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2019 UIL Regional Tournament

Congratulations to HSSOA Referees

for their Selection to 2019 UIL Soccer Regional Tournament


Jonathan Hernandez, Darwin Hinestroza, Nilson Rivera
Alex Tsague, Ben Herzog, Marco Oregon
Ricardo Ocampo, Gabriel Martinez, Rubin Campillo
Britton Coffman, Alex Tsague & Matthew Alves

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

COUNTDOWN TO SCRIMMAGES - REGISTER BEFORE DECEMBER 12!

Upcoming Meetings & Events

December Chapter Meeting

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

First Day of Scrimmages

HS Scrimmages begin on December 12, 2019. Please be sure to complete all registration requirements and contact your assignor if you are interested in working scrimmages.

January Chapter Meeting

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

LATEST HSSOA & TASO NEWS

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. 

HISD & Katy ISD Payment Process
October 24, 2019 - HSSOA News

HSSOA officials that plan on officiating HISD or Katy ISD games this year should plan on submitting a W-9 form for tax purposes. Payments will be made much faster if this form is in place before you being officiating. Both of these districts have provided information on the process. Go to the ISD Payment Process Page 

TASO Launches Updated Website
August 29, 2019 - HSSOA News

TASO has done significant updates to their website improving design and adding a large amount of content. In addition to registration, soccer officials now have a dedicated area for important news and guidance for soccer. HSSOA referees are encouraged to visit the site. Visit the TASO Soccer Area 

TASO Soccer News & Policies
August 30, 2019 - TASO News

TASO has enhanced their sport specific sections on their newly launched website. The soccer area now has many useful articles on officiating and a listing of policy updates that will help officials during matches this season. Check out this useful information on www,taso,org. 

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: A throw-in shall be retaken by the same team if it never entered the field.

Fact: A throw-in that never enters the field is considered a foul throw. Therefore, the throw-in will be awarded to the opposing team.

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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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