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2014 TSSAS Annual General Meeting - Houston, TX

TSSAS Affiliated leagues of TSSAS are invited to attend the TSSAS Annual General Meeting on Saturday, August 9, 2014 in Houston, TX. Current league presidents, registrars and league commissioners should plan to attend. Discount hotel reservations are available at our host hotel, Wyndham West - Energy Corridor Hotel located at 14703 Park Row Blvd. by HWY 6 and I 10. Discounted rooms are available until July 25. For complete meeting information, including reservation information, agenda and reports, please see the Annual General Meeting page our our site.
USSF Assignor Clinic Offered by STSR at AGM
In conjunction with the TSSAS AGM, an assignor clinic is scheduled for Saturday August 9, 2014, at the same hotel venue. For more information and registrations go to: www.stsr.org/pages/clinref.htm and find clinic number 1C-01-0814-AGE.

Nominations Open for TSSAS Vice-President

TSSAS Nominations are now open for the position of Vice President on the TSSAS Board of Directors. The term is for two years. Voting will take place at this year's TSSAS Annual General Meeting in Houston, Texas on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at the Wyndham West - Energy Corridor Hotel. Nominations can be sent to Pascal Piazza at president@tssas.org.
TSSAS thanks current Vice-President, Mary DeBauche for her many years of service to TSSAS and to "The Beautiful Game". Her dedication has made a truly positive impact on the soccer experience in Texas over the years. Thank you Mary!

USSF / South Texas Soccer Referees Update

STSR US Soccer's administrative changes directly support the new referee coursework by providing improved and targeted training materials - one of STSR's most important initiatives to support the referee community and membership. The updated courses have been designed to better prepare referees for the following levels of competition:
- Grade 9 Referees: Small sided and recreational youth soccer
- Grade 8 Referees:– Competitive youth soccer
- Grade 7 Referees:– Amateur adult soccer
- Grade 6 State Referees:– Most competitive games within a state and region.
STSR Training Supports the Adult Game
STSR now has all materials needed to teach grade 7 referee clinics starting August of 2014. Referees officiating adult amateur games now have the opportunity to specifically understand the management for adult games rather than been trained for both youth and adult in general. Assignors have been informed to encourage referees officiating adult games with a currently grade 8 badge to take this upgrade 7 course. STSR is encouraging all referees to get involved and help assignors promote this new grade 7 referee training. For more information visit the STSR website at www.stsr.org.

In Memory of John Bieniewicz, Michigan Referee

USASA From USASA - The soccer family of the State of Michigan, as well as Region II, US Adult Soccer, US Youth Soccer and US Soccer are grieving the loss of a dedicated, committed member of our family, John Bieniewicz. The circumstances of his death have been reported nationally and have many asking what can they do to help his wife and young children. Greg Acho, a family friend, has established an account with GoFundMe. Contributions to this account are publicly posted and recognized. However, if you, your team or league chose to make a private donation to the family, I will provide that information when MSA has received it. The direct link to the site for online contributions is - www.gofundme.com/johnbieniewicz. Thank you for considering a donation to this young family who are facing incredible expenses. - Dyann Pugliese, USASA Region II.

Get Discounted Six Flags Tickets from TSSAS!

TSSAS-Six Flags TSSAS has teamed up with Six Flags Amusement Parks to bring discounted tickets to TSSAS members, family and friends! Use the special TSSAS discount link and access code to purchase your tickets for Six Flags amusement parks. Look for more offers coming from TSSAS for our members! Go to the offer page now.

South Texas Referee Jair Marrufo Selected for MLS All Star Game

Congratulations to STSR member Jair Marrufo, who has been assigned as the referee for the 2014 MLS All-Star game on Wednesday, August 6 in Portland, Oregon. The 37-year-old will be supported at Providence Park by ARs Claudio Badea and Corey Parker, with Ismail Elfath chosen as the 4th official. Ismail is also an STSR member. The crew will be in charge for the 19th All-Star game, which will feature a selection of MLS players against German Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich. Marrufo has been a referee in MLS since 2002 and won MLS Referee of the Year in 2008. He has overseen the MLS Cup once and officiated at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. - Steve Eells, South Texas Soccer Referees

Upcoming Events

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MLS All-Star Game, Providence Park, Portland, OR

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TSSAS BOD Meeting, Houston, TX

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2014 TSSAS Annual General Meeting, Houston, TX

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USSF Assignor Clinic, Wyndham West - Energy Corridor Hotel, Houston, TX

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USASA 2014 Mid-Year Meeting, Bonita Springs, FL

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USASA 2014 Mid-Year Meeting, Bonita Springs, FL

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USASA 2014 Mid-Year Meeting, Bonita Springs, FL

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USASA 2014 Mid-Year Meeting, Bonita Springs, FL

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