Referee Appreciation Weekend - May 11/12

Saturday 5/11 and Sunday 5/12 are BAYS Spring 2024 Referee Appreciation Days!

This is part of our RESPECT Campaign

We need referees. We need to take care of them. What would we do without them?

Referees show up week in and week out, in all kinds of weather.  They complete hours of training each year to earn their certification, and then at times have to put up with people who don't appreciate their work, even when they are doing a good job.  They have no substitutes even on the best days. Organized soccer would not happen without dedicated referees.  They deserve all our thanks. 

Here are some ideas of what you might do.

Thank the referees at the end of the game. Just thank them.

A Thank-you Card from your team signed by the coaches, players and parents would be great.

Teams can bring some snack item for referees to share at the field (Munchkins, hot cocoa, pizza, etc)

Teams could bring a small gift card to a local establishment.

Teams can make a “Thank you Referees” banner.

Please send pictures for social media and tell us what you did to [email protected]

Gratefully  yours,

Jeremy Solomons and Gesse Faber, Referee Co-Directors
Melissa Maling, BAYS President