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Ineligible Player Incidents

Ineligible Player – November, 2013

A club’s head registrar reported that a Challenge level player had been participating with a Classic team for 3 matches. The player was registered to play Challenge with NCYSA but not Classic. The club was found in violation of NCYSA Rules Section 3, Rule 1, Part 3. Allowing ineligible players to participate in a match is not only a competition issue, but a risk management issue. The risk management aspect is that using an ineligible player potentially voids the insurance coverage provided to all players, coaches and match officials. The club was given two options: to pay a fine of $1,020 or to attend a hearing. The club chose to pay the fine.

Ineligible Player – November, 2013

A report was received that a player who was unregistered with NCYSA and ineligible by age played in 6 matches with a U10 girls’ Recreation team. The club was found in violation of NCYSA Rules Section 3, Rule 1, Part 1. Allowing ineligible players to participate in a match is not only a competition issue, but a risk management issue. The risk management aspect is that using an ineligible player potentially voids the insurance coverage provided to all players, coaches and match officials. The club was given two options: to pay a fine of $1,200 or attend a hearing. The club chose to pay the fine.

Ineligible Player – November, 2013

A club’s head registrar reported that an ineligible player had been participating with a U14 Recreation team. The player in question was not registered with NCYSA and ineligible to participate. The club was found in violation of NCYSA Rules Section 3, Rule 1, Part 1. Allowing ineligible players to participate in a match is not only a competition issue, but a risk management issue. The risk management aspect is that using an ineligible player potentially voids the insurance coverage provided to all players, coaches and match officials. The club was given two options: to pay a fine of $450 or to attend a hearing. The club chose to pay the fine.

Illegal Player, 2011
Club brought forth details regarding one of their coaches that provided false birth certificates for players in order to have them play on his team. The panel found that these allegations were true. Based on the statements provided by the club President, and his summary of events, the panel determined that the actions were sufficient to find violations.

Findings of the Panel:

  • When an illegal player plays in a match, the insurance for every player in the match is voided. The decision to allow the player to play put all the players at risk and is unacceptable.
  • The panel did, however, recognize that the club reported their own internal error. This reassured the panel that the club recognized the seriousness of the situation, and that the club will attempt to avoid similar situations in the future.

Sanctions:

  • The Club was issued a $900 fine. $225 of this finewas payable immediately. However, the remaining $675 is suspended, provided that all Club players are registered legitimately with NCYSA through December 31st, 2012.
  • The coach is suspended through June 30th, 2013. He will not be able to hold a coaching, team official, or club official position within NCYSA until after this suspension is lifted.
  • The coach must complete the E-License course through NCYSA in order to return to coaching after June 30th, 2013. If this course is not taken, he will not be eligible to coach within NCYSA.