Attire & Equipment


This is a job. What you wear should make it clear to yourself and those on the field and in the stands that you understand that.

  • Look professional – wear an umpire shirt.
  • Standard umpire shirt is a collared 3 button placket; navy with red & white trim for baseball and powder blue with white & navy trim for softball.
  • Black, Blue or dark colored caps or visors only. No MLB, MiLB or NPF logos to prevent impression of bias
  • Umpires must wear charcoal grey pants.
  • Do not wear athletic shorts, swim trunks, sweat pants, joggers, jeans or other casual attire.




  • AT ALL LEVELS - Ball bag, plate brush, indicator, dark cap, black or black/white shoes, and black belt – these can be purchased in a combo package at most sporting goods stores
  • It is HIGHLY recommended that any umpire planning on calling 2 man crew invest in their own gear.

You can usually find the individual pieces needed to create a set at deeply discounted prices and occasionally sets new in box at

Play It Again Sports – Ben White & Lamar next to Target (also other locations)

These sites offer affordable options for a starter set, as well as individual pieces.