RED CARD FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
My player received a red card , now what do I do?
- Submit a match report on the D&A web page within 24 hours, including an additional email to
explaining the circumstances surrounding the red card. Doing this in a timely manner will aid the committee in the event that a hearing is necessary.
When does the suspension take effect?
- Immediately... Any match suspension will begin with the next game that you are scheduled to play, whether it is a regular scheduled match or a reschedule.
How do I know if a suspension requires a hearing?
- Red Cards involving Violent Conduct, Foul and Abusive Language, or Fighting all require the player to appear before the committee to explain his actions. A yellow card followed by a straight red may also require a hearing, Contact the D&A chair for details.
Can a player continue to play until the hearing is held?
- No!! According to our Bylaws, "All players receiving a red card are immediately suspended until a decision is made by the committee". If a hearing is mandated, the committee decision will not be made until that time.
What is the purpose of the hearing?
- Typically the hearing is an evaluation of the severity of the incident that drew the red card and this allows us to assess the appropriate penalty. See D&A guidelines for a list of FIFA recommended penalties for the various infractions.
How is the suspension completed?
For the required # of games, the players name must appear on the game day roster with the word "suspended" next to his name so that the referee is aware of it. IMPORTANT: The D&A does not recognize a suspension unless this is done.
How long can suspensions be?
C.A.S.L. uses standard FIFA guidelines for assessing our penalties D&A guidelines Depending on the severity of the sending off, most suspensions will range from 1 game to 1 year. In extreme cases, players can be banned permanently from our league.
In the case of referee abuse, suspensions are handled by the state office (GASA) and can include statewide suspensions from play.
Why do some players receive a probation period and how does it work?
Rather than enforce a maximum penalty, the committee may opt to reduce the suspension and instead add a probation period. This allows us to see if the incident was just a one off occurrence. Players that tend to have discipline problems will usually screw up again and at that point the remainder of the original penalty may be enforced.
If under probation, a player receives any red card and even a serious yellow card (dissent and some USB), the D&A committee will reevaluate the decision and may enforce the original penalty plus any new penalty.