Who We Are

Officia - Gear for Female Officials and Referees

We believe women need to be in the "room where it happens" or on the field or court where it happens. 

Officia is a small, woman owned company focused exclusively on female sports officials. Pam has been in the sports apparel and equipment business since 1998. Her first company, Designer Sports, primarily served collegiate athletic teams with uniforms, jerseys, accessories, and equipment.

As a girl who grew up playing sports, and later as a mom to three daughters, Pam was aware that there weren't any clothing and equipment options for women and girls. She noticed that "unisex" sports apparel was fitted for men's bodies. 

Pam watched her daughters struggle with the existing softball batting helmets that did not accommodate the girls' ponytails. Since then, Pam has worked to level the playing field in the world of athletic equipment gear and apparel. She has two U.S. and one Canadian patent on gender specific softball helmets that accommodate a pony tail. 

Pam wants girls and women to feel comfortable while playing sports. Officia was created out of a need to offer women athletes more options in athletic apparel.  

As the number of women officials in sports increases, more women officials and referees have unique needs for gender specific jerseys, vests, and accessories. Officia strives to be on the cutting edge, supporting women and encouraging them to pursue positions in sports officiation.  


We believe in supporting small businesses in the United States. All original Officia products are sewn and made in the U.S. 



I placed my order for the long sleeve package late on a Friday night and I had my gear on Tuesday. Thanks for the great service! Love the package!



I ordered a short sleeve jersey from you a number of years ago and the jersey still looks brand new! I love the fit and the material is so comfortable.

-Ellie S.