PACIFIC ASSOCIATION OFFICIALS’ CODE OF ETHICS
- Be punctual and honor commitments and assignments.
- Come prepared, including your own officiating tools, rulebooks, lunch, drinks and rain gear.
- Cooperate with Meet Management.
- Dress appropriately; be aware of the uniform of the day.
- Do not smoke or chew while officiating, on the track, in the field or on the road.
- Do not use alcohol or take drugs while officiating.
- Do not use cell phones or other personal communication or entertainment electronics while on the field of play.
- Be professional, positive, calm, in charge, and diplomatic.
- Never yell at another official, athlete, coach, volunteer, or spectator.
- Officials should approach their job as a means of helping to have a fair competition.
- Never hamper, embarrass or berate a fellow official.
- Be part of the team.
- Know the rules for the events that you are officiating.
- Apply the rules objectively and courteously
- Ignore spectator or coach comments.
- Keep the safety of the athlete, officials and spectators in the forefront at all times.
- Start on time and keep things moving without rushing.
- Expect no personal compensation.
- Approach each meet as if it were the “Prestigious Meet” of your career.
See also: http://usatfofficials.com/ for National Officials Committee’s Code of Ethics.
PACIFIC ASSOCIATION Track and Field, Race Walking and LDR Officials
Revised January, 2006