TABLE 1 - Standard Penalties for Misconduct by a Player Based on Playing Seasonal Offences

Type #

Description of Misconduct

First playing seasonal Offence

Second playing seasonal Offence

Third or More playing seasonal Offence

1.1

First Caution.

no action

 

 

1.2

Second Caution

no action

 

 

1.3

Third Caution.

1-game suspension

 

 

1.4

Fourth Caution.

no action

 

 

1.5

Fifth Caution.

2-game suspension

 

 

1.6

Sixth Caution & any subsequent caution.

3-game suspension

 

 

1.13

Dismissed for "Receiving a second caution in the same game" for which neither of the cautions was directed at the match official(s).

1-game suspension

3-game suspension

See misconduct 1.22

1.14

Dismissed for "Receiving a second caution in the same game" for which at least one of the cautions was directed at the match official(s).

2-game suspension

4-game suspension

See misconduct 1.22

1.14A

Dismissed for “Receiving a second caution in the same game” for which at least one of the cautions were directed at a Match Official under the age of 18.

4-game suspension

8-game suspension

See misconduct 1.22

1.15

Dismissed or reported by Match Official for "Using offensive, insulting or abusive language and/or gestures" directed at anyone other than the match official(s). If racist or sexual comments - please see 1.73

1-game suspension

3-game suspension

See misconduct 1.22

1.16

Dismissed or reported by Match Official for "Using offensive, insulting or abusive language and/or gestures/actions" directed at the match official(s).If racist or sexual comments - please see 1.73

3-game suspension

8-game suspension

See misconduct 1.22

1.16A

Dismissed or reported by Match Official for "Using offensive, insulting or abusive language and/or gestures/actions" directed at Match official(s) under the age of 18. If racist or sexual comments - please see 1.73

8-game suspension

16-game suspension

See misconduct 1.22

1.17

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

Note: A suspension of 9-12 games can only be applied for 1.17 where the charge has been reduced from Game Official Assault charges 1.51/1.52. Otherwise the maximum suspension for 1.17 is 8 games.

6-12 game suspension

8-16 game suspension

See misconduct 1.22

1.17A

Dismissed or reported for "using offensive, insulting or abusive language and/or gestures/actions" directed at a Match official(s) under the age of 18, after having been previously dismissed or reported

Note: Suspension for a youth player under 1.17A cannot exceed 8 games. An adult player can be suspended up to the maximum of 16 games.

8-16 game suspension

12-18 game suspension

See misconduct 1.22

1.18

Dismissed for "Denying an opponent a goal or an obvious goal-scoring opportunity by deliberately handling the ball".

1-game suspension

2-game suspension

See misconduct 1.22

1.18A

Dismissed for "Denying an opponent a goal or an obvious goal-scoring opportunity to an opponent moving towards the player's goal by an offence punishable by a free kick or penalty kick".

2-game suspension

4-game suspension

See misconduct 1.22

1.19

Dismissed for "Serious Foul Play". (Must occur on the field of play, against an opponent when challenging for the ball, while the ball is in play).  Otherwise see 1.21

2-game suspension

4-game suspension

See misconduct 1.22

1.19A

Dismissed for "Serious Foul Play" where in the opinion of the Discipline Hearing Panel  there was an obvious "attempt to injure" or "a complete disregard for the safety of an opponent"  (Must occur on the field of play, against an opponent while the ball is in play) otherwise see 1.21A

4-8 game suspension

8-12 game suspension

See misconduct 1.22

1.20

Dismissed or reported for "Spitting at an opponent or any other person", other than a Match Official.     

NOTE:  Spitting at a Match Official is Misconduct Type 1.52.

4-game suspension

8-game suspension

See misconduct 1.22

1.21

Dismissed or reported for "Violent Conduct".

3-game suspension

6-game suspension

See misconduct 1.22

1.21 A

Dismissed or reported for "Violent Conduct" where in the opinion of the Discipline Hearing Panel there was an obvious attempt to seriously injure a registrant or non-registrant.

6-10 game suspension

10-15 game suspension

See misconduct 1.22

1.22

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

1-11 month suspension

1.23

 

Senior player played as an ineligible player except for a player who played while under suspension in which case Misconduct Type 1.64 shall apply.

2-game suspension

4-game suspension

8-game suspension

1.25

Re-enters the field of play or player bench area after having been dismissed from the game by the Match Official.

2-game suspension

5-game suspension

See misconduct 1.22

Standard Penalties for Misconduct by a Player Based on Lifetime Offences

Type #

Description of Misconduct

First Lifetime Offence

Second Lifetime Offence

Third or More Lifetime Offence

1.51

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 + $200.00 fine

1-3 year suspension + $200.00 fine

Minimum 5 year suspension

1.51A

Match Official Assault (against a Match Officials under the age of 18) 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 + $300.00 fine

3-5 year suspension + $300.00 fine

Minimum 7 year suspension

1.52

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 + $400.00 fine

5-10 year suspension + $400.00 fine

Minimum 10 year suspension

1.52A

Match Official Assault (against a Match Officials under the age of 18) for "striking, spitting, kicking, or any form of violent conduct, or attempted violent conduct".

This charge carries an immediate suspension from all soccer activity

5-10 year suspension + $500.00 fine

10-15 year suspension + $500.00 fine

Minimum 15 year suspension

1.61

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

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

1.64

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

6-12 month suspension

1-3 year suspension

2-5 year suspension

1.65

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

1-3 month suspension

3-12 month suspension

1-3 year suspension

1.66

Senior player acted in contravention of, or failed to act in accordance with, a “Published Rule”. (see restrictions in procedure 9.14)

1-3 month suspension

3-12 month suspension

 7-12 month suspension

1.67

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

1.68

 Committed one of 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) Provided an invalid photograph for registration purposes.

d) Misidentifying one’s self to a Match Official

3-12 month suspension

1-3 year suspension

2-5 year suspension

1.69

Provided false information or withheld information (including date of birth; Club, country, and year last registered; etc.) on a player registration form.

3-6 month suspension

6-12 month suspension

1-3 year suspension

1.70

 

Provided a false address on the player registration form.

1-3 month suspension

6-12 month suspension

1-3 year suspension

1.71

Participated in any soccer related activity under a false name.

3-12 month suspension

1-3 year suspension

2-5 year suspension

1.73

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

1-3 month suspension

4-6 month suspension

7-12 month suspension

1.74

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

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