Uniforms are provided for U6 to U19 players at the beginning of the season. We are migrating from the reusable white/blue uniforms to one-season-use uniforms because a) we can no longer get the reusable uniforms, b) the white uniforms were staining and not even professional dry cleaning could clean them, and c) we had about 15% attrition each season due to parents not returning uniforms. So, beginning with the Fall 2015 season, we have switched to multicolor single season uniforms for U8 and U10. For the time being, we'll keep using the reusable white/blue uniforms for older players.
Single Season Uniforms
These are yours to keep at the end of the season.
Reusable White/Blue Uniforms
You will receive your uniforms at a practice in advance of your first game. You will receive a Blue Jersey, White Jersey, Shorts, Blue socks and White socks. This is a complete kit for playing home and away games.
Wear your white jersey for home games, and your blue jersey for away games. You wear the color of socks to match your jersey. Note that it is considered poor sportsmanship under USSF guidelines for a player to wear incorrect socks, as it can be used to mark out players during the game when players are heads-down tussling for a ball.
It is a good idea for players to have both uniforms with them in case they made a mistake in deciding which color they should wear. The regulation uniform must be worn to play the game. In the event that a player has the incorrect color, with the agreement of the referee and the two coaches, the player may wear a pinnie to play the game. Note that this is unlikely to be allowed in the competitive divisions or tournaments.
Care of Uniform
The uniforms are of a high quality synthetic wicking material. They will last many seasons of normal soccer wear.
Our uniforms do not fare well with food stains nor ironing. The number one enemy of our uniforms is pizza. Please do not permit your child to eat pizza or similar foods while wearing their uniform. The second most common damage is an attempt to iron the uniform. This simply melts the material.
At the end of the season if you need to, bleach your white jersey with chlorine bleach before returning it. This almost always works and does not harm the material.
They are returned to your team manager at the end of season and re-used next season.
Team Managers: the Uniform Coordinator (uniform@AYSO26.org) will arrange drop off times at the end of the season.