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Uniform and Equipment - Starter KitsPrintable

EYSA recommends you purchase referee equipment through www.WinnersSportwear.com-> (a Bellevue, WA company) or www.OfficialSports.com.-> They both have good quality and good prices.

For New Referees, EYSA recommends: 8 Piece USSF Starter Kit-> from WinnersSportswear for $34 or 7 Piece USSF Starter Kit-> for $36.95 from OfficialSports.

New referees don't need the flags contained in the larger kits.

Referees do need a Sports Watch with stop watch functionality. And while any of the watches-> on the OfficialSports website are great, we recommend buying a sports watch from Amazon.com or Target or other retailer. They can be found cheaper at these locations and are just as good.

Optional Equipment includes:
Data Wallet-> to help keep your score card dry. (You don't need "Report Forms", just a piece of paper to record the score)
Flipping Coin,-> but a quarter works fine.
Flags,-> but you won't need them until you are a center ref for a game needing ARs. This probably won't happen until you are in your second or, most likely, third year of ref'ing.
Bag-> to carry your extra equipment, but most people have bags they can use.

These items may be purchased through Winners Sportwear-> or through OfficalSports.->

We are assuming the referee has soccer cleats, paper and pencil.

Very Basic Equipment for New Referees

For referees who want to try out being a referee and plan on officiating only the U08-U09 recreational games, EYSA doesn't require official uniforms. You can referee with just a T-Shirt, Whistle and Sports Watch with stop watch functionality.
WinnerSportswear offers this basic package-> for $10.95.
OfficialSports has T-Shirt-> and Whistle-> for $14.90.

We recommend buying a sports watch from Amazon.com or Target or other retailer. They can be found cheaper at these locations and are just as good.

Other options for uniforms and equipment are:
www.thewhistleline.com-> a Auburn, Washington company that has been selling referee equipment in our area for years.
www.scoresports.com->
www.soccersuperstoreusa.com->

Local soccer stores, besides Winners Sportswear, carry some referee equipment, but it is usually priced a lot higher than you'll find online.

Last Updated April 16, 2015