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Dress Codes

Policies and Procedures | Game Fees | Uniform Code | Working for NCOA

Introduction
NCOA takes appearance and dress code very seriously. Get a proper fitting uniform; keep it pressed and cleaned. You only get one change to make a first impression.

Look Professional — Look the Part!


Equipment Cost NCOA recognizes that the initial cost of equipment and uniform for each sport can seem a bit overwhelming.

However, this gear and clothing will last for many years if cared for properly.  The amount of money you can earn in that time will greatly exceed this investment.

Also remember that all equipment and uniforms are tax deductible as a business expense.  So keep your receipts for this purposes.

NCOA Jackets and Caps may be purchased at T&B Sports across from Santa Rosa High School.


Basketball
Required Uniform for JH and HS The required uniform for officiating Junior High and High School basketball games is:
  • Black shoes and black socks.
  • Black pants.  If the pants have belt loops - black belt.
  • Black & white striped short sleeve shirt.  (Both officials must wear same shirt!)

Or

  • Grey with Black pin-striping short sleeve shirt. (Both officials must wear same shirt!)
  • Black lanyard and whistle, and
  • NCOA black jacket.  The blue jacket is no longer authorized.

Shorts are NOT authorized for JH or HS  level games.


Optional Uniform for City Leagues and CYO The optional uniform for officiating Youth Level (not Junior High) and City League Recreational Level games for NCOA is:
  • Black shorts.  No cut-offs or pleated shorts.
  • Black or white shoes and white socks only when wearing shorts.
  • Black & white striped short sleeve shirt. (Both officials must wear same shirt!)

Or

  • Grey with Black pin-striping short sleeve shirt. (Both officials must wear same shirt!)
  • Black lanyard and whistle.
  • NCOA black jacket.  The blue jacket is no longer authorized.

Shorts are authorized for “youth” level and rec league games.


Baseball and Softball
Required Uniform The required uniform when umpiring games is:
  • Black shoes and black socks,
  • Gray pants (no Levi’s or shorts) with black or navy belt,
  • Navy blue or black NCOA cap,
  • Blue or black jacket or pullover with “Northern Coast Officials Association” embroidered on the left chest for cold weather days.
  • and
  • Dark blue pullover shirt with red/white trim on collar and sleeves,
  • Powder blue pullover shirt with dark blue/white trim on collar and sleeves,
  • Black pullover shirt with white trim on collar and sleeves,
  • or
  • Cream pullover shirt with black trim on collar and sleeves.

It is required that both umpires wear the same color shirt.


Short Uniform The optional “short” uniform when umpiring Slow Pitch softball is:
  • Black shoes and white socks,
  • Gray shorts (either “coaches” or the new “heather gray”) with black belt,
  • Powder blue pullover shirt,
  • or
  • Dark blue pullover shirt with red/white trim on collar and sleeves,
  • and
  • Navy blue NCOA cap.

Plate Equipment For your safety when working the plate in baseball and fast pitch softball, you will also need:
  • Shin guards (wear inside pants),
  • Chest protector,
  • Mask with throat protector,
  • Males should wear a cup,
  • Ball bag,
  • Plate brush and indicator,
  • and
  • A small pencil to mark changes in the line up.

Volleyball
  The proper uniform for volleyball is:
  • White shoes and white socks,
  • Navy blue pants (no Levi’s),
  • White polo shirt,
  • Black whistle with black lanyard,
  • Red and yellow conduct cards,
  • NCOA Jacket.