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  1. In Topic: The SPPL from a veteran competitor.

    24 July 2008 - 10:18 PM

    Well the ultimate fix would be a full time reffing staff but until they get to that point there has to be a band aid, a temporary fix, with the players as the major part of the temp fix. Maybe each big team with plenty of people could commit one or more persons to be a ref for a season or change the rules on becoming a elite team to having to ref for 2 quailifiers on top of pre-existing conditions.
  2. In Topic: The SPPL from a veteran competitor.

    24 July 2008 - 10:04 PM

    Is this list like a contact list for the league so they contact you if they need you to ref?
  3. In Topic: The SPPL from a veteran competitor.

    24 July 2008 - 09:37 PM

    I've already added my 2 cents earlier on pg4 I don't know if you saw it or not.
  4. In Topic: The SPPL from a veteran competitor.

    24 July 2008 - 09:28 PM

    There just dosen't seem to be an easy quick fix especially since there isn't a real budget to work with to solve the problem like in a buisness company or something.
  5. In Topic: The SPPL from a veteran competitor.

    24 July 2008 - 08:11 PM

    My eyes are bleeding from all this reading, but i think i got the gist of everything. You kind of get lost in all the bad reffing stories, so when you finally get to the post with good reffing stories its a nice breath of fresh air. Need more of those or it starts to feel like reading news coming out of Iraq-"Good News For People Who Love Bad News"-Modest Mouse.

    Anyways, I grew up an army brat so being part of that community is all I know. I got a job at a local paintball place where we get a lot of army traffic for both training and recreation. I have gotten to known a lot of great people and personally see how the military works and trains. I said all that to set me up to give my opinion. In the military a unit sends out one person to learn specific skills like hand to hand combat or something similar where it doesn't have to be a huge training event for the whole company. Than that person with the new skill comes back and teaches his newly learned skill to his unit. I've heard about speed ball workshops and such so why not have a SPPL referee workshop. Invite teams to send one person to be trained and those people could go out and train their teams. You could do it between seasons or if possible hold it a national major event, I think I read somone post about doing refree training at Elite Weekend. Best idea I've read yet. I don't mean mine, you know what I mean.
    Yeah I know there will be some cost issues so maybe you could make a deal with one of the places you held a SPPL event to let you hold a referee workshop at the field the day before the field's big senario game and maybe have those referees that were trained help the field with reffing the senario game as a test. Or you could hold it like a weekend convention kind of deal. I don't know, now I'm just throwing stuff out there that I haven't fully thought about.

    There must be something about this thread that makes everyone write to much, this turned out longer than I thought. Well there's my 2 cents. You can throw in the streets or add it to the jar.

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