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Code of Ethics for Officials

THE CONTEST EXPECTS THE OFFICAL TO

  • Maintain a professional relationship toward the event, the players, the coaches, and spectators.
  • Be thorough in his/her preparation.
  • Be on time for duty and appear in appropriate uniform.
  • Be rested and alert. 

 

THE RULES EXPECT THE OFFICIAL TO

  • Adhere to right decisions despite disapproval of spectators, coaches, and players.
  • Control his/her temper at all times in dealing with players, coaches and crowds.
  • Respect and aid companion officials in making decisions.
  • Make interpretations and announcements clear to both teams. 

 

SPORTSMANSHIP DEMANDS THAT OFFICIALS

  • Maintain a pleasant, impartial attitude toward all players and coaches.
  • Know and enforce SHSAA rules and regulations.
  • Carry out their duties so as not to distract from the players or the game.
  • Discourage any acts of poor sportsmanship.