Policy 531-11 - National Referee Development Program > Part III - Standards of Conduct > Subpart C - Code of Ethics for Referees

Policy 531-11 - National Referee Development Program > Part III - Standards of Conduct > Subpart C - Code of Ethics for Referees

(1) I will always maintain the utmost respect for the game of soccer. (2) I will conduct myself honorably at all times and maintain the dignity of my position. (3) I will always honor an assignment or any other contractual obligation. (4) I will attend training meetings and clinics so as to know the Laws of the Game, their proper interpretation and their application. (5) I will always strive to achieve maximum team work with my fellow officials. (6) I will be loyal to my fellow officials and never knowingly promote criticism of them. (7) I will be in good physical condition (8) I will control the players effectively by being courteous and considerate without sacrificing fairness. (9) I will do my utmost to assist my fellow officials to better themselves and their work. (10) I will not make statements about any games except to clarify an interpretation of the Laws of the Game. (11) I will not discriminate against nor take undue advantage of any individual group on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin. (12) I consider it a privilege to be a part of the United States Soccer Federation and my actions will reflect credit upon that organization and its affiliates.