Uniform & Equipment

Referee Caps

The black referee cap should be worn by each official during every game. The white referee cap should only worn by the Referee during Varsity games. You do not need to purchase a white referee cap if you do not plan on working the Referee position during Varsity games.

The two-inch striped referee shirts are worn for all assignments, dependent upon the weather. The white MPSSAA patch should be worn on the right shoulder/sleeve. The red MPSSAA patch should not be affixed to the referee shirt. Bring both short sleeve and long sleeve referee shirts to all games. Officials on a crew must match.

Plain Black Shirt

A plain black t-shirt or compression style shirt should be worn underneath the referee shirt.

Referee Pants and Belt

Black referee shorts (not gym/basketball shorts) or the black referee pants with the 1 & 1/4″ white stripe down the leg (not dress pants or sweatpants) should be worn during JV games, dependent upon the weather. Bring both shorts and pants to all JV games. Officials on a crew must match.

Black referee pants should be worn for Varsity games.

A solid black belt that has a thickness of at least 1 inch should be worn as well.

Black socks should be worn for both JV and Varsity games.

Cleats and turf shoes must be all black with minimal coloring from logos and other designs.

A black rain jacket, wind breaker, or winter coat can be worn during pre-game and halftime duties in cold/inclement weather.


Though not required, many officials carry two penalty flags and two bean bags. Pea whistles should not be used during games. Always have an extra whistle available to use.

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