Code of Ethics

  1. That I shall always maintain the utmost respect for the game of soccer.
  1. That I will conduct myself honorably at all times and maintain the dignity of my position.
  1. That I shall always honor a contractual obligation.
  1. That I will endeavor to attend local meetings and clinics so as best to know the Laws of the Game and their proper interpretations.
  1. That I will always strive to achieve maximum teamwork with my fellow referees.
  1. That I shall be loyal to my fellow referees, and never knowingly promote criticism of them.
  1. That I shall be in good physical condition so as to be in the right place at the right time.
  1. That I will control the players effectively by being courteous and considerate without sacrificing firmness.
  1. That I shall do my utmost to assist my fellow officials to better themselves and their work.
  1. That I shall not make statements about any game except to clarify an interpretation of the Laws of the Game.
  1. That I consider it a privilege to be a part of the United States Soccer Federation and I will strive to make my actions reflect credit upon that organization and its affiliates.