Ok for starters their team is their primary form of referees which is standard. But the problem with their refs are they are not open to experienced help. If you are waiting on the sidleines just watching and you see a new player get hit and you tell the player to get off the field or you check somebody for hits the "refs" get ticked off.
I saw a kid get hit in the hopper told him and he was cool and said thanks for letting me know. Then one of the kids that was right next to him says he hit one of the guys on the other team so I went to go look and they refs got mad and said just let em play.
While they are pretty big on safety they arent big on staff safety. They check for hits when they are in the mood and they have some kid for a ref most of the time wearing just his goggles not even the mask when they are "big on wearing your mask". I hate how they call their games "3,2,1! 10 seconds!" then after 10 seconds the game just starts with no horn or go which caused a number of false starts.
One good thing is they had an NPPL quiality field when i went. I dont know if they still have it but it was very nice. When I played with their team they played with respect and got off the field when they should have. When I was there the team coach got extremelly angry over a bad call and raised a huge argument. I was pleased at the number of weekend warriors but displeased with the low number of those people playing speedball.
They have a decent turn around rate, but they dont chrono before every game which doesnt help with the safety thing due to the fact that people can easily turn up their FPS without getting caught. There is a lack of shaded areas but they order pizza which you can buy whole or by the slice. The fields team is helpful though so I cant complain about them to much for "defending their home turf" so to speak.
They arent as helpful as my homefield but when my step bro needed a macro line they were right there with one. I believe that this field has more good than bad. I shouldnt be getting any bad replies for my rating. But I am sorry to say we will not be traveling up there very often. Its just not worth it.
1) "Their team" are not refs. The only time they ref is during tournaments. In fact, NONE of the regular refs there are,on the team.
2) No ref would get mad for you "helping". I think you were playing on the nppl field and are confusing who is who. Most of them ref themselves so the person you thought was a "ref" was probably just there playing and waiting for a turnaround.
3) If a "ref" did a 10 second countdown for a game, it was probably due to the fact that they were practicing for a tournament. Again, there are no kid refs there.
I feel you on the chrono thing. People in fact can turn their fps up, but fortunately most people (regulars) that are there have integrity. Most times, it is easy to tell if someone is shooting hot and they are dealt with.
I hope you have a better time if or when you go again.