This year’s instructor for the upgrade and bridge clinics will be Barry Towbin of New Jersey. In his 30+ year referee career, Barry has been a USSF National Pool Instructor, State Referee Administrator, Grade 5 State Referee, and Regional Administrator. We are pleased that he is able to share his expertise with the referee community this year.
Barry Towbin, USSF National Instructor, FIFA Futrio III USSF Instructor, USYSA Region I Referee Committee member, and Director of New Jersey’s Youth Soccer Referee Education and Development, will present six hours of training to Rhode Island Referees during the Rhode Island PRO Clinic.
Towbin is a highly respected instructor in Region I of US Youth and has presented numerous training venues throughout the eastern portion of the United States. He has also worked with members of the United States Soccer Federation in preparation of training materials for youth referees and advanced referees. A former player and long time referee, Towbin knows the game from both sides of the whistle and his experiences will be shared with the us. Barry is also a member of the New Jersey Youth Soccer Hall of Fame.
During the Referee Annual Meeting at the Expo, an election will be held for the position of Member at Large on the State Referee Committee. The Member at Large serves a 2-year term. Interested candidates may declare their candidacy in person at the meeting or in writing prior to the event to firstname.lastname@example.org. The position is open to anyone age 18 and older; 2013 registered referees age 18 and older are eligible to vote.
9am – Noon RI PRO Clinic / Upgrade Clinic / Grade 8 Recertification
Updates and Clarifications
Points of Emphasis
Noon – 1pm Referee Annual Meeting
1pm – 4pm RI PRO Clinic / Bridge Clinic (9 to 8) / Grade 8 Recertification
Break our Group: 11 Commandments of Refereeing
Referees that attend the PRO clinic will receive training credit for 2014 registration.