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Ejections and Consequences

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Ejections

The MPA has established policies for ejections, which apply to all sports.  Athletic Directors are expected to understand, support and implement those policies.  MLOA expects youth programs to implement comparable policies.

While it would be good for coaches to understand the policies, coaches are managed by Athletic Directors and often "learn by doing".

It is also good for officials to be familiar with the policies, but it is most important for the Referee on any game with an ejection (or unsportsmanlike conduct foul on a coach) to notify MLOA's Chief Referee of any such penalty.

The Chief Referee will notify the relevant Athletic Directors (or youth program coordinator).  Note: Athletic DIrectors have been very supportive and often impose stiffer sanctions!

Consequences

Any ejection of a player or coach from a varsity contest will disqualify that team from consideration for a MPA sportsmanship banner for that season.

Players

Any player who has been ejected must leave the field of play under adult supervision.  In the case of a visiting team with only one coach, the ejected player may remain on the bench without equipment.

Any player who has been ejected will not be eligible to play until he has missed one game at the level from which he was ejected. 

Example 1:  A1 is ejected from a varsity game on 4/4.  The varsity has a home game on 4/8 and an away game on 4/11.  He may not play on 4/8; he may play on 4/11.

Example 2:  A2, a swing player, is ejected from a JV game on 4/4.  The varsity plays after the JV on 4/4.  The varsity has a home game on 4/8, followed by JV, then a JV game on 4/11, followed by varsity.  The player must miss the varsity games on 4/4 and 4/8 and the JV game on 4/8.  He may play on 4/11.

Coaches

Any coach who has been ejected must leave the field of play.  If there is no other coach present to manage his team, then the game will be terminated.

Any coach who has been ejected will not be eligible to coach a game until he has missed one game at the level from which he was ejected.

Any coach who has been ejected may not coach until he has completed NFHS refresher training on sportsmanship and coach conduct.

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