LAW 4: Players' Equipment/Jerseys/Shin Guards/Casts/Splints/Orthopedic Braces/Jewelry/Medical, Religious and Cultural Items

Player equipment must include a jersey (with a unique number at least six inches high). In a case where the visiting team and the home team have similar colored jerseys, the home team must change to a markedly different jersey color. Pinnies worn over a numbered uniform shirt are acceptable; otherwise, substitute uniform shirts must conform to the requirements for numbering. 

Players can play with an approved equipment accommodation if a current season American with Disabilities Act (ADA) waiver is granted via the BAYS waiver application process and listed on the roster.

Players with plaster/fiberglass casts or hard splints, even if padded, cannot play—even with the permission of a parent or medical approval. 

Players with orthopedic braces that have exposed or uncapped metal parts are also not allowed to play. 

IFAB mandates; “All items of jewelry (necklaces, rings, bracelets, earrings, leather bands, rubber bands, etc.) are forbidden and must be removed. Using tape to cover jewelry is not permitted.” - See the IFAB Laws for full requirements. 

Players with medical, religious, or cultural wearable items must have the item properly secured and protected (such as by taping down, covering, wrapping, or secured through other methods.)  Medical information displayed on an item should stay observable. - See BAYS Wearable Item Safety Policy for full requirements.