The NPSA Disciplinary Committee, guided by the PSPL Rules of Play and all NPSA policies (Zero Tolerance Policy for Physical and Verbal Abuse, Zero Tolerance Policy on Referee Abuse, Parents Agreement, Coaching and Sideline Behavior), reviews incidents, complaints and concerns from individuals, and/or the PSPL, gathers information from all parties involved, mediates or conducts hearings, reports findings and may initiate disciplinary proceedings against any player, team official or spectator.
The Disciplinary Committee Members serve in the best interests of NPSA as a club. No one other than the regular Committee Members and the Director of Coaching may attend a committee meeting unless invited by the Chairperson.
Email the VP Administration (email@example.com) concerning any incidents or conditions in serious need of remedy. Those issues will be addressed by the appropriate official(s) in a timely fashion. Your comments will be directed to the NPSA Discipline Committee Chairperson. The information will be relayed to the appropriate official(s) for action and you will receive a response about the status or resolution of the matter. Examples of issues include improper behavior by coaches, referees, parents, or players, as well as seriously unsafe field conditions.
NPSA families and members (players, parents, coaches and referees) may submit their incident reports, complaints and concerns via an e-mail directly to the Club’s Disciplinary Committee (firstname.lastname@example.org). Match Referees may submit their reports directly to the VP Administration who will then pass it to the Chairperson of the NPSA Disciplinary Committee.
All submitted reports are investigated by the NPSA Disciplinary Committee. NPSA Disciplinary Investigation is conducted by its Disciplinary Chairperson, or Disciplinary Committee member designee, contacting parties involved; collecting statements and relevant information.
After completing an investigation, the Disciplinary Chairperson, or NPSA Disciplinary Committee designee, will write a report about findings and submits report with disciplinary recommendation to the NPSA Disciplinary Committee. The Committee reviews the report and approves or rejects disciplinary action. If disciplinary action is approved by the Committee, the Club Director of Coaching will be notified. When an incident is reported to the NPSA Disciplinary Committee by the PSPL, the report and any disciplinary recommendation is submitted to the Chairperson of NPSA Disciplinary Committee.
The NPSA Disciplinary Committee has discretion in any levied penalties. Actions include but are not limited to probation, suspension, and suspension for life. In all cases, a notice about the decision of disciplinary action will be sent to the offender within 48 hours of the decision. All other concerned parties, including but not limited to the Club Director of Coaching and team coaches and managers (if necessary), will be notified.
Protest and Appeal
All decisions of the NPSA Disciplinary Committee are final. However, decisions may be appealed to the NPSA Disciplinary Committee within seven (7) days of receipt of the decision if, and only if, new and pertinent information is presented that was not already done so. The decision of the relevance of this information is made by the NPSA Disciplinary Committee. Upon review, the decision of the NPSA Disciplinary Committee is final.