RefPay for Officials
RefPay.com is an online system for paying officials who receive their assignments through ArbiterSports.com. Both websites are owned and operated by the NCAA. More and more leagues and teams will be paying officials with RefPay in the near future, so all officials are strongly encouraged to set up accounts. In the short term, the following asignments will be paid via RefPay:
- MBSLA weekend youth games (9/10, U15, U13, U11, and U9) (generally pay by Tuesday)
- Homegrown leagues and tournaments
- Minnesota Swarm Youth Box League games (pay roughly every 3 weeks)
- Some MBSLA JV/Varsity games (pay schedule varies by team)
- YLM summer games (pay roughly every 3 weeks)
- UMLOA instructor and observer assignments
If you do not set up a RefPay account, it will be your responsibility to arrange payment if possible with any league or team that uses RefPay. Those leagues, teams and organizations using RefPay are not required to provide alternative payment methods.
The system is offered at no cost to the officials. You simply set up a RefPay account and the league or home team transfers the funds to your RefPay account. You then transfer the money from the RefPay account into your own bank account for free (although there are some other options, such as having a check sent, which are not free). How quickly you get paid depends on the league or team, since they need to authorize payments, but give the team or league at least a week to process payment before following up (note that the Swarm league pays about every 3 weeks).
The tremendous benefit of RefPay is that it makes it easy to tell which games you have been paid for. In general, you will also receive payment much faster.
The following documents will help you get set up:
How to create a RefPay account and link it to your Arbiter account
(Don't forget the steps on pages 13-16!)