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
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AUGUST CLASSES …register today on game officials

NEW REFEREE COURSES – must register and complete all online pre-requites before attending the class New Grade 9 course 15524-9NEW   8/7 Smithfield New Grade 9 Course 15523-9NEW   8/14 Jamestown Classroom In-Service Aug 16 – 16305-MX  IFAB (law) updates for Grade 7 and up will … Continue reading

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PICKLE JUICE

for the refs that I have been talking to PICKLE JUICE Post-Workout Cure: Many athletes swear by it because it helps to rebuild electrolytes post-workout. Pickle juice contains sodium and vinegar — both necessary in aiding athletes and those who … Continue reading

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2016 STATE CUP REFEREE AWARDS

2016 FEMALE STATE CUP REFEREE:  VICTORIA WILLIAMS

2016 MALE STATE CUP REFEREE:  ANDREW CALLE

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CONFLICT OF INTEREST

Conflict 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.

  • Not officiate 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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New Appointment

Steve Mauricio has been appointed to Region 1 Referee Committee.  We congratulate Steve on this new opportunity. Steve has served for many years as our State Referee Administrator. Steve has also had two opportunities to present Rhode  Islands Identification process and implementation at the Federation Referee AGM in Chicago to other states and their board members. Steve has worked closely with the regional referee committee for the past few years attending many USYS and USClub events and meetings. Steve will continue to serve as RI SRA.  His ideas such as our  Elite Referee travel team and Academy Referee Panel  are admired by other states. This new position should bring new and continued opportunities to RI referees.

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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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Laws of the Game: Law 11 – Offside

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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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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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