All too familiar, once a volunteer feels devalued, it is near impossible to get them back.
Teams should have one designated responsible adult to keep an objective eye on things for them. There are times I see teams without such a person and that makes it harder on the team to keep their composure.
Only Drive Team members should be speaking to the Head Referee, and only the Head Referee about concerns with matches. Make your point, physically take a step back, and listen quietly. Once referee is done making their point, make a clarifying point why you thought it was your way and thank the referee for explaining the thought process. Even if you do not get a call changed, you will have acted professionally and the referee will more likely than not entertain future discussion.
All adults should only speak to PIT administration, EP, or RECF RSM. They are the ones who manage the event.
Teams who are not competing and not queued for a match are spectators. Only Drive Team members and event staff should be by the fields. You do not want to have issues with your team considered having too many Drive Team members and/or operating outside Alliance Station.
End of day help clean up! In our region we are fortunate that a lot of people pitch in, coiling up extension cords, folding up chairs and tables, putting trash in the waste containers. Our custodial staff is so very impressed, because at sporting events, everyone just bails. People notice and makes them more willing to put in the extra effort to help event run smoothly.
Disrespectful behavior is not tolerated, consequences include having the team or organization not considered for any judged awards.
Read the RECF Code of Conduct.