Coaches Resources

2023-24 Assigning Areas Announced

HSSOA has announced its three assigning areas for the new season, this is a change from the four districts last year. Apart from Houston ISD, which because of its size […]

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Texas Association of Sports Officials

Play Off/Tie Game Procedure

Please find the links here to the tied game procedure for Play Off games. TASOUIL-TieBreakerSummary2024-FINAL-minoredit-TLS Printable Version

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NFHS Rules Myth vs Fact

Click on the subject to discover the fact behind the myth. Download a printable version as provided by James Spencer for 2022. Common Misconceptions of UIL Soccer Rules 2021-2022   […]

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University Interscholastic League

UIL Scratch Process

UIL Guidelines for Scratching an Official From Section 1204: Sports Officials – Scratches See Section 1204 on the UIL Texas Website After a school has accepted an official, and then […]

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Referees Resources

How To Get Paid

Please open the attached file to find methods of payment, contacts, and additional information for the school districts in our area. ┬áPlease contact secretary@hssoa.com if you find useful contacts or […]

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Vendor Number for HISD Games

If you choose to referee games for HISD schools, you must have a vendor number. The process to get one or update your details for an existing one is as […]

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2023-24 Assigning Areas Announced

HSSOA has announced its three assigning areas for the new season, this is a change from the four districts last year. Apart from Houston ISD, which because of its size […]

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New Pay Rates For 2023-24

The new UIL pay rates have increased by $10 per game and a summary is included in the document here. A link to the UIL fee schedule web page is […]

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Texas Association of Sports Officials

Play Off/Tie Game Procedure

Please find the links here to the tied game procedure for Play Off games. TASOUIL-TieBreakerSummary2024-FINAL-minoredit-TLS Printable Version

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Behind the Whistle: U.S. Soccer Referee Nick Balcer

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

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Behind the Whistle: U.S. Soccer Referee and PNT Midfielder Greg Brigman

Go behind the scenes with U.S. Soccer referee Greg Brigman during his time at the Development Academy Winter Showcase.

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Referee Training: Cortney Campbell

See the inside story of preparation for CONCACAF matches with FIFA referee Cortney Campbell.

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Q&A With John Parry

Veteran NFL Official John Parry answers questions about officials and how we can work together with coaches and fans to create a positive atmosphere.

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A Feel for the Game: MLS referees – FOX Soccer

Get an in-depth look at what it takes to be a referee in MLS. Learn from referees performing at the highest levels.

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Behind the Whistle: Referee Guido Gonzales Jr.

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

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NFHS Rules Myth vs Fact

Click on the subject to discover the fact behind the myth. Download a printable version as provided by James Spencer for 2022. Common Misconceptions of UIL Soccer Rules 2021-2022   […]

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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 […]

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