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 is planning on starting their season on Saturday April 10th.
- The Women’s League is gathering team information and could start in May.
- The Over 30/40 League is still considering whether or not it will have a season.
Tthe 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.
ALSO – The RISRC has created a Google form to ask you for your HONEST opinions about the level of soccer that you are comfortable officiating. We don’t want to ask you to officiate a match if you don’t think you’re ready for it!
When you answer the Referee and Assistant Referee questions, you are saying that you would feel comfortable officiating a COMPETITIVE MATCH (such as SuperLiga) with that age group AND any younger age group. For example, if you select U-16, it means you are ALSO comfortable with U-14, U-12, and U-10. We fully expect that you might have one comfort level as a Referee, and a completely different comfort level as an Assistant.
The link to the Google form is below. Please fill this out by Sunday March 7th!