SCYSA Policy on ‘Partial’ Referee Crew Payment

Referees on those occasions where there is not a full three man crew for one of the SCYSA leagues, PMSL, Challenge, etc., the SCYSA Board of Directors has determined the amended rates for the referee crew that is present.

This should clear up the money situation for referees.  Teams must provide exact amounts of cash.  Referees are not expected to break large bills in order to distribute accurate payment.

The Diagonal System of Control is the, only, approved method using an appropriate mix of assistant referee and club linesman.

The Dual Method (two whistles by two referees) is forbidden.

This SCYSA policy is/was effective as of August 21, 2018.  It states:

In the event that less than 3 officials show up to the match:

  • If only two referees show up to the match: One referee will run the center, the other will be a linesman, and a volunteer club linesman will be used. The two officials get their NORMAL RATE OF PAY (the center referee gets only the fee for the center referee, the linesman assistant referee (AR) gets only the fee for a single linesman assistant referee (AR). The two-man whistle system is NOT ALLOWED under any circumstances (where both referees are on the field calling the game). There can be only one center referee on the field.
  • If only one referee shows up to the match: The referee will be the center and two volunteer club linesmen will be used. That official gets the center fee PLUS ONE LINESMAN’S FEE.
  • If no referees show up to the match: The match is not to be played at all.
  • If a team is “forced” to pay an official anything more than is listed above, then the rate of pay, the officials name, date and location of game(s) should be put in writing and sent to the SCYS State Office.