How to be a better REF?
Posted 15 June 2008 - 08:38 PM
So which one is right?
Are the players asking for a paint check neutral and can't shoot or be shot, OR
Are you still in play and the ref just has to call you out if a ball did break on you
Posted 18 June 2008 - 11:56 AM
Some other tips:
Were a cup! Protect that which you hold dear.
Use tact. With younger players, if you make a call or correction, explain it to them in a way that it gets through to them.
At big games, don't get caught up in the drama. Oklahoma D-Day is a Nightmare! Remember that you have other players that need your attention. Make the best call as quickly as you can. Tact comes in handy, however you will always have hotheads that want things thier way. Be firm and confident, and if you need help, get another ref.
Always be on the look out for things that might harm players. Too much paint on a ramp to a tower can make the exit or entry very dangerous. Help them down, control the fire into the area, start the game back up. Look for sharps, nails, metal, wire. Remove these thing from the field! Your field owner will love you for it too.
Posted 17 July 2008 - 02:19 PM
Whoever cannot take care of themself without that law is both.
For a wounded man shall say to his assailant, "If I Live, I will kill you, If I Die, You are forgiven."
Such is the Rule of Honor
Posted 06 August 2008 - 08:43 PM
as for watching too closely, a chrome or heavily tinted lense helps but won't cure the problem all together.
don't use a shield it can create blind spots which will get you shot more. also alot of ungratefull players find it fun to use it as a target. besides the more you get shot the less and less it hurts. its all about your mindset.
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Posted 16 August 2008 - 12:57 AM
ALWAYS TAKE OUT THE SUPERIOR THREAT FIRST!
ALWAYS PLAY FAIR!
NEVER UNDER ESTIMATE THE OPPOSITION!
REMEMBER IT'S A GAME!
Posted 01 January 2009 - 11:18 AM
She faked a funeral so people would come visit?
ROFLMAO That's both terrible and hilarious at the same time.-Pirate
Posted 17 February 2009 - 07:19 PM
I take them out of the NPPL rules. Our field doesn't do the whole 2 for 1/3 for 1 deal, but most of the rules are similar.
They do mention in there that no radios are allowed, but they're allowed in woodsball fields. Pretty much all of the rules are the same for woodsball.
This post has been edited by Idealist Paintball: 17 February 2009 - 07:19 PM
Posted 17 February 2009 - 07:41 PM
Posted 18 February 2009 - 12:17 AM
Before you take that the wrong way, realize that I'm speaking as a ref, not as a player. As a player, I can deal with a non-rushed paint check unless it's in strong competition. As a ref, however, I get irritated when I see refs taking their time or even ignoring a paint check.
Posted 18 February 2009 - 11:56 AM
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Posted 02 March 2009 - 11:39 PM
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Posted 20 March 2009 - 03:24 PM
As for givng them a barrel swab or squeegie to clean their barrel during the game, do it after the game ends, not during, else that would be giving the team a unfair advantage. (IMO)
Posted 17 May 2009 - 02:08 PM
If the person is renting equipment from your field, I say help them out, because sometimes its just because they don't know when they need more paint, or when to re-cock the bolt and stuff like that.
Ok, so this section of the forums is pretty much dead so I think I'll paste this here from that other thread just so it doesn't get lost for future reference.
My Reffing tips:
1. If you're not getting shot, you're not Reffing, you're watching from a distance.
2. If there is ANY yelling back and forth between two players, get your john brown hind-parts in-between them, and find out whats going on before you have to watch whats going on.
3. Be nice.
Yes, you must yell ALOT but be sure to show your friendly side aswell. "Good shot player, nice snap shooting skills you have there." "Nice marker, where'd you get it?" "Good effort player, keep up the good work."
4. Be LOUD. YELL. SHOUT.
But don't forget to do # 3 too.
5. Make sure everything runs smoothly, get the games started as fast as you can, no one likes to sit in the staging area for 15 minutes between each game. Don't let the teams get stacked, make sure you have a few noobs and pros on each team, don't put a sponsored team against the birthday parties (unless they out number them by 20+ players lol).
6. This one is VERY important:
Explain the game VERY CLEARLY, because if you don't, the noobs won't know what's going on, because they are too shy to ask questions in front of the rest of the players.
After you have reffed a while, you will start "shortening" your pre-game speeches out of bordom or fatigue, DO NOT DO THIS. Make sure you keep everyone's thoughts on safety and the objectives of the upcoming game.
7. You work for the field, don't tell people to go buy their gear somewhere else, recomend the field shop.
8. MOST IMPORTANT THING ON MY LIST!
NEVER, NEVER, NEVER, NEVER, NEVER EVER BACK DOWN FROM A CALL THAT YOU MADE.
YOU are the Ref.
YOU are getting paid to make sure the game is fair and fun.
YOUR word is LAW.
and ALWAYS back up your fellow Refs, even if they're wrong, back them up and correct them later on after the game.
7. My outline of a pre-game speech:
A. make sure you tell them about mask safety, THROUGHLY. Tell them what the penalty is for taking it off while on the field (Sit out one game etc. etc.)
B. Explain the game THROUGHLY. Explain the game like everyone there has never played paintball in their life.
C. Switch it up, don't play the same games over and over, do something new, make up some games yourself.
D. Explain respawn points for BOTH TEAMS so they won't camp the other team's dead-zone.
E. Explain what the horn means (or whatever you use at your field to start and stop the games).
F. ALWAYS ask if there are any questions, if you don't get any, quiz them on something simple, like: "Hey Red player, where is your respawn?" just to make sure that they are listening (Don't over do it though, just one question is more than enough.)
G. Its nice to add a little flavor at the end of your rant to make everyone smile and lighten the mood so everyone knows that they are about to have fun.
"Everyone understand the rules? Sweetness, lets go shoot people!"
"Good deal, NOW LETS PLAY SOME PAINTBALL!!!!!
"AND MOST IMPORTANTLY: have fun guys!"
"I will personally buy lunch for anyone who shoots this guy!! **point at someone you're friends with, so he'll get the joke**"
I guess it was long after all huh? Oh well, I tried to keep it short.
Well, that is the important stuff.
Now get to work!
God Bless and have fun,
This post has been edited by Dr. Wiggy: 17 May 2009 - 02:09 PM
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