Originally Posted by lubbyda
well.. i think im a pretty good skater.
i wanna start on roller leauge first. where do i go and get the ref cert.
to the guy above.. dont worry... im sure you are good enough for the leagues i would want to ref. so ill tell you the leauges later on.
Contact Steve Tajiri on vihl website. He may not have any space for more refs? I dunno, he told me VIhl has 50-ish refs this summer. Or do the really, low divs in PICH then move over to Vihl next yr.
Originally Posted by Preemo
Man, we need more GOOD refs out in the leagues. There are some real douche bags out there that kind of waddle about calling the odd penalty.
If you make it, please don't be one of those jerk offs. LOL
Problem I find this yr, is that both refs are rookies. Usually it's a rookie ref paired with an experienced ref. When your starting out, it is harder to spot everything and the odd calls are based on nervousness or pressure from players. I can point out tons of stuff, but It's too much. haha.
When I did ref a few yrs back, even if I made a bad call and I knew it, I'd call a weak one the other way. If I missed a call, I'd apologize to the team. But what I don't see is when a ref calls a penalty, they skate away. They should be escorting the player to the penalty box. It makes it clearer as to who has the penalty and diffuses any problems that may arise, like the player trying to injure someone else or the player who got hit/slashed/etc skates over to exact revenge.
As a ref, explaining to the team captain about a call/miscall, makes you more liked. Communication is essential. Always give a warning out first before making a call, unless the offense was bad enough that a warning couldn't be shouted out first.