Originally Posted by Phelps81
So me and my friend were arguing about what type of groups need to be reffed, so I was wondering what other fields do. My home field only has refs for beginner rental groups (i.e. bachelor parties, birthday parties) If a group of players that have all played before and have their own gear and everything, my field owner trusts them to be safe and does not assign a ref to them.
So, what groups need to be reffed, and which are fine by themselves.
Curious as to what field this is, because I don't know of any fields like that in the state, and I'm sure their insurance company doesn't allow such things, might be something to tell the owner about so he can save himself some money in the long run by putting a ref on every group.
Where I work there is a ref on every field that is in use, up to 6 depending on player numbers and needs. We have 'plain clothes' refs to help supervise in some areas because any 'in uniform' ref has to be paid, and for most of us, it's not worth being paid, so we accumulate 'volunteer hours'. But there's often times more than 1 ref on our speedball field, and generally 1 ref per open play field with less that 30 people.
Age, Race, Experience, Equipment doesn't matter: Every group gets a ref (or more)