Referee Code of Conduct

 

AYSO has always encouraged good sportsmanship in its programs. In fact, "Good Sportsmanship" is one of the six philosophies listed in the AYSO National Bylaws. San Juan Capisrtrano Soccer believes strongly in good sportsmanship and fair play.

 

CODE OF CONDUCT

 

  • Always remember that the game is for the players. Player safety and fair play come first.

  • Study and learn the Laws of the Game and understand the "spirit" of the Laws. Help fellow referees do the same.

  • Encourage and enforce the AYSO philosophies of "Everyone Plays", "Positive Coaching" and "Good Sportsmanship".

  • Respect other referees' decisions, and do not publicly criticize another official.

  • Wear the proper uniform and keep it in good condition.

  • Maintain good physical condition so you can keep up with the action.

  • Stay calm when confronted with emotional reactions from players, coaches and parents.

  • Honor accepted game assignments. In an emergency, find a replacement. 

  • Support good sportsmanship with a kind word to players, coaches and parents of both teams when deserved.

  • Always be fair and impartial, avoiding conflicts of interest. Decisions based on personal bias are dishonest and unacceptable.