Zero Tolerance Guideline for Game Reports

Zero Tolerance violations by coaches and/or spectators need to be reported by the match referees in each of their referee game reports according to a sliding scale of 0 to 3 where 0 = no ZT up to 3 = most severe ZT violation. LAW #5 Referees/Refereeing Systems/Ejections/Game Report is in effect. A Guide for the referee's ZT numerical report follows, and specific comments and descriptions are strongly encouraged:

Zero 
Tolerance 
Policy

Level

Severity of Violation

Conduct Involved

0

No issues

Everyone well behaved and positive.

1

Minor

Some comments.  Did not disrupt enjoyment of game by players or distract the referee(s).

2

Major

Significant comments.  Did disrupt game. Cautions issued or should have been issued.

3

Severe

Major distractions for the referee(s). Ejections for ZT occurred or should have. May or may not have considered terminating the game.

 

All Red Cards violations issued are reported to the Ejection Secretary, and at the referee's discretion he or she can report egregious misconduct or issued red cards to respective Referee Assignor.