Last fall the Football Members were asked to participate in a survey seeking input about changing the TASO Football shirt. More than 50% of the Football Members participated in the survey, after "no responses" were removed, 63% of the members were in favor of the new shirt design, and 70% preferred both the United States and Texas flags on the sleeves. The TASO logo will be placed over the pocket on the left side. To view the results of the survey, click HERE
At their Off-Season Board meeting the TASO Football Board voted to approve the new shirt just as the members' survey indicated.
The new shirt design will be phased in over two years. In 2015 it will be optional, but the crew must be in the same shirt at all levels of games. Starting in 2016, the new design will be mandatory in all levels for all on-field officials.
There is no change to the TASO Football uniform concerning position plackets. They remain optional, but the game crew must be consistent, either all with or all without the position plackets.
Since new officials starting in 2014, will only get one year of use out of the shirts they purchase this year, it is recommended that experienced officials with multiple shirts donate one or more shirts to new officials.