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Welcome to the home page of South Texas Soccer Referees, Inc. (STSR). On behalf of the State Referee Committee let me encourage you to explore the valuable information available in these pages. Whether you are interested in becoming a referee for the first time or a current referee looking for information to recertify or perhaps to upgrade, you will find what you need.

STSR represents the interests of the over four thousand referees, instructors, assessors, and assignors registered with the U.S. Soccer Federation. Our mission is to recruit, train, and development the referees who serve all the U.S. Soccer affiliated games in South Texas.

Steve Eells
Referee Administrator

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Note: Online and In-Person Recertification clinics are available from Sept 1st - June 15th.
State Referee Recert and Upgrade clinics are held in August.

 Entry and Upgrade Clinics will be posted for registration by mid July.  Entry and Upgrade Referee clinics will start being offered ahead of the Fall season in August and ahead of the Spring season in early January. Referee Grade 9 is recommended for those under the age of 14. Referee Grade 8 for those age 14 or older. For those doing Adult games, Upgrade to Referee Grade 7 is recommended. These grades have nothing to do with school grades.

 Fully online, 2 hour hybrid and full 5 hour in-person recertification clinics will be posted from Sept 1st - June 15th. (They are NOT available in July or August.)

Fully online recert clinics, require no In-Person clinic time. Hybrid clinics provide shorter In-Person clinic sessions, while requiring online lessons be taken. STSR continues to also provide full length in-person clinics, where all teaching is done in-person. Entry Grade 8,9 and Bridge clinics require the online lessons be completed before the in-person session. All other hybrid clinic types, only require the lessons to be completed before the registration is approved.

Use the Find Referee Clinics button above to view a list of clinics and start the registration process.



EXISTING MEMBERS: Before you call the office for a request, sign into your online account to determine if you can do what you need to do ONLINE. Sign In Here .

NEVER BEEN A REFEREE: If you or a family member want to become a referee Click Here .

USSF officials TRANSFERRING to South Texas : If you are a USSF official or have been a USSF official and wish to transfer your state association to STSR, Click Here .

STSR members wishing to RE-ACTIVATE their STSR accounts: If you were an STSR member but have not registered since 2005 or earlier, Click Here to reactivate your STSR account.

USSF officials officiating as GUEST in South Texas : If you are a USSF official and wish to officiate as a GUEST in South Texas Click Here . This is good for one year, and must be renewed yearly.

2014 STX Regional Delegation slide show courtesy of Tim McCurley



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How to Become a Soccer Referee: Questions & Answers

Frequently Asked Questions about Recertification

Current Year Registration List
The list of currently registered referees, assignors, assessors, instructors is available online.  
Click here to see the list.


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Rock, Texas 78681
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