League Procedures

Discipline Procedures

PURPOSE
Streamline a process for managing discipline matters such as yellow and red cards during a game. 

Please read and refer to the sections below for discipline procedures for red and yellow cards.  

Red Card

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When a player or team official receives a red card and is ejected from a game, they will serve an automatic one (1) game suspension. There will be a Discipline by Review to determine and suggest length of suspension as per BCSA Judicial Code. This suggested suspension will be posted on the Discipline list. 

The suspended individual will have 48 hrs to decide if they accept the sanctioning. 

If the suspended individual does not accept the sanction, they are entitled to request and attend a discipline hearing to have their case heard. The request for a hearing must be submitted in writing (via email is accepted) to admin@liwsa.com. The suggested suspension offer is then retracted, and the Discipline Committee will assess the suspension at the Discipline Hearing. 

See Discipline Hearing information below. 

Yellow Card

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(Accumulated in a season) 

When a player or team official receives a second caution (yellow card) in a game and are ejected, they will typically serve a one (1) game suspension. There will be a Discipline by Review to determine if further sanctioning is required. When a player or team official accumulates 3 yellow cards in a season, they will be suspended for a minimum of one (1) game. There will be a Discipline by Review to determine if further sanctioning is required. 

The Discipline Committee will suggest a suspension guided by the BCSA Judicial Code and will be posted on the Discipline list. The suspended individual will have 48 hrs to decide if they accept the sanctioning (minimum per red card is 1 game). 

If the suspended individual does not accept the sanction, they are entitled to request and attend a discipline hearing to have their case heard. The request for a hearing must be submitted in writing (via email is accepted) to admin@liwsa.com. The suggested suspension offer is then retracted, and the Discipline Committee will assess the suspension at the Discipline Hearing. 

See Discipline Hearing information below. 

Discipline Hearing(s)

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The Discipline Committee will be available on a weekly basis on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm via Zoom if a suspended individual requests a Discipline Hearing (subject to availability).  

If an individual cannot attend on a particular Wednesday, they may request to attend the following Wednesday. Only one postponement will be granted, and once that has been exhausted, the Discipline Committee will revert to the suggested suspension first offered prior to the Discipline Hearing request.

Discipline Hearings must be requested by emailing:  admin@liwsa.com

Discipline Flowchart

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