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Contact our Uniform coordinator with question at [email protected]  or our Referee Admin at [email protected]

Official USSF Referee Uniform

We provide you with the gold jersey with black accents.  The majority of our referees wear this color with either black shorts or pants.  We recommend soccer cleats when refereeing.  The cleats do not need to be black.  

Gold jersey with black accents, black cuffs (long sleeve) or no cuff (short sleeve); black shorts; black socks with three stripe white top; black shoes.

Official Alternate USSF Referee Jerseys

Black jersey with white accents, black collar, black cuffs (long sleeve) or no cuffs (short sleeve).
Red jersey with black stripes, black cuffs (long sleeve) or no cuffs (short sleeve).
Blue jersey with black stripes, black cuffs (long sleeve) or no cuffs (short sleeve).
Green jersey with black stripes, black cuffs (long sleeve) or no cuffs (short sleeve).

The blue or green jersey may be worn when the gold, black or red jerseys will not provide a clear contrast to either team's shirt colors. 

Uniformity on the part of officials establishes initial credibility for them as a team. The referee and ARs should wear shirts of similar color and style. If the referee wears an alternate jersey of a color that the ARs do not have, the ARs' jerseys, whenever possible, should match each other.

What is the appropriate referee badge for AYSO referees?

The only badge appropriate for referees to wear during AYSO games is the current AYSO referee certification level badge earned by the referee. Exceptions: An International Referee may wear his or her FIFA badge; and, if provided, special referee tournament badges may be worn by referees during that tournament's games.

We provide the AYSO referee badges once you have completed the referee training.  

Are referees permitted to wear a cast or splint while refereeing?

The AYSO National Rules and Regulations prohibit players from participating in practices or games while wearing a cast or splint (even with a doctor's permission). However, there is no such prohibition for referees to officiate while wearing a cast or splint even if they are youth referees. The likelihood of an injury to players occurring from contact with the referee's cast or splint is very remote. Some padding on the cast may add a measure of protection.

May referees wear hats or sunglasses?

USSF has modified their recommendations related to the use of referee caps to enhance their support for the health and safety of referees. 

AYSO will immediately apply the updated recommendations as follows. If a referee wears a cap, the following requirements apply: 

·       The cap must not endanger the safety of the official or the players.

·       The cap should be solid black or predominately black color.

·       The cap may display the logo of AYSO (preferred), USSF, or FIFA, but should not display other logos, slogans, or commercial marks.

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Regional Commissioner: Kelli Woodard 
Byron Center, Michigan 49315

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