The State Referee Committee is pleased to recognize those referees that have made the effort to distinguish themselves by upgrading to a higher grade. Upgrades to grade 7 and higher require a considerable amount of work and dedication to the game. Out of over 1,100 referees registered in Rhode Island in 2011, only a small number are registered at grade 7 or higher, less than 4% of the total referee population.
In addition, the Committee is asked each year to send referees to a number of regional tournaments, such as the Region 1 Championships, Presidents Cup, and the Olympic Development Program. Our delegations showcase the best referee talent the state has to offer. In addition, these regional tournaments provide our top referees with access to national-level instruction and assessment opportunities.