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Bancroft FC Codes of Conduct

Based on the Ontario Soccer Association templates, we have 4 codes of conduct:


Bancroft FC Disciplinary Policy

Disciplinary policies of participating Ontario Soccer Association clubs are based on the OSA Discipline Policy .  Our Club's policy is summarized as follows:


Do not rely solely on this Quick Reference Guide.  Reference is made to the OSA Disciplinary Policy.

Discipline by Review (DBR)

  • Many routine disciplinary matters impose standard or mandated penalties, thus they can be dealt with under a DBR system;
  • Refer to the OSA Discipline Policy link above - Section 9, Policy 9, Table 5 for "Standard Penalties for Misconduct";
  • DBR does not require attendance by the parties involved;
  • The panel will review the case and make a determination; if a more serious charge is warranted, the matter will be referred to a hearing (DBH);
  • There are NO APPEALS of DBR decisions.

Discipline by Hearing (DBH)

  • Some disciplinary matters MUST be conducted under DBH (per OSA rules);
  • DBH requires the attendance of the parties involved;  15 days notice to be provided to the parties by the Club
  • An accused may be accompanied by an advisor; an accused under the age of 18 MUST be accompanied by another adult;
  • DBH may be held for matters of misconduct involving players, coaching staff, parents, spectators or any other person reported for misconduct;
  • DBH decisions can be appealed to the next highest level.

Penalties and Notifications

Penalties are applied in accordance with OSA guidelines.  Decisions of the Discipline Committee for all matters will be communicated via email and are effective immediately.  Probation or Suspended sentences are not permitted.


Immediate suspension from ALL soccer related activies result from the following offences:

  • Game Official assault
  • Physical or attempted physical assault of a youth player by a team official or administrator (reported by a Game Official)
  • Offences of moral turpitude



What happens when a player or coach is dismissed from the field?

  • The Game Official report is forwarded to the Discipline Committee and they decide if charges will be laid;
  • In most instances, the misconduct can be dealt with using the DBR system with the Panel relying on the game official report;
  • A decision is reached and the player/coach is advised of the penalty.

Hearings - Can they be requested?  How?  When?

  • Everyone is entitled to a hearing; it must be requested within 3 days of receiving a dismissal or the DBR system is used;
  • Requests must be in writing; they can be given to any Club Committee member, or emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; if relying on email, always request a "read receipt";
  • You will receive confirmation that your hearing will take place at the next scheduled meeting of the Discipline Committee.

Hearings - What if I can't (or don't) attend the hearing?

  • You may request one (1) postponement of a hearing by submitting a "receipted request" to the Club no later than four days prior to the date of the hearing;
  • You must provide reasons for your requested postponement;
  • If you don't attend a scheduled hearing, you will be suspended from all soccer related activities until a hearing is held;
  • You must then request the hearing, in writing.

Appeals - Can I appeal if I don't like the decision of the review or hearing?

  • There are NO APPEALS from a DBR, but DBH decisions can be appealed to the next highest jurisdiction
    (This Quick Reference Guide was modified based on the Pickering Soccer Club Disciplinary Policy....Thanks PSC!)