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Referee Abuse Directive

ABUSE OF REFEREES There have been a number of issues brought to my attention this season. In addition, I witnessed one coach this past weekend, who I spoke to during the game but was never addressed by the referee in … Continue reading

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How to register for courses in gameofficials

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Quick Links

  1. How do I Become a Referee?
  2. I need to Recertify
  3. I want to buy a new jersey
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October in-service opportunities

Upcoming in-service opportunities

10/15 12:30-2:30 West Greenwich Field Training
Open to Grade 8 and 9 and all Assignors

10/22 4:00-6:00 Cranston FIELD TRAINING
Open to grade 8 and 9 and All Assignors

10/25 6:30 – 8:30 Smithfield High School
Classroom session
Review of US Soccer mandates
Open to GRADE 8 referees and ALL Assignors

10/29 1:30 – 3:30 Portsmouth FIELD TRAINING
Open to grade 8 and 9 and all Assignors

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GRADE 8 in-service opportunity

NEW IN-SERVICE GRADE 8 NORTH
Oct 25 Smithfield High School
6:30-8:30
GRADE 8
ALL ASSIGNORS

must register on rireferees.gameofficials.net

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NEP RULE UPDATE

KEY POINTS — NEP U09/U10 ONLY
–Game length
2x30min

–Halfway Line limitations
Opposition players must retreat into their own half of the playing field on goal kicks.

–Offside
The US Soccer Build-Out Line rules will not be used in the Fall of 2017. Offside will be judged from the centerline.

–Punts and Drop Kicks
If a goalkeeper punts or drop kicks the ball, an IFK should be awarded to the opposing team from the spot of the offense. If the punt or drop kick occurs within the goal area, the IFK should be taken on the goal area line parallel to the goal line at the nearest point to where the infringement occurred

–Heading
NOT ALLOWED. If deliberate, IFK awarded at spot of infraction.

–New US Soccer 7v7 and 9v9 guidelines
NEP will review the US Soccer recommendations in the winter for possible implementation in 2018.

Thanks,

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Accomplishments

Congratulations Georgia Stinchfield
Her recent hard work has paid off
We posted and PR’d her recent game. Someone saw it.

Georgia has been invited and has accepted and will be attending 2 more Referee academies

Oct 7-9 2017 WAGS Rael Vodicka Tournament in Virginia
It is the top 16th tournament in the US

Oct 27-29 2017 Region 1 College Showcase Tournament in Maryland

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4 FIELD TRAININGS SCHEDULED

4 FIELD TRAINING IN-SERVICE SESSION HAVE BEEN SCHEDULED
THESE IN-SERVICES ARE OPEN TO ALL GRADE 8 & 9 REFEREES AND ASSIGNORS
Must pre-register on rireferees.gameofficials.net

10/1/17 11:30am – 1:30pm
In-Service Training: Field Training
PAWTUCKET, RI
FIELD TRAINING

10/15/17 12:30pm – 2:30pm
In-Service Training: Field Training
WEST GREENWICH, RI
FIELD TRAINING
BEGINNER INTERMEDIATE

Sun, Oct 22 4:00pm – 6:00pm
CLCF CHAFEE COMPLEX
450 HOPE ROAD
CRANSTON RI

Sun, Oct 29 1:30pm – 3:30pm
GLEN PARK FIELD
PO10A
BARKER LANE
PORTSMOUTH RI

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RI PRO CLINIC ANNOUNCED JANUARY 2018

RI PRO CLINIC
I am happy to announce the RI Pro clinic has been booked. It will be held Jan 27, 2018.
There will be two sessions. The morning session will be geared toward intermediate to advanced referees. The afternoon session will be more advanced training. There are 2 sessions but as always this is a rare opportunity to have someone of this experience come to our state. Referees are welcome to attend both sessions. There is limited space and pre-registration in game officials is required. Each session is 3 hours but will count for 4. I am happy to announce this year’s speaker and friend of mine Chris Kenney.
CHRIS KENNEY
A USSF National Referee Emeritus and National Assessor, Chris has a wealth of experience on the field that includes refereeing numerous A-League games, running the line on MLS games, and running the line on international exhibition games. He was most recently appointed an assessor for (PRO) on NASL games and a video inspector for the WSL. He was the director of all Disney referee academies except for the boys’ soccer showcase academy
Chris’s accomplishments:
1999 Youth Nationals Referee
2000-2005 National Referee
2000 referee of ODP Championship final
2001-2002 MLS referee
2003 AR in A-League final
In this time refereed many US Open Cup games and international friendlies
2009- 2017 USSF National Assessor
2009- 2017 FSR academy director for Area B
2009- 2016 Disney referee academy coordinator
2015 PRO Assessor for Tier 2

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RI PRO CLINIC ANNOUNCED FOR JANUARY

RI PRO CLINIC
I am happy to announce the RI Pro clinic has been booked. It will be held Jan 27, 2018.
There will be two sessions. The morning session will be geared toward intermediate to advanced referees. The afternoon session will be more advanced training. There are 2 sessions but as always this is a rare opportunity to have someone of this experience come to our state. Referees are welcome to attend both sessions. There is limited space and pre-registration in game officials is required. Each session is 3 hours but will count for 4. I am happy to announce this year’s speaker and friend of mine Chris Kenney.
CHRIS KENNY PICTURE
CHRIS KENNEY
A USSF National Referee Emeritus and National Assessor, Chris has a wealth of experience on the field that includes refereeing numerous A-League games, running the line on MLS games, and running the line on international exhibition games. He was most recently appointed an assessor for (PRO) on NASL games and a video inspector for the WSL. He was the director of all Disney referee academies except for the boys’ soccer showcase academy
Chris’s accomplishments:
1999 Youth Nationals Referee
2000-2005 National Referee
2000 referee of ODP Championship final
2001-2002 MLS referee
2003 AR in A-League final
In this time refereed many US Open Cup games and international friendlies
2009- 2017 USSF National Assessor
2009- 2017 FSR academy director for Area B
2009- 2016 Disney referee academy coordinator
2015 PRO Assessor for Tier 2

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September in-service opportunnities

UPCOMING IN-SERVICES
9/27 Wed grade 8 Louttit Library South District
9/28 Thurs grade 9 Warwick Library

9/30 Fitness test for Grades 6&7

must register for classes on rireferees.gameofficials.net

Do not wait til the last minute – get your in-service hours done soon.
If you do not know what you need email Kelly

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no in-service credit for attending an out of state league meeting

USOFFICIALS will once again be running premier clinics sponsored by NEP, NSL and USOfficials this winter
These clinics are LEAGUE MEETINGS and are posted in their email. You are welcome to attend if you work their leagues
HOWEVER YOU WILL NOT GET IN-SERVICE CREDIT FOR ATTENDING AN OUT OF STATE MEETING

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August 2017 in-service opportunites

In-service opportunities for August

8/17 Thursday 7:00 – 9:00 Grade 6 & 7 referees
Location SRC office Cranston RI

8/30 Wednesday MIDDLETOWN High School 6:30 – 8:30
Monthly in-service
Available for all ASSIGNORS AND GRADE 8 OFFICIALS

8/31 Thursday Barrington 6:30 -8:30
Monthly in-service
Available for all ASSIGNORS AND GRADE 9 OFFICIALS

Must register for courses on game officials

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