April 4, 2019 TASO REAFFIRMS CODE OF CONDUCT AND NONDISCRIMINATION POLICIES April 23, 2019 48 TIPS FOR ALL OFFICIALS March 19, 2019 TASO CONTINUES START PROGRAM March 25, 2019 7 STEPS TO BETTER CONVERSATIONS March 21, 2019 2019 UIL BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT OFFICIALS March 4, 2019 ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENTS THAT IMPROVE PERFORMANCE February 15, 2019 2019 TASO BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL ANNUAL MEETING VIDEO March 2, 2019 Football Board February Meeting Recap February 11, 2019 RED CASHION PASSES January 30, 2019 SAYING THE RIGHT THING AT THE RIGHT TIME April 21, 2019 48 TIMELESS TIPS January 23, 2019 IS THERE STILL ROOM FOR PERSONALITY IN SIGNALS? November 27, 2018 2018 UIL STATE VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT OFFICIALS October 26, 2018 SOMEONE IS ALWAYS WATCHING December 21, 2018 BASEBALL 2019 ANNUAL MEETING GUEST SPEAKER October 2, 2018 HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS PARTICIPATION INCREASES FOR 29TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR September 26, 2018 Baseball 2018 Elections September 11, 2018 ESSENTIALS OF GAME SECURITY July 24, 2018 SELF EVALUATION IS CRITICAL August 17, 2018 2017-2018 TASO MEMBERSHIP STATISTICS June 14, 2018 LISTEN TO EVERYTHING YOU HEAR May 30, 2018 MAKE A POSITIVE FIRST IMPRESSION WITH NEW COACHES May 10, 2018 Six Points of Simple Wisdom May 15, 2018 TASO OFFICE CLOSED ON May 28, 2018 April 27, 2018 WHY COACHES YELL April 6, 2018 Showing Emotion Isn't a Bad Thing March 29, 2018 Integrity: What We Do vs. What We Say April 13, 2018 UIL STATE SPIRIT CHAMPIONSHIPS DRAWING RECORD PARTICIPANTS March 19, 2018 AN EFFECTIVE WAY TO END THE ARGUMENT February 7, 2018 TASO - BATTLEFIELDS TO BALLFIELDS ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP February 7, 2018 TASO WELCOMES NEW AUTHORIZED VENDOR February 20, 2018 TASO OFFICE HAS MOVED January 28, 2018 DEFINING THE "IT" FACTOR January 16, 2018 TIPS FOR WORKING IN COLD WEATHER January 10, 2018 Know the game temperature November 29, 2017 Healthy Lifestyles: Getting Rid of Excess Weight in the Offseason November 2, 2017 NATIONAL ANTHEM November 29, 2017 30 Basics of Officiating October 31, 2017 Q&A WITH JOHN PARRY March 7, 2018 Sign up to volunteer for the NFL Draft December 26, 2017 BE A TEAM PLAYER December 9, 2017 Five Lessons on Leadership September 6, 2017 TASO MEMBERS NEEDING ASSISTANCE AFTER HURRICANE HARVEY October 25, 2017 TASO ASSISTANT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR August 30, 2017 HURRICANE HARVEY ASSISTANCE FOR TASO MEMBERS September 6, 2017 BASKETBALL ANNUAL MEETING LOCATION CHANGE September 7, 2017 ARBITERSPORTS STEPS UP WITH DONATION September 6, 2017 Move on From a Mistake September 6, 2017 Learn Lessons From Sports You Don\'t Work August 4, 2017 Setting Up an Officials Mentor Program is as Easy as 1-2-3 August 4, 2017 Are You Addicted to Officiating? June 16, 2017 Keep Away From the Mechanics Buffet June 27, 2017 TASO OFFICE CLOSED FOR THE 4TH July 19, 2017 TASO TO ADD ASSISTANT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR POSITION January 30, 2017 MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL AND NEW MEMBER APPLICATIONS May 18, 2017 TASO Executive DIRECTOR DISCUSSES SHORTAGE OF OFFICIALS ON JEFF CRILLEY SHOW April 20, 2017 ILLEGAL BATS April 6, 2017 TASO BOARD MEETING February 23, 2017 INCOME TAX INFORMATION March 24, 2017 TAPPS STATE SOCCER TOURNAMENT OFFICIALS January 18, 2017 TASO STATEMENT CONCERNING UIL SEC DECISION January 15, 2017 BRICE CHERRY: LET'S CUT THE ZEBRAS SOME SLACK December 7, 2016 The Officiating Crisis: What Can I Do January 3, 2017 TASO BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL ANNUAL MEETINGS August 10, 2016 UIL GAME/MATCH FEE INCREASES October 26, 2016 Provide-A-Ride Update November 21, 2016 Schools ENROLLED IN ARBITERPAY October 28, 2016 TASO position concerning our national anthem October 18, 2016 UIL LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL SUMMARY August 10, 2016 TAPPS GAME/MATCH FEE INCREASE August 24, 2016 What Your Appearance Says About You - A Cliché That Sums It Up August 9, 2016 When is it Time to Retire from Officiating? August 17, 2016 Sports Rush: The Big Leagues of Officiating August 2, 2016 OFFICIATE TEXAS DAY A SUCCESS May 24, 2016 NEVER LEAVE ALONE March 10, 2015 TASO Partners With LIFELOCK July 12, 2016 NASO GIVEWAY July 25, 2016 ON-SITE REGISTRATION June 22, 2016 BITE YOUR TONGUE June 6, 2016 NEVER SAY "CALM DOWN" May 11, 2016 KNOW YOUR PURPOSE April 27, 2016 FIRM VOICE CONTROL April 14, 2016 Annual TASO Board Meeting March 22, 2016 BODY LANGUAGE CAN BE A CAREER KILLER March 8, 2016 BE A "PEOPLE PERSON" February 24, 2016 HAVE A PASSION FOR THE RULES February 24, 2016 TASO EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR APPOINTED TO ADVISORY BOARD February 9, 2016 HONOR YOUR OBLIGATION TO BE HELD TO A HIGHER STANDARD February 1, 2016 DON'T TAKE IT PERSONALLY January 18, 2016 UNDERSTAND THE INTENT OF A RULE January 5, 2016 Don't Have mad Signals December 22, 2015 HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS PARTICIPANTS INCREASING December 15, 2015 BASEBALL / SOFTBALL ANNUAL MEETING October 21, 2015 UIL APPROVES GAME/MATCH FEE INCREASE October 16, 2015 OCTOBER 15, 2015 UIL SEC HEARING UPDATE September 25, 2015 UIL SEC 9-24-15 HEARING UPDATE September 26, 2015 TAPPS SUPPORT November 8, 2015 HAPPY VETERANS DAY September 8, 2015 TASO PRESS RELEASE


