2020 Regional and State Play-Off Application

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HOUSTON SOUTHWEST SOCCER OFFICIALS ASSOCIATION
The Houston TASO Chapter of High School Soccer Officials

Upcoming Meetings & Events

2020 Play-Off Application Deadline

HSSOA referees that want to be considered for state play-off assignments, complete the Play-Off Application. (See PT Requirements.)
Click this link to apply now. 

March Chapter Meeting

HSSOA Chapter meeting at Bayland Community Center, 6:30pm. Directions to Bayland Community Center 

April Chapter Meeting - Elections

April 2020 HSSOA Chapter meeting at Bayland Community Center at 6:30pm. Season wrap-up and elections. Directions to Bayland Community Center 

LATEST HSSOA & TASO NEWS

2020 Play-Off Application for HSSOA Referees
February 7, 2020 - HSSOA News

HSSOA referees that want to be considered for state regional and final assignments, you will need to complete the online Play-Off Application. Deadline for submission of the application is February 19, 2020. (See Physical Test Requirements.)
Click this link to register now! 

Weekly Account Balances Posted to Portals
January 8, 2020 - HSSOA News

Assigning fees are posted weekly in your account portal. For 2020, referees must have a starting $75.00 balance in their accounts to receive assignments. Once the season begins, balances must be at least $40.00 to avoid being removed from assignments. You will receive a weekly email regarding your balance status. Login and check your balance now! 

Updated Version of NFHS Rules vs Myths Available
November 2, 2019 - HSSOA News

See the updated version of the NFHS the NFHS Rules vs Myths compiled by HSSOA referee James Spencer. A printable version is available so you can take this valuable document to the field with you. Go to the Rules vs Myth page. 

TASO Proposes Game Fee Increase
April 22, 2019 - TASO News

At the UIL Sports Officials Committee (SOC) meeting on Monday, April 22, 2019, TASO submitted a game/match fee increase for all six TASO sports. The increase generally asked for a $10 increase for varsity assignments and a $5 increase for sub-varsity. If approved will be presented to the UIL Legislative Council at their October meeting. If approved by the Legislative Council, the increase will be effective for the 2020-2021 school year.

Tools to Become a Better Referee

Behind the Whistle: U.S. Soccer Referee Nick Balcer at the DA Summer Showcase & Playoffs

Go behind the scenes with U.S. Soccer referee Nick Balcer during his time at the Development Academy Summer Showcase and Playoffs.

NHFS Rules Book

NFHS Rules Myth vs Fact

Myth: The color of the home team’s jerseys and socks must be the same.

Fact: There is no requirement that the home team’s socks match the color of their jerseys.

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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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