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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 

2024 First Time Referee License Course in Humble

Sunday, February 18th, 2pm-4pm

This course requires an online portion to be completed prior to the in person field training session. Please visit link below for more information and to sign up for the next course being held at Lindsay Lyons. 

https://learning.ussoccer.com/referee/courses/available/10000006/details/10008950

2024 Grassroots First Time Licensing Course & In-Person Field Sessions available in our area.  Please check the link below to find courses available in our area. 

https://www.stxref.org/events

 

 


Texas Heatwave Referee Schedule

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


Referee Information - Spring 2024

COED  DIVISION SPECIAL RULES

  • The Ball: Size Five (5)
  • The game shall be divided into two (2) 40-minute halves for U15-U19 Coed
  • There will be a 5-minute half-time
  • Guys can score 2 goals maximum in Coed
  • Girls goals count as 2 points in Coed (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 minimum of 3 female field players and maximum of 7 male field players in Coed
  • Goalkeeper may be male or female. Goalie does not count as a field player. 
  • 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.

U13-U14  DIVISION SPECIAL RULES

  • The Ball: Size Five (5)
  • The game shall be divided into two (2) 30-minute halves 
  • There will be a 5-minute half-time
  • No slide tackling 
  • 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 SPECIAL RULES  (U11/U12 - 9v9) 

  • The Ball:  Size four (4)
  • The game is divided into two (2) 30-minute halves with a 5 minute half time.
  • Maximum number of players on the field is eight (8) plus a goalkeeper (9v9).
  • 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

REC SPECIAL RULES  (U9 & U10 - 7v7) 

  • The Ball:  Size four (4)
  • U9: The game is divided into four (4) 10-minute quarters with a 2-minute break between quarters 1 and 2 and another 2-minute break between quarters 3 and 4.  There is a 5-minute half time.  - No Game Cards are Needed -
  • U10: The game is divided into two (2) 20-minute halves with a 5 minute half time.  - Game Cards Required -
  • Maximum number of players on the field is six (6) plus a goalkeeper (7v7).
  • 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 player's head unintentionally, then no call should be made. 
  • 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. 
  • U9- If a throw-in is done incorrectly, repeat the throw-in once.
  • U10- No repeat throw-in
  • 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.
  • All fouls shall be penalized as per FIFA Law 12.
  • All corner kicks shall be enforced in accordance with FIFA Law 17

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 cannot process payment in this timely manner.  

Age Referee Pay / AR Pay

  • U9/U10                               $25.00
  • U11/U12                            $30.00
  • U13-U14                            $45.00   (AR) $25.00
  • U15-U19  Coed               $50.00   (AR) $30.00