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.