You've completed your referee course, including all the online steps, and now you are eager to referee for the BAYS League. Welcome! These instructions should help you to contact your home town referee assignor and create a new BAYS referee account. All new Referees must complete this process.
1. Contact your Town Referee Assignor
If you are going to be a referee in the state of Massachusetts, you need to create a referee account that will need to be approved by your home town Referee Assignor. 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. If there is no Referee Assignor listed, go to the Town Officials page, select your desired town, and look under the Organization Members link to contact a board member to discuss your town’s Referee Assignor process.
2. Complete the Online Referee Application
All new Referees must complete this online referee application.
If you are a NEW member without an existing BAYS account:
To create a Referee Account, you need to complete the application found here: New User Referee Application and you must be APPROVED by your town’s Referee Assignor. This is a straightforward form, requesting you to provide a username and create a password. It also gathers required contact information. Please ensure you complete this information accurately. This 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.
If you are a CURRENT member of the BAYS website and have an existing account:
All existing BAYS members should log into their account before proceeding. If you do not remember your existing username and password, please recover the username and password here.
To create a Referee Account, you need to complete the application found here: Existing User Referee Application and you must be APPROVED by your town’s Referee Assignor. This is a straightforward form, requesting you to indicate that you are an existing BAYS member. It will carry forward your existing username and password. It will also gather required contact information for your profile. Please ensure you complete this information accurately. This is the first step in a multi-step process.
If you have already provided this information, you will be redirected to the Apply to Towns page.
An email will also be sent to the Referee Assignor to review and validate your application for approval. By validating your existing 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.
That confirmation email details several required Referee pay forms that need to be submitted before you will be able to accept referee assignments. The downloadable EFT Authorization form and the W-9 tax form, along with submitting instructions back to the BAYS payment vendor SX Business Services, can also be found here: Referee Required Pay Forms. Please do NOT send these forms just to your Referee Assignor.
NOTE: If you do not get a response, do NOT submit another application. See the instructions above to contact your town Referee Assignor.
4. After You Are Approved:
Once your application has been approved, you will receive detailed next step instructions. Once the next steps, including submitted your required pay forms, are completed, you will be able to login and accept any assigned games as well as to apply to additional towns to be considered for their referee rotation.
5. If you are NOT Approved:
There are different reasons why your application may not be approved. Generally, if you did NOT contact your town Referee Assignor directly before submitting your application through the BAYS site, it has a high likelihood of being denied. See the instructions above to contact your town Referee Assignor.
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.