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Card System for Misconduct – Discussion

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Beginning with the 2024-2025 season, FHSAA has reverted to the traditional yellow and red card system of categorizing misconduct.

A summary of the three tier system follows:

MisconductCard ShownSanctionReport Required
Entering or leaving the field without permission; persistent infringement; dissent; incidental use of profanity; use of electronic communication devices to communicate with on-field players; unsporting conduct, including DOGSO by foul inside the penalty area with attempt to play the ball; (first offense)YellowPlayers must the leave field and may be substitutedNo
A player who commits a second violation of any of the misconduct listed aboveYellow, then RedDisqualification. Player may not be replacedYes
A coach or bench personnel who commits a second violation of any of the misconduct listed aboveYellow, then RedDisqualification. Adults must leave the stadiumYes
A player who commits any delayed, excessive or prolonged act(s) by which a player(s) attempts to focus attention upon himself/herself and/or prohibits a timely restart of the gameRedDisqualification. Player may not be replacedYes
Denying an obvious goal scoring opportunity (DOGSO) by handling; DOGSO by foul outside of the penalty area; DOGSO by foul inside the penalty area with no attempt to play the ballRedDisqualification. Player may not be replacedYes
Use of tobacco products; violent conduct; taunting; serious foul play, specifically “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”; spitting; insulting/abusive language; leaving the team area to take part in a fightRedDisqualification. Player may not be replacedYes

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