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Zero Tolerance Policy

YOUNGSVILLE AREA KIDS SOCCER fully endorses the Zero Tolerance Policy.

PLAYERS, TEAM OFFICIALS OR PARENT/SPECTATORS WILL NOT AT ANY TIME ADDRESS THE ON FIELD OFFICIALS (REFREES) FOR ANY REASON EITHER VERBALLY OR WITH GESTERS DURING OR AFTER A GAME FOR THE PURPOSE OF QUESTIONING, THREATENING OR INTIMIDATING SUCH OFFICIAL. COACHES MAY ONLY ADDRESS FIELD OFFICIALS (REFREES) DURING THE GAME TO CONTINUE THE NORMAL FUNCTION OF THE GAME (SUBSTITUTIONS, TIME LEFT, ETC.) QUESTIONING CALLS IN ANY MANNER IS NOT ACCEPTABLE AND COULD RESULT IN FURTHER DISCIPLINE BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

THE GAME WILL BE STOPPED BY ON FIELD OFFICIALS (REFREES OR BOARD MEMBERS) WHEN A COACH, PLAYER, TEAM OFFICIALS OR PARENT/SPECTATOR DISPLAY INAPPROPRIATE OR DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOR THAT INTERFERES WITH OTHER COACHES, PLAYERS, TEAM OFFICIALS OR PARENT/SPECTATORS. THE ON FIELD OFFICIALS (REFREES OR BOARD MEMBERS) WILL IDENTIFY VIOLATOR(s) FOR THE PURPOSE OF WARNING OR REMOVING COACH(s), PLAYER(s), TEAM OFFICIAL(s) OR PARENT/SPECTATOR(s) FROM THE FIELD AREA. ONCE COACH(s), PLAYER(s), TEAM OFFICIAL(s) OR PARENT/SPECTATOR(s) IS REMOVED, PLAY WILL RESUME. LOST TIME WILL NOT BE PLAYED.

INAPPROPRIATE AND DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOR SHALL INCLUDE:
(1) USING OBSCENE LANGUAGE OR GESTURES
(2) TAUNTING OFFICIALS (REFREES), COACHES, PLAYERS OR OTHER SPECTATORS BY MEANS OF x, RIDICULING OR THREATENING
(3) FIGHTING / PUSHING
(4) THROWING OBJECTS ONTO THE FIELD
(5) ENTERING THE FIELD OF PLAY DURING A GAME
(6) THE USE OF ANY BATTERY OPERATED HORN/NOISEMAKERS.
(7) POSSESSING ALCOHOL, ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION OR INTOXICATED INDIVIDUALS
(8) POSSESSION OF ANY DANGEROUS WEAPON (GUNS, KNIVES, ETC.)
(9) ANY SITUATION THAT IS DEEMED UNSAFE OR DANGEROUS.
VIOLATORS ESCORTED / REMOVED FROM THE FIELD ARE GONE FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE DAY. FAILURE TO LEAVE THE FIELD COULD RESULT IN A FORFIETURE OF GAME AND OR THE PROPER AUTHORITIES WILL BE NOTIFIED. FIELD OFFICIALS MAY END A GAME TO PROTECT THE WELL BEING OR SAFETY OF THE PARTICIPANTS OR THE SPIRIT OF THE GAME.

VIOLATORS WHO CONTINUE TO NOT ABIDE BY THE “ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY” COULD
BE SUSPENDED FROM ONE YEAR TO LIFE.

Discipline Procedures

Any reported violation of the YAKS Zero Tolerance Policy as outlined on our website is subject to an official inquiry by the YAKS Discipline Officer (Vice President) per Article 7, Section 7 of the YAKS By-Laws.  After an inquiry has begun a full reporting will be made to the Board and a Discipline decision rendered.  Any person that is the subject of a Discipline Inquiry will be given the opportunity to present their version of events to the Discipline Officer.  In addition, the subject of an inquiry will be afforded the opportunity to appear before the Board to answer questions and/or state their version of events before the Board makes an official decision regarding Discipline.

Reporting a Violation of the Zero Tolerance Policy

Any Board member can be contacted to report a violation of the YAKS Zero Tolerance Policy; either in person, via email, or via phone.  Board Member contact information can be found on the YAKS website under Our Staff.
In addition, on site reporting can be made to any Coach, Referee, or Field General at the Referee table at Center Complex.
Please be prepared to provide the following information to initiate the inquiry: Time, Place, Type of Infraction, People Involved, Other Potential Witnesses.  Be as specific as possible.
Inquiries can be initiated via an anonymous report, however for the most accurate and thorough Inquiry the Board asks members to give their name and trust that it will be held in confidence if requested.

Once an Inquiry is initiated

The Discipline Officer (Vice President) will notify the Coaching Director and the President once a report of Violation has been taken and that an investigation has begun.
If there is a need for the Discipline Officer to recues himself due to potential bias or conflict then the President will assign another Board member to conduct the inquiry and report to the Board.
Witness statements will be collected as soon as possible from 1st hand witnesses.
Every effort will be made to complete the Inquiry within 1 week of initial report.
The Report will be provided to the full Board at the next scheduled Board meeting unless the issue is related to safety of players, coaches, referees, or other members.  In this case, a special meeting of the Board will be called to adjudicate the complaint swiftly.
The subject of the complaint will be interviewed by the Inquiry Officer.

Once the Inquiry is Complete

The report will be read to the Board and provided to the Secretary.
Subject of complaint will be given opportunity to address the complaint.
Discussion will be conducted according to current Rules of Order.
Motions from the floor to close discussion according to current Rules of Order.
Board will then decide upon validity of complaint & possible discipline.
President will notify the Subject of the Board’s decision and further direction.
a.    If involving a Coach, the Coaching Director will follow-up with Subject.
b.    If involving a Referee, The Referee Director will follow-up with Subject.
Secretary will enter outcome into the Board’s monthly minutes.

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