It is Bailey's opinion that club sports will still provide training, but a call to Mid Coast Officials Association president Steve O'Neill revealed some additional concern.
The reduction in the maximum number of games for most teams, from basketball to soccer to softball, has already put a crimp in officials' years.
Fewer games mean fewer chances to work, and fewer chances to put a little extra money in the pocket.
Not good for a business already short on applicants.
"If you don't provide guys with games, there are other areas they are going to get involved with," said Steve O'Neill, the president of the Mid Coast Officials Association.
"If you don't offer a full slate of games, there's nothing to warrant the meetings, the training, the time away from families."
Each time you think you've uncovered every angle on this budget-cut thing, another one pops up.
"Certainly, we use the ninth grade and the junior varsity to try to get as many assignments for our young officials as we can come up with," O'Neill