On ZOOM by Scheduled Appointment
Discipline hearings are now held via Zoom. You will receive an email from the Discipline Committee if you are required to attend a Disciplinary Hearing. If your status remains "tbd" and you have not received an email from the Discipline Committee by the following Tuesday after your ejection, please contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
RED CARD EJECTIONS
When a red card is reported by a referee, the ejected player will show up on the League Discipline List under the Discipline tab at vmslsoccer.com, 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 by the Discipline Committee. The “tbd” status will continue until the ejected player attends a Discipline Hearings via Zoom. After the Discipline Hearings, the length of suspension and monetary fine will be updated. Furthermore, the fine status will be updated to "owing" until it is “paid”.
SECOND YELLOW CARD EJECTIONS
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. A longer suspension may be applied, especially if the player does not calmly leave the field of play once ejected. If you have been ejected from a game for receiving two yellow card cautions and your suspension is updated to 1 game, you do not need to attend a Discipline Hearing.
If you were ejected from a game for receiving two cautions in a game and your suspension status remains as "tbd", then you are expected to attend a Discipline Hearing. Please read the "NOTE" above.
Players will be automatically suspended for one game and fined $20 when they accumulate 3 yellows and then again after accumulating 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org to:
· notify the league that they can not appear at their scheduled hearing.
· inquire about appealing their suspension.