Code of Conduct

Referees are expected to always maintain the utmost respect for the game.

Referees are expected to conduct themselves honorably at all times and maintain the dignity of his/her position.

Referees are expected to always honor an assignment or any other contractual obligation.

Referees will not tolerate nor allow abusive behavior or language.

Referees are expected to attend training meetings and clinics so as to know the rules and regulations of SAY, their proper interpretation and their application.

Referees are expected to know the rules and regulations of the games and divisions to which they are assigned.

Referees are expected to strive to achieve maximum teamwork with fellow officials.

Referees are expected to show respect for other referees, coaches and players and never promote criticism of them.

Referees are expected to control players, coaches and Parents/Spectators effectively by being courteous and considerate without sacrificing fairness.

Referees will handle disputes with coaches, players and parents calmly and respectfully.

Referees are expected to do their utmost to assist fellow officials to better themselves and their work.

Referees are expected to not make statements about any game except to clarify an interpretation of rules.

Referees are expected to not discriminate against nor take any undo advantage of any individual group on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin.