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U.S. Soccer Referee Department 2012 Grade 8 – Law 4 The Players’ Equipment. Objectives. At the end of this lesson the student will be able to do both of the following to the satisfaction of the Instructor;. list the basic and acceptable equipment that can be used by a player, and

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objectives
Objectives

At the end of this lesson the student will be able to do both of the following to the satisfaction of the Instructor;

  • list the basic and acceptable equipment that can be used by a player, and
  • state the penalty for infringements of Law 4
topics
Topics
  • Compulsory equipment
  • Non-dangerous equipment
  • Uniforms / Colors
  • Infringements
  • Local requirements
compulsory equipment
Compulsory Equipment

The 5 S’sare all separate items

  • Shirt or jersey
  • Shorts
  • Shinguards
  • Socks or stockings
  • Shoes or footwear
shirt or jersey
Shirt or jersey

Same color as teammates

Must be a separate item (can’t be a 1 piece suit with shorts)

undergarments
Undergarments

Allowed if same color as predominant color of shirt or jersey.

shorts
Shorts

Same color as teammates

Undershorts or tights are allowed if same color as predominant color of shorts

shinguards
Shinguards

Requirements -

  • Covered entirely by stockings
  • Made of suitable material (rubber, plastic, or similar substance)
  • Provide a reasonable degree of protection
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Socks and tape

Stockings – if tape or other similar material is applied externally it must be the same color as that part of the stocking it is applied to

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Socks and tape

Only OK if the part of the sock it’s put on is white too

Are the socks grey?

footwear
Footwear

Safety !!!

  • If it looks like a soccer shoe - it is probably OK, as long as it is deemed safe by the referee – 1 of these isn’t !
  • Check cleats for sharp edges or plastic casings in danger of cracking off and leaving exposed screws.
casts
Casts

Are allowed

unless, in your opinion, the cast is dangerous. Or, your local competition authority has overriding rules.

If a player uses the cast in a dangerous manner during the game, he/she must not be allowed to continue playing.

goalkeeper apparel
Goalkeeper Apparel
  • Goalkeepers shall wear colors different from:
    • All other players
    • The referee
if the equipment is not correct
If the equipment is not correct
  • Player is asked to correct the equipment
  • If not corrected by next stoppage, player must leave the field.
  • Must wait for Referee’s permission before re-entering the field.
  • Can only re-enter at stoppage of play
  • Referee must be certain the problem has been corrected.
equipment inspection
Equipment Inspection

Referee should inspect players’ equipment prior to match.

exclusion
Exclusion

Referee shall prevent players with dangerous equipment from playing

ussf exceptions
USSF Exceptions

Use Law 18 – These are OK

  • Exception – Medical Alert
  • Taped to inside of jersey
  • If on wrist, cover with a wristband
final decision
Final Decision
  • Players’ equipment shall not be dangerous to themselves or any other player (including any kind of jewelry).
  • As the referee, this is your opinion and is final without question.
recently banned equipment
Recently Banned Equipment
  • Equipment that is dangerous to themselves, including “Snood” neck warmers are banned

Why?

review
Review

5 S’s - Compulsory (separate) equipment

  • Shirt or jersey, if undergarments same color
  • Shorts, if sliding shorts/tights same color
  • Shinguards, 3 requirements
  • Stockings
  • Shoes

Dangerous equipment (7 magic words)

“If in the opinion of the Referee”

Never Allowed

local modifications
Local Modifications

Check with your USSF Assignor !

  • Normally, if colors conflict, the home team changes jerseys
  • Some rules of competition (leagues) specify jersey colors
    • Home will wear a specific color
    • Away will wear another color

Do your homework, it’s part of the job !