Nisoa Referee Code of Ethics

Nisoa Referee Code of Ethics

THAT I: 1. Shall always maintain the utmost respect for the game of soccer; 2. Will conduct myself professionally and maintain the dignity of my position; 3. Always honor a contractual obligation; 4. endeavor to attend local chapter meetings and clinics to be more knowledgeable of the rules and how they shall be interpreted; 5. will always carry my share of the load and strive to achieve maximum teamwork with my fellow officials; 6. shall be loyal to my member officials and never knowingly permit or promote criticism of them; 7. shall be in good physical condition and be in the right position at the right time; 8. will control the players effectively by being courteous and considerate without sacrificing firmness; 9. shall do my utmost to assist my fellow official to better themselves; 10. shall not make statements about any game except to clarify a rule interpretation; 11. shall live up to the credo of the ideal official: “Who notices everything, but seldom notices self”; 12. consider it a privilege to be a member of NISOA and will uphold it at all times; 13. shall not solicit or assign college soccer games without authorization of my local chapter, national association or a college conference; 14. shall not embarrass or discredit my fellow officials, local chapter or national association; 15. as a NISOA member and an appointed games assignor, I shall service all intercollegiate educational institutions with only NISOA qualified, NISOA certified and NISOA registered members. Adopted July 1999.