2018 Final Account Balances Posted

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TASO Policies for Better Officiating

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TASO Registration Open in July

TASO Registration Open in July

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The Houston TASO Chapter of High School Soccer Officials

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2019 TASO Registration

Get ahead of the curve and register for next year when TASO registration opens. Registration will open in mid-May. Register on TASO.org 

September Chapter Meeting

All new and returning referees should attend this meeting at Bayland Community Center to learn more about the upcoming 2019 season.


2018 HSSOA Election Results
April 18, 2018 - HSSOA News

At the April 18th HSSOA chapter meeting, Magdy Kotb was elected as VP Scheduling. Tom Henry is now the new Central Area Representative. HSSOA thanks Ali Zamanian for his many years of service to the chapter in multiple roles including his most recent as VP Scheduling. HSSOA also thanks Josue Aguilar for serving as Central Area Rep.

Final 2018 Account Balances Posted
April 10, 2018 - HSSOA News

All assignment fees for the 2018 season have been posted in your referee member portal. Log in to your account and make sure your account balance is $0 or above. If you have money left in your account, you can carry this over to next season which is just around the corner. Login and check your balance now! 

TASO and Battlefields to Ballfields Announce Partnership
February 15, 2018 - TASO News

TASO is proud to announce that they are the first state-wide organize to forge a partnership with Battlefields to Ballfields (B2B). B2B is a non-profit foundation dedicated to assist veterans and active members of our armed forces become sports officials. The Foundation will reimburse a new official for uniforms and dues paid to the local chapter and TASO the veterans will join. Battlefields to Ballfields will also reimburse the new official for their equipment, training materials, insurance. Read complete details on www.taso.org 

Updated Training Material for 2018 Available
January 20, 2018 - HSSOA News

Our VP of Development, Magdy Kotbe and Patrick Muana have done a great job creating new training modules for the 2018 season. The training presentations are available from the training menu item in your member portal. Referees are encouraged to either print these or be able to access them from mobile devices in the event a review is needed by your crew before a match.
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HSSOA Support for Referees Impacted by Harvey
September 1, 2017 - HSSOA News

HSSOA members that have a surplus balance in their referee assigning account may donate any or all of their balance to the TASO Hurricane Harvey relief effort. If you have account funds to donate, please send the HSSOA treasurer an email with your amount and the chapter will transfer your funds. Email the HSSOA treasurer at treasurer@hssoa.com.

UIL & TAPPS Drone Policy
July 1, 2017 - TASO News

The UIL and TAPPS have created policies for the use of drones by its member schools. Please read this article posted on TASO's website so you are aware of these policies. See complete policy on www.taso.org. 

Tools to Become a Better Referee

Q&A with John Parry NFL Referee

Veteran NFL Official John Parry answers questions about officials and how we can work together with coaches and fans to create a positive atmosphere. Good information for officials in all sports at all levels.

NHFS Rules Book

NFHS Rules Myth vs Fact

Myth: A player who has been red carded must leave the stadium or general vicinity of the playing area and may not remain with the team or on the bench.

Fact: A player who has been ejected is thereafter restricted to the team area but is not required to leave the field area. However, any coach or other adult personnel that receives a red card must leave the vicinity of the playing area and shall have no further contact with the team (e.g. cannot coach or give directions from the stands).

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US Soccer

US Soccer Referee Program

A great way to understand the Laws of the Game and become a high school referee is to first become a US Soccer certified referee. Their certification program will allow you to build a solid foundation for officiating the sport. Learn more at www.ussoccer.com/referees.

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