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REGION ONE GAMES AT CRANSTON STADIUM ON 3/22

COME ON OUT TO SUPPORT YOUR FELLOW REFS REGION ONE PREMIER LEAGUE U17 matches will be held at CRANSTON STADIUM tomorrow!!!!!! 9:00am      first kickoff State ref Krista Mccan will have whistle ARs up and coming Hayley Preston and … Continue reading

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IFAB puts offside and GLT on the agenda

Amongst the items on the agenda, the IFAB will discuss a clarification to the interpretation of Law 11 – Offside, following proposals developed by FIFA’s Refereeing department and the IFAB technical sub-committee. The technical sub-committee is comprised of the respective … Continue reading

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2012 State Cup Finals in Pictures

The State Cup finals brought hot and clear weather to Deerfield Park, as Rhode Island referees took charge of sixteen state final matches. Click the picture below to see our referees in action!

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2012 State Cup Semi-Finals in Pictures

The weather could not be more perfect for the 2012 edition of the State Cup Semi-Finals, held at Deerfield Park. Thanks to our State Cup referees for their fine performance today. Click below to view a gallery of photos from … 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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Jack Breetveld appointed USSF Referee Inspector

The State Referee Committee is thrilled to announce the appointment of National Assessor and State Assignment Coordinator Jack Breetveld to the grade of Referee Inspector. U.S. Soccer will appoint certain National Assessors as Referee Inspectors. This designation is at the … 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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Why So Few Women Referees

By Randy Vogt In her Youth Soccer Insider column on Aug. 15, Sarah Weld laments the lack of women coaches and refs in youth soccer. It’s an oddity that I’ve noticed and am concerned about as well. The book I authored, “Preventive Officiating,” is … 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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New Uniform by Inaria for Rhode Island

Your appearance as a referee sends a message to players, coaches, spectators and your fellow referees. That first impression is vital. If you expect to command respect you must look and act professional! Referee Uniform: At the 2011 State Cup, … Continue reading

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