Referee Registration

Registration Options

  • New Referees

    Registration Steps for New Referees

    Texas Association of Sports Officials (TASO) is the certifying organization for referees that are members of HSSOA. Individuals wanting to officiate high school soccer through HSSOA assignors must register and certify through TASO first. Once your are TASO certified, you will be given a member account for the HSSOA website and receive game assignments from HSSOA assignors.

    1. Become a member of TASO. If you are not a TASO member yet, you must go to the TASO website and click the New Applicants link on the home page. You will be directed to a registration area for new referees. Note: There is a registration fee to become a TASO member. This fee includes insurance, background check, rules book and badge.Go to TASO.ORG
    2. Watch the Rules Video. From your TASO member portal, watch the Rules Video in its entirety. In your TASO member portal, you will see the rules video in your list of requirements needed to complete the certification process.
    3. Complete the Rules Test. After you view the entire online rules presentation video, click the test link in your member portal to take the online test. You may retake the test multiple times until you receive an acceptable score.

      Note: if you are a first time referee, you may want to have a copy of the current year Rules Book that will assist you in scoring well on the online exam. Contact the HSSOA Registrar for a copy of the book at registrar@hssoa.com.

    4. Fund your HSSOA Assigning Fee Account. Log in to your HSSOA account and fund your account to offset assigning fees. You will receive an email with your login credentials once the HSSOA Registrar sees that you have registered with TASO. You HSSOA account will be created for you without you having to request it.
    5. Create your Game Officials Assigning Account. HSSOA assigns games through an online assigning software product called Game Officials. If you do not already have an account, you must go to www.gameofficials.net and create an account. If you already have an account, you must request to join the HSSOA group by logging in to Game Officials, select Change Identity, at the bottom of that page select “Click to Create a Group Link Request”. You will request to join the HSSOA Group with a group number of 1363.
  • Returning Referees

    Registration Steps for Returning Referees

    As a reminder to returning referees; Texas Association of Sports Officials (TASO) is the certifying organization for referees that are members of HSSOA. Individuals wanting to officiate high school soccer through HSSOA assignors must register and certify through TASO every year.

    1. Renew your TASO registration. You must go to the TASO website and click the Registration Renewal link on the home page. There is a registration fee to renew your TASO membership. This fee includes insurance, background check, rules book and badge. Remember, TASO increases the renewal fee for late registrations. Check their website for the important cutoff dates for the current year.Go to TASO.ORG
    2. Watch the Rules Video. From your TASO member portal, watch the Rules Video in its entirety. In your TASO member portal, you will see the rules video in your list of requirements needed to complete the certification process.
    3. Complete the Rules Test. After you view the entire online rules presentation video, click the test link in your member portal to take the online test. You may retake the test multiple times until you receive an acceptable score.

      Note: You may want to have a copy of the current year Rules Book that will assist you in scoring well on the online exam. Contact the HSSOA Registrar for a copy of the book at registrar@hssoa.com. Books and replacement badges will be available at all HSSOA chapter meetings.

    4. Fund your HSSOA Assigning Fee Account. Log in to your HSSOA account and fund your account to offset assigning fees. If you have forgotten your login credentials, go to the login screen on the HSSOA website and click the “Forgot Password” link. A password reset email will be sent to you.
    5. Update your Game Officials Assigning Availability. Be sure to set your availability for the current year on Game Officials. Assignors will look at your availability and location preferences before assigning games to you.
  • Transferring Referees

    Steps for Referees Changing TASO Chapters

    It is common for referees to change TASO chapters due to relocation, college or other circumstances. TASO does require transferring referees to complete a form to intiate a transfer.

    1. Fill out the TASO Chapter Transfer Form below.
    2. The HSSOA chapter secretary will receive your answers to the official form via email.
    3. Once the secretary completes your official form, they will forward your form to TASO.
    4. TASO will verify the transfer and inform the new chapter secretary that you are approved for transfer.
    5. You will receive confirmation from your new chapter secretary and TASO once the transfer is complete.

    Transfer Form

    • If applicable

Need Help? Contact the HSSOA Registrar for registration issues, HSSOA VP Scheduling for Game Officials issues, or HSSOA Admin for HSSOA Account issues.

Frequently Asked Registration Questions

  • Do I have to be a USSF referee to officiate high school soccer?

    No, you do not have be a US Soccer certified referee to officate high school soccer. While the majority of the rules used in high school soccer are the same as in US Soccer, there are a significant number of differences between the “Rules” and “The Laws of the Game”. Being a US Soccer registered referee will help a great deal in helping you adjust to the high school soccer game.

  • Do I have to register with TASO before I can become a HSSOA member?

    Yes. TASO is the governing body that controls the registration and certification of UIL officials for high school soccer.

  • How do I get an account on the HSSOA website?

    Once your are registered with TASO, the HSSOA Registrar will initiate an account set up request for you. Login information will be sent to your through the email address you used for your TASO regsitration.

  • Why do I have to pay 2 fees before I am assigned games?

    You will have to register with TASO and HSSOA before you receive game assignments. TASO has a separate registration fee that covers insurance, instruction, rules book and badge. HSSOA does not require a registration fee but you must maintain a balance in your member account to pay for game assignments. This is a key difference in “Club Soccer” and high school soccer. High School soccer requires the referee to pay for game assignments. Because these assigments are made in advance of the game being played, the refere must maintain a minium balance to offset those fees.