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Buildout Line and Heading Guidelines
The link below will take you to the guidelines that MSA and MPA referees will be using in regard to the U09 and U10 Buildout line, and how they will be handling deliberate heading of the ball in U12 and below recreational games.
These guidelines have been approved by the North Texas Soccer Referee Committee Chairman and the State Director of Instruction.
Laws of the Game Changes
Click on link below to see a summary of the change to the laws of the game for the 2016/2017 Season
Laws Of The Game
IF YOUR CURRENT BADGE HAS 2016 ON IT YOU WILL NEED TO RECERTIFY FOR THE 2017 SEASON.
- You will have from Sept 1 until Jan 31 to do this without a penalty.
- You will need to login to ntxreferees.gameofficials.net
use your GameOfficials login
- Select Courses from the main menu
- Select the proper grade to recertify.
- If you are over 18 you will have to go through a background check
- You will need to pay with a credit card or debit card online
- The test is online and open book, you can take it with a friend if you wish.
- You can download the most current copy of the Laws of the Game at the link below.
Referees can use the referee game report form to provide feedback on games.
U10 and Down Reference Sheet
|Players:||3 v 3||3 v 3||4 v 4||4 v 4||7 v 7|
|Minimum to start:||3||3||3||3||5|
|FREE KICK||Indirect||Indirect||Indirect||Indirect||FIFA Law|
U11 and Up Reference Sheet
|Players:||9 v 9||11 v 11||11 v 11||11 v 11||11 v 11|
|Minimum to start:||7||7||7||7||7|
|Restart:||FIFA Law||FIFA Law||FIFA Law||FIFA Law||FIFA Law|
|FREE KICK||FIFA Law||FIFA Law||FIFA Law||FIFA Law||FIFA Law|
Important Referee Web Sites
North Texas Website:
USSF Referee Website:
Our Assigning Software: