(a) A “WARNING” may be given to a player, coach or other team official by the referee to
indicate that his/her conduct is not proper. That person is placed on notice that further
improper conduct may result in more formal action by the referee.
(b) A “CAUTION” (yellow card when issued only to a player) is a formal statement to a
player, coach or other team official that he or she is guilty of misconduct. A second
caution will result in being sent off from the game.
(c) A “SEND OFF” (red card when issued only to a player) is a formal statement to a
player, coach or other team official that he or she is being sent off from the game. A
player may not be substituted for the ejected player for the rest of the game.
(a) The referee who issues a send off will deliver or mail a written report (along with the
game card and player or coach pass) within 24 hours to the appropriate Disciplinary
Committee i.e. CYSA District 4 or CVSC.
(b) For CVSC Disciplinary issues, the Disciplinary Committee Chairperson (Vice
President) will review the send off report, and if required follow up with
coaches/players/parents/referees and/or any other witnesses to obtain written
accounts of the incident (as appropriate).
(c) The Disciplinary Committee will meet within 48 hours after receipt of the written
report/s to determine proper disciplinary action. Before making a recommendation, the
Disciplinary Committee Chairperson will make a concerted effort to contact the
disciplinee to be sure his/her input has been received.
(d) The Disciplinary Committee Chairperson will notify by telephone the player or coach of
the action taken within 24 hours of the determination. The individual being disciplined
will be sent confirming notification by e-mail or certified mail. The players coach will
also be notified of any actions against their players.
(e) The Disciplinary Committee Chairperson will forward a copy of the written disciplinary
committee report to the Club President. A copy of this written report, the game card,
and the original player pass will be sent to the Recreational or Competitive program
(a) The issuance of a send off to a player, coach or other team official will result in a
minimum one game suspension.
(b) The Disciplinary committee shall have discretionary powers in determining the degree
of penalties to be applied to the player, coach or other team official, using the District
IV and CYSA disciplinary guidelines. These penalties may include probation (after the
one game suspension) or longer suspension. (Refer to the District IV and CYSA
(a) Any disciplinary decision may be appealed in writing accompanied by a $25 check
payable to the Castro Valley Soccer Club within 48 hours of the notice of the decision.
(b) All appeals shall be determined within the District IV and CYSA disciplinary guidelines.
(c) Any disciplinary decision applied by the Disciplinary Committee will remain in effect
until the CVSC Protest and Appeals Committee considers the appeal. Appeals shall
be decided upon at the earliest opportunity.
(d) The $25.00 appeal fee will be returned if the disciplinary committee upholds the