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Welcome to the Delaware Revolution Referees!

The Referee Commitment

The U.S. Soccer Federation National Program for Referee Development, through the involvement of each referee, is recognized by players, coaches, and administrators as a program which consistently provides excellence in officiating and displaying the highest level of professionalism through service and dedication.

To accomplish this, I as a referee, am commited to:

  1. Officiating matches in a fair and safe manner that ensures player and spectator enjoyment.
  2. Maintaining my physical fitness in for peak performance.
  3. Faithfully keeping all appointments assigned to and accepted by me.
  4. Supporting my fellow officials with loyalty, pride and dignity.
  5. Conducting myself in a way to be ethically and morally beyond reproach.
  6. Granting players and coaches dignity and self-respect.
  7. Contributing to the overall development of the National Program for Referee Development .
  8. Remaining committed to a continous learning and improvement process  that enables me to perform to my full potential.

 Code of Ethics for Referees

  1. I will always maintain my 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 interpertation 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 physcal 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 part of the United States Soccer Federation and my actions will reflect credit upon that organization and its affiliates.

                                                                                                                       From USSF Referee Administration Handbook

If you want to become a referee or want more information about becoming a referee click HERE or contact the Director of Referees via email at Director of Referees.

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