Referee Information


  • To register please click HERE.  You will register with STSR (South Texas Soccer Referees)

  • Click on Courses and follow the instructions to register online.

  • Questions? Contact Dave Oram at

KYSC is always looking for experienced and new referees to join our organization!

Referee Requirements:

  1. Minimum age - 13 yrs old

  2. Must be USSF Grade 9 Certified (minimum)

Please visit South Texas Soccer Referee for upcoming Certification and 

Re-certification clinics.

See bottom of this page for "Valuable USSF Referee References", for common calls in a game that can help you along.

Additional Game Information

(Click on the buttons to view PDFs)

 Rules of Play 

(Click on Age Division for game rules)

Under 7

Under 8

Under 9

NOTE:  U7 Girls ONLY will play 6v6. Minimum 4 players to start.

Under 10

Under 11

Under 12 - U19

Most importantly... If you ever feel you've been the subject of abuse or assault while refereeing a game, please contact the VP of Referees at

Newly Certified, New Referee?

Not sure where to buy your Referee uniform (and equipment), once you've been certified?

Here are a few sites that you can order from online...

  • Sator Soccer

  • Soccer Officials

  • (also has stores around Houston)

New to the Area and Already Certified?

If you are interested in refereeing please provide the following information to the VP of Referees;

Name, home address, primary email, primary contact phone #, Certification (Grade), date of Certification and years of experience.

 Valuable USSF Referee References 

Offside CallHave you ever had to think twice about

making this call?  Check out this LINK (Shockwave Flash file video) for a great pictorial description of the "Offside Rule"!

Handling - (also referred to as Hand Ball - yet not the correct terminology).  There are many interpretations, so please take a look to help you along.  Please click HERE to review the proper ruling for "deliberate handling of the ball" during play (only a 2 page document).

LOTG (Laws of the Game - 2018/19):  Very valuable document to download (.pdf) and reference as needed.