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2019 Badges In Effect January 1, 2019

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South Texas Soccer Referees (STSR) is the official State Referee Committee for the United States Soccer Referee Program. The Committee is responsible for the administration of the Referee Program including Registration, Development and Assignment and serves those associations affiliated with the United States Soccer Federation in South Texas.

Become a US Soccer Referee

Follow these easy steps - becoming a certified US Soccer referee has never been easier!

Easy 3-Step Process


Every referee assigned through STSR is certified with US Soccer. The registration process allows referees, players, coaches and parents to know that all certified referees are qualifeid, insured and have had a are background check prior to them officiating matches assigned to them by a certified US Soccer Assignor.

Registration is Easy

Registration is easy and can be done in a matter of minutes online. There is a fee for registration so be sure to have a credit card available when registering.

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Certification is done through a series of video learning modules, quizzes and a final test - all online - then a half day clinic in person for your final step!

Visual Learning

Video modules are short enough to hold your interest and retain knowledge of the content. You can
review your modules before taking the final online test. Scores and records are kept by STSR and your account is updated instantly.

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Once STSR verifies your course materials and test score, your results are sent to US Soccer and you will
be badged. Assignors will see that you are certified and can begin assigning games to you once you make contact with them.

Progress at your pace

Local assignors provide you officiating opportunities at fields and playing levels you are qualified to officiate. Your assignor knows the level of play and will work with you and other referees to support new referees as they gain experience through working games. Treat every games as a learning experience and you can get more competitive games as you progress.

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Latest News

Referee Registration Requirements Changes

Effective July 1st 2018, the new State Referee Committee led by chairman and SRA, Marcel Theriot, has changed the Referee Certification and Recertification requirements for Texas South.
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US Soccer 2019 Referee Recertification Course Online

The referee recertification courses have been posted and are available through your member portal once you reserve the clinic.
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IFAB Laws of the Game Book

The Laws of the Game published by The International Football Association Board (IFAB) is currently not available for purchase on the U.S. Soccer Store.
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2019 Referee Badges

All active referees should be wearing their 2019 referee badge as of January 1, 2019.
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Upcoming Events

Fitness Tests in San Antonio
Several fitness tests are available in San Antonio.
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State/Advanced Training Clinic in San Antonio
A state/advanced training clinic is available in San Antonio.
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Instructor/Assessor Training in San Antonio
A MANDATORY Instructor/Assessor In-Service training session in San Antonio.
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Learn about how to become a better referee

STSR supports in the development of referees across South Texas by provide the best training and growth opportunities for our referees. Find information for referees in this section of the site.

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Referee Coach

Discover what a referee coach offers

The STSR team utilizes referee mentors (instructors, assessors and more) in this key role for referee development. From educational sessions to field evaluations, this position adheres to the educational philosophy of US Soccer. Find information for this area in our referee coach section of the site.

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Learn about how to become an assignor

Assignors service leagues and tournaments at a variety of competitive levels as well as Identify those officials who are likely to be assigned to higher level appointments. Find out more about our programs in our assignor section of the site.

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Learning & Education

Watch an array of videos to improve performance

The STSR team works with US Soccer to provide ongoing videos to enhance the knowledge of the referee from information pertaining to law interpretation as well as other aspects of referee training. See these videos in our learning and education section of the site.

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News & Events

Learn about new and upcoming events

STSR members are constantly performing both regionally and nationally. In addition, STSR holds events on a regular basis for our referees. Find out more about news and events in this section of the site.

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About STSR

Learn about what STSR has to offer

The STSR team works with referee mentors (instructors & assessors) and assignors across south Texas to provide the best learning and growth opportunities for our referees. Find out more about our people and programs in our About section of the site.

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