188.8.131.52 U13-U19 – IFAB 2019-2020 Laws of the Game
7.1.2 The Tournament Committee reserves the right to amend parts of these lawsas outlined within these tournament rules.
7.1.3 All players, coaching staff, assisting personnel and team supporters areexpected to obey the laws of the game and respect all tournament officials.
7.1.4 Game officials reserve the right to exercise use of the laws of the game forthe time period beginning immediately before, during and immediately after the game and said authority extends to the area immediately surrounding the field of play and includes the bleachers.
7.1.5 Foul or abusive language will not be tolerated. Threats and/or assaults made towards any tournament officials during this tournament will generate an immediate suspension pending the ASA Discipline Committee action in accordance with ASA Rules and Regulations
7.2 Discipline for U11-U19 teams: Players and Team Officials
7.2.1 No red/yellow cards are issued to U7-U10 (mini-soccer) players, but aplayer can be sent off for cooling down and a replacement is allowed.
7.2.2 Red Cards, in addition to the immediate suspension, are an automaticminimum one (1) game suspension. Two yellow cards in two consecutive games will result in a minimum of one (1) game suspension to be served the following game.
7.2.3 If a player or team official receives a second red card in the tournament, that player or team official must report, with the affected teams’ coach, to Tournament Headquarters immediately after his or her team’s game. The player or team official will not be permitted to participate in any further tournament play and may face further disciplinary action.
7.2.4 It is the coach’s responsibility to ensure that their players serve their discipline during the tournament (failure to do so could result in disqualification from the tournament).
7.2.5 Players or team officials receiving or serving a red card game suspension must immediately leave the area of play and are not permitted in the team’s technical area during the game(s) they are suspended from.
7.2.6 If the nature of the suspension warrants, or for all other offences, the Discipline Committee (which will include the Technical Director and 2 members of the Tournament Organizing Committee) will convene, determine the number of games suspension based on the Referee Report, and advise the coaching staff of its findings. The regular process of appeals remains available if needed (see 7.3).
7.3.1 Protests of any tournament game results will be reviewed provided that the protest is in writing and submitted to tournament headquarters accompanied by a fee of $100.00 payable by cheque to “Duggan Soccer”, which is refunded if the appeal is successful. The tournament headquarters must receive written submissions within two hours of the protested game’s completion. The Technical Director will make a decision within 2 hours after the protest is filed. The decision of the Technical Director cannot be appealed. Protests in reference to the “laws of the game” and protests of decisions by game officials will not be accepted.