Soccer Academy Alliance Canada

Misconduct

Typical Player Misconduct Types and Standard Penalties
Description of Misconduct First Seasonal Offence Second Seasonal Offence Third Seasonal Offence
First Caution. no action    
Second Caution no action    
Third Caution. 1-game suspension    
Fourth Caution. no action    
Fifth Caution. 2-game suspension    
Sixth Caution & any subsequent caution. 3 game suspension    
Dismissed for "Receiving a second caution in the same game"  1-game suspension 3-game suspension not applicable
Dismissed for “Denying a goal scoring opportunity”  1-game suspension 3-game suspension 5-game suspension
Dismissed for "Using offensive, insulting or abusive language and/or gestures" directed at the game official(s).. 3 game suspension 8 game suspension 3-month suspension
Dismissed for "Serious Foul Play". 2-game suspension 4-game suspension 6-game suspension
Dismissed for "Violent Conduct". 3-game suspension 6-game suspension 8-game suspension
Received a third dismissal in a season. a discipline hearing shall be conducted and the appropriate discipline shall be rendered
Game Official Assault for "deliberate physical contact (i.e., 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
Failed to attend a discipline hearing at which he/she was accused of game official assault. player is fined $100.00 and remains suspended until he/she requests and attends a subsequent discipline hearing
NOTE: THESE PENALTIES SERVE AS A GUIDELINE ONLY. SAAC RESERVES THE RIGHT TO AMEND PENALTIES WHERE APPROPRIATE AND TO ESTABLISH PENALTIES FOR ITEMS NOT SPECIFICALLY ADDRESSED




Typical Administration Misconduct Types and Standard Penalties
Description of Misconduct First Seasonal Offence Second Seasonal Offence Third Seasonal Offence
Persisted in misconduct "after receiving a warning 'for misconduct' from the game official"  2-week suspension 5-week suspension 10-week suspension
Used "Offensive, insulting or abusive language and/or gestures”. 2-week suspension 5-week suspension 10-week suspension
Physical Assault or Attempted Physical Assault of a player.  3-12 month suspension 1-3 year suspension Minimum 5 year suspension
Game Official Assault for "deliberate physical contact (i.e., pushing, pulling, charging, etc . ) or attempted physical contact or threatening". 6-12 month suspension + $300.00 fine 1-3 year suspension + $300.00 fine Minimum 5 year suspension
Made deliberate physical contact (i.e., pushing, pulling, charging, etc.) or attempts physical contact with, or threatens, a registrant of SAAC, the O.S.A., a player or spectator 6-12 month suspension 1-3 year suspension 5 year suspension
Failed to attend a discipline hearing at which he/she was accused of game official assault. Accused is fined $100.00 and remains suspended until he/she requests and attends a subsequent discipline hearing
Participated in a soccer activity from which he/she was suspended 6-12 month suspension 1-3 year suspension 2-5 year suspension
Intentionally acted in a manner deemed to be detrimental to the game. 3-12 month suspension 1-3 year suspension 2-5 year suspension
NOTE: THESE PENALTIES SERVE AS A GUIDELINE ONLY. SAAC RESERVES THE RIGHT TO AMEND PENALTIES WHERE APPROPRIATE AND TO ESTABLISH PENALTIES FOR ITEMS NOT SPECIFICALLY ADDRESSED

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