13 Best Coach, Referee & Umpire Gear

List Updated October 2021

Bestselling Coach, Referee & Umpire Gear in 2021


Champion Sports Baseball Umpire Count Indicator, Black

Champion Sports Baseball Umpire Count Indicator, Black
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021
  • 3 wheel plastic umpire indicator for counting balls, strikes and outs
  • Made of heavy duty plastic for exceptional durability on the field
  • Small size fits easily in a pocket
  • Black/Optic yellow digits
  • Pack of 12

Smitty College Style Full front Zip Polyester Shell Jacket, Black with Black/White Insert, Medium

Smitty College Style Full front Zip Polyester Shell Jacket, Black with Black/White Insert, Medium
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021
  • Black and White referee design
  • Full zip front
  • Side seam pockets

Crown Sporting Goods Portable Table Top Scoreboard | Easy-Flip Indoor/Outdoor Scorekeeper | Professional/Recreational Coach and Referee Gear for Any Sport: Basketball, Football, Baseball, and More

Crown Sporting Goods Portable Table Top Scoreboard | Easy-Flip Indoor/Outdoor Scorekeeper | Professional/Recreational Coach and Referee Gear for Any Sport: Basketball, Football, Baseball, and More
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
  • PORTABLE TABLETOP SCOREBOARD: Portable, tabletop design: 14.5" wide, 7" tall, but flattens to under 1" thick. Take it to home and road games
  • BOLD, CLEAR NUMBERS: Clear red and black numbers, able to be read from anywhere on the field or court. Always know how the game is going
  • EASY-FLIP SCORING: 2" ridged rings make for smooth score changes, with numbers reaching 99-99 Long-lasting, lightweight metal construction with yellow flip rings. Built to last for many seasons to come
  • ANY GAME WITH POINTS: Ideal for basketball, football, volleyball, ultimate frisbee, just about any competitive sport and tailgating games

Adams USA B07DGTNDTG, AmazonUs/SCEJ9

Adams USA B07DGTNDTG, AmazonUs/SCEJ9
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
  • Made of durable, moisture wicking fabric
  • 3 interior pockets
  • 2 wide belt loops for a secure fit

Smitty Referee Basketball Pleated Pants, Black, 46-Inch

Smitty Referee Basketball Pleated Pants, Black, 46-Inch
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
  • Comfort Grip Waistband
  • Button tab closure
  • Pleated front design

MacGregor #1 Umpire Pack

MacGregor #1 Umpire Pack
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021
  • MacGregor Umpire Pack, which comes with everything necessary to call the game
  • Includes: B29 Mask, chest Protector, leg guards, ball bag, plate brush and indicator (balls not included)
  • MacGregor B29 Pro mask keeps the face safe from wild pitches or foul tips
  • MCB79 chest protector and MCB67 leg guards absorb impacts for added protection
  • Ball bag keeps extra balls close at hand (balls not included)
  • Four-way indicator records balls, strikes, outs and innings
  • B29 mask, chest protector
  • Protective leg guards
  • Ball bag, plate brush and indicator

Firelong Soccer Referee Kit Football Soccer Coach Ref Cards Whistle Ball Pressure Gauge Coins in a Multi-Pocket Carryig Bag

Firelong Soccer Referee Kit Football Soccer Coach Ref Cards Whistle Ball Pressure Gauge Coins in a Multi-Pocket Carryig Bag
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
  • 4 referee essensial items come to you in a bag.
  • Whistle with Lanyard.
  • Ball pressure gague for checking the ball pressure.
  • Stand referee cards.
  • 4 in 1 bag.Folded size is 32*20cm,easy to carry.

Adams USA UMI-4-YLW Umpire Indicator Function Retail Packaged, Yellow

Adams USA UMI-4-YLW Umpire Indicator Function Retail Packaged, Yellow
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
  • Plastic construction
  • 4/3/3 count indicator
  • Retail packaged

Champion Sports Umpire Indicator Black, Pack of 12

Champion Sports Umpire Indicator Black, Pack of 12
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
  • 3 Wheel oversized plastic umpire indicator
  • Large numbers for easy Reading
  • Pack of 12 and available in Black
  • Retail pack

Adams USA Smitty Performance Mesh Standard V-Neck Referee Shirt (Black/White, Large)

Adams USA Smitty Performance Mesh Standard V-Neck Referee Shirt (Black/White, Large)
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
  • 100% Moisture management polyester
  • Performance mesh V Neck shirt
  • Extra tuck in length at the bottom of the shirt
  • Made From Performance Standard Closed Hole Mesh
  • Standard 1" Stripe V-Neck
  • Contains a SMITTY Lanyard Ring
  • Double Stitched
  • Extra Tuck In Length With a Split Tail Bottom

Fox 40 Classic Whistle

Fox 40 Classic Whistle
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2021
  • Original, famous Fox 40 whistle
  • Pealess
  • Lanyard purchased separately.

Smitty Basketball Flat Front Referee Pants, Black, 42-Inch

Smitty Basketball Flat Front Referee Pants, Black, 42-Inch
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2021
  • Comfort Grip Waistband
  • Button tab closure
  • Flat front design

adidas Coaches Lanyard and Whistle, Black/White, OSFA

adidas Coaches Lanyard and Whistle, Black/White, OSFA
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2021
  • Polypropylene
  • CHINA

How to Be a Great Soccer Referee for Kids Under 8

Want to be a better U8 soccer referee? Read this article to learn some tips and tricks on how to be the best referee you possibly can.

1. Make a Good Impression on the Coaches
When you arrive at the field, shake hands and introduce yourself to the coaches. This makes a very good impression and they will be likely to treat you with more respect.

2. Use your Whistle
Even when you blow your whistle, the players often do not stop. If this happens, you need to continue to blow your whistle, instead of just letting the play continue. It is their natural reaction to want to keep playing, but they will always stop after you blow the whistle a few times.

3. Stand Off the Field when Possible
This sounds like an odd thing to do, but I find it very helpful. In U8 soccer, there is usually a cluster of kids swarming around the ball. You have to stand close to see what is happening, but if you stand too close you are likely to get hit by the ball if it is kicked out of the pack. Getting hit by the ball makes you look like a very bad referee. If the pack is close to the sideline, you can simply stand right behind the line and get a very close view of the play without having to worry about being hit by the ball. If the ball is kicked out and it hits you, you will be off the field so it will not affect the play, it will simply turn into a throw-in like it always would. This technique can be used for corner kicks, too.

4. Give the Players Second Chances
In soccer, there are many small technicalities which the U8 players do not know. If they mess up on a throw-in, kick-off, or goal kick let them know what they did wrong and then let them try it again. On goal kicks, the players cannot always kick the ball all the way out of the eighteen yard box. If this happens, let them move up the ball and try the kick again.

5. Bring Change
You should always bring change because the coaches do not usually have the exact amount of money to pay you. You should assume that both coaches will pay you with $20 bills. That way, no matter what you will have change for them.

Always keep these tips in mind when you are refereeing a U8 soccer game. Back when I refereed this age group, these tips helped me a lot. Thanks for reading!

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