Noah Dowhan and Alioune Sow represented us in the 2021Nationals Presidents Cup Finals in Des Moines, Iowa from July 7th to July 11th as well as the USYS National Championship Series Finals in Sarasota, Florida from July 19th to July 25th. This is an amazing accomplishment for these young RI officials. Alioune’s match was aired on ESPN on 7/25/21.
SRA Juan Montalvan
SYRA Devin Miller
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Presidents' Cup - Noah Dowhan Selection to Nationals
PRESIDENTS CUP - JUSTIN ENRIQUEZ
Presidents' Cup - JUSTIN ENRIQUEZ
Alioune, Ryan, Omar, Umair - Regionals
East Regionals - Alioune, Ryan, Omar, Umair
FREDDY SILVA AT REGIONALS
Regionals - Alioune, Ryan, Omar, Umair with Freddy Silva
East Regionals U18 Boys Final
East Regionals U18 Boys Finals
Alioune Sow Selection to Nationals
Alioune Sow - Selection for Nationals
Rhode Island Soccer Officials hit the ground running this year participating in the ODP tournament in Lancaster, MA (Officials: Matt Kue, Mike deRonde, Donoven Fernandes, and Naoufal Hmiddouche) from June 12th to June 13th. A delegation travelled to West Virginia for the Presidents Cup (HOD: Devin Miller; Officials: Noah Dowhan, Justin Enriquez, and Ryan Moniz) from June 18th to June 23rd. Right after that a different delegation went to Hammonton, NJ for the NCS East Region Championship (HOD: Juan Montalvan; Assistant: Freddy Silva; Officials: Alioune Sow, Umair Khan, Omar Chaghlil, and Ryan Moniz) from June 24th to July 1st. Officials showed great commitment and great level of performance and they were very engaged during these events. They were seen by various National referees and mentors and received a great deal of valuable feedback. We are very excited to share the news with you that Noah Dowhan and Alioune Sow have been selected to be part of the Nationals Presidents Cup Finals in Des Moines, Iowa from July 7th to July 11th as well as the USYS National Championship Series Finals in Sarasota, Florida from July 19th to July 25th respectively. We wish both Noah and Alioune the best of luck and we are very confident that they will make us proud on both events.
Big thanks goes out to all the officials who participated in the different events on a short notice.
Juan Montalvan – SRA
Devin Miller – SYRA
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Neil Ferguson (Center), Jose Fernandes and John Derbedrosian made up the crew today in the Over 30/40 match between Dinamo Morabeza vs CRC Portuguese of Warren. Mark Oliver was the assessor for today’s match (06/06/21).
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June 1st, 2021, Governor Dan McKee and the Rhode Island Department of Health announced that, starting June 2, vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals will no longer be required to wear masks outdoors in Rhode Island. However, unvaccinated individuals are still strongly encouraged to wear masks in crowded outdoor settings or during activities that involve sustained close contact (less than 6 feet apart for more than 15 minutes over a 24-hour period) with other people who are not fully vaccinated.
The removal of this outdoor masking requirement applies to all ages and settings, including outdoor live performances, youth sports and summer camps. Similar to the Governor’s May 21 reopening changes, a host establishment or organization may ask customers or participants to wear masks at their discretion. Per the CDC’s most recent guidance regarding outdoor masking for summer camps, it also strongly recommended that unvaccinated individuals wear masks in areas of “substantial” or “high” transmission. The current rate of COVID-19 transmission in Rhode Island considered moderate.
There are no changes to the indoor masking guidance. People who are yet to be fully vaccinated should continue to wear a mask indoors in accordance with current executive orders.
Cynthia A. Elder
Chief, Business Development Office
RI DEM, Division of Parks and Recreation
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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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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
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: