COVID-19 Update
As of March 13, all soccer related activities at Ocean State Soccer are suspended due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic. We continue to collect, monitor, and follow information and recommendations put forth from Soccer Rhode Island (SRI) and Rhode Island State Officials.

SRI has tentatively set May 1st as a proposed start date for when the spring soccer season could launch. OSS is following this guideline for both it’s Recreational and Competitive programs. Although this prospect is exciting, we need to approach it with cautious optimism for a multitude of reasons; things could change.

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we collectively navigate through these unprecedented times. Please continue to check back right here for updates as we move forward into April. For now, continue to practice all preventive and protective measures in the large-scale community effort of containing and combating the current health crisis.

Thank You,
The OSS Board of Directors
Referees - General Information

* Certification for 2019 - registration is through GameOfficials website, which has complete information, including the schedule for new Recreational Referee (US Soccer Grade 9) classes. The classes are normally held in two three-hour sessions. You must attend both sessions (no exceptions) and pass a written test with a 75 or better.

* To register for a new Referee class, please visit and scroll down the page until you see the section for New Referee Classes.

* All Grade 8 and Grade 9 referees must complete four hours of training sessions (session schedule on SRC website). This training can be done by attending any two of the 2-hour training sessions.

* There are field training sessions, classroom training sessions, and online training sessions

* If you are going to be attending a field training session, please let Mark Oliver know (phone: 401-580-1064, email: so that you don't also get scheduled for games that day

* Grade 9 Referee Training Videos (on US Soccer website) FOLLOW THIS LINK