5.4 Minimum Fines And Penalties For Teams
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5.4 MINIMUM FINES AND PENALTIES FOR TEAMS
A. EXCESSIVE MISCONDUCT
The Discipline and Procedures Committee shall review the actions of any team that has an accumulation of red cards, to determine if the team shall continue in the league or be subject to a fine, probation or have to present a bond or any combination of above.
B. MISCONDUCT POINTS
Misconduct points shall be awarded to teams over a full season, Fall and Spring, with three (3) points awarded for each red card and one (1) point for each yellow card. Only red and yellow cards received in Division Play shall count toward a team’s total. The following penalties shall be assessed to any team that receives 30 or more misconduct points over the same full season: a fine of $50.00 for 30-39 points; and a fine of $100.00 for 40 points or more. When a player is sent off and shown a red card for receiving a second caution in the same match, only the three points for the red card shall be counted as team misconduct points. Misconduct points for any red card rescinded through the appeal process shall be erased from a team’s total prior to the assessing of a penalty. Team misconduct points shall be erased following the conclusion of the spring season.
C. UNSANCTIONED USE OF FIELD
Except as permitted in Rule 6.4 ‘Games With No Officials’, teams (i.e., participation by six or more members of a team) and individuals who participate in unsanctioned play or play after notice of a rainout or field closure at any of the field complexes used by AMSA, are subject to the following penalties: Participating teams will be fined $150.00 and be suspended from play until the bond is restored (subject to review by the Discipline and Procedures Committee). In addition, any and all identified participating players will receive a One (1) match suspension and a $25.00 fine. Notice is considered sufficient if (a) the gate to the field complex is closed; (b) a sign is posted at the entrance to the complex or at the side of the field; (c) nets have been removed from the field; or (d) oral notice has been given to any member of the team by an AMSA Officer or Commissioner.
D. MISCONDUCT BY UNREGISTERED MANAGER OR BYSTANDER
The following are minimum penalties for a team in the event an unregistered manager or supporter commits an offense on the sideline:
1. Using offensive, insulting, or abusive language and/or gestures: $20 fine.
2. Serious foul play: $50 fine.
3. Violent conduct: $100 fine.
4. Spitting at an opponent or any other person: $100 fine.
In the event the fine has not been paid within ten (10) days of notification from the Administrator, the team shall forfeit each succeeding game until the fine is paid.
As amended by the AMSA Executive Committee on February 1, 2022.