New red card procedures will be in place for the upcoming spring 2014 season. The most noticeable change is that the Disciplinary and Appeals Chairman will handle red cards and notify the coach or player involved in timely manner of the sanctions imposed. Coach or player involved will then have the option to either to appeal or accept the decision. The new procedure can be reviewed by clicking on read more.
It is the responsibility of every team official, player, and parent to know the SLYSA Discipline and Appeals Manual regarding yellow cards and red cards. All players, coaches, team officials or spectators will be subject to the penalties listed in the SLYSA rules and ruled upon by the Disciplinary and Appeals Chairman and Disciplinary Advisory Board. Please understand that the Chairman and Advisory Board may impose additional fines or suspensions. Referee Reports All reports need to be submitted within 48 hours of the completion of the match.
Red Card / Ejection Reports
Referees can place the red card violation in the referee box or fax to the SLYSA office at 636-305-9855.
The referees report automatically initiates the action against the individual.
The SLYSA office will send the report by mail to the player and coach within five days of receiving the report.
This is your notice of the reasons for the red card
IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE THE MATCH REPORT seven days AFTER THE RED CARD WAS ISSUED, PLEASE NOTIFY the SLYSA office by calling 636-305-9849.
The match report will be the evidence of the Disciplinary and Appeals Chairman and Disciplinary Advisory Board and will accept as true unless there are other statements submitted to the SLYSA office within seven days of receiving the report.
If you do not notify the SLYSA office, then you may not argue that you did not receive a copy of the match report as an excuse for not submitting any statements.
Report will then be forwarded to the Disciplinary and Appeals Chairman.
The Disciplinary and Appeals Chairman will handle red cards. The coach and player to which the coach or player is registered will be notified in a timely manner of the sanctions imposed on them.
Note that every disciplinary action for various red card infractions stated in the Discipline and Appeals Manual is always stated as a minimum. You may be suspended for many more games than the stated minimum. Every red card will be evaluated on an individual basis. The SLYSA Board in conjunction with assigned referee will be responsible for the enforcement of suspensions.
What to do if you want to Appeal the Disciplinary and Appeals Chairman decision?
Offenders will have the opportunity to appear before the Disciplinary Committee. Parents and coaches may also attend. Appeals must be directed to the Disciplinary and Appeals Chairman within one week of the Disciplinary and Appeals Chairman’s decision. If necessary, the appeal may need to be made in person. Depending on the findings of the Disciplinary Committee, penalties may be increased according to the gravity of the infringements, and the reasons for such increases in penalties shall be documented by the Disciplinary Committee.