We are not the only association to have a shortage of referees. Often new referees quit mid-season due to the stress and verbal abuse they receive during games. Many refs also have scheduling conflicts with their own games, other work or school events. Their pay scale is on par with the other leagues. We cannot pay a referee extra as an incentive to come out to a game. We are working on training more referees. If you are interested in becoming a referee, let us know and we will post when the next referee clinic is.