Football News & Announcements

December 13, 2019

IMPARTIALITY IN ADDRESSING COACHES

I‘m always ill at ease when an official with whom I’m working is on a first‑name basis with a coach. ...
December 13, 2019

TAPPS FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Congratulations to these TASO Football members selected for the TAPPS State Football Championships:   GAME CHAPTER NAME GAME CHAPTER NAME ...
October 25, 2019

UIL LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL APPROVES GAME/MATCH FEE INCREASE

At their October 21, 2019 meeting the UIL Legislative Council approved a TASO initiated game/match fee increase for Texas sports ...
June 26, 2019

TASO Threads opens

TASO is proud to announce the opening of the TASO Threads Store for each Sports Division.  The on‑line store contains ...
October 29, 2019

DEALING WITH OBNOXIOUS FANS

Between the lines, sports officials have every right and can take immediate action to eject a player or coach from ...
November 10, 2019

TASO FOOTBALL TRAINING VIDEO #3

TASO Football Training Video #3 is now available, along with #1 and #2. These short in‑season training videos are available ...
September 19, 2019

OFFICIALLY SPEAKING

A new Episode of the TASO Video Podcast series has been published. Episode 03 features the TASO Basketball Division with ...
October 23, 2019

2019 FOOTBALL ELECTION RESULTS

The TASO Football Division elections are now completed.  Carwin Shaw and Bruce Tiff were the winners for District III and ...
September 26, 2019

TASO OFFICIALS ASSIST IN HONORING FALLEN HERO

Corporal Jose “Speedy” Espiricueta of the Mission Police Dept. fell in the line of duty in June 2019.  Recently over ...
September 26, 2019

REFEREE MAGAZINE COVER FEATURES TASO MEMBER

Congratulations to TASO Football El Paso member Al Velarde for being featured on the cover of the October issue of ...
April 4, 2019

TASO REAFFIRMS CODE OF CONDUCT AND NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICIES

The Texas Association of Sports Officials prides its self in being one of the most diverse organizations anywhere, whether one ...
August 22, 2019

HEAD PROTECTION FOR OFFICIALS

TASO is always looking for ways for our members to protect themselves.  To that end, TASO has negotiated a discount ...
August 22, 2019

PROACTIVE OFFICIALS VITAL PART OF EMERGENCY ACTION PLAN

In the face of a medical emergency, Dale Wakasugi has simple, yet powerful advice for school administrators: “Do something . ...
August 19, 2019

YOUR WORDS HAVE RAMIFICATIONS

Your words have ramifications.  In England, a soccer referee was reportedly forced to quit the Premier League after he allegedly ...
August 19, 2019

WHEN DOES SIDELINE BEHAVIOR CAUSE OFFICIALS TO QUIT?

“I did not like being a referee one bit, and I’m very happy to be done with it. It was ...
August 5, 2019

TASO Football Members Receive CFO Discount

Discounted CFO membership available to TASO members. College Football Officials (CFO) has again offered TASO members a discounted registration for ...
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