Our basketball team got alternate unis that are gray with pink trim, and we've worn them both on the road and at home. All our coach had to do was ask the other team's coach if it was okay. But that coach is a dbag for complaining about it.
Serious question: Isn't there a "statute of limitations" kinda thing on this kind of infraction? In other words, could he have waited until the final :30 to bring this up? Sounds like it's like baseball's batting out of order rule. As long as the guys batting out of order don't hurt them, stay quiet, but whip it out (!) when they hurt you.
High school is different. The rules specify the home team must wear white and only white. Your coach agreeing with the other coach really is not good enough. Approval needs to be sought from the state association, otherwise you could run into a "by the book" official and be penalized anyway, even if both coaches are fine with it.
It's a simple phone call or even an email to get approval. I don't know why a coach would risk that.
@ruxCYtable It's high school. I'm pretty sure he got consent from the state to get them, but he did always have us bring both unis in case the refs didn't like it. I think they were okay with it at home because it was our "cancer game".
That's my high school. Mr. Rohrig was my American History teacher freshman year.
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