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All the gear you need to officiate


New for 2024 the NCWLO will be offering officials uniform items through their online store. Officials may order uniform items and have them shipped directly to them or pick up at one of our play days.  The online store will open after December 25th. Below are sample items that officials can purchase. 

  • All Weather Jacket with embroidered logo
  • 1/4 Zip Performance Pullover with embroidered logo
  • NCWLO Whistle Lanyard
    • (All registered HS student junior officials will receive a free lanyard and whistle at their play day training)
  • NCWLO Patch- can be used on uniform items with exchangeable patch material (typically velcro, complete the interest form here so we can get an order)

Questions about when uniform items can be worn please email your assignor. 

Link to Order

 Order Form for Jackets

1. 1/4 zip: womens- LST850 Sport tek $62

2. 1/4 zip mens: ST850 Sport tek $62

3. Waterproof jacket- Port authority J333 (only a men's cut) $82

All items come with NCWLO embroidered logo.

Order form for Lanyard and Velcro Patch (NCWLO Form)

4. NCWLO Green Lanyard (limited supplies, $5, purchase via NCWLO Form )

5. NCWLO Velcro Patch $10, order via NCWLO Form


NCWLO Lanyards

All registered NCWLO Junior Officials (enrolled in school) will receive a FREE NCWLO green lanyard and whistle at their play day.

Required Uniform

  1. Official's Striped Short or Long Sleeve Jersey (1 inch stripes)

  2. Black Skirt, Skort or shorts

  3. Penalty Flag (yellow)

  4. Lacrosse Warning Cards (red, yellow and green)

  5. Whistle - recommended W50, W10 or FOX 40

  6. Predominantly black sneakers, cleats or turf shoes


  1. Smitty Official's Apparel Outlet Store
  2. D-1 Sports Apparel
  3. Purchase Officials Supplies
  4. Honig's
  5. Fox 40 (whistle and protective gear, 25% discount code "Referee")
  7. Yolo Sports Wear - Best fit for Women and Teens - Order ASAP they will sell out.

Women's Skirts or Skort

  1. Yolo SportsWear Best fit - ORDER NOW these will sell out by Feb 4th
  2. Women's Athletic Skirt
  3. Chicho Women's Teens Skirt
  4. Willit Hiking Shorts with Pocket

Optional Accessories / Cold Gear

  1. Women's & teens visor
  2. Under Armour Cold Gear Pants
  3. Lacrosse COIN

Uniform Standards, Expectations

Uniform items must meet requirements:

Black and white striped shirts must be able to be tucked in and have a front pocket, and collar. Warm weather bottoms must be NO MORE THAN 3 inches above the knee for all genders. This applies to shorts, skorts, and kilts. All black leggings and spandex may be worn UNDER shorts, skorts, and kilts during cold or inclement weather. Pants must be all black and of loose fitting material. NO LEGGINGS, or SPANDEX may be worn as the sole uniform bottom.

USA Lacrosse Women's Game Officials' Training Manual:

Be professionally attired in the official uniform: black kilt, shorts, or pants; one inch vertically striped black and white shirt (short or long sleeves); one inch vertically striped jacket or solid black jacket (if called for because of the weather); and black accessories (visor, hat, turtleneck, shoes, whistle, lanyard, sunglasses). Officiating teams should make every effort to match each other. The team should determine if they will be wearing long or short sleeves, long pants, or shorts/kilts prior to the game and all wear the same.

Use a bag, preferably black, to carry a rule book; a whistle; green, yellow, and red warning cards; a yellow flag a tape measure; a pen or pencil and a coin.