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DISCIPLINARY BOARD AND DISCPLINARY RULES

9.01: Definition of the Disciplinary Board

The executive board representatives and officers of this Association have no authority, or jurisdiction, in disciplinary issues. A Disciplinary Board exists to allow members to communicate effectively when disciplinary issues arise. All members agree to abide by disciplinary board rulings for matters concerning disciplinary issues. Each member is required to provide one representative who is a natural person of full age, or older, and who is not a head coach or assistant coach of a member’s team, or a York-Adams Interscholastic Athletic Association boy’s lacrosse team, to be recognized as the member’s Disciplinary Board Representative. If an issue arises between two members, the protocol for communication is to initiate contact between both members’ disciplinary board representatives via email, with all messages being copied to the President. Correspondence between the disciplinary board representatives of the involved members is used to bring a resolution to the issue.In the event the issue cannot be resolved, the Disciplinary Board will convene and accept presentations by both members’ disciplinary board representatives prior to issuing a Disciplinary Board ruling on the issue. A disciplinary board representative, to be selected by the President of the Executive Board, will preside as Chairman at the Disciplinary Board meeting, and will ensure equitable presentation time for both members’ disciplinary board representatives, facilitate discussion between all disciplinary board representatives concerning the issue, and facilitate the issuance of a ruling on the issue.



 



BYLAW Articles pertaining to conduct
 

9.02: Conduct Violations

9.02.01 Player Ejection

Any player ejected from play, shall be suspended from participation in the next league game (including tournaments and play offs) at any level of play until completion of the suspension. Both teams are responsible for notifying the League President immediately of any ejection from play. If a player is ejected from the last game of the season, (regular season or play offs) the player will serve a one game suspension at the beginning of the following season. If the player moves from the youth level to the high school level the following season, the member club shall be fined $100. For avoidance of doubt: In any other instance the player is suspended as described. 9.02.02 Coach Ejection

Coaches are expected to lead by example and act as role models to players.Therefore, should a team’s coach be ejected during a game, he shall be subject to disciplinary action as defined below. Both teams are responsible for notifying the League President immediately of any ejection from play.

By-Laws of the York County Lacrosse Association

A Pennsylvania Nonprofit Corporation

Revision 3.17.2012

9.02.02.01 First Offense – The coach will be suspended from coaching in thenext league game (including tournaments and play offs) at anylevel of play for one game.

9.02.02.02 Second Offense – The coach will be suspended from coaching inthe next league game (including tournaments and play offs) at any level of play for one game and the club of the ejected coach will be subject to a $50.00 fine payable to the YCLA.

9.02.02.03 Third Offense – The coach will be suspended for the season at any level of play.

9.02.03 Fighting

It is the responsibility of each coach to ensure that his team acts in a sportsmanlike manner. Fighting will not be tolerated. The following penalties for fighting will be enforced:

9.02.03.01 First Offense – Mandatory one-game suspension from play in the next league game. The Disciplinary Committee has the authority to suspend player for balance of the season in extreme cases.

9.02.03.02 Second Offense – Mandatory two-game suspension from play in the next 2 league games. The Disciplinary Committee has the authority to suspend player for balance of the season in extreme

cases.

9.02.04 Entering an Altercation from the Bench

Any player, who enters into an altercation while not currently on the field of play, shall be immediately ejected from the game and suspended from any participation in the league at any level for the remainder of the season. Should an entire team leave its bench area during an altercation, that team shall forfeit the game immediately. Should both teams leave the bench area during an altercation, both teams shall forfeit the game, and no points will be awarded to either team. Any team leaving the bench area during the game will be suspended for an indefinite period of time and not until be permitted to play until the disciplinary board meets to review the situation and makes a decision.

9.02.05 YCLA Code of Conduct Violations

Any club or coach failing to abide by the YCLA code of conduct may be subject to league disciplinary action which may include: coach game suspension, game forfeiture or club suspension from the league. Any parent, player, coach or club representative may file a complaint for failure to adhere code of conduct by emailing the chair of the competition or sportsmanship committees. YCLA contact information will be posted on the yorkcountylacrosse.org website

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