Palo Alto AYSO provides every referee in Region 26 with the basics: shirt, shorts, socks, whistle, and a copy of the Laws of the Game. Regional Referees and higher certifications receive flags and data wallets. You are expected to provide your own watch, shoes and pen or pencil. That's enough to get you started and maybe enough to get you through your first couple of years as an AYSO referee.Other sources for purchasing referee gear:
Referee uniforms and basic equipment are available, free of charge, on several of the referee class evenings at the Cubberley Community Center. Contact our Referee Equipment Coordinator if you have any questions. Pick-up times are listed on the Calendar.
All referees are required to have the gold jersey. Referee colors must be distinguishable from team and goalkeeper colors, and all referees must wear the same color jersey.
To assist Region 26 referees in choosing their next jersey so that it is most likely to match jerseys of other referees, we provide the following as a Region 26 convention: