RI Pro Clinic 2016

Robert heilman

FINAL OPPORTUNITY TO REGISTER

The Rhode Island Pro Clinic will be led by Robert Heilmann.  Robert has been a member of the US Soccer Federation since 1975 as a National Referee, National Assessor, and National Instructor.  He served as a FIFA AR (inaugural group) from 1992-1994. He has officiated World Cup qualifiers, Copa De Oro, pro indoor for 27 seasons and 6 NCAA finals. Most recently, he was part of the US delegation to the FIFA Futuro Instructors’ Course.

The Pro Clinic will be held on February 20, 2016 at New England Tech in East Greenwich. This is an advanced clinic. There is a morning and afternoon session. Each session is worth 4 hours of inservice training on gameofficials for referees, instructors and assessors. Space is limited and pre-registration is necessary on gameofficials.

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Quick Links

  1. How do I Become a Referee?
  2. I need to Recertify
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February inservice training opportunities

Each month, we will continue to offer inservice training opportunities for all grades. All courses are now posted in gameofficials under referee courses. They are grade specific so be sure that you have pre-registered in gameofficials to insure that you are able to obtain credit for attending. You are welcome to attend training in addition to the 4 hours necessary for recertification.

There are 5 classroom sessions scheduled in February:

  1. Class 14901 on February 10 in Warwick for all grade 8 referees and counts towards 2/4 inservice hours required annually.
  2. Class 14496 on February 17 in East Greenwich is the Top 100 meeting. This session is offered only to those grade 8 referees that were listed in the Top 100 rankings last season and selected grade 9 referees that received an email invitation. Also assignors are able to register for and use this course as part of their recertification process.
  3. Classes 14673 and 14674 on February 20 in East Greenwich are the Pro Clinic. The Pro Clinic is offered each year for selected grade 8 referees and above. The morning or afternoon sessions counts towards 4 hours of inservice training and meets the recertification requirement for all instructors, assignors and assessors. Grade 6 referees can use the combination of morning and afternoon sessions to complete the 8 hour requirement for annual training.
  4. Class 13873 on February 24 in West Greenwich is for any grade 9 referee to meet 2/4 inservice training hours needed.

These sessions can also be used for late 2016 registration by indicating on the sign in sheet and letting the instructor know.

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New England Referee of the Year

lara_150Hi everybody.

As 2015 draws to a close, I want to thank you for your efforts and support both off and on the field.  The year kicked off with a Development Academy Futsal Tournament in CT during a January snowstorm and was soon followed by the outdoor season of Development Academy, PDL, NPSL, Open Cup, U20 and exhibition games!  Through it all, our referees showed great resolve in an extremely challenging, yet very successful 2015 campaign!

Much of that success was made possible by the tremendous assistance of state administrators.  Their support, advice and guidance with the selection of their respective pool of referees proved invaluable and was greatly appreciated.

After careful tabulations, considerations and observations, I would like to recognize Miguel Lara (RI) as the New England Referee of the Year.  He demonstrated the utmost professionalism, dedication, work ethic and spirit throughout the entire year.  Congratulations Miguel!!

2016 promises to be an even busier year with a new women’s league coming into the fold in the Northeast.

Preparation start now!  Let’s be ready!

Wishing you and your families a safe, healthy and Happy New Year!

Sincerely,

Rachel Woo

New England LAC

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January in-service opportunities

110314DoneWhenOn January 1, we begin the process of obtaining our 2017 certification. All courses are now posted in gameofficials under referee courses. They are grade specific so be sure that you have pre-registered in gameofficials to insure that you are able to obtain credit for attending. You are welcome to attend training in addition to the 4 hours necessary for recertification.

There are 3 classroom sessions scheduled in January:

  1. Class 13872 on January 13 in Warwick for grade 9 referees
  2. Class 14803 on January 20 in North Smithfield for grade 8 referees and grade 9 referees at least 16 years of age
  3. Class 14830 on January 28 in Cranston for grade 7 and above

These sessions can also be used for late 2016 registration by indicating on the sign in sheet and letting the instructor know.

There are 5 days left to finish your 2016 registration on time without incurring late fees.

