As a referee myself, I can answer from a personal perspective. The essentials are obviously a whistle and a watch (professional refs often have two watches - one stopwatch and one quartz). A notebook to record score with red and yellow cards, as well as a coin to flip to determine who takes kick-off.
The following are essential tools of the trade for soccer referees:
In terms of clothing, referees should wear a long or short-sleeved top, with a badge denoting what county or association he is a member of, black shorts and suitable footwear, depending on the weather.
black boots don't matter what brand shin pads it also depends on what role of the officials you are playing in for linesman you will need a flag and with a referee a whistle, clock and two cards red and yellow but I am sure the FA or the club you are representing for or a match they should provide the flag and maybe whistle or watch aswell.
According to the Laws of the Game, the duties of the 4th official are as follows:
• A fourth official may be appointed under the competition rules and
officiates if any of the three match officials is unable to continue, unless a
reserve assistant referee is appointed. He assists the referee at all times
• The fourth official assists with any administrative duties before, during and
after the match, as required by the referee
• He is responsible for assisting with substitution procedures during the
• He has the authority to check the equipment of substitutes before they
enter the field of play. If their equipment does not comply with the Laws of
the Game, he informs the referee
• He supervises the replacement balls, where required. If the match ball has
to be replaced during a match, he provides another ball, on the instruction
of the referee, thus keeping the delay to a minimum
• He assists the referee to control the match in accordance with the Laws
of the Game. The referee, however, retains the authority to decide on all
points connected with play.
• After the match, the fourth official must submit a report to the appropriate
authorities on any misconduct or other incident that occurred out of the
view of the referee and the assistant referees. The fourth official must
advise the referee and his assistants of any report being made
• He has the authority to inform the referee of irresponsible behaviour by any
occupant of the technical area
they need a whistle to call out violations and a timing device to keep track of game pauses
you also need a referee
Shoes and a basketball.
Basketball is one of more simple and cheaper sports, which explains part of it's popularity. All you need is a basketball and a goal. The goal would be expensive, except there are public goals in most parks around the country.
You need you try out and know all of the rules
The facility is a court that has two basketball hoops on either side. The court is about 11' x 6'. There are lots of equipment needed. There is the most major equipment of all: one basketball. You need two teams (numbers vary) to play against each other with distinctive physical differences. You could use someone to serve as a referee as well.
An assistant referee DOES NOT need a whistle. They need a uniform (shirt, shorts, socks) and an assistant referee flag. That's pretty much it... oh, and soccer cleats will probably help!
Bob Delaney - basketball referee - was born on 1951-11-01.
womens referee- Felicia Grinter