New England Referee of the Year

lara_150Hi 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 and was soon followed by the outdoor season of Development Academy, PDL, NPSL, Open Cup, U20 and exhibition games!  Through it all, our referees showed great resolve in an extremely challenging, yet very successful 2015 campaign!

Much of that success was made possible by the tremendous assistance of state administrators.  Their support, advice and guidance with the selection of their respective pool of referees proved invaluable and was greatly appreciated.

After careful tabulations, considerations and observations, I would like to recognize Miguel Lara (RI) as the New England Referee of the Year.  He demonstrated the utmost professionalism, dedication, work ethic and spirit throughout the entire year.  Congratulations Miguel!!

2016 promises to be an even busier year with a new women’s league coming into the fold in the Northeast.

Preparation start now!  Let’s be ready!

Wishing you and your families a safe, healthy and Happy New Year!

Sincerely,

Rachel Woo

New England LAC

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New England Soccer Hall of Fame Inductions

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — World soccer legend Eusebio headlines the list of nine inductees at the New England Soccer Hall of Fame’s 38th annual Induction Dinner on Sunday, Nov. 22, noon at the Ramada Inn in Seekonk, Mass.

Inductees include our own * ANGELO PASSARETTA – A former Rhode island State Referee Administrator, he recently retired after 40 years as a referee.

Tickets for the induction dinner are $38, and are available by telephoning Lillian Sousa at 401-434-6592 or by emailing soccerjbsousa@yahoo.com by the Nov. 12 deadline. All tickets must be purchased in advance; no tickets will be available at the door.

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2015 State Cup in Pictures

See the rest of the photostream on Flickr!

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Assignment Conflicts

All officials should be aware of the SRC policy regarding conflicting assignments:

  1. Each referee is expected to keep all assignments that are accepted.  However, there are certain occasions when a referee has previously accepted an assignment and receives a higher priority assignment which takes precedence as described in the Referee Administrative Handbook.  The referee must contact the assignor of the lower-priority match to be released from that assignment.  In accordance this this policy, when assigned at least 48 hours in advance, State Cup Competitions have precedence over any other match within the state.
  2. For in-state assignments, received at least 72 hours before the match, a referee is encouraged to contact his/her original assignor in order to be released if assigned to a higher-level match.  Assignors, in order to further referee development are highly encouraged to release that referee without prejudice.

A phone call to your original assignor is more professional versus a text or email correspondence.

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Congratulations to RI new national referee

IMG_0031 IMG_0030Congratulations to our Amilcar Sicaju for passing the fitness test and the final hurdle to becoming a Grade 4 National Referee.

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January SRC meeting minutes

The minutes from the January SRC Executive Board meeting can be found here:  January 2015 meeting minutes

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November 2014 SRC Board Meeting Minutes

Have been posted to the administration tab under 2014 meeting minutes

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Top 10 Referees

Returning for a second year, in order to develop the next generation of referees, the State Referee Committee has established the Grade 8 Power Rankings, which recognizes those Grade 8 Referees under the age of 25 in the state that have distinguished themselves by their level of assignment and fitness. This is the final ranking list for the 2013-2014 Season! Standings will be reset in the fall.

We congratulate those referees that have qualified for Higher Grades and will no longer be listed.

Grade 8 Referee Power Rankings

2014 Final List

August 14, 2013 to August 12, 2014

1 Joey Dipalma 1
ASHAWAY | Games: 63 (29 Ref, 34 AR) | Fitness +11%
Best Referee: NORTHEAST LEAGUE U16B | Best AR: RISL O30/O40
2 Steve Mauricio 4
TIVERTON | Games: 40 (14 Ref, 26 AR)
Best Referee: RIWSL Women | Best AR: NELASA Men
3 Mia Bucco 4
EAST GREENWICH | Games: 52 (27 Ref, 25 AR) | Fitness +2%
Best Referee: RIWSL Women | Best AR: PREMIER LEAGUE U17G
4 Joshua Fenton 4
WEST GREENWICH | Games: 40 (24 Ref, 16 AR)
Best Referee: NORTHEAST LEAGUE U16B | Best AR: PREMIER LEAGUE U17G
5 Harlyn Juarez 3
PROVIDENCE | Games: 24 (12 Ref, 12 AR)
Best Referee: NEP U13B | Best AR: SNESC Men
6 Slater Cook-dumas 4
TIVERTON | Games: 45 (16 Ref, 29 AR) | Fitness +10%
Best Referee: Super Liga U16B | Best AR: NEP U18B
7 Michelle Krol 4
SMITHFIELD | Games: 17 (5 Ref, 12 AR)
Best Referee: RIWSL Women | Best AR: State Cup U15B
8 Rebecca Mauricio 6
TIVERTON | Games: 15 (3 Ref, 12 AR)
Best Referee: RIWSL Women | Best AR: State Cup U17G
9 Mike Faria 3
WEST WARWICK | Games: 32 (19 Ref, 13 AR)
Best Referee: Maple U13B | Best AR: NPSL Men
10 Nick Linacre 7
CAROLINA | Games: 52 (22 Ref, 30 AR)
Best Referee: Super Liga U19B | Best AR: State Cup U13B
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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 defined as when the official or a member of the official’s family (spouse, child or parent) or that person’s team may be affected by the outcome of the proceeding or match.

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2014 State Cup Semi-Finals, in Pictures

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