last grade 8 in-service

last grade 8 in-service this year.
Dec 6, 2017
6:30 – 8:30
Slatersville, RI
must pre-register in game officials

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grade 9 recert exam available

grade 9 re-certification exam is now available in www.gameofficials.net

the exam is open book and there will be unlimited attempts for the grade 9 exam this year but must be passed and completed by Dec 31 2017.

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New England Soccer Hall of Fame 2017 Inductees

NE Soccer Hall of Fame announces 2017 inductees

November 6, 2017
EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A father and son will be among the list of nine inductees at the New England Soccer Hall of Fame’s 40th annual Induction Dinner on Sunday, Nov. 19, 1 p.m. at the Riviera Restaurant in East Providence.
The inductees include Jaime Toro and his son, Gabriel, as well as Luis Cutelo, Alain LeCampion, Luis Carvalho, Wolfgang Woischke, Candia Campbell, Edward Martins and Christine (McCann) Rich.
Tickets for the induction dinner are $40, and are available by telephoning Lillian Sousa at 401-434-6592 or by emailing soccerjbsousa@yahoo.com by the Nov. 13 deadline. All tickets must be purchased in advance; no tickets will be available at the door. The SRC has limited tickets available, if interested email sra@risrc.net

2017 New England Soccer Hall of Fame inductees

LUIS CUTELO
A native of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, Luis Cutelo began playing soccer as a senior at Shea High School in 1979. He later played for the Community College of Rhode Island, RISA and LASA. But it was as a referee that he really made his mark, starting in 1988.
Cutelo quickly climbed the ladder and found himself officiating alongside FIFA and National referees. This led him to officiating in Major League Soccer, in 1996, as well as national tournament games. He has been a NISOA college referee for 25 years, a state referee for 18 years and has had state emeritus status since 2011.

JAIME TORO
Jaime Toro, a native of Colombia, was a long-time player and is a very experienced referee on the Rhode Island soccer scene.
He played for East Providence Sports (1978-80), Fall River Sports (1980-81) and Lusitana Sports of Cumberland (1982-85) in LASA. After a year back in Colombia, he returned to coach Luitana’s youth teams from 1986-97. He also played Over-30 soccer for Madeira, Mello’s and Sporting Colombia. He has been a Rhode Island Interscholastic League referee since 1994.

EDWARD MARTINS
Ed Martins of Harrisville, Rhode Island has more than 25 years as a soccer coach, referee and administrator.
Martins has been the Super Liga Iniative Program Director, Bruno United Technical Director, RI State Referee Administrator, RI State Youth Referee Administrator and Presidenbt of the Burrillville/Glocester Youth Soccer Association.
His coaching experience includes with the RI Olympic Development Program, RI Rays, Bruno United FC, Northern Lighting, North District and BGYSA.
As an official, he has been a USSF referee, assignor, instructor and assessor.

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ASSIGNOR/COORDINATOR MEETING

ASSIGNOR MEETING NOVEMBER 29, 2017 6:30-8:30
NORTH PROVIDENCE LIBRARY

AGENDA
• What to expect in the spring
• How will my referees get their 2018 Badges
• Review of US Soccer mandates
• Assignor handbook
• Assignor responsibilities

PLEASE REGISTER FOR MEETING IN GAMEOFFICIALS

Based on our agenda and questions we have received we recommend all assignors/coordinators attend.

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October in-service opportunities

Upcoming in-service opportunities

10/15 12:30-2:30 West Greenwich Field Training
Open to Grade 8 and 9 and all Assignors

10/22 4:00-6:00 Cranston FIELD TRAINING
Open to grade 8 and 9 and All Assignors

10/25 6:30 – 8:30 Smithfield High School
Classroom session
Review of US Soccer mandates
Open to GRADE 8 referees and ALL Assignors

10/29 1:30 – 3:30 Portsmouth FIELD TRAINING
Open to grade 8 and 9 and all Assignors

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GRADE 8 in-service opportunity

NEW IN-SERVICE GRADE 8 NORTH
Oct 25 Smithfield High School
6:30-8:30
GRADE 8
ALL ASSIGNORS

must register on rireferees.gameofficials.net

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NEP RULE UPDATE

KEY POINTS — NEP U09/U10 ONLY
–Game length
2x30min

–Halfway Line limitations
Opposition players must retreat into their own half of the playing field on goal kicks.

–Offside
The US Soccer Build-Out Line rules will not be used in the Fall of 2017. Offside will be judged from the centerline.

–Punts and Drop Kicks
If a goalkeeper punts or drop kicks the ball, an IFK should be awarded to the opposing team from the spot of the offense. If the punt or drop kick occurs within the goal area, the IFK should be taken on the goal area line parallel to the goal line at the nearest point to where the infringement occurred

–Heading
NOT ALLOWED. If deliberate, IFK awarded at spot of infraction.

–New US Soccer 7v7 and 9v9 guidelines
NEP will review the US Soccer recommendations in the winter for possible implementation in 2018.

Thanks,

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Accomplishments

Congratulations Georgia Stinchfield
Her recent hard work has paid off
We posted and PR’d her recent game. Someone saw it.

Georgia has been invited and has accepted and will be attending 2 more Referee academies

Oct 7-9 2017 WAGS Rael Vodicka Tournament in Virginia
It is the top 16th tournament in the US

Oct 27-29 2017 Region 1 College Showcase Tournament in Maryland

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4 FIELD TRAININGS SCHEDULED

4 FIELD TRAINING IN-SERVICE SESSION HAVE BEEN SCHEDULED
THESE IN-SERVICES ARE OPEN TO ALL GRADE 8 & 9 REFEREES AND ASSIGNORS
Must pre-register on rireferees.gameofficials.net

10/1/17 11:30am – 1:30pm
In-Service Training: Field Training
PAWTUCKET, RI
FIELD TRAINING

10/15/17 12:30pm – 2:30pm
In-Service Training: Field Training
WEST GREENWICH, RI
FIELD TRAINING
BEGINNER INTERMEDIATE

Sun, Oct 22 4:00pm – 6:00pm
CLCF CHAFEE COMPLEX
450 HOPE ROAD
CRANSTON RI

Sun, Oct 29 1:30pm – 3:30pm
GLEN PARK FIELD
PO10A
BARKER LANE
PORTSMOUTH RI

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RI PRO CLINIC ANNOUNCED JANUARY 2018

RI PRO CLINIC
I am happy to announce the RI Pro clinic has been booked. It will be held Jan 27, 2018.
There will be two sessions. The morning session will be geared toward intermediate to advanced referees. The afternoon session will be more advanced training. There are 2 sessions but as always this is a rare opportunity to have someone of this experience come to our state. Referees are welcome to attend both sessions. There is limited space and pre-registration in game officials is required. Each session is 3 hours but will count for 4. I am happy to announce this year’s speaker and friend of mine Chris Kenney.
CHRIS KENNEY
A USSF National Referee Emeritus and National Assessor, Chris has a wealth of experience on the field that includes refereeing numerous A-League games, running the line on MLS games, and running the line on international exhibition games. He was most recently appointed an assessor for (PRO) on NASL games and a video inspector for the WSL. He was the director of all Disney referee academies except for the boys’ soccer showcase academy
Chris’s accomplishments:
1999 Youth Nationals Referee
2000-2005 National Referee
2000 referee of ODP Championship final
2001-2002 MLS referee
2003 AR in A-League final
In this time refereed many US Open Cup games and international friendlies
2009- 2017 USSF National Assessor
2009- 2017 FSR academy director for Area B
2009- 2016 Disney referee academy coordinator
2015 PRO Assessor for Tier 2

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