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The Houston TASO Chapter of High School Soccer Officials

Upcoming Meetings & Events

February BOD Meeting

February 2018 HSSOA BOD meeting via conference call.

February Chapter Meeting

February 2018 HSSOA Chapter meeting at Bayland Community Center.

March BOD Meeting

March 2018 HSSOA BOD meeting via conference call.

March Chapter Meeting

March 2018 HSSOA Chapter meeting at Bayland Community Center.

UIL Regional Quarterfinals

2018 UIL Regional Quarterfinals April 5-7.

April BOD Meeting

April 2018 HSSOA BOD meeting via conference call.

UIL Regional Tournament

2018 UIL Regional Tournament, April 13-14, 2018.

UIL State Tournament

2018 UIL State Tournament April 18-21, 2018.

April Chapter Meeting

April 2018 HSSOA Chapter meeting at Bayland Community Center.


HISD Requires W-9 Forms
December 18, 2017 - HSSOA News

HSSOA officials that plan on officiating HISD 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. Download the W-9 Form from Game Officials 

Consider an EIN for W-9 Forms
December 16, 2017 - HSSOA News

Identity theft should be big concern for officials that leave pay sheets with the ticket takers at the different venues. Consider visiting the IRS website and applying for and immediately receiving an Employee Tax Identification number (EIN). It is very easy to do and having one will add a layer of protection against identity theft. 

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

Hurricane Harvey Assistance for TASO Members
August 30, 2017 - TASO News

TASO has over 30 chapters with more than 4,000 members. Many of our members have been adversely impacted by Harvey. TASO has created a special event page for donations to be used to assist our members in need. Click for more information and to donate. 

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 

TASO Soccer Referee Uniforms
June 5, 2017 - TASO News

TASO Referees are required to wear uniforms that conform to the requirements of US Soccer. Those are currently, red, blue, green or gold with black vertical stripes or black with white vertical stripes. Any manufacturer's uniform may be worn as long as it is of this design. Uniforms that are designed for other competitions are not permitted.

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 challenge/tackle from behind is never legal and always a foul.

Fact: A fair/clean tackle from behind (i.e., the player makes contact with the ball first rather than the opponent) is legal so long as it is not violent or dangerous and the ball is within playing distance.

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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

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