Minor officiating

We’ve received a few complaints about teams not performing their minor officiating duties appropriately, so I just wanted to send out a general reminder. Ideally, there should be at least 5 officials present: top ref, down ref, 2 linesmen and a score keeper. When you only have 4 players available, sacrifice the down ref. When there’s only 3 players, have one of the linesmen hold the scorecards. We know that situations arise where, despite best efforts, teams are not always able to field all 5 positions. What shouldn’t be happening, however, is team members sitting in the stands or in the bar while only 3 guys stay on court to officiate. Please discuss with your teams.