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STSR Announces Partnership With Capelli Sport

September 19, 2022
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The South Texas Referee Committee (“STSR”) is pleased to announce a partnership with Capelli Sport to be the official technical apparel and equipment provider for STSR. Capelli Sport has a long history of partnering with elite soccer clubs around the world and is the official uniform provider of the Professional Referee Organization.

Our partnership with Capelli will allow us to offer quality STSR logo apparel and equipment as well as another option for official referee uniforms to referees in South Texas.

To order items through our partnership with Capelli Sports, click here to start


About Capelli Sport:

Based out of New York City, Capelli Sport was founded in 2011 with the mission to provide quality, functionality and design for high-level performance on the field. Capelli Sport now operates around the globe, distributing world-class training gear, apparel and equipment and partnering with elite soccer clubs and organizations.

Learn more at capellisport.com, find Capelli Sport on Twitter (@capellisport) and Instagram (CapelliSport), or visit the Capelli Sport Facebook page.

IFAB 2022/2023 Laws of the Game - Law 11: Offside Clarification

July 27, 2022
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Following a number of high-profile situations and based on the expectation that a player who is clearly in an offside position should not become ‘onside’ on all occasions when an opponent moves and touches the ball, The IFAB and FIFA, after discussions with football stakeholders, have clarified the guidelines for distinguishing between ‘deliberate play’ and ‘deflection’.

Download Circular no. 26 - Law 11 - Offside: Clarification of the guidelines – Decisions in English here.

View video examples for law 11: offside clarifications here.

IFAB 2022/2023 Laws of the Game - Changes &  Clarifications

July 1, 2022
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A number of changes to the Laws of the Game for 2022/2023 were approved; the exact wording is in the document available for download below.

Laws of the Game 2022/23 effective as from 1 July

It was agreed that, to give players, coaches and match officials more time to become familiar with the changes to the Laws of the Game, the date on which they become effective will move from 1 June to 1 July. Competitions that start before that date may implement the changes earlier or delay their implementation until no later than the start of the next competition.

Download the Laws of the Game 2022/2023 Changes and clarifications in English from IFAB here.

Download the Laws of the Game 2022/2023 in English from IFAB here.

View the Laws of the Game 2022/2023 Changes and clarifications presentation in English here.

Download Circular no. 25 - 136th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of The International Football Association Board (The IFAB) – Decisions in English here.

Download Circular no. 26 - Law 11 - Offside: Clarification of the guidelines – Decisions in English here.

Information For All 2023 Licensing Courses, Background Checks & SafeSport Training

July 1, 2022
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Licensing for 2023 licensing courses will stay within the U.S. Soccer Learning Center. To renew your certification for 2023, you will need to register and successfully complete your respective 2023 licensing courses utilizing the U.S. Soccer Learning Center.

As 2023 licensing courses open for registration during this badge year, information/course links will be posted below in this article and an email will be sent from the State Administrator providing the same information.

Referees - though your registration for 2022 is in effect until December 31, 2022, we strongly encourage you to review the changes to the laws of the game that went into effect on July 1, 2022. You can find that information in another news post by clicking here.

Items of note:

1)     NCSI Background Check - if you turn 18 over the period that is still covered by your 2022 registration, you will need to pay for and obtain a background screen – U.S. Soccer will send you notice of this requirement and if not completed in the required time, your registration will be suspended until this is approved.

2)     SafeSport training - if you turn 18 over the period that is still covered by your 2022 registration, you will need to complete the SafeSport training – U.S. Soccer will send you notice of this requirement and if not completed in the required time, your registration will be suspended until this is successfully completed. After logging in, go to COURSES > AVAILABLE COURSES > SUPPLEMENTAL COURSES > SafeSport (in the left-hand column).

3)     SafeSport training refresher- if your SafeSport training expires during the period that is covered by your 2022 registration, you will need to complete the SafeSport Refresher Course – U.S. Soccer will send you notice of this requirement and if not completed in the required time, your registration will be suspended until this is successfully completed. After logging in, go to COURSES > AVAILABLE COURSES > SUPPLEMENTAL COURSES > SafeSport (in the left-hand column).

For more information on NCSI background check and SafeSport training, click here.

For questions in regards to the U.S. Soccer NCSI background check requirements and process, you can click here for the FAQ page.


COURSES NOW AVAILABLE IN THE U.S. SOCCER LEARNING CENTER

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the State Administrator at: sra@stxref.org