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USSF Code of Ethics for RefereesPrintable

From the United States Soccer Federation Referee Administrative Handbook 2010

  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 U. S. Soccer Federation and my actions will reflect credit upon that organization and its affiliates.