SEND-OFFS AND COACH DISMISSALS
In all cases, referees MUST file red card reports online with AYSA by entering them into GotSoccer within 24 hours. For any action to be taken, such as a suspension, a Referee Send-Off Report must be filed. Be sure to show coaches yellow and red cards when they reach the “Tell” and “Dismiss/Remove” stages. Specific guidelines for each competition are as follows:
CHIPOTLE STATE LEAGUE AND PORT OF SUBS LEAGUE
Referees must enter red card reports into GotSoccer within 24 hours. If the infraction may result in only one game, return the pass to the team. If the infraction may result in more than one game, the pass should be retained and sent to the AYSA office at:
2320 West Peoria Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85029.
If a site director is on premises, the pass can be given to him/her. If a site director is not present, the pass must be mailed to the state office on the next business day.
Referee must enter red card data into GotSoccer within 24 hours. The tournament director may require a written report as well. The pass should be turned in to the Tournament Headquarters.
ARIZONA PRESIDENT'S CUP AND STATE CUP
Send-off reports provided by AYSA must be completed. Pass and report should be given to Tournament Headquarters.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR FILING THE REPORT VIA GOTSOCCER
To file online, CLICK HERE where you must sign in with a GotSoccer User ID and password. If you do not have a GotSoccer User ID, you may sign in with someone else's. The Contact Name and Contact Email should be changed if you sign in with someone else’s User ID. The rest of the information should be readily available to you from your game report and/or rosters. Be clear, complete, concise, and specific. This includes exact foul language used, if that is the reason for the send-off or if it occurs after the send-off. Use only facts and no opinions.
Every report should have in the explanation the following information:
- Who was sent off (name, number and team); it is helpful to also identify the victim
- When and where the offense occurred, e.g. "In the 27th minute approximately 30 yards from the defender's goal..."
- The description of what happened immediately leading up to the offense, e.g., “his opponent, John Lucas #7 of the Tornadoes, was shielding the ball when…”
- The description of the offense itself, using language from the Laws of the Game.
- The description of your actions, e.g., “I whistled to stop play, indicated the foul and isolated Mr. Lee from the area of the foul and his opponents. He was first shown the yellow card for the foul and then the red card for receiving a second caution in the same game and was sent from the field of play.”
- Add any following actions by the player or coach after the send-off that might affect the judgment of others of the length of suspension, such as screaming into the face of an opponent or referee, foul language (again, be specific), taunting, threatening or behaving in a threatening manner, or other similar actions.
- If there were no following actions or words, include language such as “Mr. Lee left the field without further incident.” This implies that Mr. Lee was never a problem after being sent off, so only use it if that was actually the case.
Make sure that you complete the report and get it filed on time. “The game isn’t over until the paperwork is done.”