NISOA Code of Ethics

  1. That I shall always maintain the utmost respect for the game of soccer.
  2. That I will conduct myself professionally and maintain the dignity of my position.
  3. That I shall always honor a contractual obligation.
  4. That I will endeavor to attend my NISOA Local Chapter meetings and clinics to become more knowledgeable of the rules and how they shall be interpreted.
  5. That I will always carry my share of the load in every assignment I accept and strive to achieve maximum teamwork with my fellow officials.
  6. That I shall be loyal to my member officials and never knowingly permit or promote criticism of them.
  7. That I shall be in good physical condition for every game assignment I accept and be in the right position at the right time during the game.
  8. That I will control the players effectively by being courteous arid considerate without sacrificing firmness.
  9. That I shall do my utmost to assist my fellow officials to better themselves.
  10. That I shall not make statements about any game I officiate except to clarify an interpretation.
  11. That I shall live up to the credo of the ideal official “Who notices everything but seldom notices self.”
  12. That I shall consider it a privilege to be a member of NISOA and will uphold it at all times.
  13. That I shall not solicit or assign college or high school games without authorization of my NISOA Local Chapter, a college conference, a NFHS-affiliated State High School Athletic Association, or NISOA.
  14. That I shall not embarrass or discredit my fellow officials, my NISOA Local Chapter, or NISOA.
  15. That, as a NISOA member and an appointed games Assignor, I shall service all intercollegiate educational institutions with only NISOA-qualified, NISOA-certified and NISOA-registered members in good standing.
  16. That as a NISOA member I will not accept any assignments at an institution to with I or any member of my immediate family are affiliated.
  17. That as a NISOA assignor I will not contract with an institution or conference to which I or any member of my immediate family are affiliated.