Referees

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TORSO Referees

TORSO is continuously working to bring the highest quality officiating to their teams. Our officials have many years of experience in competitive and select club soccer as well as high school and adult competitions. To assure a quality playing experience for our members, each TORSO match is assigned a 3-person referee team with only experienced referees assigned as referee.

See Match Procedures Page for Playoff Tie Breaker Instructions

Guidelines for Day of Match

Detailed game day procedures may be found on our Match Procedures page.

USSF Affiliation

TORSO Soccer League is affiliated with USSF. TORSO referees abide by the current year's Laws of the Game, Guide to Procedures, and associated memoranda as published by USSF.

Assignors

TORSO uses certified USSF assignors to assign referees to all matches. You may contact the TORSO assignors:

Referee Payment Rates

For 2011 - 2012, the referee pay structure is $50 per match for referees and $30 per match for assistant referees.

Match Procedures

Referees that work TORSO league matches are strongly encouraged to read and understand the match procedures section on this web site. These match procedures will ensure that all administrative requirements are handled efficiently both before and after the match.

Referee Certification

In order to be assigned to a TORSO matches, referees must be certified, possess, and wear the USSF referee badge for the current year. Per USSF rules, only referees with a Grade 8 or lower may be a referee. Grade 9 referees may work only as assistant referees.

To become certified or to recertify, please consult the South Texas Soccer Referee web site at the STSR Web site.

Uniforms

Referees are expected to maintain a professional appearance by wearing USSF approved uniforms including:

Referee Development

TORSO prides itself in its dedication to developing youth referees by assigning them to crews with experienced referees. Developing referees work closely with the referee to make sure that they have a positive experience while making fair and accurate calls.