FWCHSSOA/PHRA Field Clinic Rule 12 Misconduct Gilbert Rosario October 19, 2013
2 National Federation of State High School Association Rule 12 Misconduct As Amended Per 2013-14 Florida High School Athletic Association Officials Guidebook
3 Rule 12 Section 8 Misconduct Article 1 - A player, coach or bench personnel shall be cautioned (Yellow Card) for: a.Entering or leaving the field of play (except through the normal course of play) without the permission of an official. b.Persistent infringement of any of the rules of the game. c.Objecting by word of mouth or action to any decision given by an official (Dissent). d.Any incidental use of vulgar or profane language. Note: Hillsborough Zero Tolerance Ruling, which requires a disqualification. e.Any use of electronic communication devices with on-field players during play. Examples: amplifying devices, wireless communication devices such as cell phones, headphones, personal digital assistant, etc. Note: A coach may engage in verbal communications with his or her own team during play.
4 Rule 12 Section 8 Misconduct Article 1 - A player, coach or bench personnel shall be cautioned (Yellow Card) for: f.Unsporting conduct (e.g., coaching outside the team area, holding, unnecessary delay, deliberate tactical foul, faking an injury, illegally equipped player, excessive celebration, denial of a goal scoring opportunity by handling or foul, and the goal is scored, etc.). g.Use of any tobacco products at the game site during the period of the jurisdiction of the officials (i.e., 15 minutes prior to the start of the game and end with their leaving the field of play and its immediate surroundings). Per FHSAA the use of alcohol, tobacco or tobacco- like products by student-athletes, coaches and officials is prohibited. The student-athlete, coach or bench personnel will be disqualified. Additionally, the official must report to the FHSAA Office any violation of this policy within 24 hours using form AT6 Unsporting Conduct Incident Report. Penalty: A cautioned player shall leave the field and may be replaced. Should the team with the cautioned player elect to play shorthanded, the cautioned player may not re-enter nor be replaced until the next legal substitution opportunity.
5 Rule 12 Section 8 Misconduct Article 2 - A player, coach or bench personnel shall be disqualified (red card) for: a.Exhibiting violent conduct. b.Taunting – use of word or act to incite or degrade an opposing player, coach, referee or other individual. c.Subsequent caution. Per FHSAA: Official shows player a yellow card with one hand raised and indicate with the other hand that it is a 2 nd yellow card by forming a V with the index and middle fingers (no AT6 report required). For coach or bench personnel, official shows a yellow card immediately followed by a red card to show disqualification (AT6 Report required). Adults must leave vicinity of playing area. Players and non-adult bench personnel are restricted to team area. d.Committing serious foul play, that is any play in which the player commits one of the offenses punishable with a direct free kick (or penalty kick if the offense takes place by a defender in the penalty area) and uses disproportionate and unnecessary force against an opponent while playing for the ball
6 Rule 12 Section 8 Misconduct d.Serious foul play also includes the following: 1.A player (other than a goalkeeper within his/her own penalty area) deliberately handles a ball, attempting to prevent a goal and the goal is not scored. Per FHSAA The player shall be issued a blue card. 2.A player commits a foul, attempting to deny an obvious goal scoring opportunity, and the goal is not scored. e.Spitting at an opponent, teammate or game official. f.Using insulting, offensive or abusive language or gestures. g.Leaving the team area to enter the field where a fight or altercation is taking place unless summoned by an official. Penalty: A player, coach or bench personnel guilty of items a through g shall be issued a red or blue card, shall be disqualified (ejected) from further participation in the game and the player shall not be replaced on the field with a substitute.
7 Rule 12 Section 8 Misconduct Article 3 - Coach responsibility: a.The head coach shall be responsible for ensuring that each of his/her player (s) is properly and legally equipped. The head coach shall receive the first caution issued for an illegally equipped player. Subsequent cautions are issued to the offending players. b.The coach may be cautioned or disqualified either for team misconduct or for bench misconduct that can not be attributed to a specific individual. c.A coach who is disqualified shall leave the vicinity of the playing area immediately and is prohibited from any contact, direct or indirect, with the team during the remainder of the game. Failure to comply shall result in termination of the game. Need another coach or school official for match to continue.
8 Misconduct-Penalty Chart PlayerBench PersonnelCoach Yellow Card Must leave field until next legal substitution opportunity May be substituted or play short Substitute (non-player) remains in team area until next legal substitution opportunity Other bench personnel remain in team area Remains in team area Red Card/ Player Blue Card Must leave field May not return May not be substituted/must play short Restricted to team area Restricted to team area for substitutes or other students Adult bench personnel must leave vicinity of playing area Must leave the vicinity of playing area