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Texas Heatwave Referees

 

Referees interested in officiating games for Texas Heatwave, please contact Bill Vandervlist, the Texas Heatwave Referee Assignor, at austex2000@msn.com 

South Texas Soccer Referees Inc Website

Available Referee Clinics

 


Texas Heatwave Referee Schedule

Please see the link to request games. Email Bill at austex2000@msn.com to request the games.


Referee Information

COED SPECIAL RULES 

  • The Ball: Size Five (5)
  • The game shall be divided into two (2), 30 minute halves for U11-U13 and two (2) 40 minute halves for U14-18
  • There will be a 5 minute half time
  • Guys can score 2 goals maximum
  • Girls goals count as 2 (Even on a penalty kick)
  • No slide tackling (A slide tackle within playing distance of another player is a mandatory Yellow card.)
  • A team can play with a maximum of 6 male field players
  • Teams must have at least 4 female field players (could have up to 10)
  • Goalkeeper may be male or female
  • Maximum number of players on the field at any one time is ten (10) plus a goalie.
  • Substitutions: Allowed anytime ball is out of play with the permission of the referee
  • If a player is given a Yellow card, the player must leave the field and can be replaced with a new player. 
  • If a player is given a Red card, the player must leave the field & cannot be replaced. The team must continue playing with one less player.
  • The offside rule shall be enforced as per FIFA Law 11.
  • All fouls shall be penalized as per FIFA Law 12.
  • A penalty kick should be taken in accordance with FIFA Law 14.
  • All throw-ins should be enforced in accordance with FIFA Law 15.
  • All corner kicks shall be enforced in accordance with FIFA Law 17.

REC U10 - U11 GAMES

  • The Ball: Size four (4)
  • The game is divided into two (2) 30 minute halves with a 5 minute half time
  • U10- Maximum number of players on the field is seven (7) plus a goalkeeper.
  • U11- Maximum number of players on the field is eight (8) plus a goalkeeper.
  • Unlimited substitutions may be made with the prior approval of the referee
  • No slide tackling
  • If a player makes an intentional header, an indirect free-kick will be awarded. If the ball hits a players head unintentionally, then no call should be made. 
  • If a player is given a Yellow card, the player must leave the field and can be replaced with a new player. 
  • If a player is given a Red card, the player must leave the field & cannot be replaced. The team must continue playing with one less player.
  • The offside rule shall be enforced as per FIFA Law 11.
  • All fouls shall be penalized as per FIFA Law 12.
  • A penalty kick should be taken in accordance with FIFA Law 14.
  • All throw-ins should be enforced in accordance with FIFA Law 15.
  • All corner kicks shall be enforced in accordance with FIFA Law 17

SMALL SIDE SPECIAL RULES (U9 - 7v7) 

  • The Ball: Size three (3)
  • Maximum number of players on the field at any one time is six (6) plus a goalkeeper
  • There is a Goalkeeper – There shall be no charging, intentional or reckless contact with the goalkeeper in any manner whatsoever. Any such conduct shall be considered dangerous play and punished accordingly.
  • If a player makes an intentional header, an indirect free-kick will be awarded. If the ball hits a players head unintentionally, then no call should be made. 
  • Shin guards are MANDATORY
  • The game shall be divided into four (4) equal, ten (10) minute quarters
  • There shall be a two (2) minute break between quarters & a half-time break of five(5) minutes
  • Opponent must be three (3) yards from the center mark while kick-off is in progress
  • The Offside Rule shall be interpreted liberally – No player may play in an obvious offside position in front of or near the goal such as a designated scorer
  • All free kicks will be indirect
  • Opponents must be six (6) yards away on all kicks
  • There are no Penalty Kicks in small-sided games
  • Throw-In (Repeat throw-in once if taken incorrectly)
  • Corner Kick: Taken from the corner of the field.
  • Goal Kick: Taken from the top line of the goal box and cannot be touched by either team until it leaves the penalty box. If the goal box is unmarked, goal kicks are taken 2-3 yards from the goalie box and opposing players must be 6 yards away.
  • No Slide Tackling

We are continuing our process to expedite referee payment again this season and that again will require everyone's help. Signed vouchers are still not needed however, Monday after the weekend just refereed, the assigned referee will confirm that his/her assigned crew showed for the game or identify who did show for the match. They must email this information to Bill Vandervlist who will then create a bi-weekly database for payment that will be mailed out within the next 5 working days.

All referees who are working matches this season will need to send your mailing address once for the system - even if you sent last season - so please email Bill your full address ASAP to austex2000@msn.com

If you do not confirm what you have worked or send Bill your address, the club can not process payment in this timely manner.  

Age Referee Pay / AR Pay

  • U8-U9         $19.00 
  • U10-U11     $25.00
  • U12-U14     $40.00   (AR) $22.00
  • U15-U19     $45.00   (AR) $25.00