OBJECTIVE

  • To uphold respect for the game, officials and all players. To maintain standards of safety and expected behaviour within the guidelines of Codes of Conduct outlined for coaches, players, officials, spectators and parents. To provide guidelines for disciplinary investigations and hearings as a result of a complaint, allegation or breach of Club policy.
  • The Innisfil Soccer Club upholds Respect in Sport where negative, criminal and any other behaviours that inflict or cause physical or psychological harm to participants/members from leaders, players, coaches, officials, volunteers, parents and spectators who engage, participate in or contribute to prohibited conduct outlined in the Respect in Sport Policy may be subject to appear before the Discipline Committee, (related to activities within the scope of the Club and nature of the sport.)

POLICY

  • DISCIPLINE:
    • The Discipline Committee will consist of no less than three members of which one shall be the chairman. The Director of Game Officials/Referees will act only as an advisor. The minutes of the meeting shall be recorded. The referee’s game report (on Club approved forms) must be sent to the Club secretary within 48 hours of completion of the game. Teams are responsible for the conduct of their players, staff and spectators. Disciplinary action may be taken for conduct that is deemed unsuitable or disruptive. All discipline matters not covered in this article shall be in accordance with the Rules and Regulations of the OSA.
  • PROTESTS:
    • All league protests must be in writing and accompanied by a cheque for ($75.00) (certified cheque or money order) within 48 hours of the completion of the game being protested. A copy of the protest must be delivered to the team being protested against.
    • Playoff and tournament protests must be submitted in writing accompanied with the protest fee within twenty-four hours to the Director of Convenors or Club Secretary or a member of the Board by hand delivery. Saturday, Sunday and holidays are included. A copy of the protest must be given to the team being protested against.
    • Proof of the use of an ineligible player (during a league, playoff or tournament game) can only be used as the basis to protest the outcome of a game. Players listed on the official team sheet are deemed to have played. All other protests involving the alleged misinterpretation by a Referee or other Game Official of the Laws of the Game as set out in league, play-off and tournament Rules and Regulations will NOT be entertained by the Club. The decision of the Committee is final and binding with no leave to appeal. The disposition of protest and appeal fees shall be at the discretion of the Committee.
  • DISCIPLINE POLICY (Youth Recreational, All-Star, Adult Recreational):
    • The following is the standard discipline policy for the Club:
      • 3 yellow cards – 1 game
      • 2 additional cards – 2 games
      • 1 red card – 1 game
      • 2 red cards – 3 games
      • Refer to the OSA guidelines for the following misconduct:
        • Player Assault
        • Game Official Assault
        • Game Official Verbal Abuse
        • Violent Conduct
  • DISCIPLINE POLICY (Recreational Travel U14-U18yrs, Select and Competitive):
    • All discipline matters regarding Recreational Travel U14-U18yrs, Select and Competitive shall be in accordance with SCSL, York Region, CSL, CGSL, CESL, OYSL, OWSL or the OSA.
  • HEARINGS:
    • Shall be conducted in the following manner:
      • The Director of Game Officials/Referee’s shall establish a committee of three neutral persons to hear each case, and shall be responsible for the hearing, including the maintenance of all disciplinary records and the publishing of the findings of the hearing.
      • Presence at the hearing by all parties involved is mandatory. Failure to appear will result in additional punishment being awarded in absentia.
      • All parties directly involved in a hearing may be accompanied by no more than three witnesses.
      • All findings of the Committee must be published and distributed to all parties directly involved in the hearing within 5 days (except weekends and statutory holidays) of the completion of the hearing.
    • The board shall reserve the right to refuse a request for a Leave to Appeal.

 

  • DISCIPLINARY MEASURES:
    • If an ISC member breaches ANY of the Club’s policies, one or more forms of discipline may be imposed.
    • Any disciplinary measure imposed as a result of a breach of any ISC policy must:
      • Be applied consistent with any contractual and employment rules and requirements
      • Be fair and reasonable
      • Be based on the evidence and information presented and the seriousness of the breach
      • Be determined in accordance with our Constitution, By Laws, any other existing ISC policies, this policy and/or OSA, CSA policy and the Laws of the Game
    • Subject to contractual and employment requirements, if a finding is made by the ISC Discipline Committee that an individual has breached this policy, one or more of the following forms of discipline may be imposed:
      • A direction that the individual make a verbal and/or written apology
      • A written warning
      • A direction that the individual attend counselling to address their behaviour
      • A withdrawal of any awards, scholarships, records, achievements bestowed in any tournaments, activities or events held or sanctioned by the ISC
      • A demotion of the individual to another role or activity
      • A suspension of the individual’s membership or participation in a role or activity
      • A recommendation that the ISC terminate or actual termination of the individual’s membership or appointment as a board member, coach, manager, trainer, employee of the Club
      • In the case of a coach or official, a direction that the relevant organisation de-register the accreditation of the coach or official for a period of time or permanently
      • A fine
      • Any other form of discipline that the ISC Discipline Committee considers to be appropriate
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