Palm Beach Baseball Umpire Association, Inc.
Palm Beach Baseball Umpire Association, Inc.
The PBBUA shall require its members to abide by the Rules of Conduct as listed in the OGB and the Officials Code of Ethics as listed in the National Federation of State Associations Rules Book.
OGB Code of Ethics
Officials at an interscholastic athletic event are participants in the educational development of high school students. As such, they must exercise a high level of self-discipline, independence and responsibility. The purpose of this Code is to establish guidelines for ethical standards of conduct for all interscholastic officials. Officials shall master both the rules of the game and the mechanics necessary to enforce the rules and shall exercise authority in an impartial, firm and controlled manner. Officials shall work with each other and their state associations in a constructive and cooperative manner. Officials shall uphold the honor and dignity of the profession in all interaction with student-athletes, coaches, athletic directors, school administrators, colleagues and the public. Officials shall prepare themselves both physically and mentally, shall dress neatly and appropriately and shall comport themselves in a manner consistent with the high standards of the profession. Officials shall be punctual and professional in the fulfillment of all contractual obligations. Officials shall remain mindful that their conduct influences the respect that student-athletes, coaches and the public hold for the profession. Officials shall, while enforcing the rules of play, remain aware of the inherent risk of injury that competition poses to student-athletes. Where appropriate, they shall inform event management of conditions or situations that appear unreasonably hazardous. Officials shall take reasonable steps to educate themselves in the recognition of emergency conditions that might arise during the course of competition.
OGB Rules of Conduct
The following provisions are rules of conduct by which all FHSAA officials are expected to abide. A violation of any one of these provisions may subject an offending official to a monetary penalty, suspension as an official, or both. (1) All FHSAA officials must conduct themselves on and off the athletic field/court in a manner conducive to the best interests of the FHSAA, its member schools and the interscholastic athletic program in general. No FHSAA official may pursue a course of action which is detrimental to the welfare of the FHSAA or its member schools. (2) All FHSAA officials must comply with all FHSAA guidelines, regulations, policies and procedures as contained in this Officials Guidebook. (3) All FHSAAofficials must be neatly dressed in the appropriate uniform as prescribed in this Officials Guidebook, and project a physically fit appearance, when officiating a contest involving an FHSAA member school. (4) All FHSAA officials must arrive on time for the contest as required by the rules of the applicable sport. (5) All FHSAA officials should be in good physical condition, mentally ready to officiate the best possible contest and be fully cognizant of the sport’s rules. Officials are expected to make each call as they see it without fear or favor, regardless of the score, and to hustle at all times. (6) No FHSAA official may officiate a contest involving a school in all the following stipulations within the last four (4) years: a. His/her child or immediate relative attends or attended b. The official himself/herself and/or a relative works or worked c. The official attended, graduated or coached (7) No FHSAA official may officiate a varsity district contest in which the official currently serves as a coach at a school in that particular district. (8) No FHSAA official may cancel a contract made between his/her local officials association and a member school or violate any provisions thereof without a reason that is satisfactory to the FHSAA. (9) No FHSAA official may arrive or appear at the contest site with the odor of an alcoholic beverage on his/her breath. (10) No FHSAA official may use tobacco or tobacco-like products during the contest or in the vicinity of the athletic court or field. (11) No FHSAA official may engage in unsporting conduct. (12) No FHSAA official may refuse to officiate any contest with another FHSAA official because that same other FHSAA official is or is not also a registered member of a national or international officials’ organization. (13) No FHSAA official may officiate a contest or part of a contest which is classified as an “exhibition,” “practice game” or “alumni game” including one or more member schools. Such games are prohibited by FHSAA Bylaws. This provision, however, does not preclude an FHSAA official from officiating an intra-squad contest or scrimmage in which all participants are students at the same one school. (14)No FHSAA official may publicly criticize or berate a coach or other employee of a member school or other official. Professional ethics require that officials use proper channels to report their problems rather than airing them publicly. (15)All officials must immediately leave the visual confines of the contest at the conclusion of officiating duties as required by the NFHS rules of the applicable sport.
NFHS Officials Code of Ethics
Officials at an interscholastic athletic event are participants in the educational development of high school students. As such, they must exercise a high level of self-discipline, independence and responsibility. The purpose of this Code is to establish guidelines for ethical standards of conduct for all interscholastic officials.
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