The season has started, and there's been a few housekeeping questions asked after the opening weekend that are worth making sure everyone is aware of:
If the hall being used doesn't have korfball marking (e.g. St Greg's) it's the responsibility of the HOME team to bring pitch tape and mark out the pitch before the game starts. For St Greg's, if this is done for the first match of the day with good quality pitch tape it should hopefully last the entire day (or just need touching up subsequently). It's the responsibility of the ref to ensure the pitch markings have been laid. It's up to clubs how you organise it, but I'd suggest it's worthwhile more than one person in each team bringing pitch tape just in case...
Match start time and warm-ups at St Greg's
At St Greg's the matches REALLY have to start on time.
There is only 75mins allocated to each fixture, so with time outs and half time, that doesn't leave much spare time. Pre-match warmup should be done outside to ensure players are ready to start on time. It's really not fair on the teams playing last in the day if their match time is cut short due to previous teams not starting promptly. On court warmups/pre-match drills can only happen IF there is spare time in between matches. If there is no spare time, the referee should just start the match at the allocated time, as teams should already have warmed up physically.
Delays do sometimes happen in-avoidably (e.g. injuries), but I'd ask everyone to try their best to help the referee get the subsequent match(es) started on time. If a match starts late, the referee should reduce the length of half time to try and get back on track. It's also an option to reduce the number of time-outs allowed if this is needed (this should be communicated to coaches/captains at the start). Please support the referees in their attempts to get the schedule back on track.