Are you Professional?
The Football Official must act in a positive and professional manner while working in a position of authority. They are role models both on and off the field and must use the responsibility of authority wisely.
Are you Confident?
The Football Official must be confident, fair and calm. Confidence is gained by a continuous study of both the rules and the mechanics of the game. Above all, the official must be willing to accept criticism in a constructive and positive manner, regardless of the source, for the sole purpose of improving their game.
Are you Humble?
The Football Official must encourage sportsmanship, oversee the safety of a game, and make spilt-second decisions under stress. All this must be executed without occupying center stage.
Are you Fit?
The Football Official must be physically fit! Quick reaction and speed are essential, as well as, excellent eyesight. There is little chance for rest while officiating a football game and the referee must be prepared to endure hours of standing and running. The physical demands grow stronger as the age and competitiveness of the players increase.