No matter what sport we’re talking about, one of the most thankless jobs on the field or court is also one of the most important: being a referee. If you decide to put on the shirt and take on the role, you know that, at some point, it’s going to involve dealing with some unpleasantness—to say the least—from the players, the coaches and the fans.
Becoming a ref takes a lot of training and nerves of steel. It also means having the right soccer referee gear. While you should never step onto the pitch without the right soccer equipment, being a referee requires specific gear.
Fortunately, it’s a fairly simple uniform and shouldn’t be any more expensive than purchasing the typical soccer gear you need to play the game.
Nonetheless, it’s important enough that you should give it serious thought. Once you have the right gear, you can pursue your goal of being a referee in earnest (it also makes it easier to hold others accountable for not having the proper uniforms on the field).
While it takes plenty more to do the job, the right uniform is a tremendous place to start.