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Area 11-L (South Orange County)

MISCONDUCT PROCEDURES

The following matrix shall be utilized in connection with any match related misconduct involving one or more teams from AYSO Area 11-L (“Area”).
  • This matrix shall be utilized as a guideline for the Area Misconduct Coordinator (AMC) as well as the Regions Misconduct Coordinator (RMC) when involving anyone from their region.
  • Regional Staff may NOT get involved in any Area Play Misconducts, without first being approved by the Area Misconduct Coordinator.
  • The Misconduct Coordinator and/or any Conduct Review Panel may recommend additional or fewer sanctions to those contained in Area’s discipline matrix.
  • It is the responsibility of the Area Misconduct Coordinator to review all match reports submitted by the Referee of any match involving at least one team from Area 11-L.
  • The Area Misconduct Coordinator shall make the final recommendations as it relates to which misconduct cases require sanctions and/or Conduct Review Meetings (CRM).  Any CRMs that are labeled as “Possible”, a region may contact the Area Misconduct Coordinator to request a Regional investigation and/or Conduct Review Meeting.

DISCIPLINE Matrix

Sanctions of Misconducts committed by a Player, Coach, Assistant Coach, Referee and other Volunteers. This also includes Spectators (Parents, Guardians, Player's family and/or friends).

Misconduct
Code
Misconduct
Description
SanctionsCRM
MC-01Player Receiving a 2nd Caution in the same game.One (1) Game Suspension.Possible
MC-02Player Send-off for using Offensive, Insulting, or Abusive Language at anyone other than the game official.One (1) Game suspension.Possible
MC-03Player Send-Off for using Offensive, Insulting, or Abusive Language directed at the game official(s).One (1) Game minimum Suspension. Additional games may be determined after the CRM.Possible
MC-04Player Send-Off for Serious Foul Play - Player uses excessive force or brutality against an opponent when challenging for the ball.Two (2) Game minimum Suspension. Additional games may be determined after the CRM.Yes
(Area)
MC-05Player Send-Off for Violent conduct - Excessive force or brutality against a Player, Referee, Coach, Spectator or Other, when not challenging for the Ball.Two (2) Game minimum Suspension. Additional games may be determined after the CRM.Yes
(Area)
MC-06Player Send-Off for Spitting at an opponent or any other person other than a game official.One (1) Game minimum Suspension. Additional games may be determined after the CRM.Possible
MC-07Player Send-Off for spitting at a game official.Two (2) Game minimum Suspension. Additional games may be determined after the CRM.Possible
MC-08Player Receiving Two (2) Send-Offs in a Season, or within 12 months.Suspended for two (2) additional games after original time is served. Mandatory 6 month probation.Yes
(Area)
MC-09Player assaulting or attempted to engage in a physical altercation with a game official.Six (6) game minimum suspension. Games can roll over into next eligible season. Six (6) month probation, after time served. Yes
(Area)
MC-10Player participation in match where he/she is suspended.Additional one (1) game suspension.  Yes
(Area)
MC-11Player denying an obvious goal scoring opportunity.One (1) game minimum suspension. Additional games may be determined after the CRM. Possible
MC-20Coach/Assistant Coach inappropriate behavior not directed at the game official(s). One (1) game suspension. Possible
MC-21Coach/Assistant Coach inappropriate behavior directed at a game official.One (1) game minimum suspension. Additional games may be determined after a possible CRM.Possible
(Area)
MC-22Coach/Assistant Coach physical assault or attempted physical assault of a player.Two (2) game minimum suspension, possible six (6) game suspension.Yes
(Area)
MC-23Coach/Assistant Coach physical assault or attempted physical assault directed towards a game official.Two (2) game minimum suspension, possible six (6) game suspension.Yes
(Area)
MC-24Coach/Assistant Coach participation in match where the Coach was suspended previously in the same season.One (1) game minimum suspension. Additional games may be determined after the CRM.Yes
(Area)
MC-25Coach/Assistant Coach allows a suspended player to participate in a match when the payer is suspended from play.Coach and Assistant Coach will each serve a one (1) game suspension. Coaches can stagger suspension to permit the team to play.Yes
(Area)
MC-26Coach/Assistant Coach allows a non-registered AYSO player to play in any match.Two (2) game suspension against any coach present. Coaches may stagger suspension to permit team to continue play. Additional games may be determined after the CRM.Yes
(Area)
MC-27Coach using a registered AYSO player from another team without approval or Region RC and submission of new roster to Area 11-L.One (1) game suspension against any coach present. Coaches may stagger suspension to permit team to continue play. Additional games may be determined after the CRM.Yes
(Area)
MC-28Coach/Assistant Coach receiving a 2nd Send-Off within a 12 month period.Suspended for six (6) games and on probation for 12 months.Yes
(Area)
MC-29Coach/Assistant Coach not informing Regional and/or Area Admin of team not reporting to their scheduled match date/time.One (1) game suspension.Possible
MC-30Parent/Spectator inappropriate behavior not directed at the game officials.One (1) game suspension.Possible
MC-31Parent/Spectator inappropriate behavior directed at a game offical.Two (2) game suspension.Possible
(Area)
MC-32Parent/Spectator assault or attempted assault of a game offical, palyer or other spectator.Suspended for remainder of season. Six (6) game minimum suspension. Twelve (12) month probation.Yes
(Area)
MC-33Parent/Spectator receiving a 2nd send-off within a 12 month period.Suspended for remainder of season. Six (6) game minimum suspension. Twelve (12) month probation.Yes
(Area)

