League Discipline

League Discipline

Discipline Notes


When a red card is reported by a referee, the ejected player will show up in the Discipline list with a temporary default of a "tbd" game suspension, “tbd” fine and fine status of "to be determined".

All new red card suspensions will be reviewed at the Discipline Hearings on Thursday at 8:00pm and ejected players are expected to attend.

The “tbd” status will continue until the ejected player attends the Discipline Hearings.

After the Discipline Hearings, the suspensions will be updated to the actual number of games and fine and the fine status will be updated to "owing" until such time that it is “paid”.

Players who receive a second caution in a game and are ejected will generally receive a one game suspension, but this is not always the case.

In some cases, a longer suspension will be applied, especially if the player does not calmly leave the field of play once ejected and cause no further disruption.

If you receive two cautions in a game and are ejected and your suspension is updated to 1 game, you do not need to attend a Discipline Hearing.

If you receive two cautions in a game and are ejected and your suspension remains as "tbd", then you are expected to attend a Discipline Hearing.

NOTE: Discipline hearings now held at 7:30pm in the Fortius Sport & Health Building, London Meeting Room, 3713 Kensington Avenue, Burnaby, BC,  V5B 0A7. The Fortius buliding is on the West side of Kensington Avenue, across the street from the Bill Copeland Sports Center, beside Burnaby Lake West Turf 4 & 5. Enter the Fortius building on the ground floor.  Turn right once you enter the lobby and follow the hallway to the end. The London Meeting Room will be on the right.


Players will be automatically suspended for one game and fined $20 when they accumulate 3 yellows and then 5 yellows over the course of the league season. (Note: Cup Discipline is tracked independently on the Cup Discipline page). When a player accumulates a 6th league yellow (and also for every subsequent yellow) they will be suspended indefinitely until they appear at a Discipline Hearing.


There is a column showing games served. You can hover your mouse over this number and a box will pop up showing the dates of the games served.


Payments for discipline fines can be made by a logged in Player and/or logged in Team Staff member on your Team Page, by clicking through to the Fine Summary report. (See the link in the bottom part of the "Team" section (top left) on your Team Page). Here you can pay by credit card by putting a check beside the fines you wish to pay and clicking the Pay Now link and completing the payment form. Fines paid this way need no administrator intervention and will show as paid immediately on the website. 

As a less desirable approach, players or team staff can send an e-transfer to payments@vmslsoccer.com. Be sure in the text notes of your e-transfer to indicate that it is a fine payment and who it is for. Fines paid this way require administrator intervention and will not show as paid on the website until manually processed.


Players are welcome to email discipline@vmslsoccer.com to:
  • notify the league that they can not appear
  • provide written input in the case where they are unable to appear
  • inquire about appealing their suspension in the case where their suspension was determined in their absence
  • etc