Top Football Referee Gear & Apparel By Category This PreseasonAug 18th, 2019
Here are the top selling gear & apparel items this preseason from 15 football referee categories.
Under Armour Caps are a close #2 in black, #1 in white. Adidas is no longer making referee caps at this time.
The #1 overall NEW item. Now on sale!
The only time where the value-priced polys beat the poly-spandex.
Adidas back at #1 after Under Armour discontinues Turf Trainers.
Traditional sleeves are most popular but half sleeves are gaining.
These thigh-wrap passed the Flex Belt style to be the go-to shirt holder for football officials.
Black ball flags still #1 but all-yellow is back on the rise.
Single sided are edging out skinny style but skinny bags are trending upwards. Royal blue color is outpacing black and white by a rate of 2 to 1. Check with your association on which color you should use.
The classic strap design is outselling all sweatband styles this pre-season.
Updated for 2019's new NFHS timing rules. So popular it’s out of stock everywhere until the end of August.
Updated for 2019-20 season with yardage and signal for illegal kicking / batting.
Tear-away cards are going out more than re-writable gamecards this pre-season.
5" is most popular with football officials as it does not stick out of the pocket. Most officials are paying more for the professionally-made magnetic book style.
Whether it is on a lanyard or finger-grip, the Classic CMG is the preferred whistle of football officials.
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About the Author
Marketing Assistant, Pro School Umpire Graduate Josh Mann
A native of Chicago, Josh graduated from the University of Arizona with degrees in Economy & Industry and Sports Management. He attended the Minor League Baseball Umpire Training Academy and Harry Wendelstedt Umpire School, umpired in the Frontier Professional Baseball League and worked in the Chicago Cubs Organization. Josh enjoys baseball, hockey, golf and spending time with his dog Wrigley.