Capturing the statistics of actions during a game can provide the coach with a tool to identify the strengths and weaknesses of individual players and the team. This allows the coach to concentrate on improving weaknesses and using the strengths of players and the team when planning team tactics and suitable plays. Collection of the stats can be done by an assistant coach or a willing parent . We have used an Excel Workbook during this season and it is simple to use. It works out a range of totals, averages and efficiency figures for the players and the team. It also has a VPS (value points system) feature to help with rating players' effectiveness during games. Anyone wanting a copy of the file should leave me a message.