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Assignment Priorities

Please review the Game Assignment priority policy frequently. Please reach out to your assignor or any member of the SRC should you have any questions. Follow [this link] to open the Game Assignment Policy dated March 19, 2020.

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Rhode Island Soccer Referee Community COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

As most of us are aware of the last several weeks the rapidly evolving situation with the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we must not overreact to the situation, it is only prudent to follow some simple instructions from the lead federal agency … Continue reading

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Referee Store

You can now purchase your new referee jerseys, shorts, socks and equipment online at our referee store

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Amilcar Sicaju inspirational story

Amilcar Sicaju April 2 at 9:09am · Cumberland On May 16, 2015 I walked into the field for my first NWSL game between The Boston Breakers Vs. Portland Thorns FC; my first professional game of my career. I was the … Continue reading

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New England Referee of the Year

Hi everybody. As 2015 draws to a close, I want to thank you for your efforts and support both off and on the field.  The year kicked off with a Development Academy Futsal Tournament in CT during a January snowstorm … Continue reading

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Congratulations to RI new national referee

Congratulations to our Amilcar Sicaju for passing the fitness test and the final hurdle to becoming a Grade 4 National Referee.

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Conflicts of Interest

In addition to the U.S. Soccer Federation Polices 531-1 and 531-6, officials should take steps to prevent any appearance of a conflict of interest. Disqualify themselves from participating in any match where there is a vested interest “Vested interest” is … Continue reading

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Refs: In the right spot, at the right time

By Randy VogtI have seen many soccer games when the referee made an important call — sometimes correctly, sometimes incorrectly — and loud dissent followed since the ref was 40 yards away from the play. Just as with phones, long-distance … Continue reading

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Girls vs. Boys: Should they be refereed differently?

By Randy Vogt A decade ago at the Long Island Junior Soccer League Convention, there were two panel discussions on whether there are any differences between girls and boys in youth sports. Successful youth soccer coaches spoke about the profound … Continue reading

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Using Psychology In Soccer Officiating

Psychology – “The science that deals with mental processes and behavior.” By Don Dennison, NISOA National Clinician, Maryland Using Psychology In Soccer Officiating I am sure that there was a time in the distant past when all that a referee needed was … Continue reading

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