Grade 9 New referee courses begin in January, please pass that along to anyone you know who may be interested

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Late 2016 registration

Any 2017 labeled course can be used for late registration for 2016 inservice training hours. In order to have your 2017 class credited towards your 2016 registration, you must:

  1. Register for the 2017 class in gameofficials
  2. Indicate on the sign in sheet that you are using the class for 2016
  3. Indicate your desire to the instructor that you need the class for 2016
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Superliga Assignor Webinar

TO:   REFEREE COORDINATORS / ASSIGNORS

RE:  USSF Assignor Certification Requirements- Due by 12/31/15

Ed Martins ,  Our referee director would like to present a webinar next Tuesday evening , 12/22/15, 7pm,  to  discuss the USSF ASSIGNOR CERTIFICATION process.  Please use the link below to register for the webinar meeting.

Super Liga – Referee Coordinators – Important webinar Meeting 12/22/15 7pm

Join us for a webinar on Dec 22, 2015 at 7:00 PM EST.

Register now!

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8191653368720739586

§ USSF Assignor Certification Requirements- Due 12/31/15

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. In addition, if you are using this towards your 2016 assignor recertification hours, you will also need to login to gameofficials and register for assignor course 14979. This course will count towards 2 hours of inservice training for assignors towards 2016 registration. 

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Grade 8 class now open in gameofficials

Referees who wish to upgrade from Grade 9 to Grade 8 must:

  1. Be 16 years of age or provide a game count to SYRA in order to obtain the override code to register in gameofficials.
    1. Entry to the Grade 8 course is restricted to individuals that have worked 5 games as referee in U11 competitive matches or higher.
  2. Complete the Grade 8 Referee course.
  3. Pass the USSF Grade 8 Exam
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Grade 7 upgrade course is now available in gameofficials

Referees who wish to upgrade from Grade 8 to Grade 7 must:

  1. Provide a game count to SRA in order to obtain the override code to register in gameofficials.
    1. Entry to the Grade 7 course is restricted to individuals that have worked 5 games as referee in 80 minute competitive matches or higher.
  2. Complete the Grade 7 Referee course.
  3. Pass the USSF Grade 7 Exam
  4. In order to be eligible to referee at the U19 competitive level or higher, Grade 7 referees must also pass one field assessment and pass the FIFA Sprint and Interval Test at the Grade 7 level.  Referees that fail or choose not to complete these additional requirements will continue to retain their grade but will not be eligible to work at the higher level.
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How to register for courses in gameofficials

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December inservice opportunities

There are only 4 opportunities left to obtain in-service credit time towards your 2016 recertification before the December 31 deadline. All registrations processed after the deadline will incur a $10 late fee per month.

You can review your own record in gameofficials. You are looking for 2 courses marked as completed and a test course marked as State Approved in green to know that you are done.

  1. December 8 in North Providence, open to referees grades 9/8 and assignors
  2. December 9 by webinar, open to all grades, information on registration is on risrc.net
  3. December 16 in Cranston, open to grades 7/6
  4. December 17 in North Kingstown, open to grades 9/8

Registration for all courses in gameofficials is required. If you register and do not show up, there is a $5 no show fee. No one is admitted after 15 minutes. No credit if you leave early.

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Grade 6 upgrade course now available

Referees who wish to upgrade from Grade 7 to Grade 6 must notify the SRA that they have completed the following requirements in the prior year, at which point they will be permitted to take the State Referee Exam:

  1. Complete the online State Referee Course from US Soccer.
  2. Attend at least two (2) hours of in-service training led by a national instructor in addition to meeting the in-service training requirements for recertification as a Grade 7 Referee (8 hours total).
  3. Pass the FIFA Sprint and Interval Test at the standard established by the SRC.
  4. Complete annual game count of 10 adult games including as Referee, officiate five (5) adult matches
  5. Previous game experience: As Referee, officiate 25 full length matches, or Regional matches with 40+ minute halves
  6. Pass two (2) field assessments as Referee which meet the sufficient test criteria by two different State Assessors.  Both assessments must occur in the same calendar year.  At least one (1) assessment must be as Referee in a three (3) referee system  game.  Allowable minimum match levels include:
    1. Professional matches, such as PDL, NPSL, WPSL, or their equivalents
    2. Men’s amateur with 45 minute halves
    3. Regional or National Youth Cup matches with minimum  40 minute halves or their equivalent
    4. US Soccer Development Academy or ECL matches with a minimum of 40 minute halves or their equivalent.
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