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DISCIPLINE GUIDELINES

WCASL Discipline Guidelines  (Updated 11/15/18)                                                      

Discipline Committee Representatives:  Chris Delduca (Chair), Bjorn Spaberg, Jason Szczuka, Hans Snijdewind, Gary Cox, Ed Thomas, Gary Katz 

RECOMMENDED PENALTY – # GAME SUSPENSIONS

# Violation FIFA R/Y Mild Medium High

1 Question/argue Ref decision (dissent – non swearing) Yellow 1 1 1

2 Insults to any Ref (dissent – swearing) Yellow/Red 1 1+ 2+

3 Insult opponent Y/R 1 1+ 2+

4 Threat to any Ref (show intent to harm, but NO physical contact.)  (EX: approach ref close, finger in face, grab card, verbal threat etc) Red 1 2 3+

5 * Physical CONTACT with any Ref.  (EX: push, hit, kick or spit on Ref) Red 4 6 8+ (possible

expulsion)

6 Threat to any player (show intent to harm but NO physical contact made).  (EX: approach player close, finger in face, verbal threat etc.) Y/R 1 1+ 2+

7 Dangerous physical CONTACT with any player.  (EX: kick on ground, spit on player, serious foul play) Red 1 2 3+

8 ** Fighting during a game (throw punch, head butt, strong elbow, etc.) Red 3 5 8+ (possible expulsion)

9 Obscene act against fans (gestures, swearing etc.) Red 1-2 2-3 3+

10 Urinate in public (or anywhere within park or school premises) (could jeapordize field permit) NA possible expulsion possible expulsion possible expulsion

11 Drinking/using drugs at game (could jeapordize field permit) NA possible expulsion

possible expulsion possible expulsion

 

12 straight red card given (per FIFA laws) Red      

13 serious foul play Red 1 2 3+

14 violent conduct Red 1 2 3+

15 spitting at an opponent or any other person Red Player: 1

Ref: 4

 

Player: 2

Ref: 6

 

Player: 3+

Ref: 8+

16 denying the opposing team a goal or an obvious goalscoring opportunity by deliberately handling the ball Red 1 1 1+

17 denying an obvious goalscoring opportunity to an opponent moving towards the player's goal by an offence punishable by a free kick or a

penalty kick Red 1 1 1+

18 using offensive, insulting or abusive language and/or gestures Red 1 1 2+

19 receiving a second caution in the same match Red 1 0 0+

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NOTES ON DISCIPLINE