What equipment does a referee need in football?

All referees carry a whistle, a watch, penalty cards, a data wallet with pen and paper, and a coin for determining which team has the choice of ends or kick-off. Most are encouraged to have more than one of each on them in case they drop a whistle or a pen runs out and so on.

What is the S on referee uniform?

The side judge (S or SJ) works downfield behind the defensive secondary on the same sideline as the head linesman. Like the field judge, he makes decisions near the sideline on his side of field, judging the action of nearby running backs, receivers and defenders.

What are the names of the officials in football?

The seven officials in an NFL game include:

  • The Referee.
  • The Umpire.
  • The Down Judge.
  • The Line Judge.
  • The Field Judge.
  • The Side Judge.
  • The Back Judge.

When did NFL referees start wearing black pants?

In 2012, the knickers went into the museum, and NFL officials began wearing black pants for all games. While NFL official uniforms may seem stable over the last century, there have acutally been several changes over the years.

What equipment does a fourth official need in football?

There are two pieces of equipment most fourth officials rely upon. Firstly, the electronic board, used for indicating to those in the stadium who is being substituted on and off and how much injury time the referee has allocated. In addition, some fourth officials also use a PTT headset during games.

What is the average salary of a football referee?

In addition to a yearly retainer that ranges between $50,700 to $55,300 and $1,500 per game. Umpires officiating international matches in the UEFA and European leagues receive up to $263,000.

Why do refs wear stripes?

Olds decided that wearing stripes would be the best way to avoid confusion. He had a friend make him a black and white striped shirt, which he wore for the first time during the 1921 state basketball championships. Other referees saw his outfit and started copying it. The rest, as they say, is history!