Table 5: Standard Penalties for Misconduct by a Player

Type #
Description of Misconduct
First Seasonal Offence
Second Seasonal Offence
Third
Seasonal Offence
1.1
First Caution.
no action
1.2
Second Caution
no action
1.3
Third Caution.
1-game suspension
1.4
Fourth Caution.
no action
1.5
Fifth Caution.
2-game suspension
1.6
Sixth Caution & any subsequent caution.
3-game
suspension
1.13
Dismissed for "Receiving a second caution in the same game" for which neither of the cautions was directed at the game official(s).
1-game suspension
3-game suspension
not applicable
1.14
Dismissed for "Receiving a second caution in the same game" for which at least one of the cautions was directed at the game official(s).
2-game suspension
4-game suspension
8-game
suspension
1.15
Dismissed for "Using offensive, insulting or abusive language and/or gestures" directed at anyone other than the game official(s)..
1-game suspension
3-game suspension
not applicable
1.16
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
1.16 A
Persisted in “using offensive, insulting or abusive language and/or gestures” directed at a game official(s) after having been dismissed for such action that is directly in the area(s) of the soccer field.
6 to 8 games
8-12 games
6
months
1.17
Dismissed for "Denying an opponent a goal or an obvious goal-scoring opportunity by deliberately handling the ball".
1-game suspension
2-game suspension
not applicable
1.18
Dismissed for "Denying an opponent a goal or an obvious goal-scoring opportunity to an opponent moving towards the player's goal by an offence punishable by a free kick or penalty kick".
2-game suspension
4-game suspension
not applicable
1.19
Dismissed for "Serious Foul Play".
2-game suspension
4-game suspension
not applicable
1.19A
Dismissed for "Serious Foul Play" where in the opinion of the Discipline Hearing Panel there was an obvious "attempt to injure" or "a complete disregard for the safety of an opponent"
4-8 game
suspension
8-12 game
suspension
not applicable
1.20
Dismissed for "Spitting at an opponent or any other person", other than a game official.
NOTE: Spitting at a game official is Misconduct Type 1.52.
4-game suspension
8-game suspension
not applicable
1.21
Dismissed for "Violent Conduct".
3-game suspension
6-game suspension
not applicable
1.21 A
Dismissed for "Violent Conduct" where in the opinion of the Discipline Hearing Panel there was an obvious attempt to seriously injure an opponent
6-10 game
suspension
10-15 game
suspension
not applicable
1.22
Received a third dismissal in a season.
a discipline hearing shall be conducted and the appropriate discipline shall be rendered
1.23
Knowingly played as an ineligible player.
4-game suspension
8-game suspension
16-game suspension



Table 6: Standard Penalties for Misconduct by a Player

 

Type #
Description of Misconduct
First
Lifetime Offence
Second Lifetime Offence
Third Lifetime Offence
1.51
Game Official Assault for "deliberate physical contact (ie., 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
1.52
Game Official Assault for "striking , spitting, kicking, or any form of violent conduct, or attempted violent conduct".
2-5 year suspension + $400.00 fine
5-10 year suspension + $400.00 fine
Minimum
10 year
suspension
1.61
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
1.64
Participated in a soccer activity from which he/she was suspended
6-12 month suspension
1-3 year suspension
2-5 year suspension
1.65
Intentionally instigated and/or participated in a brawl between two teams either before, during, or after a game.
1-3 month suspension
3-12 month suspension
1-3 year suspension
1.66
Intentionally acted in contravention of, or failed to act in accordance with, a “Published Rule”.
1-3 month suspension
3-12 month suspension
1-3 year suspension
1.67
Intentionally acted in a manner deemed to be detrimental to the game.
3-12 month suspension
1-3 year suspension
2-5 year suspension
1.68
a) Changed any information on a registration form without the consent of the person being registered on such form.
b) Provided false or inaccurate information on a registration form.
c) Falsified a signature on a registration form.
3-12 month suspension
1-3 year suspension
2-5 year suspension
1.69
Provided false information or withheld information (including date of birth; Club, country, and year last registered; etc.) on a player registration form.
3-6 month suspension
6-12 month suspension
1-3 year suspension
1.70
Provided a false address on the player registration form.
1-3 month suspension
6-12 month suspension
1-3 year suspension
1.71
Registered under a false name.
3-6 month suspension
6-12 month suspension
1-3 year suspension

 

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