The US Lacrosse Sportsmanship Card Program is to be used for every youth game from 9/10 down to U9. Referees are instructed not to start the game until there is a Sideline Manager (a non-coach adult on the fan sideline) from each team playing. All details and materials for the program can be found here.
All coaches are required to complete evaluations of the officials for each game that they play. This is an important tool to improve officiating in Minnesota. The more the lacrosse community puts into evaluating officials, the quicker the officials will improve. The system has scale ratings on several topics, but individualized constructive criticism is best. Also, give praise where it is due. It's a hard job and a nice word goes a long way. Once logged into your team's Arbiter Sports account, click Evaluations. Video tutorial is here.
Any team that does not complete their standard number of games (10 for U15 and U13, 8 for U11, and 5 for U9) will get a credit for the referee fees for the unplayed games. The credit is $35 per game not played. This will be applied to 2014 fees if it is $200 or less. If it is more than $200, a refund check can be requested. Email Mark to do this. The accounting can be found here.
Games that were suspended just before or during the game are not eligible for a credit, as the referees get a full fee for the game.
Pinnies with narrow shoulder straps are not recommended to be worn without a jersey or t-shirt covering the shoulder pads in a youth game. However, it is not an enforcable rule, so officials should not insist or penalize a team because of it.