Hi this is Robert Stewart with Hill13.com.
Now when it comes to respecting the ref, you also need to remember to respect all the other
players. And I know I’ve said it before this is an honor sport, and it really is vital
that you remember that when you cheat, you’re cheating everyone else on your team, you’re
cheater everyone else on the other side, and you’re cheating the sport. It’s simply not
acceptable. If you see someone cheating, even if they’re on your own team, you need to play
with honor and you need to call them on it. I’ve been on fields before where little groups
of guys go to that field all the time, think they can get away with all of that stuff.
And you know what, I didn’t go back to that field again. When you get your little click
together and you decide to start cutting corners, nobody’s going to want to play with you when
they figure that out. So you need to keep in mind that what your behavior on the field
is, is going to directly effect whether or not you’re welcome back to that field, or
whether other people want to come back. A lot of times you’ll see people cheat on newbies
and the newbie will think he’s hit the guy, and want a paint check, and the experienced
player will quickly wipe the paint off and then show it to the ref. In the middle of
the field of shooters, that ref only has a couple of seconds to determine if that player
is still in or out. If you’re cheating, and keep doing that to a newbie, what does say
about the sport and what does that tell him about whether he wants to be in the sport
or not. So don’t cheat.