Appendix A - AMSL Discipline
A 1.1 Discipline to AMSL teams shall be based on the information contained on the games sheets, misconduct reports and other reports submitted to the AMSL following each game.
A 1.2 Referees shall record all cautions and ejections issued during a game on the applicable game sheets and summarize same on the misconduct report.
A.1.2. i Each assigned official for that game must sign each game sheet and the misconduct report.
A1.2.ii A misconduct form must be completed and signed as noted even when no discipline has occurred during the game.
A.1.2.iii The referee must submit a report giving all pertinent information surrounding the ejection of players and/or team officials and/or team
supporters within 48 hours of the completion or abandonment of a game.
A 1.3 Game officials, AMSL officials or AMSL game representatives on duty at a game must submit a detailed report on any other incident which occurs between the teams, their staff and/or supporters whether before, during or after a game, within 48 hours of the game.
A 1.4 Each team in an AMSL game must receive their copy of each team’s game sheet and misconduct report once signed by the officials and both teams.
A.1.4.i Failure of team staff to obtain those copies will not be an acceptable excuse for not being aware of their teams and individual players current
A 1.4.ii Refusal by a team official to sign the misconduct report or game sheet will not negate the reports and the team will not be permitted to appeal
any resulting discipline.
A 1.6 Each club is responsible for the actions of its teams, team officials and team supporters who are taking part or present an AMSL game.
A 1.7 All cases involving assault on, or threatening behavior towards game officials shall be referred to the ASA office and identified offenders are suspended indefinitely pending appearance at an ASA Discipline hearing.
A 1.8 Individuals who have been listed on a game sheet will be deemed to have participated in that game.
A.2.1 All Discipline of the AMSL, other than mandatory suspensions shall be dealt with by the ASA Discipline Committee.
A.2.2 All hearings shall be held in accordance with the rules of the ASA and CSA.
A.2.3 All ASA minimum notice rules apply to the AMSL, unless waived by the player or teams involved.
A.2.4 All discipline hearing decisions shall be communicated to the team contact within the current ASA Discipline guidelines.
A.3 Suspensions and Fines
A.3.1 Suspensions and fines as stated below shall be in effect the current season with the exception of red card offences which may carry over at the discretion of ASA Competitions Committee.
A.3.2 All suspensions shall be automatic and will not involve a hearing by the AMSL Discipline Committee unless:
a) An appeal is launched by the relevant player/team, or
b) A hearing is requested by the AMSL Commissioner
A.3.3 All fines must be received Alberta Soccer prior to the player’s participation in the next AMSL game or the player will be considered an illegal player in that match.
A.3.4 A hearing before an ASA Discipline Committee will be mandatory if a player or coach is charged an offence under any of the following AMSL Discipline Rules:
A.3.5 Teams must monitor their own discipline status as double-headers and time constraints may not allow the AMSL to communicate to the team their discipline status prior to the team’s next game,
A.3.1 Playing of ineligible players in these circumstances will result in discipline as outlined in the AMSL Operating Rules.
A.3.6 Suspensions and fines will be applied even if the game misconduct report or game sheets were not submitted to ASA within the submission guidelines.
A.4 Where Suspensions Apply
A. 4.1 Suspensions per A.6 and A.7 will be served in the next occurring sanctioned game for the offending player or team official whether that be AMSL or their home district league.
A.4.2 Suspensions per A.7 above must be served in AMSL games, Provincial, Regional and/or Provincial Final Competitions.
A.4.3 All game suspensions not fully served as per A.4.2 above shall be served in the next AMSL season.
A.4.4 Yellow cards accumulated but not resulting in a suspension shall expire with the current season and will not affect the next season.
A.4.5 AMSL suspensions may restrict a player and/or coaches’ participation in Provincial, National or International Select programs.
A.4.6 Suspensions of Reserve Team players from AMSL will be served in the AMSL.
A.4.7 Suspension of a player registered on both the AMSL team and a Youth team will apply to AMSL games and that player’s home district will be advised of the suspension.
A.4.8 Notification of suspensions will be sent to Provincial Select team coaches where applicable.
A.5.1 Decisions of the Referee in matters pertaining to the Laws of the Game are final and no appeal of those decisions will be heard.
A.5.2 An appeal related to automatic discipline must be lodged with the ASA Discipline Committee within five days of the date of the game in which the discipline came to apply. (No fee)
A.5.2.i This request will be sent to a ASA Discipline panel to determine if there is grounds for appeal.
A.5.2.ii. If the ASA Discipline panel determines there is grounds for appeal, an appeal hearing with a different Discipline panel will be held.
A.5.3 An appeal of the decision of the ASA Discipline Committee must be lodged with the ASA within five days business days of the date of official notification of the decision.
A.5.3.i. This request must be accompanied by a $500 appeal fee made payable to the ASA which will not be deposited until the ASA Discipline
Committee determines there is grounds for appeal and a hearing takes place.
A.5.3.ii. The ASA Discipline Committee ruling will remain in effect pending the outcome of this appeal.
A.6 Yellow Card Offences
A.6.1 The following discipline for Yellow Card accumulations shall apply to play and be automatic.
a) Three Yellow cards = One game suspension
b) Additional Two Yellow cards = One game suspension + $50 fine F20
c) Additional One Yellow Card = Two game suspension + $50 fine F21
d) Additional One Yellow Card = Player suspended until appearance before ASA Discipline Committee for further disciplinary action.
e) Two yellow cards issued to a player in a single game will not be counted as accumulated Yellow Cards but will be counted under the Red Card accumulations below.
A.6.2 Two Yellow Cards issued to the same player during a single game
a) First occurrence = One game suspension
b) Second occurrence = One game suspension + $50 fine F22
c) Third occurrence = Two game suspension + $50 fine F23
d) Fourth occurrence = Player suspended until appearance before ASA Discipline Committee for further disciplinary action.
A.7 Red Card Offences and Ejections
A.7.1 All red card offences and any team official ejections will be reviewed by the AMSL Commissioner for a decision on length of suspension.
A.7.1.i. The AMSL Commissioner may then refer the matter to an ASA Discipline Committee to determine if more severe penalties then noted below
will be applied.
A.7.2 The ASA Governance Policy on Discipline and Appeals Appendix C - Discipline Penalties will apply to all Red card offences with the addition of the following:
a) Any second offence will also carry a $50 fine. F24
b) Any third offence will also carry a $100 fine. F25
c) Any fourth offence - Player is suspended until appearance before ASA Discipline Committee for further disciplinary action.
A.7.3 All team staff ejected from a game by the referee will serve an automatic one game suspension.
a) Any second offence will also carry a $50 fine. F30
b) Any third offence will also carry a $100 fine. F31
c) Any fourth offence - Team official is suspended until appearance before ASA Discipline Committee for further disciplinary action.
A.7.4 Any coach who is a spectator at a game they are suspended from participating in is prohibited from using all electronic communication devices at the field from 45 minutes prior to kick off to final whistle.
A.7.4.1. Any such reports shall result in extended suspension for the team official until appearance before ASA Discipline Committee for further