Eligibility and Progression Rules

Eligibilty Rules

First year referees:

  • First year referees are eligible for U8 and U9/U10 In Town games (SSL)
  • After refereeing 5 games, first year referees are eligible to also be assistant referees (AR) for U12 games, based on mentor recommendations

All Other Referees:

  • Center Referees’ must be 2 yrs old 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.