Referee Gear


The standard uniform for youth and high school soccer referees consists of a yellow jersey, black shorts, black stockings, and black shoes.

Alternate jersey colors for youth matches are black, red, blue, and green.  Black is MSHSL’s official alternate color for high school games.  Whatever the color, crew members should wear matching jerseys.

Soccer officials should keep their jerseys tucked in and their stockings pulled up while they are at the game site.


Certified referees should wear current USSF badges for youth games and MSHSL badges for high school matches.

  • Officials receive new USSF badges each year after they complete the certification or recertification requirements.
  • High school badges do not change from year to year.  SCMSOA provides MSHSL badges to new members when they join the Association.  Officials also can purchase badges from MSHSL.


All officials should carry flipping coins, pencils or pens, notebooks or game report forms, watches, whistles, yellow and red cards, and assistant referee flags.

In addition:

  • Referees for MYSA games need cell phones or tablet computers with internet access to check in teams.
  • SCMSOA members need vouchers when they officiate high school games.
  • All officials need drinking water to prevent dehydration.

You may want other items as well, including sun screen, insect repellent, an equipment bag for your gear, and a large plastic trash bag to protect everything in case of rain.


SCMSOA members can contact each other to buy, sell, trade, and donate used items.

Referees also can purchase new uniforms and equipment.  Vendors include:

Planet Soccer
(Minneapolis, MN)

Referee Store
(Ridgewood, NY)

Score Sports
(Wilmington, CA)

Winners Sportswear
(Bellevue, WA)

Official Sports International
(Warsaw, IN)

SCMSOA Clothing

Members can use the form below to order polo shirts, warm-up jackets, and matching warm-up pants from B. Stark & Co.

SCMSOA provides warm-up jackets free of charge to members who officiate at least ten games for the Association during their first high school season and then return for a second season.