Per the FIFA Laws of the Game, the following equipment is required during every match.
- a jersey or shirt with sleeves
- stockings (socks) – should always cover the shinguard.
- shinguards – worn underneath the sock and held into place against the skin by the sock.
- footwear (no baseball or football cleats)
The following are prohibited:
- A player must not use equipment or wear anything that is dangerous to himself or another player (including any kind of jewelery).
- Jewelry includes earrings, bracelets (including friendship and Live Strong type bracelets), necklaces, watches, and other body piercings.
- Medical alert bracelets and necklaces are permitted ONLY if the item is taped properly to skin or to the inside of the jersey.
- Hair Control Devices should be made of soft material.
- No metal or plastic head bands, barrettes, bobby pins.
- The soft material should not be tied in a knot.
- Cast and Splints are not allowed during practices or matches.
- A cast/splint is there to help an injury heal. If an injury is healing, then the player should NOT be playing.
- Whether the cast/splint is hard or soft, if it contains any hard materials it is prohibited for practices and matches.
- Removing the cast/splint in front of a coach, referee, or other Regional volunteer to practice or play a match is not legal. If a volunteer has seen it, then the removal should be accompanied by a doctor’s release.
- Casts and splints cannot be wrapped in a protective material for player to practice or play in match.
- Cast and splints may not be accompanied by a doctor’s note for a player to practice or play in match.
- Jerseys cannot be knotted. This presents a safety concern as landing on the knot could cause a severe injury.