February 2015 Newsletter
Believe it or not, there are 67 days left until the spring season begins.
There are 3 inservice opportunities scheduled this month. A superliga webinar, monthly meeting and the Pro Clinic. For those of you still working on 2015, a $20 late fee now applies.
The Superliga will be very active with meetings and trainings as we move towards the spring season. Be sure you register for each course with the superliga and on gameofficials to get credit for attending a webinar or meeting. Look for your emails from the superliga once the dates are announced.
At this point most of you are registered for 2015, if you are unsure, check to see that your 2015 registration record says state approved, if it does not there is still a problem with your registration.
The SRC will have uniforms and accessories for sale at all of the upcoming superliga meetings. In addition, the uniform committee can take orders for any uniform pieces that you may need at a discounted price.
Special thanks to John Geyer for taking a volunteer role with the SRC as an event planner, we are still in need of other volunteers to make the program better. Please contact us if you are interested.
The grade 7 referee course was moved to March due to a weather cancellation. If you are eligible and would like to attend, please let us know as soon as possible.
The Pro clinic is available to those referees grades 8 and above and is taught by a national instructor. This year’s instructor is Kermit Quisenberry, a former FIFA and current MLS referee. Each segment of the Pro Clinic counts for 4 hours of inservice training and meets the needs of state referees, assessors, instructors and assignors. Registration is available on gameofficials.
Grade 9 new referee courses begin in February in various locations throughout the state. If you know someone interested in refereeing, now is the time to obtain training for the spring. The next round of new referee and upgrade courses will not occur until the summer.
Congratulations to those who successfully completed the Grade 8 referee course last month.
The following new policies were approved at the last SRC Executive Board meeting.
- Effective January 1, 2015, all grade 9 recertification exams will be allowed 3 attempts to pass. Should an individual fail all 3 attempts, they will be required to take the grade 9 entry level course.
- Effective with 2016 registration year, the cost of assignor registration be increased to $25.
- Effective with 2016 registration year, each instructor should be given inservice credit for all courses taught.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.
Rhode Island State Referee Administrator