Discipline Policies

The SRSA follows the OSA Discipline Policy.

Click the link below to consult it. OSA Discipline Policy (section 9).

Discipline by Review (DBR)

An accused who is subject to Discipline by Review has the right to be disciplined by Discipline by Hearing by submitting a request and a $55 hearing fee, within three (3) days of receiving a dismissal, to the Sudbury Regional Soccer Association; 967 Falconbridge road, by fax or by email to info@sudburysoccer.net

Type #

 

Description of Misconduct by a Player

First Seasonal Offence

Second Seasonal Offence

Third or more
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 game 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 game official(s).

2 game suspension

4 game suspension

See misconduct 1.22

1.15

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

3 game suspension

8 game suspension

See misconduct 1.22

1.17

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

1.18

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 while the ball is in play) otherwise see 1.21

2 game suspension

4 game suspension

See misconduct 1.22

1.20

Dismissed or reported for "Spitting at an opponent or any other person", other than a game official.
NOTE: Spitting at a game 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

1.23

Senior player played as an ineligible player.

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 game official

2 game
suspension

5 game suspension

See misconduct

1.22

Type #


 

Description of Misconduct by Team Officials

First Seasonal Offence

Second playing Seasonal Offence

Third or more Seasonal Offence

2.13

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

2 game suspension

5 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 game 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 game official(s).

4 game suspension

9 game suspension

See misconduct 2.22

2.25

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

3 game suspension

6 game suspension

See misconduct 2.22

2.58

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

$100.00 fine

$200.00 fine

$400.00 f

 

Type #


 

Description of Misconduct by an Administrator

First playing seasonal Offence

Second playing seasonal Offence

Third or More playing seasonal Offence

3.13

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

1 week suspension

3 week suspension

See misconduct 3.22

3.14

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

2 week suspension

5 week suspension

See misconduct 3.22

3.15

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

2 week suspension

5 week suspension

See misconduct 3.22

3.16

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

4 week suspension

9 week suspension

See misconduct 3.22

3.58

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

$100.00 fine

$200.00 fine

$400.00 fine

 

Discipline by Hearing (DBH)

 

For all Special Incident Reports, Referee Assault Reports and misconducts where Discipline by Hearing is required, the accused will be notified phone or email and must appear at the scheduled Discipline Hearing date with their player book and $55 Discipline Hearing fee.

Type #

 

Description of Misconduct by a Player

First Seasonal Offence

Second Seasonal Offence

Third or more
Seasonal Offence

1.16 A

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

6 to 8 games
suspension

8-12 games
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

1.21 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

1.51

Game Official Assault for "deliberate physical contact (ie., pushing, pulling, charging, etc.) or attempted physical contact or threatening".

6-12 month suspension + $200.00 fine

1-3 year suspension + $200.00 fine

Minimum
5 year
suspension

1.52

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

2-5 year suspension + $400.00 fine

5-10 year suspension + $400.00 fine

Minimum
10 year
suspension

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 either 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 policy 9.11)

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 policy 9.11)

3-12 month suspension

1-3 year suspension

2-5 year suspension

1.68

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.

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 game official or other registrant for racist 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

 

 

Type #


 

Description of Misconduct by Team Officials

First Seasonal Offence

Second playing Seasonal Offence

Third or more Seasonal Offence

2.16A

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

7 to 9 game suspension

3 to 6 months 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

2.41

Physical Assault or Attempted Physical Assault of a mini-soccer registered player or youth registered player.

3-12 month
suspension +$300.00 fine

1-3 year
suspension +$400.00 fine

Minimum
5 year
suspension + $500.00 fine

2.51

Game Official Assault for "deliberate physical contact (ie., pushing, pulling, charging, etc. ) or attempted physical contact or threatening".

6-12 month suspension + $300.00 fine

1-3 year suspension + $400.00 fine

Minimum
5 year suspension + $500.00 fine

2.52

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

2-5 year suspension + $300.00 fine

5-10 year suspension + $400.00 fine

Minimum
10 year
suspension $500.00 fine

2.53

Made deliberate physical contact (ie., pushing, pulling, charging, etc.) or attempts physical contact with, or threatens, a registrant or non-registrant of the O.S.A. (excluding a Game Official, or a mini/youth registered player).

