Originally posted by Maxx102
An this is just another reason why I am so happy over the NPPL / PSP split - PSP doesn't have use new rules to make up for the staffs incababilities.
The reffing at the NPPL last season was top notch. The NPPL is doing everything they can to make it even better by having these rules. Sure it's an inconvienence to have to tuck in your jersey or dye your hopper, but for heavens sake it's to improve the game and make the job of the ref easier so they can focus on enforcing the rules and catching cheaters.
One quick question, did you even play the NPPL last year to be able to say the reason for the new rules is to make up for their reffing staffs lack of capability to ref?
I played Pomona last year, the reffing was a joke in 10-man. I think there were 5-6 refs on the field, most were unable to make the calls quickly and the amount of cheating was unreal. Of course it didn't help that the PSP decided it would be a good idea not to have dead boxes.
Of course my way of thinking is too much common sense. 7 man games = 14 refs. 1 for each player. 3 man = 6 refs. 5 man = 10 and so on
Has this been proven? Yes - We do a lot of 3 man tourneys up here and we have 7 officials - 1 times keeper and 6 refs to watch the players. No EVEN TRIES to cheat. To many eyes on them.
It's a lot easier to find 7 qualified refs for a local 3 man tournament then it is to find 70+ refs for a national 7 man tournament. Do you know how much this would cost the players if they were to do this? First of all it would be near impossible to find that many qualified refs and the cost would be out of this world. Sure it would be nice to have that many refs, but it's not going to happen any time soon. Instead of more refs, we need better quality refs and based on last season the NPPL had some great refs.