Infractions et suspensions

  • The yellow and red cards will be used according to FIFA and NDGSA rules.
  • Three warnings (yellow cards) add up to a suspension (red card).
  • For a first red card, the person is automatically suspended for the next match.
  • For a second red card, the person will be suspended for the next three matches.
  • For a third red card, the person’s continued play within the NDGSA is to be reviewed by a disciplinary committee.

If a player or coach receives a red card, they must:

  • Attend the next game in their uniform
  • Present himself to the referee and inform him that he is serving his suspension
  • The referee will make note and direct the player to sit for the entire game on the opposite side of the team bench.
  • After the game, he must again present himself to the referee

The player or coach will remain suspended until he complies with the procedure.

The play-offs do not cancel sanctions meted out during the regular season.

The vice-president, the directors and the Recreational Committee reserve the right to impose sanctions including (yellow or red cards) "after the fact" upon receipt of a report from an official and/or if the reported situation merits such action.

The parents and other spectators are the coach's responsibility. Depending on the seriousness of the offence, a coach's refusal to co-operate with an official's request to control a player, parent or spectator may result in a warning (yellow card – issued by the referee verbally as “warning”) or suspension (red card – issued by the referee verbally as “you are suspended as coach of this game”). Any refusal to abide by a referee's decision or a linesman's decision and any verbal or physical abuse directed at a referee by a coach, player or parent will result in immediate expulsion from the playing field and a review by the NDGSA Disciplinary Committee.