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


Voting on By-Law Ammendments

Voting on By-law Amendments will be conducted electronically through the TASO Membership Portal. This is scheduled to occur during the week of June 12 – June 16. All Members in good standing, as of May 31, 2020 will have five (5) days to cast their respective vote.

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LATEST HSSOA & TASO NEWS

TASO Update - CARES Act Update for April 23, 2020
April 23, 2020 - TASO News

Read an important message regarding the CARES Act as it pertains to our member's ability to apply and qualify for assistance under the act. Read the article on the TASO website. 

TASO Update - CARES Act may help with missed game fees
April 3, 2020 - TASO News

Important information regarding the CARES Act (Corona-virus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act)) has been released from TASO. This act may assist TASO referees in recovering lost revenue due to to the impacts of COVID-19 shutdowns. Please click the link below which will take you to the update page on the TASO website. You will find details provided by Mike Fitch, president of TASO. Go to the TASO Website to read the details. 

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. 

Tools to Become a Better Referee

Behind the Whistle: Referee Guido Gonzales Jr. at the 2017 Men's Nike International Friendlies

Go behind the scenes with U.S. Soccer referee Guido Gonzales Jr. during his time at the 2017 Men's Nike International Friendlies.

NHFS Rules Book

NFHS Rules Myth vs Fact

Myth: For substitutions, the substitute must wait on the sideline and cannot enter the field until the field player has exited the field. Only then may the substitute enter the field.

Fact: A substitute becomes a player when he/she is beckoned (i.e., waved) onto the field by the referee. Therefore, the substitute may enter the field at any time after the referee has waved him/her onto the field and does not have to wait for the field player to exit.

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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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