboard or plywood, but the best ones are made of metal. It is important for scoring tables to be made of sturdy materials, because the gymnasium is not the safest environment, and the score tables should be able to withstand ball strikes and even kids sitting on them.
If your gym already has an existing scoreboard, it is essential for the new scoring table to be compatible with the old scoreboard. Most scoring tables have limited compatibility. From this point of view, we recommend the Sideline Interactive scoring tables which are compatible with most of the major brand scoreboard such as Daktronics, OES, Nevco and many others. They also have a sturdy construction and can easily be maneuvered.
No school can afford to hire an expert in order to handle their scoring tables, and this is no job for the coach as he needs to be actively involved in coaching his team during games. As such, managing the scoring table is a job for a student, so the software should be modern enough to allow for versatile displays, but intuitive enough to be easily used by a 15 year old kid.
An intuitive software is essential, but maneuverability is another important factor which determines ease of use. While a quality scoring table can be left in the gymnasium at all times, certain events require some furniture rearrangements, so make sure to choose a unit equipped with wheels, which can easily be pushed around.