When a red card is reported by a referee, the ejected player will show up in the Discipline list with a temporary default of a "tbd" game suspension, tbd fine and fine status of "to be determined".
All new red card suspensions will undergo Discipline by Review and 1 of two things will then take place;
1)A suggested suspension will be posted.
2)The suspended individual will be asked to attend a Discipline by Committee meeting.
If that is the case, the place holder to indicate such will remain at tbd.
Those figures will be adjusted after the member attends the hearing which takes place as needed.
After a suggested suspension is posted (via discipline by review), the suspended individual has 48 hours to decide if they accept the sanctioning. (minimum per red card is 1 game)
If they do not accept the sanction, they are entitled to attend a discipline meeting to have their case heard.
At this time the suggested discipline by review suspension offer comes off the table and the Discipline committee will assess the suspension at the Discipline meeting.
Should you desire a discipline meeting, please send notification to the Executive Director and you will be given further Zoom information.
(Meeting can also be by email or by phone or you can waive your right to attend) If you do not send in notice of attending to the Executive Director, you will not be able to have a hearing.
The discipline meeting will be with members of the VISL Board and/or other community members.
After the Discipline Hearings, (weather it be by review or by committee) the suspension will be updated to the actual number of games.
The fine and the fine status will be updated to "owing" until paid. Fines are the standard $10.00 per game assessed.
Individuals are not permitted to participate until their fine status is updated to "paid" and after all games have been served. Individuals will be notified as to the extent of their suspension and if it is from all soccer related activity or strictly game play. (Specific game play will be determined by the Committee Chair and it could be from League, Cup, or Provincial competition - or a combination of competitions)
**Please note that if a player participates and their fine has not been paid - the fine will automatically double every game they are deemed to have participated and the individuals original suspension will be doubled in length.
If your name is not scratched off the team list, you will be deemed to have participated.
Players who receive a second caution in a game and are ejected will generally receive a one game suspension but this is not always the case.
In some cases, a longer suspension may be applied, especially if the player does not calmly leave the field of play once ejected or cause further disruption. (PROGRESSIVE DISCIPLINE)
If you receive two cautions in a game and are ejected and your suspension is updated to 1 or 2 games, you do not need to attend a Discipline Hearing.
If you receive two cautions in a game and are ejected and your suspension remains as "tbd", then you will be required to attend a Discipline Hearing.
There is a column showing games served. You can hover your mouse over this number and a box will pop up showing the dates of the games served.
Payments can be made dropping off to 811 Rogers Ave, online credit card via your team page, via etransfer to firstname.lastname@example.org or at the Discipline meeting.
Be sure in the notes of your payment to indicate that it is a fine payment and who it is for.
Players are welcome to email email@example.com to:
- notify the league that they can not appear
- provide written input/video in the case where they are unable to appear
- inquire about the appealing process
All suspensions on the website will be updated by the Tuesday following the game played.