Applications For 2019 STSR Scholarship Contest


Applications For 2019 STSR Scholarship Contest

March 24, 2019
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Applications are now being accepted for 2019 South Texas Soccer Referees, Inc. scholarship contest. South Texas Soccer Referees, Inc. will award 3 merit based scholarships to high school seniors graduating in the spring of 2019.


The scholarship is available to any person currently registered as a U.S. Soccer Federation Referee in Texas South with South Texas Soccer Referees, Inc. The applicant must be in good standing with South Texas Soccer Referees, Inc. Applicant must be attending an accredited higher learning institution during the 2019-20 academic year (university, college,trade/vocational school, etc.) located in the United States. Previous winners are not eligible to participate.


The amount of the award will be $1,000 per scholarship.The award will be paid directly to the school mentioned in the letter of acceptance.

Deadline for Filing:

The application must be received via email no later than Tuesday, April 30, 2018 at 5:00 pm CST. Click here to download the application packet with complete details.

Good Luck!!


STSR To Have Referee For Final At The 2019 U20 World Cup

June 13, 2019
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Congratulations To STSR's Own Ismail Elfath

Three US Soccer referees, currently at the FIFA Under 20 World Cup, were selected to work the final as on field officials and a fourth as VAR for the match between Ukraine vs Korea on Saturday June 15, 2019.

We are proud of our own Ismail Elfath and the other referees for their accomplishments.

Referee: Ismail Elfath

Assistant Referee 1: Kyle Atkins - USA

Assistant Referee 2: Corey Parker - USA

Fourth Official: Abdelkader Zitouni - TAH

Reserve AR: Folio Moeaki - TGA

VAR: Alan Kelly - USA

AVAR: Pawel Raczkowski - POL

STSR To Be Represented At The 2019 U20 World Cup.

March 15, 2019
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Congratulations to South Texas’ own Ismail Elfath for selection to the 2019 U20 World Cup which will be held in Poland. To read the entire story and see the list of all referees selected, click here.

The IFAB 133rd Annual General Meeting

March 2, 2019
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On 2 March 2019, the International Football Association Board (IFAB) held its 133rd Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Aberdeen, Scotland. The meeting, branded for "sensible changes to make the game better", was chaired by the President of the Scottish Football Association (SFA), Alan McRae and was attended by representatives from FIFA and the football associations of England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Discussions focused on several areas aimed at fine-tuning the Laws for the benefit of the game as well as an assessment of the use of Video Assistant Referees (VARs). To read more about the upcoming law changes, click here.

To read and download the new law changes to be in effect on June 1, 2019, click here.

* PLEASE NOTE: While these law changes will be implemented on the majority of international competitions that will start after June 1, i.e. the Women's World Cup, Gold Cup, etc., any competition that has started play prior to June 1, i.e. MLS, USL, Adult or Youth Amateur Cup Events, etc., will not implement these law changes until they restart their next competition.