Midseason/Pre-playoff meeting: Sunday October 22nd, 6:30 pm, Audrey's Coffee Shop, 60 South County Commons Way, South Kingstown, RI 02879. This is a mandatory meeting for everyone, especially to be considered for playoff assignments. Elections will be held for President, Secretary and member at large.


7-17-23: Frank Masiello 1941-2023

Frank Masiello 81, of Coventry, passed away Mon. July 17th with his loving family by his side after a brief illness. He was the husband of Elaine A. (Petras) Masiello for 53 years. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Joseph and Bessie (Hoopis) Masiello.

Frank graduated from Cranston High School, class of 1959. Frank enlisted in the US Air Force serving in Vietnam as a dog handler in the Security Forces detachment, before an honorable discharge. While in Southeast Asia, Frank honed his skills in Martial Arts. He was a 4th Degree Black Belt in Judo and a Master in Chinese Boxing. Sensei Frank practiced and taught these skills for over 60 years, was highly respected, and a mentor to many. Frank was employed as a purchasing agent at Foxwoods Resort Casino before retiring in 2009, previously employed in purchasing at Colonial Machine & Tool Inc. in Coventry for 30 years. Frank was active in youth and Interscholastic Soccer holding positions as coach, referee, and past president and Hall of Fame Inductee of RIGSO.

Frank was the father of Gregory Masiello and the late Joseph Masiello. He was the brother of Harry Masiello and wife Linda of Coventry and Robert Masiello and wife Michele of Cranston. He is survived by his grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. *As published by Ianotti Funeral Home on July 18, 2023

8-11-23: Online Exam

Officials: This is the link where you may take the exam...[NFHS OFFICIALS SERVICES]Check your email for two important sheets, 1. Create Your Account, and 2. Take An Exam. The NFHS exam will only be open online until the start of the season. After that you will not be able to take the test. No games will be assigned to referees who have not passed the exam.

The link to the exam can also be found under the REFEREE FILES tab on this website.
8-10-23: 2023 Rule Changes

Rule changes for the 2023 season may be found here... [2023 RULE CHANGES]

The link to rules changes can also be found under the REFEREE FILES tab on this website.

7-9-23: Fitness Assessments

As in the past we will have at least four fitness runs prior to the 2023 fall high school season. It is REQUIRED that you attend at least ONE of these fitness runs prior to the season. If you have or will have completed your fitness tests in USSF or NISOA, you are exempt from the RIGSO fitness run.

Following is the schedule and proctor:
July 22, 9am Warwick Vets Middle School: 2401 West Shore Rd, Warwick - Al Ricci
July 29, 9am Cumberland High (Tucker Field) 2600 Mendon Rd, Cumberland - Freddy Silva
August 12, 9am Warwick Vets Middle School: 2401 West Shore Rd, Warwick - Al Ricci
August 16, 6pm Curtis Corner Middle School, 301 Curtis Corner Rd, Wakefield - John May

Format for the fitness run can be found [HERE.]
(Pictured are R. Cooney and J. DiLorenzo at a previous years assessment.)

5-24-23: Pre-Season Meeting Announcement

Tuesday, August 15, 2023, 6pm to 8pm at the Warwick Public Library, 600 Sandy Lane, Warwick, RI.

This is a mandatory IN PERSON meeting. Attendance is REQUIRED if you wish to officiate the 2023 fall HS soccer season.

If you are unable to make the meeting, you must request to be excused from the meeting. Failure to show up without being excused PRIOR TO the meeting will result in a $20 surcharge added to your dues.

Please bring with you: Pen, paper, and $95 registration dues. Dues can be paid by cash (please bring the exact amount,) check or money-order (made out to RiGSO,) or by debit or credit card. Dues will be paid by members at the meeting. We are keeping the dues the same this year at $95.

5-24-23: Fitness Assessments

All individuals refereeing for RiGSO in 2023 are REQUIRED to attend a least one fitness assessment. There will be 4 fitness runs at various locations around the state. Most likely mid to late July and early August.
This year we will be including some training tips at our fitness runs.
Specific dates to follow. Please check back for scheduled dates and times.
If you have already completed the USSF or NISOA fitness test you are exempt.
Please watch your future emails for a copy of the fitness assessment format.

(Pictured are R. Cooney and J. DiLorenzo at a previous years assessment.)