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Discipline and Appeals Overview

"The future of our youth soccer community depends on the character with which we arrive."
Welcome to the NC Youth Soccer Discipline and Appeals page.  Any member, whether they are an individual (coach, player, parent/spectator, administrator), team, or an entire member association - are subject to the rules, regulations, and code of conduct of NC Youth Soccer, as well as US Youth Soccer, the US Soccer Federation, and FIFA, where applicable.
D&A is used by NCYSA and each local association to apply fair and equitable decisions when members break rules, bylaws, Code of Conduct, or are ejected from an NCYSA match.

Discipline & Appeals Chairman - Larry Taylor, VP Classic

Discipline & Appeals Administrator - Kevin Broadley

Use the FAQ below and the links at the right to view our information. Please email with any questions. 

"There is no action that justifies a reaction of misconduct." 

How are Sanctions Determined for an Ejection?

The D&A Chairman (Larry Taylor) and D&A Administrator (Kevin Broadley) will receive an electronic copy of all ejections, via the Official Report (Match Report/Referee Supplemental Form) in the State Office as they are entered online by the Referee.

The Chairman will make a determine of Sanctions based on the information contained in the Official Report. In some cases, additional information is gathered in order to determine a fair sanction.

After, the D&A Administrator will contact the family of the ejected player (or the coach), as well as the local association staff with the ejection information, and the determining sanction.

There are additional documents detailing this in the EDUCATION links on the right hand side of this page.

The Wrong Player was Ejected from a Match. What Can We Do?

Thankfully, this does not happen very often, but sometimes, a mis-typed report, keyboard error, etc., and it may show up incorrectly.

It is important that everyone remain calm! 

This document will explain the process in correcting this issue, should it arise.

NOTE: This pertains to REPORTING the wrong player ejected. For example, if #2 was ejected, but the referee noted on the Match Report #22, we have a procedure to address. 

However if #22 commits a incident on the field and the Referee ejects #2, this will be problematic as it's the opinion of the Referee at that time #2 be ejected.  ONCE PLAY HAS BEEN RESTARTED, THAT EJECTION WILL STAND. (The Referee has the option of reversing their decision BEFORE allowing play to restart.)

What is Recruiting?

Recruiting is any enticement to have a registered player with one association, move to a different association, outside the open recruiting period.

Whether it is an Association Officer, Coach, Parent or Player . . . by word, email or written document . . . on the field, at home watching TV with friends or at the beach . . . the enticement to have a player from one association move to another association is forbidden.

The "Open Recruiting Period" is:

  • Girls 15U-19U - January 1st - July 31st.
  • Boys 15U-19U - The Monday after State Cup Finals - July 31st.
  • Boys and Girls 14U-and younger - There is NO open recruiting.

There are documents linked at right under the EDUCATION link giving detailed information on recruiting.

We Don't Agree With a Referee's Decision on an Ejection.

An ejection is "in the opinion of the referee" that the individual was involved in misconduct that warranted the ejection. It is not a protestable act.

However, your Coach and/or Director of Coaching can be proactive. Send an email to the Discipline and Appeals Administrator - Kevin Broadley - immediately after your match with details of the ejection and any statements from individuals who WITNESSED the ejection and the act of misconduct.

That information "could" play a part in the sanctioning decision by the D&A Chairman.

What is a Yellow Wristband?


Adult misconduct towards sports officials is becoming more prevalent in society.  To draw attention to and help put a stop to this behavior, North Carolina Youth Soccer (NCYSA) and the North Carolina Soccer Referees Association (NCSRA) have instituted the Yellow Wrist Band Initiative for Minor Referees.

For our young, inexperienced Referees to become more experienced and better Referees, they must be able to officiate games without intimidation, fear, and/or abuse.

A Referee wearing the Yellow Wrist Band is a minor.  We expect adults to show the encouragement and respect the minor deserves as the minor learns their craft.  

Adults that are written up for misconduct – whether an official is wearing the Yellow Wrist Band or not – will be given more severe sanctions than in the past!