Originally Posted by automagdude
1. The boundaries were not lined up at all.
2. What is an obvious hit needs to be clarified, or the refs need to call people out when the player can't see or feel the hit. (like tip of a visor)
3. Like someone said before refs were checking the wrong side of players (like on snake side)
4. Cheering when the game is still going on
5. What counts as a hit? dime, quarter, has to have impact point or no impact point? Because I got called out for splatter... :/
If boundaries are not lined up properly then some sort of agreement needs to be established in the captains meeting so that every team understands clearly what is out of bounds.
An obvious hit is anything that a ref feels the player can hear, feel, or verify visually. So an obvious hit is up to the refs discretion in most cases. There generally is places that most refs consider obvious, then again there are many vague places as well.
Checking the wrong side is just up to the refs. I got nothing on that. However when I check a player you go first for the incoming paint side then check everything based on player position and amount of time I can check without interfering with play.
Cheering from the dead box is an absolute NO. You may think you may not be changing the outcome of the game but even inflections can change results. I know that better refs will allow chatter from the box at whispers as they can watch and monitor the box but generally speaking ultimate say no talking just for clarification purposes.
A hit is defined as anything a ref sees breaking on a player regardless of size of mark, or any hit the ref can be certain with minimal doubt broke on a player.