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We bring over 30 years of experience in the referee equipment business and our pride in providing outstanding customer service. Get Official was previously the NFHS (National Federation of State High School Associations) Equipment Center, the national rules writing body for high school sports and activities. In fact, one of our owners worked for the NFHS for over 18 years in many capacities, including working with national rules writing committees and the National Board of Directors. When you contact us, you're speaking directly to us, maybe even one of the owners!

FAST shipping! If you place your order Monday through Friday before 3:00 pm Central Time, your order will ship the SAME DAY!!! Orders placed after 3:00 pm or on the weekend are shipped the next working day. We ship by UPS Ground, with delivery within 1-4 business days, depending on the destination. In the rare instance of an out-of-stock item, we will contact you with availability information and/or alternatives. For shipments outside the continental US, including Alaska, Hawaii and APO addresses, please contact us for options and pricing.

We offer quality referee equipment and clothing at an affordable price, dealing with the best manufactures in the business including Smitty, Champion, Champro, Richardson, Fox 40 and more. You'll find many other sources for equipment; you won't find better equipment at better prices. Remember, you get what you pay for! We strive to carry only quality referee equipment and clothing, merchandise that is backed by our manufacturers. Don't be fooled by lower prices on lower quality merchandise.

If you are new to officiating, we can help! Our Referee and Umpire Starter Packages are the easiest and most economical way to hit the field or court looking like a seasoned veteran. We never substitute quality for price! All items in our packages are the same quality as our regular line-and they are designed to get you started without breaking the bank! In fact, many veteran officials use our packages to replenish their referee gear.

We are located in North Kansas City, Missouri and welcome local customers (by appointment only). Since we ship from multiple warehouses, please call ahead to make sure the item(s) you are looking for are in stock. It may take 2-3 days for us to get your items in, but you are still welcome to pick-up and save on shipping charges. If you are in the area, give us a call (local number 816-880-5390) and we'll give you directions to our location, check inventory and set-up a pick-up time.

Walk-in hours Monday-Friday, by appointment only. Note: During the summer, we will be closed on Fridays.

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