South Texas Soccer Referees

We are the official USSF affiliated soccer referee organization for South Texas and are responsible for the administration of the USSF Program for Referee development, including Administration, Registration, Instruction, Assessment and Assignors within South Texas.

Through this site you will be able to become a referee, maintain your referee status and upgrade as a referee.  It will also provide similar support for other USSF roles (e.g. Assignors, Assessors and Instructors).

You will find everything you need to know about your status on the Member Information Page. For currently registered Officials, click Sign-In on the far right of the top Menu Bar.

If you want to become a Referee, click on the entry in the right sidebar, titled "
How to Become a Referee."

If you are an existing USSF Official from another State Association moving to South Texas, use the Registration: "Transfering to South Texas". 

If you are temporarily in South Texas and wish to officate as a Guest Official use the Registration: Register as a Guest.


       Referee Registration Requirements Changed

Effective July 1st 2018, the new State Refereee Committee led by chairman and SRA, Marcel Theriot, has changed the Referee Certification and Re-Certification requirements for Texas South.

Grade 9, 8 and 7 Referee requirements can be found here.
Grade 7+ registration has been discontinued.
Grade 6 requirements can be found
Grade 5 requirements can be found

Entry clinics for new referees will start being offered beginning in late July, registration opens early July.
The State Referee Grade 6 and 5 clinic and Fitness test is being offered in early August, registration is currently open.
Grade 9, 8 and 7 Recertification and Upgrade clinics will start being offered in early September, registration will open September 1st.

The Digital version of the Laws of the Game can be found here. The book may also be downloaded under "Documents:


US Soccer no longer supplies the Laws of the Game book for grade 8 and 7 referees. It is however available for purchase:

Laws of the Game Book Available for Purchase
The  Laws of the Game published by The International Football Association Board (IFAB) is now available for purchase on the U.S. Soccer Store.  . The cost of the book is $5.99 (plus S/H), Member Price $5.39 (plus S/H).

Updated 6-18-2018

Frequently Used Links

STSR Website Help

How to Become a Referee

Information for New Referees

Clinic & Scheduled Clinics

STSR Event Calendar

Check Current Registrations

US Soccer Referee and Supplemental Report

USSoccer LOTG Videos (03/06/13)
FIFA Laws of the Game Videos (01/29/13)
Advice to New Referees Videos
Referee and Assistant Referee Procedures Videos