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2018 Final Account Balances Posted

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TASO Policies for Better Officiating

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

Upcoming Meetings & Events

2019 TASO Registration Open

TASO registration is now open for the upcoming 2019 season. Register now and avoid the rush. Register on TASO.org 

September Chapter Meeting

Make plans to attend this meeting at Bayland Community Center to learn about the 2019 season. Directions to BCC 

October Chapter Meeting

October HSSOA Chapter meeting at Bayland Community Center. Directions to Bayland Community Center 

November Chapter Meeting

November HSSOA Chapter meeting at Bayland Community Center. Directions to Bayland Community Center 

December Chapter Meeting

December HSSOA Chapter meeting at Bayland Community Center. Directions to Bayland Community Center 

LATEST HSSOA & TASO NEWS

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 

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: The referee can only stop the clock for goals, yellow/red cards, injuries, and penalty kicks. The referee has no discretion to stop the clock for anything else.

Fact: The referee has discretion to stop the clock for any reason he/she deems necessary. This might include situations where it is taking excessive time to retrieve a ball, to explain a call to a coach or player, to handle an escalating situation between players/teams, to remove a disruptive spectator, to consult with an assistant referee, etc.

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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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