Footnotes:
  1. The Conduct Review Panel may impose additional sanctions if warranted.
  2. Pursuant to MC-10, additional sanctions, including but not limited to further suspension, forfeiting of matches, and/or point deductions, will be levied against any individual or team that violates sanctions imposed pursuant to Area 11-L's Misconduct Policy.
  3. It shall be the responsibility of the Regional Commissioner (RC), Regional Referee Administrator (RRA), Regional Coach Administrator (RCA) and/or Coach(s) to make sure and verify that all sanctions are implemented and completed according to the Area Misconduct Meeting Instructions.
  4. Sanctions will be carried over to post season tournaments and subsequent season.

Match Reports

The referees match reports submitted through the MatchTrak system, shall be categorized into the following categories:

  1. Cautions, Send-Offs, Misconducts of Players, Coaches and Parents/Spectators
  2. Injury Reports
  3. Safety and Field Condition
  4. Other AYSO Non-Compliance Issues
  5. Any other Concerns

Conduct Review Meeting

Misconduct cases shall fall into one of two categories:

  1. Sanction Only Cases:
  2. Using the guidelines as set forth in the Area Misconduct Matrix, certain offenses will not require a formal CRM by the Area, however if an Area CRM is not conducted, the Region may conduct a CRM if it so chooses. In these instances, the Area Misconduct Coordinator shall notify the Assistant Area Director, as well as Regional Commissioners, and Regional Referee Administrator(s) from involved regions of any sanctions imposed at a Regional level. All CRMs which are to be handled by a Region will become the RCs responsibility to report all findings and sanctions to the Area Misconduct Coordinator in a timely manner. This process may be delegated to a Regional staff member.

  3. Misconducts Requiring a Formal Conduct Review Meeting by a Region or the Area:
  4. Using the guidelines set forth in Area Misconduct Matrix, certain offenses require the individual(s) accused of misconduct(s) to attend a formal Conduct Review Meeting before being permitted to play in, coach and/or attend another AYSO match. In these instances, the Area Misconduct Coordinator shall notify the Regional Commissioner, Regional Misconduct Coordinator and/or Regional Referee Administrator that a formal CRM will be convened and all shall cooperate to the fullest extent possible to facilitate a speedy meeting.

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