You sound like a coach trying to do the right thing. Not once did I defend a referee regarding the award. Are referees perfect? No. Do you think they take the trouble to be recertified every year and work multiple games because they want to do a poor job? Don't blame the referees if the system is not perfect. Some of the complaints strike me as the usual tactic abused today. Don't like the question? Blame the media. Don't like the result of the game? Blame the referee. Still want to argue an inconsequential throw-in call from earlier in the game because you thought I got it wrong? What sense does that make? My comments have been limited to the value of the award and its scoring system. However now you are making comments and assumptions about how referees are scoring that are based on it being their 3rd game and being antagonistic? The system is not perfect. I think the new change reported by a poster regarding weekly posting of the scores will be helpful and increase transparency. If that happens then teams will get immediate feedback and see where they stand week after week.
Reading theses posts, you can quickly figure out some of the problems, first of all ego, every post is my, my, my. My teams does this, my girls do that. It should always be our team.
Second, the ratings are obvously going to be varied from week to week based on the referee, the game conditions and results. Some refs as stated earlier do not give more than an 8, which means they rarely give even an 8, parents and most coaches act differently based on results, whether you like it or not, there are less complaints and comments when you win. Check the results this year when they are updated weekly, you will score higher in most wins than you do losses.
Third, the quality of refs and personality of the refs flucuate drastically from week to week. Some don't allow players to ask questions, some do not speak during the game, not even to explain a call to avoid confusion, some handle game s the same regardless of age group, some are just abrasive. Some are terrific and the game goes smoothly win or lose. It's a subjective rating that is done differently each week.