TASO Board of Directors Meeting Summary

At the recent TASO Board of Directors there were changes approved to the TASO By-Laws and other TASO Policies.  Here is a summary of the changes:


TASO By-Laws: There were several editorial changes, but the significant changes are:

  • All Chapters must have a copy of their by-laws on file in the TASO office. Chapters shall have a copy of a current monthly chapter financial report, including bank statements, on file at the chapter level and make it available to the chapter's Board of Directors and Active Members. A Division may require Chapters to submit their chapter financial reports to the TASO Division Board.
  • Currently when a member is arrested or charged with a criminal offense, greater than a traffic violation resulting in only a fine, the member must self-report within 72 hours and is suspended pending the results of the charge.  This has not changed, however if the charge is a Class C misdemeanor, the TASO Membership Review Committee (MRC) may review on a case-by-case basis and the MRC may allow the member to continue to be assigned games/matches.  The member should request an MRC review.
  • If a member is on probation, deferred adjudication or any other type of supervision for a Class C misdemeanor, the MRC may review on a case-by-case basis and allow the member to continue with game/match assignments.  If a member is on probation, deferred adjudication, or any other type of supervision for any felony, Class A or B misdemeanor, the member is ineligible for TASO membership until released from probation, deferred adjudication or supervision and submitted the release papers to the MRC for review.  The MRC can be reached at
  • A Division District Director may be elected for up to four two year terms, however a TASO Division may limit the number of consecutive terms to two or three.
  • The Volleyball Division now has a President-Elect position.  That position will be filled at the next officer elections.


Code of Conduct:

  • Minor editorial changes.


Dues Refund Policy:

  • Provides that when full dues are refunded, $5 may be withheld to cover credit card fees and administrative fees.
  • If a renewal member's membership is declined by the MRC, a 50% refund will be available.  If the denial is based on a criminal arrest or conviction that was not disclosed as required under the by-laws, there is no refund.


Policies and Procedures for Ethical Complaints and Other Violations:

  • Before an investigator is assigned, the TASO Executive Director and Division President may ask for written statements from all complainants and responders.  After reviewing, the Executive Director and Division President will determine if an investigator is required.


Dues Owed Policy:

  •  This is a new policy relating to members that do not pay the correct amount of dues or owe dues for any reason. Individuals who pay the incorrect amount of dues, or owe dues will be provided one notice that additional payment is needed.  If the shortage is not paid, the individual is made Inactive and access to Arbiter and the TASO member's portal will be removed.  A fee of $25.00, as well as the shortage must be paid to be returned to Active status.


TASO Social Media Policy:

  • The TASO Board of Directors has been concerned about the misuse of social media pertaining to officiating.  The Board has adopted a Social Media Policy, which may be found by clicking HERE. All members should review and abide by this policy.


All TASO Policies may be found HERE.

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