Chicago Catholic Youth League

CCYL Referee Code Of Conduct

CCYL officials are responsible for the safety of the players during a sports contest. Referees must know the rules of the game as dictated by the CCYL, and enforce them fairly. They have the responsibility for upholding the laws and spirit of the game. Referees should show respect for the players, coaches, spectators, and the game itself.  CCYL officials are teachers and take advantage of teachable moments with players.

  • Referees are expected to always maintain the utmost respect for the game.
  • Referees are expected to conduct themselves honorably at all time and maintain the dignity of his/her position.
  • Referees are expected to always honor an assignment or any other contractual obligation.
  • Referees will not tolerate nor allow abusive behavior or language.
  • Referees are expected to know the rules and regulations of the games and divisions to which they are assigned.
  • Referees are expected to show respect for other referees, coaches and players and never promote criticism of them.
  • Referees are expected to handle players, coaches and parents/spectators effectively by being courteous and considerate without sacrificing fairness.
  • Referees will calmly and respectfully notify the on-site manager about  issues/disputes with coaches, players or parents/spectators.
  • Referees are expected to not make statements about any game except to clarify an interpretation of rules.
  • Referees are expected to not discriminate against nor take any undo advantage of any individual group on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin.