PSA: College Uniform Guidelines Have Changed

USA Ultimate’s college uniform guidelines are slightly different than in years past: you now have to have a number on both the front and back of your jersey. Numbers on shorts are no longer required.

From USAU:

c. Jerseys must have numbers on the back and front of the jersey. The numbers on the back must be at least 6 inches high, be one or two digit Arabic numerals, be solid and in clear contrast with the jersey. Numbers on the front of the jersey must be at least 4 inches high, be located above the waist and clearly visible if tucked in. The front of the jersey is anything on the chest or abdomen; numbers on the front of sleeves do not fulfill this requirement. No two players on a given team may use the same number or numbers with the same value (e.g. 00 and 0, 01 and 1, etc.).

d. Uniform bottoms (shorts, pants, skirts) worn by players on the field must be of identical color and design. Teams are not required to have numbers on their uniform bottoms, however if teams do opt to include numbers they must be on the front left or right leg of their uniform bottoms (shorts, pants, skirts), although teams may opt to do both. The placement must be the same for the whole team. The numbers must be at least 2 inches high, match the number on the back of their jersey, and be in visible contrast with the background material.

Ultimate-affiliated apparel companies should know this and will help you set up jerseys that meet these criteria. If you get jerseys made from an outside manufacturer, don’t forget about these regulations!

  1. Charlie Eisenhood
    Charlie Eisenhood

    Charlie Eisenhood is the editor-in-chief of Ultiworld. You can reach him by email (charlie@ultiworld.com) or on Twitter (@ceisenhood).

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