All restarts are indirect with the exception of a Penalty Kick. Penalty Kicks will be taken from the top of the Penalty Area.
Players are subject to cautions and send offs according FIFA’s Law 12.
Yellow Cards: Players who are issued a caution (yellow card) must sit out for two minutes before re-entering the match. This player may be replaced by a substitute while exiting the field. A goalkeeper who is issued a yellow card must be replaced by either a field player or substitute, but may join the field after his/her 2 minute suspension.
Red Cards: Players who are issued a red card (sent off) must leave the field of play immediately and may not return to the field of play for the remainder of that match. The player’s suspension lasts one game (next scheduled game) unless further disciplinary action is taken by TYSA (case specific). The team must play one less player for the remainder of that match. A goalkeeper who is issued a red card is also subject to this same rule.
Consistent infringement or a serious incident(s) committed by a player or team may result in suspension or being kicked out of the league.
Sliding: NO slide tackling.
A slide tackle call results in an indirect free kick from area of the violation if the call was for an illegal slide (in an age specific or coed league).
The offending player may be verbally warned on the initial instance which serves as a warning to both teams, or, based upon severity of initial instance, may be given a yellow or red card at the referee’s discretion.
Play-on advantage may be awarded by the referee in the instance of a failed attempted slide tackle or foul.
Goalkeeper sliding: The goalkeeper is allowed to slide. The slide may only be towards an opponent who is controlling the ball or in a “50/50” play area of an opponent. A referee may decide to issue a send off to a goalkeeper if the goalkeeper slide tackles and fouls an opponent for denying a goal scoring opportunity.
Profanity: Profanity is not tolerated. Players using profanity are subject to automatic cautions. Consistent infringement may result in suspensions.
3 Game Automatic Suspension Policy: Any player who is guilty of striking, punching, slapping, spitting, intentionally kicking, or any other vicious or intentional act (even if it is reactive), will be issued an automatic three game suspension, no questions asked. Referee reports will be given to TYSA Administration. Guilty players will recieve no refunds for suspensions. TYSA holds the right to issue a harsher suspension depending on the incident.
Fighting Policy: Should a player be involved in a fight or serious incident they will be held to the following:
1st Violation- expulsion with no refund from current TYSA Adult league season
2nd Violation- a one year expulsion from TYSA Adult league with no refunds.
3rd Violation- ban from all TYSA leagues
Teams that are involved in two incidents in the same season will be suspended for the remainder of the season with no refunds. All games will be forfeited and the team will be relegated one division the following season should they decide to return. Teams that are suspended for a second time will not be allowed to return under the same team name or same manager.
All other disputes, fights, incidents etc. can be reviewed by TYSA and are punishable depending on the situation. All decisions are final and non-disputable.