TABLE 2 - Standard Penalties for Misconduct by Team Officials

Type #

 

Description of Misconduct

First playing seasonal Offence

Second playing seasonal Offence

Third or More playing seasonal Offence

2.13

Dismissed or reported for persisting in misconduct "after receiving a warning 'for misconduct' from the match official" for which neither of the offences was directed at the Match Official(s).

1-game suspension

3-game suspension

See misconduct 2.22

2.14

Dismissed or reported for persistent misconduct "after receiving a warning 'for misconduct' from the Match Official" for which at least one of the offences was directed at the match official(s).

2-game suspension

5-game suspension

See misconduct 2.22

2.14A

Dismissed or reported for persistent misconduct "after receiving a warning 'for misconduct' from the Match Official" for which at least one of the offences was directed at Match Official(s) under the age of 18.

4-game suspension

10-game suspension

See misconduct 2.22

2.15

Dismissed or reported for using "Offensive, insulting or abusive language and/or gestures" directed at anyone other than the match official(s).

2-game suspension

5-game suspension

See misconduct 2.22

2.16

Dismissed or reported for using "Offensive, insulting or abusive language and/or gestures" directed at the match official(s).

4-game suspension

9-game suspension

See misconduct 2.22

2.16A

Dismissed or reported for using "Offensive, insulting or abusive language and/or gestures" directed at a Match Official(s) under the age of 18

8-game suspension

18-game suspension

See misconduct 2.22

2.16B

Dismissed or reported for "using offensive, insulting or abusive language and/or gestures" directed at a match official(s) after having been previously dismissed or reported

7-9 game suspension

3-6 month suspension

See misconduct 2.22

2.22

Received and found guilty of a third dismissal in a playing season within that league or competition

3-11 month suspension

2.25

Re-enters the field of play or player's bench area after having been dismissed from the game by the match official

3-game suspension

6-game suspension

See misconduct 2.22

Standard Penalties for Misconduct by a Team Official Based on Lifetime Offences

Type #

Description of Misconduct

First Lifetime Offence

Second Lifetime Offence

Third Lifetime Offence

2.50

Made deliberate physical contact (i.e., pushing, pulling, charging, etc.) or attempts physical contact with Physical Assault or Attempted Physical Assault of a uniformed Grassroots registered player or youth registered player.

This charge carries an immediate suspension from all soccer activity

3-12 month suspension +$300.00 fine

1-3 year suspension +$400.00 fine

Minimum 5 year suspension + $500.00 fine

2.51

Match Official Assault for "deliberate physical contact (i.e., pushing, pulling, charging, etc.) or attempted physical contact or threatening".

This charge carries an immediate suspension from all soccer activity

6-12 month suspension + $300.00 fine

1-3 year suspension +  $400.00 fine

Minimum 5 year suspension + $500.00 fine

2.51A

Match Official Assault (towards a youth aged match official) for "deliberate physical contact (i.e., pushing, pulling, charging, etc.) or attempted physical contact or threatening".

This charge carries an immediate suspension from all soccer activity

1-3 year suspension + $400 fine

3-5 year suspension + $500 fine

Lifetime Suspension

 

2.52

Match Official Assault for "striking, spitting, kicking, or any form of violent conduct, or attempted violent conduct".

This charge carries an immediate suspension from all soccer activity

2-5 year suspension + $300.00 fine

5-10 year suspension + $400.00 fine

Minimum 10 year suspension $500.00 fine

2.52A

Match Official Assault (towards a youth aged match official) for "striking, spitting, kicking, or any form of violent conduct, or attempted violent conduct".

This charge carries an immediate suspension from all soccer activity

Minimum 5 year suspension + $500 fine

Lifetime Suspension

2.53

Made deliberate physical contact (i.e., pushing, pulling, charging, etc.) or attempts physical contact with, or threatens, a registrant or non-registrant of Ontario Soccer (excluding a Match Official, or a Grassroots/youth registered player).

3-12 month suspension

1-3 year suspension

5 year suspension

2.54

Struck, spat on, kicked, or committed any form of violent conduct, or attempted violent conduct, against a registrant or non-registrant of Ontario Soccer (excluding a Match Official, or a Grassroots/youth registered player)

2-5 year suspension

5-10 year suspension

10 year suspension

2.58

When request by a player, refused to give the player his/her registration book or ID Card within 5 days

$100.00 fine

$200.00 fine

 

$400.00 fine

2.61

Failed to attend a discipline hearing at which he/she was accused of Match official assault.

Accused is fined $100.00 and remains suspended until he/she requests and attends a subsequent discipline hearing

2.63

Played an ineligible or suspended player in a sanctioned game or permitted a suspended player who is suspended from all soccer related activity

3-12 month suspension

1-3 year suspension

2-5 year suspension

2.64

Participated in a soccer activity from which he/she was suspended

6-12 month suspension

1-3 year suspension

2-5 year suspension

2.65

Instigated and/or participated in a brawl between two teams, before, during, or after a game.

6-12 month suspension

1-3 year suspension

2-5 year suspension 

2.66

Acted in contravention of, or failed to act in accordance with, a “Published Rule”. (see restrictions in Procedure 9.14)

1-6 month suspension

6-12 month suspension

1-3 year suspension

2.67

Acted in a manner deemed to be detrimental to the game.  (see restrictions in Procedure 9.14)

3-12 month suspension

1-3 year suspension

2-5 year suspension 

2.68

Committed one or more of the following:

a) Changed any information on a registration form without the consent of the person being registered on such form.

b) Provided false or inaccurate information on a registration form.

c) Falsified a signature on a registration form.

d) Knowingly provided an invalid photograph of a person for the purpose of registering that person.

e) misidentified player to Match Official

3-12 month suspension

1-3 year suspension

2-5 year suspension

2.70

Provided a false address on the player registration form.

1-3 month suspension

6-12 month suspension

1-3 year suspension

2.71

Participated in a soccer related activity under a false name

6-12 month suspension

1-3 year suspension

2-5 year suspension

2.72

Induced or attempted to induce a registered player to leave his/her team before the end of that team's current playing season.

6-12 month suspension

1-3 year suspension

2-5 year suspension

2.73

Dismissed or reported by a Match Official or other registrant for racist, homophobic or sexist comments made during a game or in the vicinity of the playing field either during or after the game.

6-12 month suspension

1-3 year suspension

2-5 year suspension

2.74

Reported for "using offensive, insulting or abusive language and/or gestures" directed at a discipline or appeal hearing panel member(s)

3-12 month suspension

1-3 year suspension

2-5 year suspension

2.75

Directly or indirectly encouraged or assisted in the establishment or operation of an unsanctioned soccer organization or competition unless Team Official is only acting as a player

6-12 month suspension

18-24 month suspension

3-5 year suspension

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