Coaching Staff Misconduct

Coaching Staff  Misconduct and Violations

Minor Coaching Staff Misconduct and Violations

  • A minor infraction is when the referee indicates unacceptable coaches (or coaching staff) conduct on the game report. The referee must document the violation in detail on the game report.
  • The division coordinator may warn a coach for a first offense but otherwise the fine is noted on the annual schedule of fines.
  • Repeated misconduct may warrant an investigation by the Board and call for additional fines, suspensions or actions.

Major Coaching Staff Misconduct and Violations

1. Send-off during Current Match
a. Coaching staff member ejected from the game must leave the field of play and are not permitted to watch the game. They must stay away the remainder of the match. Additionally, coaching staff members are not permitted to communicate with their team staff or players during the remainder of the game. The type of communication prohibited would include but not limited to: cellular, 2-way radios, electronic/digital, written or verbal. Coaching staff members returning to the field of play during or directly following the match are subject to additional sanctions.

  • Coaching Staff Suspension and Restrictions
    1. Any manager, coach, assistant coach, trainer or other official bench personnel
      is prohibited from assuming any official duty at or near the team bench while serving a suspension. Any infringement of this rule may result in the forfeiture of the game and will include discipline for each infraction.
    2. Suspended coaching staff members may not communicate with the team. The type of communication prohibited would include but not limited to: cellular, 2- way radios, electronic/digital, written or verbal. Coaching staff members returning to the field of play during or directly following the match are subject to additional sanctions.
    3. Coaching staff members serving a suspension may not attend a League game in any capacity including spectator.
  • Penalties
    1. First offense: suspension for the number of games and the appropriate fine as
      noted on the annual schedule of fines.
    2. Second offense: suspension for the number of games and the appropriate fine
      as noted on the annual schedule of fines. Coaching staff member must
      request reinstatement by the Board after suspension is served.
    3. Coaching staff pass will not be returned until fine is paid and the suspension
      has been served.
    4. Any game suspensions must be served at the next League games unless
      otherwise dictated by the Board.
    5. Any suspension that is not completed by the end of the season will carry over
      to the next season.
  • Special Conditions Regarding Misconduct
    1. Verification of violent conduct, even if unreported by the referee, will result in
      immediate suspension of the coach for at least the remainder of the season
      after review of the Board.
    2. At any time, the Board can review the conduct of any coach, player, team
      spectator, or club to determine whether any disciplinary action is necessary. If any disciplinary action should be taken, those involved will be notified in writing of a hearing and given the opportunity to attend the hearing and bring witnesses on their behalf.
    3. Any coach, who in the opinion of the Board rosters or plays an illegal player(s), will be suspended for a minimum of one year from the date of the infraction.