2012 Summer Cup Academy

The SRC is pleased to announce the second annual Summer Cup Referee Academy. This 3-session event is open to Grade 8 Referees age 15-20 that are looking to improve their game, receive higher level games, or be identified for for premier or regional appointments such as the State Cup, Presidents Cup, Olympic Development Program, and the Regional Youth Championships. Several of Rhode Island’s 2012 regional appointees were identified during the 2011 academy, so this is a great opportunity to learn and be seen.

Referees that participate in the academy will be instructed by some of the state’s top referees, led by USSF Inspector and former National Referee Jack Breetveld. As one of a handful of USSF Inspectors nationwide, Jack regularly assesses National Referees in MLS matches and we are pleased that he is able to share his expertise with the Academy. Rounding out the instructor crew are State Referees Krista McCann and Juan Montalvan, who have both worked extensively at the regional level.

Please see the the Academy Flyer for details about this year’s academy instructors.

All participants will be assigned one paid game in the Ocean State Summer Cup as part of the Academy, either as Referee or Assistant Referee, during one of the three sessions. In addition, participants will receive a Summer Cup Academy shirt. Completion of the Academy program will satisfy your 2013 recertification training requirement.

This year’s Academy will be conducted at the Bend Street Complex in Warwick on July 24, 31, and August 7. Participants must be able to attend all three sessions. The fee for the Academy is $25. Each session runs from 6:15pm to 8:15pm.

The Summer Cup Academy will be limited to 15 participants; registration is online at GameOfficials

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For further information about the academy, please contact Adel Cabral at syra@risrc.net.

About Brian Sperlongano

Brian Sperlongano is the State Youth Referee Administrator
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