Category Archives: Instruction

Rhode Island PRO Clinic & Annual Meeting — March 23

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. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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RI PRO CLINIC OPEN FOR REGISTRATION

Limited seats are now available for the first annual intra-state pro clinic to be held on March 17 at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick in conjunction with the SRI Soccer Expo. The morning session will run from 9-12, the afternoon session … Continue reading

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Referee Notes from the Kohl’s Cup

The Kohl’s Cup was held on Nov 5-6 at the Fish Hill Complex in Coventry. At the Kohl’s Cup, assessors and instructors were on hand to provide feedback to the referees working this event. Below is a compilation of feedback … Continue reading

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Oct 30 Event Status

Due to today’s weather conditions, event status is as follows: Pawtucket Recertification Clinic (11 AM): RESCHEDULED: 11/6 11AM Warwick Recertification Clinic (11 AM): RESCHEDULED: 11/6 11AM Warwick Vets Fitness Test (2 PM): IT’S ON!

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Scituate Recertification Clinic Postponed

The Grade 8/9 Recertification clinic scheduled for tomorrow, 9/24, at Tasca Field in Scituate, is postponed due to weather.

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2012 Fitness Test

A fitness test will be held on Sunday, Oct 30 at 2 PM at the Warwick Veterans High School Track. Referees grade 7 and above must pass a fitness test each year in order to maintain their grade, according to … Continue reading

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Testing requirements per RI Referee Handbook

A referee that fails the referee exam, but scores within 10 points of a passing grade and otherwise meets the requirements for registration as a referee grade 8 may choose to register as a recreational referee grade 9 rather than … Continue reading

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U.S. ref Mark Geiger shines at U-20 World Cup. (Plus treasonous thoughts on the diving witch hunt.)

By Paul Gardner Despite the USA’s failure to qualify for the U-20 World Cup there was an American presence at the tournament after all. A pretty important one, as it happens. Referee Mark Geiger — well enough known in this … Continue reading

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An Unusual Approach to the Ball for a Penalty Kick

This position paper was published by the U.S. Soccer Referee Education Resource Center on August 19, 2011 Recently, in an international friendly match between United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Lebanon (played on July 17, 2011), a penalty kick was called … Continue reading

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