Originally Posted by DoovenHoover
I'm a ref at my local (if you can call it that) field and we always give the rules to everybody before I start running games. Idk how many warnings is too much. It's normally I yell at them, they sit out a game, then you're done for the day. What do you guys think?
At the local field I used to ref at it was a three strike policy, UNLESS the infraction was just plain stupid and dangerous.
Strike 1 - Mark their wristband and give a verbal warning.
Strike 2 - Mark their wristband again and sit them out for a game or two.
Strike 3 - Take their wristband and send them home.
Strikes were given for all sorts of safety violations. Things like removing your mask during play, shooting in a designated safe zone, overshooting, wiping, etc...
Some things are definitely grounds for removal, however, if you've got a group that has never played before you're obviously going to have issues with them.
Kicking a first time player out for doing something stupid is a little extreme. You just have to instill the fear of god into them whenever they do it. Explain to them before they step on the field that if they break rules you will be yelling, and that it isn't personal, you're just trying to keep them safe.