I’m in a Ref class right now! What is the proper attire I need. I need Specific things (example: 3 white stripes on black socks)USSF answer (March 25, 2007):
We are amazed that the instructors have not given you the requirements for the referee uniform. That is part of the curriculum for the course.
Nevertheless, here they are, as stated in the Referee Administrative Handbook, 2006-2007, p. 34:
Standards of Dress and Appearance
Official United States Soccer Federation
GOLD SHIRT with black pinstripes (long or short sleeve)
ONE BADGE ONLY: UNITED STATES SOCCER FEDERATION Ð WITH CURRENT YEAR (Securely fastened to shirt over left chest. The badge should be for the highest grade for which the referee is currently qualified)
BLACK CUFF (on long sleeve shirt only)
(no cuffs on short sleeves)
BLACK SHORTS: Bottom edge of shorts not less than 3 nor more than 7 inches above the top of the knee-cap.
BLACK SOCKS with Federation referee crest or three stripe white top
BLACK SHOES (may have white manufacturers design) with black laces
Alternate Referee Uniforms
The following three shirts have been approved by the federation as alternates that can be worn in case of color conflict. There is no order of preference among the alternate jerseys. The other parts of the referee uniform (shorts, socks, shoes) do not change if the referee wears an alternate shirt.
BLACK SHIRT with white pinstripes, BLACK COLLAR, and BLACK CUFFS (on long sleeve shirts only).
RED SHIRT with black pinstripes, BLACK COLLAR, and BLACK CUFFS (on long sleeve shirts only).
BLUE SHIRT with black pinstripes, BLACK COLLAR, and BLACK CUFFS (on long sleeve shirts only).
Logos, Emblems and Badges: Only manufacturer’s logos and U.S. Soccer approved badges and/or emblems may be visible on the referee uniform.