Referee Application to Create a Referee Account

You've completed your referee course 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 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 AssignorThis 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 AssignorThis 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 Town's 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.

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. 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

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.

5. If you are NOT Approved:

There are different reasons why your application may not be approved. Your Primary Town Referee Assignor will provide the details of why your application was not approved and next steps. If there are any questions about the next steps, please contact your Primary Town Referee Assignor. 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

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.

Trouble?

Just reach out to us at [email protected], and we will help get your issue addressed.