Spring Soccer Information – Update April 12 2021

The RISRC is currently in communication with leagues across the state to determine how and when these leagues will progress for the Spring season. Here is what we know as of today:

  • The SuperLiga season has started.
  • The Women’s League is planning on starting their season on Sunday May 2nd.
  • The Over 30/40 League is still considering whether or not it will have a season.

The policies and procedures that have been developed by the RISRC for referees and their matches can be found by CLICKING THIS LINK . Possibly the most pressing item is that referees are being asked to either use an electronic whistle or a standard whistle UNDER A MASK. If you want/need to purchase an electronic whistle, the lead time on orders is approximately 2-3 weeks, so you should place an order very soon. Official Sports (www.officialsports.com) has electronic whistles.

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RISRC SuperLiga Presentation

Please follow this link if you wish to read/download the SRC’s SuperLiga presentation for the Spring 2021 season:


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Assignment Priorities

Please review the Game Assignment priority policy frequently. Please reach out to your assignor or any member of the SRC should you have any questions.

Follow [this link] to open the Game Assignment Policy dated March 19, 2020.

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Please watch these training videos!!

The Minnesota Referee Committee has created three excellent videos that we encourage all referees to watch:

Part 1) Laws of the Game changes / clarifications (25 minutes)

Part 2) Showing Cards to Coaches (25 minutes)

Part 3) Handling (20 minutes)

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SRC Update – To All RI Referees

During this transition period of the State Referee Committee, there have been many inconsistent pieces of information that are floating around. We would like to take this opportunity to address all topics of interest:

1) Game Officials is no longer recognized as the source of referee registration. Currently certified referees are * required * to create an account on the US Soccer Learning Center website (https://learning.ussoccer.com). All recertification courses will be advertised and hosted on the Learning Center site.

2) Individuals who wish to become a certified referee * AND * are at least 13 years old will also create an account on the Learning Center website. There will be more information about future New Referee Courses posted on the Learning Center later this year.

3) Individuals who wish to become a referee who are * NOT * at least 13 years old should contact their local Referee Coordinator to obtain information about local recreational referee programs. A list of all Referee Coordinators can be found at this link:


If you have any other questions, please contact either Mark Oliver (sdi@risrc.net) or Juan Montalvan (pachon10@cox.net).

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Amilcar Sicaju inspirational story

Amilcar Sicaju April 2 at 9:09am · Cumberland On May 16, 2015 I walked into the field for my first NWSL game between The Boston Breakers Vs. Portland Thorns FC; my first professional game of my career. I was the … Continue reading

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New England Referee of the Year – Miguel Lara

Hi 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!


Rachel Woo

New England LAC

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Conflicts of Interest

In addition to the U.S. Soccer Federation Polices 531-1 and 531-6, officials should take steps to prevent any appearance of a conflict of interest.

  • Disqualify themselves from participating in any match where there is a vested interest

“Vested interest” is defined as when the official or a member of the official’s family (spouse, child or parent) or that person’s team may be affected by the outcome of the proceeding or match.

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