I know that this topic has been discussed before (sorry!), but it was my first time to have this happen to Connor. He had a U8 (under 8) soccer game tonight through the rec center, and the umpire made him remove his metal ID bracelet in order to play. My husband was at the game while I was at a meeting for work, so I was not there to ask about this policy on the spot. I do know that Brian informed the umpire that it is a medical ID bracelet, and the umpire still made him remove it. My question is... can someone please direct me to the thread where a person who has an official answer has chimed in to provide their input about this situation? I would like to know if I should pick this battle or not. What do you think? I sent an e-mail to the Ask a Ref section of the rec center's website. This is what I wrote. Do you think this is reasonable? Thank you for your input. My son was asked by one of your umpires to remove his medical alert ID bracelet at tonight's U8 soccer game. The umpire was told by my husband that it is a medical ID bracelet, but my son was still forced to take it off in order to play. He has a life-threatening medical condition. Can you please direct me to your league written policy regarding removing medical IDs for soccer games? I would like something in writing to address this issue.