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Referee Pay

TORSO values our referees and we aim to pay market rates or better to our officials.

Pay rate for 11v11
Two 45 minute halves
Center - $60
AR - $35

Pay rate for 8v8
Two 40 minute halves
Center - $50

TORSO Referees

TORSO is an adult, co-ed, over 30 league that is USSF and USASA sanctioned,

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 the center.

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.

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 7 or lower may be a referee. Grade 8 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.

Match Assignments

Match assignments are made roughly one week in advance of each playing weekend depending on changes made to the schedule due to weather or field availability. The TORSO assignor will assign matches based on the level of competition and experience of the available referees. Per USSF guidelines, referee assignments are rotated. If you have recently upgraded or have experience that would be helpful in determining the level of matches that you are capable of officiating, please discuss this with the TORSO assignor.

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.


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

  • Shirt: Either front button down or v-neck collared vertical striped referee shirts in any of the USSF approved colors - gold, black, red, blue, green. Referees are encouraged to use gold as the default color and travel with at least one additional shirt color.
  • Shorts: Black referee shorts.
  • Socks: USSF (Official Sports) logoed referee socks.
  • Shoes: Black or dark colored shoes.

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.

Game Officials Assigning Software

TORSO uses Game Officials for game assignments. You must have a Game Officials account in order to be assigned. If you already have a Game Officials account, please request to join the TORSO Group Number: 1317 / Access Code: TORSO. Official that do not have a Game Officials account can go to and create an account. Use the same group and access information when setting up your account.

Game Officials - GOPay Payment Software

TORSO uses the Game Officials GOPay payment system to pay officials via electronic funds transfer into a bank account. Once you have joined the TORSO Game Officials group, you will have the ability to create a GOPay account on that same site. Payments are typically made to referees within 7 days of the match completion.

TORSO Assignors

TORSO uses certified USSF assignors to assign referees to all matches. The TORSO assignor is Bill Van Der Vlist. You can contact him at