Saturday, 18 June 2016

The Rules For Decoration In Football Uniforms

The football uniform reflects the identity and attitude of the team. It is important to be familiar with all the existing rules before getting the uniforms designed. The rules also differ from place to place, so it would be the best to check with the local organizations for their guidelines and rules. Here we have put together some general information related to youth, high school, and collegiate football uniforms The Rules related to High School Football Uniform All players should wear professionally manufactured and properly fitting uniforms. The norm of a high school football uniform includes a jersey, socks and pants. The equipments used by the team should be of good quality and should have helmet with face mask and chin strap, knee pads, shoulder, thigh and hip pads ( with tailbone protector), a mouthpiece that is visible and which would protect the upper teeth as well as good shoes with cleats. The Numbers and Colors The jerseys of the players should have their numbers, which usually can be any digit ranging from 1 through 99 clearly printed on both sides. The length of the jersey should be till the top portion of the pants or it should be long enough for the player to tuck in. The leaves should also be quite long, so as to completely hide the pads in the shoulder. The printed numbers should be horizontally centered ideally the specifications are 8” on the front, 10” high on the back and 1.5” wide. The appearance as well as the color should be same on the front and back of the jersey. It would be better if the color shade of the number is in contrast to the color of the jersey with a contrast shaded border (¼ “wide).Another important consideration is that the uniform of the home team should be in contrast with the visitors. The norm that is usually followed has the home team wearing dark color jerseys and the visitors opting for lighter shades. If both the teams wear dark shaded jerseys then, home team can get the referee’s permission and change their jerseys. Rules related to the visiting team Jersey Decorative designs /stripes on the seams should not be wider than 4inches and must be white in color if it is printed on the body of the jersey The stripes on the collar should be within 3.5 inches wide The team, number and player’s name should be on the body of the jersey or on the shoulders The body part of the jersey from the insides of the shoulder area to the bottom of the jersey should be in white color. The numbers and other decorations could be in a contrasting shade, so that it would be visible. Rules related to the home team jersey The revamped rules (in 2012) suggest that there should not be an element of white in the body of the home jersey except for the number of the player. The team or player’s name could be on the body or shoulders, stripes (decorative) on the shoulders or the sleeves. If necessary there could also be stripes on the side seams or the collar.

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