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Referee Code of Ethics

Code of Ethics for Officials
  • I will ensure that every athlete has a reasonable opportunity to perform to the best of their ability, within the limits of the rules.
  • I will be a teacher and role model for good sportsmanship, especially with young participants.
  • I will be consistent, objective and fair in calling all infractions, regardless of my personal feelings toward a team or an individual athlete.
  • I will maintain a healthy atmosphere and environment for competition.
  • I will prevent or stop any situation that threatens the safety of the athletes.
  • I will not permit the intimidation of any athlete either by word or by action.
  • I will not tolerate abusive conduct toward officials, athletes, spectators or myself.
  • I will handle conflicts firmly but with dignity.
  • I will respect different points of view.
  • I will be open to discussion and contact with the athletes before and after the game.
  • I will accept constructive criticism.
  • I will obtain proper training and continue to upgrade my officiating skills.