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   OHSAA Required Uniforms

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   OHSAA Authorized Apparel Dealer
  • Honig Whistle Stop
    7136 Jackson Road, ANN Arbor, MI, 48103. P: 1-800-468-3284; Fax: 877-869-4783

    web site: www.honigs.com
  • You Make The Call
    188 E. Main Street, Jackson, OH 45640. P: 740-286-6586; F: 740-286-6586; C: 740-710-6368
    web site: www.makeyourcall.com
  • Fleming's Referee and Sport
    2560 Billingsley Rd, Columbus, OH 43235
    1-800-774-8677

    web site: www.refandsport.com
  • Purchase Officials Supplies
    300 Opportunity Pky. Ste.1, Akron, OH 44307 P:330-564-1082; Fax: 330-564-1086
    web site
    : www.purchaseofficials.com
   OHSAA Officiating Supplies

OHSAA officiating supplies including soccer patches, class pins and charms, and select publications. More may be purchased through your local association secretary. 

   OHSAA Rule Books

The OHSAA adheres to the rules set forth by the National Federation of State High School Associations.  NFHS rule books can be purchased from the OHSAA.  Click here to obtain and order form.  Simply complete the order form, attach payment made payable to the OHSAA and send your request to Brandy Young, OHSAA, 4080 Roselea Place, Columbus, OH 43214.

   OHSAA Required Uniforms
Baseball
The approved uniform for interscholastic baseball umpires is the Fechheimer gray color pants with an MLU navy shirt with the OHSAA embroidered logo on the right breast.  Undershirts or t-shirts shall be red.  When needed, a navy blue jacket or coat shall be worn.  Official OHSAA logo officials apparel shall be purchased from one of the authorized dealers listed above.  All umpires on a crew must be dressed alike.  Navy caps with OHSAA printed in block letters on the crown must be worn and shall be purchased only from authorized dealers.  Any other emblems or patches are not permitted on the officiating uniform. EXECPTION: An American flag may be worn appropriately. Jewelry may not be worn except wedding band, medical ID, or religious medal.
Penalty - Fine not to exceed $100.

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Basketball
The officiating uniform for basketball officials in OHSAA games is as follows:  Black and white vertically striped short sleeve knit shirt with v-neck collar, black slacks, black belt (if used), black socks and black shoes. Note: A warm-up jacket shall be worn for regular season and OHSAA tournament games. It shall be black and unadorned except that it shall have the OHSAA logo on the left breast.  The only legal jacket is that sold by one of the authorized dealers listed above.  No watch or jewelry may be worn except wedding band, medical id or religious medal.  Emblems and patches are not permitted on the officiating uniform. EXECPTION: An American flag may be worn appropriately. 
Penalty - Fine not to exceed $100.

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Cross Country
No emblems,patches or insignia of any type other that those referring to high school cross country or track and field may be worn by an official while officiating cross country tournaments. EXECPTION: An American flag may be worn appropriately.(See Track and Field ).
Penalty - Fine not to exceed $100.

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Field Hockey
Black and white 1" vertical striped top.  A fuchsia shirt shall be worn by all officials in a game if the striped shirt does not contrast with the uniforms of one or both teams. Black, skirt, culottes, slacks or shorts and black shoes must be worn.  No watch or jewelry may be worn except wedding band, medical id or religious medal.  Emblems and patches are not permitted on the officiating uniform.  EXECPTION: An American flag may be worn appropriately.
Penalty - Fine not to exceed $100.

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Football
Black and white vertically striped, long or short-sleeved knit shirt.  The shirts shall have one-inch stripes, black knit cuffs and Byron Collar.  All officials in a given game shall were the same type shirt.   Standard, all white tapered knickers worn with a short overlap below the knee (not more than four inches).  One-piece northwestern stripe stocking must be worn.   Solid black football shoes with black laces. Black baseball cap with white piping, except the referee who shall wear a white cap. Black leather belt 1 1/4" to 2 inches wide with plain buckle. Black and white vertically striped jacket when worn during the game.  The uniforms should fit properly and be clean and neat.  Shoe should be shined before each game.  No jewelry may be worn except wedding band, medical id, religious medal or watch.  Emblems and patches are not permitted on the officiating uniform.  EXECPTION: An American flag may be worn appropriately.
Penalty - Fine not to exceed $100.

