I know we all have had our problems with refs here and there but I have a serious question about refs. I am really hoping to get some good responses from other players around the country and even some admins about this issue.
So I play in the SECRHL. As far as refs we typically have a staff for northern events and southern events. Based on talking to people that work for or run NARCH and ECHO tournaments, the refs used in the southern events are blacklisted(not allowed to be hired) for NARCH and ECHO events. Also, the southern staff of refs usually includes a high schooler as one of the three refs used.
Maybe I am wrong, but in my opinion but I feel that we cannot make our sport better and more respected unless we use the best personel available especially refs. If these refs are not good enough for the "top" roller hockey tournaments then why are they good enough for college roller hockey. Also, I know this happens in the south a lot and I sure everywhere else. Our games tend to get heated and even chippy and a high schooler does not have the command needed to keep the game uncontrol and to continue play in a timely manner. Before I brought this up with the region directly I want to make sure I was not completely off base.
So what do yall think?