Hey guys I have what is kind of a silly question but notheless something that came up very recently. How many of you referee for non-USSF sanctioned matches? Of those, if you're not required to where a badge of another governing body (NFHS, NISOA, etc) do you still wear your USSF badge? Here's the reason I ask. In our Level 8 clinic, the instructor during a side conversation after the test mentioned to the whole group that when ref'ing a non-USSF match that the badge should not be worn. Well this past week I was one of two referees (yes that damn 2 man system) for a High School level scrimmage using NFHS rules. Prior to the match, I removed my badge based on the instruction I received. However, my counterpart left his on stating that it made his appearance more professional. To large extent I agree with his viewpoint, it does look more professional than a big black circle on the pocket of the shirt. However, I'm sure there are a number of reasons (beyond simple procedure) why the USSF badge should not be worn in this scenario. So I'm curious to hear the thoughts of some other USSF refs.