History of UYSA Discipline Action
PLEASE BE ADVISED:
Below are disciplinary issues UYSA has encountered during past seasons/. Each incident was examined and investigated on several different levels by the Leagues Commissioner and all reports of the incident were taken into account prior taking any final disciplinary action. Furthermore, please note that the following excerpts from UYSA’s policies and bylaws, section 6315.12, are also taken into account when determining which course of disciplinary action is best to be taken in regards to any incident that occurs.
“Any coach, team administrator or team official who is ejected from a UYSA league game or sanctioned tournament, if the ejection is for violent conduct, will be suspended for three (3) games and may be referred to the League Commissioner”
“If a player receives a red card for violent conduct, the player will be suspended for a minimum of two (2) games. The game report will be reviewed by the League Commissioner for determination on the actual length of the suspension. All red cards will be reviewed by the League Commissioner, and penalties will be based on the circumstances of the case, including the player’s history, the severity of the incident, and the applicable UYSA or USSF Rules violated.”
Any further questions can be directed to the UYSA main office.
-A player(s) used a racial slur and/or inappropriate language towards an opposing player, spectator, coach or referee and was required to sign the player code of and return it to UYSA within 10 days or the player would have received an additional game suspension.
-A player/coach was given a secondary yellow or primary red and ejected from the game, but while exciting the match showed the middle finger to any member of the officiating team. The player was required to write an additional letter of apology to the officiating team, and sign the player code of and return it to UYSA within 10 days or the player would have received an additional game suspension.
-A coach/official used a racial slur and/or inappropriate language towards any opposing player, spectator, coach or referee and was suspended for one game and required to review/submit the Coaches Code of Ethics.
-A coach had several incidents occur where he acted in a way that was not in accordance with UYSA’s Coaches Code of Ethics. Because of this, he was required to meet with the League Commissioner before he was allowed to coach any further games.
-A coach was unable to control his/her sideline area during the match. The coach received his/her own personal game suspension due to the lack of control of the players/spectators present.
-A coach was redlined due to the fact that he/she did not have proper concussion certification on file with UYSA.
-A referee’s officiating was not in accordance with UYSA’s policies and bylaws concerning match regulations. This referee was reported to the SRC for further evaluation and training.*In addition, incidents similar to this have resulted in the referee losing his/her ability to officiate youth matches.
-A referee was not allowed to work any matches in the 2017 Fall State Cup finals, because of an inappropriate comment made to a player in a semi final match.
-A group of spectators were overly aggressive/verbally abusive toward the opposing team, opposing coaches, opposing spectators, or the officials. These parents were asked to leave the match and were suspended from the next scheduled match.
-A team failed to identify a group of parents who were overly aggressive/verbally abusive toward the opposing team, opposing coaches, opposing spectators, or the officials. The team was sanctioned, forfeited their remaining matches in the season, and was not allowed in tournament play until those parents/spectators were identified.*Incidents similar to this have additionally resulted in all parents of the team being required to attend a meeting wherein they reviewed and each signed the Code of Conduct.
-A team improperly club passed players and therefore had to many players on the roster on game day. They forfeited the match because of this.
-A parent was suspended for a year after assaulting a referee. The parent sprayed the referee with an unknown substance that caused severe irritation on the referee's neck.
-A Club was disciplined for breaking the tryout policy (2nd offense). The club was put on probation for the 2017/2018 seasonal year, had the club pass privilege revoked, voting rights at the AGM revoked and UYSA allowed any teams that wished to leave the club because of the sanctions to keep their alignment spot in the league.