YSL Player Misconduct

Player Misconduct and Violations

  • Suspension:
  • The temporary withdrawal of rights and privilege, such as the right to play, coach, or otherwise administer or participate (directly or indirectly) in soccer, and the suspension is for the entire term of the suspension with all rights and privileges withdrawn unless specifically stated otherwise by the suspending authority.
  • Team’s Age Group:
  • A team’s age defined by the oldest player’s age on the team.

Fighting:

Behavior classified as fighting includes, but not limited to:

  • Striking or attempting to strike an individual
  • Engaging an individual in a combative manner
  • Throwing a punch at an individual
  • Spitting at an individual
  • Pulling the hair of an individual
  • Kicking or attempting to kick an individual
  • Brandishing a foreign object or weapon with intent to harm, injure
    or intimidate an individual
  • Retaliating against an aggressive act
    The removal of a player from a team’s roster at the request of team authorities.
    Age groups in which no standings are kept. Currently these are the U8, U9 and U10 age groups.

Yellow Cards

  • Coaches are responsible for maintaining a count of the number of yellow cards a player accumulates during League games and ensuring any resulting sanctions are observed.
  • Any player accumulating 2 yellow cards in one game will be assessed an immediate red card violation. This results in a player send-off from the current game. The red card suspension and fine are noted on the annual schedule of fines. The equivalent red card counts toward the season red card total but the 2 yellow cards do not count in the accumulated season yellow cards.
  • Any player accumulating 3 yellow cards over multiple games will be assessed a suspension to be served at the next League game and fine as noted on the annual schedule of fines. The player is allowed to finish the game in which the third yellow card is received. These 3 yellow cards are not the equivalent of a red card violation but the 3rd yellow card will count in the accumulated season yellow card count. If the 3rd yellow card is received in the last game of the season, the suspension does not carry over to the next season.

Red Cards

  • Red cards may not be appealed to the Board.
  • Red cards are divided into the categories of non-fighting and fighting. Penalties are as follows:
    a. Non-Fighting Red Cards

    1. First red card: suspension for the number of games and the appropriate
      fine as noted on the annual schedule of fines.
    2. Second red card: suspension for the number of games and the
      appropriate fine as noted on the annual schedule of fines.
  • b. Fighting Red Cards
    1. First red card: suspension for the number of games and the appropriate fine as noted on the annual schedule of fines.
    2. Second red card: suspension for the number of games and the appropriate fines as noted on the annual schedule of fines. Player must request reinstatement by the Board after suspension is served.
  • Player’s pass will not be returned under any circumstances (nor will any copy or replacement be issued) until fine is paid and the first game of the suspension has been served. The player will only be able to participate in NYSW State Cup but unable to participate in other competitions until he/she has served the first game of the League suspension. Player may participate in other competitions (e.g. tournaments) after serving the first game of the League suspension, as follows:
    1. The appropriate fine must be paid.
    2. The coach must obtain the player’s pass from the division coordinator.
    3. The coach must return the player’s pass to the division coordinator after the
      other competition. Failure to return the player pass will result in a fine given in the annual schedule of fines.
    4. The player must serve the remainder of the League suspension. Failure to do so will be treated as use of an ineligible player, with appropriate sanctions (see Rule 409).
  • Any game suspensions must be served at the next League games unless otherwise dictated by the Board.

Any suspension that is not completed by the end of the season will carry over to the next season.Other

  • A player ordered off the field of play for misconduct cannot be replaced with another player and the team must play short for each player sent off.
  • If a game has not reached the half way mark, all infractions received are considered valid and penalties enforced.
  • Any infractions or penalties that occurred during a game with an illegal player are considered valid and will be enforced for both teams. Likewise any infraction or penalties an illegal player receives will be enforced.
  • If the referee terminates a game, all infractions received are considered valid and penalties enforced.
  • If the referee suspends a game, all infractions received are considered valid and penalties enforced.