6-12 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 the O.S.A. (excluding a Game Official, or a mini/youth registered player)

2-5 year suspension

5-10 year suspension

10 year
suspension

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 either 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 Policy 9.11)

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 Policy 9.11)

3-12 month suspension

1-3 year suspension

2-5 year suspension

2.68

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.

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 game official or other registrant for racist 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

 

 

Type #


 

Description of Misconduct by an Administrator

First playing seasonal Offence

Second playing seasonal Offence

Third or More playing seasonal Offence

 

3.16A

Reported for persisting in "using offensive, insulting or abusive language an/or gestures" directed at a game official(s) after having been previously reported or dismissed

7 to 9 week suspension

3 to 6 months suspension

See misconduct 3.22

3.22

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

3 - 11 month suspension

3.41

Physical Assault or Attempted Physical Assault of a mini-soccer registered player or youth registered player.

3-12 month
suspension +$300.00 fine

1-3 year
suspension +$400.00 fine

Minimum
5 year
suspension + $500.00 fine

3.51

Game Official Assault for "deliberate physical contact (ie., pushing, pulling, charging, etc . ) or attempted physical contact or threatening".

6-12 month suspension + $300.00 fine

1-3 year suspension + $400.00 fine

Minimum
5 year suspension + $500.00 fine

3.52

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

2-5 year suspension + $300.00 fine

5-10 year suspension + 400.00 fine

Minimum
10 year
suspension $500.00 fine

3.53

Made deliberate physical contact (ie., pushing, pulling, charging, etc.) or attempts physical contact with, or threatens, a registrant or non-registrant of the O.S.A. (excluding a Game Official, or a mini/youth registered player).

6-12 month suspension

1-3 year
suspension

5 year
suspension

3.54

Struck, spat on, kicked, or committed any form of violent conduct, or attempted violent conduct, against a registrant or non-registrant of the O.S.A. (excluding a Game Official, or a mini/youth registered player).

2-5 year suspension

5-10 year suspension

10 year
suspension

3.63

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

3.64

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

6-12 month suspension

1-3 year suspension

2-5 year suspension

3.65

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

6-12 month suspension

1-3 year suspension

2-5 year suspension

3.66

Acted in contravention of, or failed to act in accordance with, a “Published Rule”. (see restrictions in Policy 9.11)

1-6 month suspension

6-12 month suspension

1-3 year suspension

3.67

Acted in a manner deemed to be detrimental to the game. (see restrictions in Policy 9.11)

3-12 month suspension

1-3 year suspension

2-5 year suspension

3.68

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.

3-12 month suspension

1-3 year
suspension

2-5 year suspension

3.70

Provided a false address on the player registration form.

1-3 month suspension

6-12 month suspension

1-3 year suspension

3.71

Participated in a soccer related activity under a false name

6-12 month suspension

1-3 year suspension

2-5 year suspension

3.72

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

3.73

Any team official or administrator dismissed or reported by a game official or other registrant for racist 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

3.74

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

3-12 month suspension

1-3 year suspension

2-5 year suspension












 

 

Type #


 

Description of Misconduct by a Club

First playing seasonal Offence

Second playing seasonal Offence

Third or More playing seasonal Offence

 

5.51

Game Official Assault for "deliberate physical contact (ie. 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.

$500.00 fine

$1000.00 fine

$2000.00 fine

 

5.52

Game 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.

$500.00 fine

$1000.00 fine

$2000.00 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 game official(s) or any other person after the game official issued a warning to the team and/or club officials.

$300.00 fine

$500.00 fine

$1000.00 fine

 

5.59

 

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

$1000.00 fine

$1000.00 fine

$1000.00 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 game 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 the O.S.A. 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 game 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

$1000.00 fine

 

5.65

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

$500.00 fine

$750.00 fine

$1000.00 fine

 

5.66

Acted in contravention of, or failed to act in accordance with, a “Published Rule”. (see restrictions in Policy 9.11)

$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 Policy 9.11)

$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

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.

$500.00 fine

$1,000.00 fine

$2,000.00 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

$1000.00 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

$1000.00

 

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 or administrator found guilty of racist or sexist comments made during a game or in the vicinity of the playing field either during or after the game

$500.00 fine

$1000.00 fine

$2000.00 fine

 

5.81

Violated the "Team Residency Rule"

$1000.00 fine + $2000.00 Bond

$3000.00 fine + $5000.00 bond

$5000.00 fine + $10000.00 bond

 


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