2 person Referee Crews this Saturday

Discussion in 'San Diego/Presidio' started by Definitelynotanotherref, Sep 9, 2019.

  1. Definitelynotanotherref

    Definitelynotanotherref SILVER ELITE

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    I talked to several referees and coaches this weekend as I was hearing similar stories. Every single one I talked to said they only had 1 or two referees on Saturday. This went down as far as single persons on Rec games to having only 2 people on many U17-19 SCDSL and SDDA games. This happened in San Diego.

    Is this the new Safe Sport requirements? Is it just 1st weekends are always bad? Or is it finally the referee shortage being felt? Maybe all 3?

    Right now I only have limited anecdotal data and am curious what everyone else's experience was? I don't remember 1st weekends being this bad before.
     
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    Surfref PREMIER

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    I had full crews on Saturday and Sunday, and all the other fields had full crews. That was once they arrived. Numerous referees arriving late. Hopefully they were just coming from another venue. I did see numerous young youth referees. Good to see the youth referees getting some work to build their confidence and experience.
     
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    My kids had U11 and U13 games in San Diego, full 3 ref crews at both...
     

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