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.

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

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.

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.