Red Card Procedure


Red Card Procedure

The referee is to return ALL passes (EXCEPT for referee assault) to the coaches after completion of the game. The referee will, within 48 hours of the game, send the FYSA Game Report and FYSA Supplemental Referee Report of the player/coach receiving a red card documenting the red card violation to the league VP of Discipline (Matt Hutchinson). Referees, please scan documents and e-mail (preferable) or send US Mail.

When the VP of Discipline receives the reports, GCF is now responsible for determining the duration of the suspension to be given and for when the suspension is considered to be completed. The VP of Discipline will then forward the information, along with length of suspension, on to the appropriate parties (DC, league president, club president).

During the suspension the player must go to the games and sit with his team, in street clothes, and have the referee sign his Red Card Completion Form. Also, upon or before the completion of the suspension, the player must pay a $50.00 fine (coach fine is $100.) to their club (make check payable to their club) since their club will be assessed the fine by GCF. The club sends the Red Card Completion Form (or known as the Red Card Sanction History Report) to both GCF and the FYSA District Commissioner. A list of player/coaches receiving red cards will be posted on the website Red Card Disciplinary List.

Referee Assault

Referees are to KEEP the offending player/coach pass and mail it along with the FYSA Game Report and FYSA Supplemental Referee Report of red card (s) offenses to:

GCF VP of Discipline                                 GCF Treasurer

Matt Hutchinson                                          Patty Herodier

1262 Lake Francis Dr.                                  PO Box 700146

Apopka, Florida 32712                                St. Cloud, Fl. 34770-0146                    

Important Notes

1)Referees, make sure that the FYSA Game Report and FYSA Supplemental Referee Report are filled out correctly and that you give a very detailed description of what happened.

2)Proper forms that are listed above may be found, and downloaded, on the Forms Link.

3)In an effort to expedite the process of being eligible to play again, should any problems occur, please contact your registrar who can then contact the GCF VP of Discipline to discuss the situation. Only your club’s president, registrar, clubs referee assignor, or game referee can contact the VP of Discipline directly. Everyone else MUST go through these four club contacts.

4)Players/coaches may return to regular activities after they have done the above. Sit out the required number of games, have the referee of each match sign the Red Card Completion Form while you sit on the bench with your team, and after the fine has been paid and received by GCF.



Related Links

How To Write A Supplemental Report

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