FALL REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

Registration for the Fall 2016 season is now closed.  We will be registering for the Spring season in early January.  Please contact Chrysti Schwarz if you have any questions! 

 

 

Fall 2016 - Spring 2016 Age Group Chart


 

REFEREES NEEDED!

Become a certified USSF Referee and get paid!!!

If you are 12 years old or above you can referee youth soccer games!  West Houston is recruiting for referees for HYSA games and the new Dynamo/Dash League.

South Texas Soccer Referees, Inc. (STSR) conducts referee clinics for all levels.  If you attend a clinic you will be certified as a USSF (United States Soccer Federation) Referee.

Click Here for available clinics.

The STSR Website has a lot of good resources. Click here to go to the STSR website.

How do I become a referee?

Some important points

  • While some previous playing, coaching or officiating experience is always helpful, no experience is required to become a soccer referee.
  • There are no age requirements for the entry level Grades. There are age restrictions for advanced grades.

To become a certified referee, there are a few easy steps everyone must go through:

  • You must attend a mandatory classroom training session. These "Entry Level Clinics" are offered in many locations around the state each year, most often during August-October and again January - March.
  • There are two entry points to becoming a referee:
    1. Recreational Referee - Grade 9 – Recreational Youth Referee
    2. Referee - Grade 8  - Youth Game Referee
  • At the conclusion of the instructional classes a written examination will be given to all who have completed the course.
  • A clinic fee is charged for taking the clinic. It is $30.00 . At the same time a USSF Registration fee of $50.00 is also charged.
  • Once you successfully completed the course and examination, you are registered through STSR with U.S. Soccer.
  • Once you are registered, contact your local assignors to get games. An Assignors and Soccer Associations directory can be found by signing into your STSR (South Texas Soccer Referees, Inc.) account and clicking on "Assignor Directory" in the Member Services box at the top of your home page.

 

 

Small Sided Goal Standards Chart By Age Group

HYSA New Rule on Heading the Ball for U11 and Below Play

HYSA has implemented the following rule change for all U11 and below play.

When a player deliberately heads the ball in a game, an indirect free kick (IFK) should be awarded to the opposing team from the spot of the offense.  If the deliberate header occurs within the goal area, the indirect free kick should be taken on the goal area line parallel to the goal line at the point nearest to where the infringement occurred. If a player does not deliberately head the ball, then play should continue.

STYSA is taking a slower approach and will likely recommend changes at their summer governing meeting.  This means state competitions (cup play and DDL) do not have this rule in effect.

Remember, it is recommended that all 10-year-olds not head the ball during practice at all.  11-12 should practice sparingly.

Thank you,

Jason D Moore

HYSA President

Coaches and Team Managers Needed for In-House Teams!
U5-U7 Age Groups

West Houston is forming recreational "In-house" teams for play in the Fall season.  Coaches and Team Managers are needed for these teams.  If you are interested in volunteering contact Lauro Chavez, the Age Manager for the In-House teams.  

100% Volunteer Organization

The West Houston Soccer Club club is a registered, non-profit youth soccer organization that was established in 1976. We are a volunteer organization with parents of players and supporters of the game providing the personnel necessary to run this successful organization. The club is a member of and operates under the governing rules of the Houston Youth Soccer Association (HYSA), the South Texas Youth Soccer Association (STYSA) and the United States Youth Soccer Association. Our home fields are on Westheimer Parkway near South Barker Cypress in George Bush Park.

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