Club Discipline Cases

Policy and Procedures:

The club discipline policy and policy procedures are here.

Discipline Cases:

Following are details of previous decisions from the Discipline Committee.

June, 2014

The NTSC Discipline Committee met to consider the misconduct of a parent during a NTSC Recreational League game.  The misconduct consisted of breaches of the NTSC Parent Code of Conduct and the Participation Agreement.

In particular, by his actions during the game, consisting of an unacceptable interaction with the team’s coach, the parent:

-        engaged in unsportsmanlike conduct in his words to the team coach;

-        failed to respect the authority of the coach;

-        failed to resolve a conflict without resort to hostility.

all of which violates the NTSC Parent Code of Conduct and the Participation Agreement.

Normally, such misconduct would call for a significant sanction, including expulsion or a lengthy suspension.  However, due to a number of mitigating factors, including:

-        the parent’s admission of the misconduct;  

-        this is his first offence at NTSC; and

-        he apologized before the Committee

the Committee imposed lesser sanctions, which include a one game ban and a requirement that the parent complete the Respect in Soccer course.

The Committee also decided that this notice would be posted prominently on the NTSC website to ensure that, in keeping with the NTSC Parent Code of Conduct and the Participation Agreement, all participants, including coaches, players, guardians, caregivers and spectators:

a.  realize the seriousness of a breach of the Codes of Conduct (both Coach and Parent) and the Participation Agreement;

b.  will honour the spirit and letter of the Codes of Conduct (both Coach and Parent) and the Participation Agreement, and

c.  will work to ensure that others conduct themselves appropriately;

with the goal of making the NTSC soccer experience as enjoyable, rewarding and safe as possible.

July, 2013

The NTSC Discipline Committee met in July 2013 to consider the misconduct of a coach during a Recreational League game.  The misconduct consisted of breaches of the NTSC Codes of Conduct (both Coach and Parent) and the Participation Agreement.   

In particular, by his action during the game, consisting primarily of abuse toward the referee, the coach:

-        engaged in unsportsmanlike conduct related to the referee;

-        failed to respect the referee and the authority of the referee;

-        was not a positive role model;

all of which violates the NTSC Codes of Conduct (both Coach and Parent) and the Participation Agreement.

Normally, such misconduct would call for a significant sanction, including suspension.  However, due to a number of mitigating factors, including:

-        admission of the misconduct;

-        expressions of remorse;

-        an unblemished record;

the Committee imposed a lesser sanction which include a six (6) month and a requirement that the coach complete the Respect in Soccer course prior to coaching again.

The Committee also decided that this notice would be posted prominently on the NTSC website to ensure that, in keeping with the NTSC Codes of Conduct (both Coach and Parent) and the Participation Agreement, all participants, including coaches, players, guardians, caregivers and spectators:

a.      realize the seriousness of a breach of the Codes of Conduct (both Coach and Parent) and the Participation Agreement;

b.     will honour the spirit and letter of the Codes of Conduct (both Coach and Parent) and the Participation Agreement, and

c.      will work to ensure that others conduct themselves appropriately;

with the goal of making the NTSC soccer experience as enjoyable, rewarding and safe as possible.  

February, 2013

The NTSC Discipline Committee met in February 2013 to consider the misconduct of a parent during an NTSC competitive league game.  The misconduct consisted of breaches of the NTSC Parent Code of Conduct and the Participation Agreement.  

In particular, by his actions during the game, consisting primarily of verbal abuse toward the referee and other parents, the parent:

-        was not a positive role model;

-        failed to respect the referee and the authority of the referee;

-        engaged in unsportsmanlike conduct in his words related to the referee;

-        engaged in unsportsmanlike conduct in his words related to other parents;

all of which violates the NTSC Parent Code of Conduct and the Participation Agreement.

Normally, such misconduct would call for a significant sanction, including expulsion, suspension or temporary banning.  However, due to a number of mitigating factors, including:

-        an admission of the misconduct;

-        this is his first offence at NTSC;

the Committee imposed lesser sanctions, which include a one game ban and a requirement that the parent complete the Respect in Soccer course.

The Committee also decided that this notice would be posted prominently on the NTSC website to ensure that, in keeping with the NTSC Parent Code of Conduct and the Participation Agreement, all participants, including coaches, players, guardians, caregivers and spectators:

a.      realize the seriousness of a breach of the Codes of Conduct (both Coach and Parent) and the Participation Agreement;

b.     will honour the spirit and letter of the Codes of Conduct (both Coach and Parent) and the Participation Agreement, and

c.      will work to ensure that others conduct themselves appropriately;

with the goal of making the NTSC soccer experience as enjoyable, rewarding and safe as possible.

August, 2012

The NTSC Discipline Committee met in August to consider the misconduct of certain coaches during a Recreational League game.  The misconduct consisted of breaches of the NTSC Codes of Conduct (both Coach and Parent) and the Participation Agreement.  

In particular, by their actions during the game, consisting primarily of verbal abuse toward the referee, the coaches:

  • engaged in unsportsmanlike conduct in their words and actions related to the referee;
  • failed to respect the referee and the authority of the referee;
  • engaged in undue criticism of the referee;
  • were not positive role models;

all of which violates the NTSC Codes of Conduct (both Coach and Parent) and the Participation Agreement.

Normally, such misconduct would call for a significant sanction, including suspension.  However, due to a number of mitigating factors, including:

  • admissions of the misconduct;
  • apologies to the referee;
  • expressions of remorse;
  • an unblemished record;

the Committee imposed lesser sanctions, which include a reprimand and a requirement that the coaches complete the Respect in Soccer course.

The Committee also decided that this notice would be posted prominently on the NTSC website to ensure that, in keeping with the NTSC Codes of Conduct (both Coach and Parent) and the Participation Agreement, all participants, including coaches, players, guardians, caregivers and spectators:

a.   realize the seriousness of a breach of the Codes of Conduct (both Coach and Parent) and the Participation Agreement;

b.   will honour the spirit and letter of the Codes of Conduct (both Coach and Parent) and the Participation Agreement, and

c.   will work to ensure that others conduct themselves appropriately;

with the goal of making the NTSC soccer experience as enjoyable, rewarding and safe as possible.