Referee Registration Requirements Changes

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Referee Registration Requirements Changes

July 1, 2018
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US Soccer has announced changes to the certification and recertification requirements for referees registering and registered in Texas South.

  • Grade 9, 8 and 7 Referees
  • Grade 7+ - registraiton has been discontinued.
  • Grade 6 Referees
  • Grade 5 Referees

PDF documents for each of these referee grade requirements changes can be found on the Referee page on this site. Go there now.

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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.