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Zero Tolerance Policy

Zero Tolerance Policy


In order to help prevent physical assault and verbal abuse during sanctioned events, Statik Soccer Center, has adopted a ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY. This policy applies to all coaches, players, parents, spectators and other supporters and referees effective immediately.

Abusive and obscene language, violent play/conduct, fighting and other behavior (including, but not limited to sarcasm, taunting, etc.) deemed detrimental to the game will not be tolerated. It is the responsibility of the coaches to provide referee support and spectator control.

This policy applies before, during and after the sanctioned event at the soccer field and its immediate surrounding areas.

Remember: the referee does not have to show a yellow card before showing a red card. Any staff member reserves the right to remove a player from the facility/league.


Player, Parents & Spectators

No player, parent or spectator shall persistently address the referee or assistant referees at any time.

This includes, but is not limited to:

·         Shall not dispute calls during or after the game.

·         Shall not make remarks to the referee(s) or advise the referee(s) to watch certain players or attend to rough play.

·         Shall never yell at the referee(s), including criticism, sarcasm, harassment, intimidation or feedback of any kind before, during or after the game.

·         Additionally, players, parents and spectators shall not make derogatory comments to players, spectators or coaches of either team.


Penalties (Players, Parents & Spectators)

In the opinion of the referee, depending on the severity of the offense, the referee may take any of the following actions:

·         The referee may issue a verbal warning to the coach of offending party's team.

·         The referee may stop the game and instruct the coaches to direct the player, parent /spectator to leave the field.

·         The referee may abandon the game if the player, parent/spectator does not leave the field which will result in the offending team forfeiting the game and being assessed the appropriate fees and/or fines.

·         Every coach is held accountable for the actions of their players/parents/spectators and may be subject to penalties and/or fines for grievous actions. Additionally, a team, player or coach may be suspended from all future competitions until such time appropriate action has been taken with the parent/spectator to the satisfaction of Statik Soccer Center program directors.



The conduct of the players is governed by the Laws of the Game as stated by FIFA. The Laws themselves describe penalties associated with violating the Laws of the Game. Additional penalties for players who engage in misconduct may be established by the league but may in no case be less severe than penalties established by FIFA. In severe cases of unsporting behavior and violent conduct players, Statik Soccer Center reserved the right to remove a player from the league and facility and refuse future admittance.


Players, Coaches, Assistant Coaches & Trainers

It is the responsibility of all coaches to maintain the highest standards of conduct for themselves, their players and supporters in all matches. Failure to do so undermines the referee's authority and the integrity of the game resulting in a hostile environment for players, the referee(s), coaches, assistant coaches, trainers and parents/spectators.

As role models for all of the participants and spectators, coaches participating in any Statik Soccer Center league are expected to be supportive of, and to acknowledge the effort, good play and sportsmanship on the part of ALL players from either team in a game. By example, coaches, assistant coaches and trainers are expected to show that although they are competing in a game, they have respect for their opponent, referees and spectators at all times.

Statik Soccer Center and it’s staff will not tolerate negative behavior exhibited either by demonstrative actions and gestures, or by ill-intentioned remarks, including those addressed toward the referees or members of an opposing team. Players, Coaches, Spectators exhibiting hostile, negative, sarcastic or otherwise ill-intended behavior toward referees, opposing players or coaches will be subject to disciplinary action including being removed from game(s), and league.

Players, Coaches, Spectators shall not interact directly or indirectly with the coaches or players of the opposing team during the game in any manner that may be construed as negative, hostile or sarcastic either by way of demonstrative actions and gestures or by ill-intentioned remarks.

  • Players, Coaches, Spectators shall not offer dissent to any call made by the referee(s) at any time
  • Players, Coaches, Spectators are not to address the Referee(s) during the game except to:
  • Respond to a referee who has initiated a conversation.
  • Point out emergency or safety issues.
  • Make substitutions.
  • Absolutely no sarcasm, harassment or intimidation is allowed.


NOTE: It is recommended that coaches or other team members do not engage in any conversation with the referee(s) once the game has concluded.

Penalties (Players, Coaches, Assistant Coaches, Trainers)

In the opinion of the referee, depending on the severity of the offense, the referee may take any of the following actions:

  • The referee may issue a verbal warning to the offending coach, assistant coach or trainer.
  • The referee may eject the offending coach, assistant coach or trainer. Once ejected, the individual will be required to leave the field immediately.
  • The referee should abandon the game, if the coach, assistant coach or trainer does not leave the field or any immediate adjoining area after having been instructed to do so


Games Disbanded Prior to the Conclusion by the Referee:

When a game is disbanded by the referee prior to it's conclusion due to unsporting behavior on the part of one or both teams or spectators of one or both teams, Statik Soccer Center will conduct an investigation and will issue a forfeit to either one or both teams and possibly from further games. In cases of extreme unsportsmanlike behavior, in the opinion of the Statik Soccer Center staff, a team, player, coach, assistant coach or trainer may be banned from any further Statik Soccer Center event.


Suspension, Banning of Players, Parents/Spectators, Coaches, Assistant Coaches or Trainers

If a player, parent/spectator, coach, assistant coach or trainer is suspended/banned by Statik Soccer Center staff,  he/she is not to be allowed to participate or be present at any Statik Soccer Center league or event. If a player, parent/spectator, coach, assistant coach or trainer is suspended they are suspended from all Statik Soccer Center sanctioned events.


Statik Soccer Center reserves the right to suspend/ban any participant. Statik Soccer Center and its staff reserve the right to refuse participance of any player and admittance into building or property.


$25 per yellow card

$50 per red card 

$500 for fighting