referee recertification exams for 2019 for grades 9, 8 and 7 are in game officials. please register pay take and pass your recertification exam asap
All referee recertification courses are now open. You can pay your annual dues and complete the annual exam course now. Please remember that you must complete all requirements before the December 31 deadline including inservice training to avoid late fees. There are additional classroom sessions that will be held before year end and one additional online course will be posted before year end.
Due to the weather forecast today for thunderstorms, we have decided it is safer for all of us to reschedule. The Coventry class has been rescheduled for next Sunday. If you wish to remain in that session, you do not have to do anything.
We have added a Saturday session next weekend to accommodate those that were originally scheduled for Warwick on July 22. If you wish to attend the Warwick session on Saturday, you will need to cancel your registration for Coventry and register for the Warwick class.
If you have not completed Part 1, you now have an additional week to complete it and register for Part 2
If you have completed Part 1, you now have 2 options to complete Part 2 next weekend
If you have completed Part 2, you should see approved in your registration record, there is no other notification provided. Once the final list is sent to the Super Liga and USSF, your USSF ID number will appear in your account. This will not occur before August 27 and is not a requirement for any registration or assigning sites. If you are certified, you are free to begin officiating games as there are tournaments coming up this month.
We will post the winter course sessions as soon as the summer sessions are finished. They will be held at the end of January and beginning of February.
For the next 4-6 weeks, the soccer calendar is at its busiest time of the year. Referees have multiple competitions to choose from including State Cups, RI Cup, league games including make up games will all be played during this period.
Each referee has a unique opportunity over this period to challenge themselves. This period will provide the most income for those officials who are saving for college or are returning from college and looking for work. If you are interested in upgrading, look for open games in that category, this is the easiest time to get those games. Work outside of your comfort zone by traveling out of your town or region to work more challenging games. You can add up Top 100 points during this period to improve your RI Cup Finals assignments.
Raise your hand and reach out to your local, regional or state assignor and ask for games. They are more than willing to have the most help that they can get during this period.
Manage your availability wisely and make sure your calendars are up to date in each assignment system that you use. If your name appears as available in the assigning system, don’t be surprised if you get an assignment that you weren’t expecting. Assignors are looking outside of their regulars at this time of year. If you are unable to do the match, decline quickly and follow up via phone, text or email to explain why. It will help you greatly in the long run.
If you must decline an already accepted assignment, don’t hide behind the button. Reach out to your assignor and explain why.
If you receive a “higher level” assignment or maybe its just a game that you want to do, reach out to both assignors via email and explain. Remember that all cup games but especially state cup games take priority over most games. Reach out to your assignor if you are not sure which game takes priority.
This period will end quickly and your opportunity will be gone until next year. Seize your moment.
Rhode Island State Referee Administrator
The content of rosters and player passes are confidential and intended for the referee and for league use only. It is strictly forbidden to share any part of rosters and passes with any third party, without a written consent of the player or team.
In-service opportunities for Assignors and Referees
These will be the only classroom in-services in the spring
BADGES WILL BE DISTRIBUTED AT THESE MEETINGS
In-service credit WILL NOT be given to superliga meetings or webinars
GRADE 9 AND ASSIGNORS
Jan 30 at Wood River Junction Chariho
February 1 at CCRI
GRADE 8 AND ASSIGNORS
February 1 Wood River junction Chariho
February 15 Cumberland
February 20 West Greenwich
GRADE 5,6,7 Advanced Cranston
February 28 CRANSTON
All classes must be registered for in game officials
If when registering for a class it is asking you for a code please select a different course that matches your grade
BADGE DISTRIBUTION AND PRESEASON MEETING
EAST DISTRICT IS BOOKED
These will be the only meeting in the spring in your area.
Everyone who registers for the course and has met their requirements will receive their 2018 BADGE
There will be other meetings in the other 3 districts
MUST BE REGISTERED IN GAME OFFICIALS
Grade 9 MIDDLETOWN JAN 11
Grade 8 BARRINGTON JAN 16
COURSES AVAILABLE ON-LINE NOW
ALL recertification exams are posted in game officials
Grade 9, grade 8, grade 7, grade 6 EXAMS
Assessors, instructors and assignors
IN-SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES comes with a fee
2 hour grade 9
2 hour grade 8
4 hour grade 9
4 hour grade 8
COLLEGE KIDS you have til Jan 31 to complete your recertification with out late fees
Make sure you have completed all your requirements before DEC 31 to avoid late fees
It is with great pleasure I announce that 4 of our State Panel referees have been invited to and accepted to participate in
Georgia Stinchfield, Matthew Gallagher, Andrew Calle and Andrew Grenier
1. ECNL Boys Inaugural National Event
a. December 31, 2017 – January 2, 2018 Games
2. Referee Seminar
a. January 2 & 3, 2018
b. Instructors: Rick Eddy, Barry Towbin, Don Wilbur, Jozsef Michna, Dick Triche and others
c. 2 days of class and Field Exercises
3. ECNL Girls National Event
a. January 6 – 8, 2018 – Games
Location: Sanford, FL – ALL EVENTS
U.S. Soccer National Referee Coaches:
• Rick Eddy, Director Referee Development, U.S. Soccer
• U.S. Soccer National Referee Coaches:
o Barry Towbin, Don Wilbur, Jozsef Michna and others
All ONLINE in-service opportunities will have a fee.
This is due in part to processing and how often the course needs to be manually managed to give officials credit/non-credit depending if the official has met the course requirements.
ONLINE in-service for GRADE 9 is now posted in game officials