You've completed your referee course and now you are eager to referee for the BAYS League. Welcome! These instructions should help you create a new referee account. All new referees must complete this process.
1. Contact your Town Referee Assignor
Please contact your home town Referee Assignor so that they are aware that you want to start refereeing in your town. This individual oversees referee placement for games, and it is always a good idea to have a solid relationship with this important home town official. You can find your Referee Assignor by going to the Referee Assignor page on the BAYS website.
2. Complete the Online Referee Application
Assumption - You do not have an existing Coach or Town Official Account. If you do, please contact [email protected] as that is a different process.
To create a Referee Account, you must complete the application found here: Referee Application and you must then be APPROVED by your town’s Referee Assignor.
This is a straightforward form, requesting you to provide a username, password, and contact information. At this point we are asking only for Referee applicant's name, not the parent/guardian information. Please ensure you complete this information accurately and save it.
The initial application is the first step in a multi-step process.
Once your complete the Referee Application an email will be sent to you confirming your application has been submitted. An email will also be sent to the Referee Assignor to review and validate your application for approval. By applying to create an account and having the Primary Referee Assignor validate all new applications, we are seeking to reduce the problem of fake and invalid referee accounts.
3. After You Apply
The validation process by the Primary Town Referee Assignor may take as long as 48 – 72 hours. Regardless of the response (Approved or Denied) you will be notified via email along with detailed next step instructions.
NOTE: If you have not heard from the Referee Assignor, do NOT submit another application. Contact your Referee Assignor by going to the Referee Assignor page on the BAYS website.
4. After You Are Approved:
Once your application has been approved, you will receive detailed next step instructions, Once receive these instructions, you will be able to login and apply to additional towns to be considered for their referee rotation. You can only apply to 6 towns at a time.
5. If you are NOT Approved:
If your application is not approved, you will still receive an email notifying you of this. If there are any questions about the next steps, please contact your Primary Town Referee Assignor. Referee Assignor page on the BAYS website.
6. Important Information about Game Reports Submission and Payment:
BAYS requires that referees submit complete game reports to qualify for payment. All game reports must be in by 11/30 following the fall season and 6/30 following the spring season in order to get paid.
Just reach out to us at [email protected], and we will help get your issue addressed.