Seems like a good place to vent, but let me first say my problem isn't with bad calls and such. Parents need to chill out on the referees. Go referee an AYSO game and realize it's enormously difficult especially when you don't have any AR's Ok with that being said, our U11's showed up at a game a few weeks back that somehow was being played on a full sized field with 8ft tall goals and one center referee. Forgetting the issue I have with the field, playing on a full size field should require at least two referees. It was impossible for this guy to have any idea when the girl was 10 yards off because he just finished chasing a play 70 yards only to see the defenders hammer a ball back the other direction. Another game we showed up at this year the center referee, who should've been in a convalescent hospital rather than a soccer field, walks gingerly over to our sidelines informing us that he told the league he wasn't able to do games anymore at his age without AR's so we would play with clubs linesman who would only help on out of bounds. Game starts and our first two goals are called back by highly questionable offside calls made by the other teams parent. If we can't attract enough referee's perhaps the compensation needs to be raised. In addition perhaps it's time to put a no-tolerance automatic ejection policy for parents that want to act like jerks on the sidelines. Also if it's true that the home teams hire the referee I'm not sure who thought that would be a good process.