Table 5 - Standard Penalties for Misconduct by a Club

 

Type #

Description of Misconduct

First playing seasonal Offence

Second playing seasonal Offence

Third or More playing seasonal Offence

 

5.51

Match Official Assault for "deliberate physical contact (i.e. pushing, pulling, charging, etc.) or attempted physical contact or threatening" by a Club's spectators or by unidentified players, Team Officials, Administrators of one of the Club's teams.

This charge carries an immediate suspension from all soccer activity

$500.00 fine

$1,000.00 fine

$2,000.00 fine

 

5.51A

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" by a Club's spectators or by unidentified players, Team Officials, Administrators of one of the Club's teams.

This charge carries an immediate suspension from all soccer activity

$1,000.00 fine

$2,000.00 fine

$5,000.00 fine

 

5.52

Match Official Assault for "striking, spitting, kicking, or any form of violent conduct, or attempted violent conduct" by a Club's spectators or by unidentified players, Team Officials, Administrators of one of the Club's teams.

This charge carries an immediate suspension from all soccer activity

$500.00 fine

$1,000.00 fine

$2,000.00 fine

 

5.52A

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" by a Club's spectators or by unidentified players, Team Officials, Administrators of one of the Club's teams.

This charge carries an immediate suspension from all soccer activity

$1,000.00 fine

$2,000.00 fine

$5,000.00 fine

 

5.53

Club failed to prevent its spectators or players’ parents from disrupting a game or for persisting in “using offensive, insulting or abusive language and/or gestures” directed at a Match Official(s) or any other person.

$300.00 fine

$500.00 fine

$1,000.00 fine

 

5.53A

Club failed to prevent its spectators or players’ parents from disrupting a game or for persisting in “using offensive, insulting or abusive language and/or gestures” directed at a Match Official(s) under the age of 18 or any other person.

$500.00 fine

$1,000.00 fine

$2,000.00 fine

 

5.54

Club failed to prevent its players, team officials or spectators from swarming the Match Official

$1,000.00 fine

$2,000.00 fine

$5,000.00 fine

 

5.59

 

 

Permitted unregistered teams and/or unregistered players to participate in their sanctioned club competitions.

$1,000.00 fine

$1,000.00 fine

$1,000.00 fine

 

5.60

 

Club failed to have a Club Representative or its registrant attend a Discipline Hearing when that person is required to do so.

$200.00 fine

$300.00 fine

$500.00 fine

 

5.61

 

Club failed to attend a discipline hearing at which it is accused of match official assault for the actions of its spectators and/or unidentified players, Team Official, Administrators on one of the Club's teams.

$200.00 fine

$300.00 fine

$500.00 fine

 

5.62

 

Club failed to pay Ontario Soccer Administrative Fee for a Discipline Hearing at which one of its players, Team Official, Administrators or the club itself has been found to be guilty of a charge of match official assault.

a)

$100.00 penalty assessed to Club;

 

b)

if $200.00 admin fee + $100.00 penalty is not paid by Club within 60 days after hearing, the Club will assessed another $100.00 penalty and will be suspended from all soccer activities until the $400.00 is paid

 

5.63

 

Played an ineligible player on one of its teams in a game.

The Club's team will forfeit all of the games in which an ineligible player played and the Club is fined $500.00

 

5.64

 

Participated in a soccer activity from which the organization was suspended

$500.00 fine

$750.00 fine

$1,000.00 fine

 

5.65

(One of its teams) participated in an unsanctioned competition.

$500.00 fine

$750.00 fine

$1,000.00 fine

 

5.66

 

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

$200.00 fine

$400.00 fine

$600.00 fine

 

5.67

 

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

$1,000.00 fine + $2,000.00 bond

$3,000.00 fine + $5,000.00 bond

$5,000.00 fine + $10,000.00 bond

 

5.68

 

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) Registered an individual in Ontario Soccer's registration system without the signature of that individual or parent/guardian on a Player Registration Form.

e) Provided an invalid photograph of a person for the purpose of registering that person.

$1,000.00 fine

$2,000.00 fine

$4,000.00 fine

 

5.69

 

Did not identify the correct person responsible for an incident in which the accused was mistakenly identified.

$500.00 fine

$750.00 fine

$1,000.00 fine

 

5.70

 

Game is abandoned due to the action(s) of its players, Team Officials, Administrators or spectators and such action(s) are warranted as valid reason(s) for abandoning the game.

$500.00

$750.00

$1,000.00

 

 

a)   In addition, if the abandoned game occurred in an Ontario Cup game, the team is ineligible to enter the Ontario Cup in the subsequent year.

b)  In addition, if the abandoned game occurred in an out-of-province tournament, the team is ineligible to travel to out-of-province for one year.

 
 

5.72

 

One of its Team Officials or Administrators was found guilty of inducing or attempting to induce a registered player to leave his/her team before the end of that team's current playing season.

$1,000.00 fine

$2,000.00 fine

$3,000.00 fine

 

5.73

Any player, team official, administrator or club spectator found guilty of racist, homophobic or sexist comments made during a game or in the vicinity of the playing field either during or after the game

$500.00 fine

$1,000.00 fine

$2,000.00 fine

 

5.75

Directly or indirectly encouraged or assisted in the establishment or operation of an unsanctioned soccer organization or competition

$1,000.00 fine

$3,000.00 fine

$5,000.00 fine

 

5.77

Did not register all of its Teams and players with Ontario Soccer

$500.00 fine for each team not registered or $500.00 fine for each 14 players not registered, whichever is less

$1,000.00 fine for each team not registered or $1,000.00 fine for each 14 players not registered, whichever is less

$2,000.00 fine for each team not registered or $2,000.00 fine for each 14 players not registered, whichever is less

 

5.78

Did not register all of its Leagues, Divisions, coaches and administrators with Ontario Soccer

$200.00 fine for each League, Division, coach& administrator not registered with Ontario Soccer

$350.00 fine for each League, Division, coach and administrator not registered with Ontario Soccer

$500.00 fine for each League, Division, coach and administrator not registered with Ontario Soccer

 

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