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Girls Gymnastics
The officiating uniform for girls gymnastics officials is any combination of red, white or blue skirt, blouse or slacks.  This uniform is mandatory in all regular season and tournament competition.  Emblems and patches are not permitted on the officiating uniform.  EXECPTION: An American flag may be worn appropriately. The Official NAWGJ Judges Uniform may also be worn.
Penalty - Fine not to exceed $100.

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Ice Hockey
On-ice officials shall wear black slacks, black and white alternating vertically striped shirts, skates with black shoes.  No jewelry or watch may be worn except wedding band, medical ID or religious medal.  Emblems and patches are not permitted on the officiating uniform.  EXECPTION: An American flag may be worn appropriately.
Penalty - Fine not to exceed $100.

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Soccer
The OHSAA soccer officials uniform is the gold/black pinstriped jersey, either long or short sleeved, with all game officials wearing the same style jersey.  Black shorts, socks and shoes are required.  Officials may wear either the red/black pinstriped jersey or black/white pinstriped jersey when they determine the gold does not contrast with a team's uniform.  The OHSAA soccer officials patch shall be worn on the left breast pocket.  Jewelry may not be worn except for a medical ID, wedding band and watch. Emblems and patches are not permitted on the officiating uniform.  EXECPTION: An American flag may be worn appropriately.
Penalty - Fine not to exceed $100.

 

 

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Softball
The approved uniform for interscholastic baseball umpires is the Fechheimer gray color pants with an MLU navy shirt with the OHSAA embroidered logo on the right breast.  Undershirts or t-shirts shall be red.  When needed, a navy blue jacket or coat shall be worn.  Official OHSAA logo umpire apparel shall be purchased at one of the authorized dealers listed above.  All umpires on a crew must be dressed alike.  Navy caps with OHSAA printed in block letters on the crown must be worn and shall be purchased from one of the authorized dealers listed above..   Emblems and patches are not permitted on the officiating uniform.  EXECPTION: An American flag may be worn appropriately. Jewelry may not be worn except wedding band, medical ID, or religious medal.
Penalty - Fine not to exceed $100.

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Swimming and Diving
The officiating uniform for swimming and diving officials shall be a white shirt or blouse, blue slacks or shorts, white shoes and socks.   No watch except those used in timing or jewelry except wedding band, medical ID or religious medal may be worn. Emblems, patches and numbers are not permitted on the officiating uniform. EXECPTION: An American flag may be worn appropriately.
Penalty - Fine not to exceed $100.

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Track & Field

Effective January 1, 2011: Black, unadorned officiating slacks/shorts/skirt (no jogging suits or denims), plain, white polo shirt with the OHSAA logo on the right chest (3" x 3"), optional US Flag on the right sleeve, and on the left sleeve "OHSAA Registered Track and Field Official" in black letters. The shirt may be with - or without - a pocket on the left chest.
When a jacket is worn, it shall be black and unadorned except for the official OHSAA logo on the left side (the local association name may be on the right side) and the US Flag may be placed on the right sleeve, 4" down from the shoulder. The black jacket will be required in 2012.
Note: The official OHSAA Track and Field Official's shirt and jacket MUST be purchased from an OHSAA authorized dealer.

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Volleyball
The officiating uniform for volleyball officials is a white short-sleeved knit shirt with an OHSAA embroidered logo (available from one of the authorized dealers listed above), black skirt or black shorts with a minimum 4" inseam, or black culottes or black slacks, black belt (if used) and black or white shoes.  When a skirt, shorts or culottes are worn, white socks shall be worn.  No watch or jewelry may be worn except timing device, wedding band, medical ID or religious medal.  Emblems and patches are not permitted on the officiating uniform.  EXECPTION: An American flag may be worn appropriately.
Penalty - Fine not to exceed $100.

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Wrestling
The officiating uniform for wrestling officials in OHSAA matches is the black and white vertically striped short sleeve knit shirt, black full length trousers, black socks, black gym shoes and black belt.  The "warm-up" jacket shall be black with the OWOA logo embroidered on the left chest.   Emblems and patches are not permitted on the officiating uniform.  EXECPTION: An American flag may be worn appropriately. No jewelry may be worn except wedding band, medical ID, religious medal or a timing device.
Penalty - Fine not to exceed $100.

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