Eligibility & Progression


First Year Referees:

  • First Year Referees are eligible for In Town 2nd Grade Boys and Girls games.
  • After refereeing 5 games, first year referees are eligible to also be Assistant Referees (AR) for 6th Grade games, based on mentor recommendations.

All Other Referees:

  • Center Referees must be 2 years older then the teams they are controlling. For very experienced referees, this rule can be revisited with appropriate mentor input.


  • Referees must do at least one season of In-Town games before taking on BAYS center referee roles.