Western Ontario Soccer League

The following is an overview of many of WOSL's Protocols, that all teams participating in WOSL must
adhere to.

Please refer to WOSL's, EMSA District, and Ontario Soccer rules and regulations for exact terms and
conditions.

RED CARD
A Player or Team Official dismissed from a match, may not continue to sit or remain in the technical
bench area and must leave the venue immediately.
A Player or Team Official after being dismissed by receiving a Red Card may not sit in the spectator area.
A Player or Team official dismissed by receiving a Red Card in the game may not return to the field to
participate in the end-of-game handshakes or the team's departure from the field of play.

SUSPENDED PLAYERS OR SUSPENDED TEAM OFFICIALS
Suspended players or suspended team officials attending a match may sit in the designated spectator
area. However, they must not bring negative attention to themselves by making any public audible
announcements meant to undermine the match officials, players, team officials, or other spectators while
attending the match.
Suspended Team officials may not coach or provide verbal tactical instructions from the spectator area.
Otherwise, they will risk disciplinary action under the WOSL Non-Compliance Standards and a breach of
the Code of Conduct.
Suspended Players or suspended Team Officials should be encouraged not to attend matches until their
suspensions have expired.
PENDING SUSPENSIONS
Players or Team officials charged with a suspendable offense may continue to play or coach until the
aforementioned suspension has been rendered by the EMSA discipline committee, unless the club
receives notification that the player has been reported for match official assault or any other offence
which carries an immediate suspension from all soccer activities.
When the suspension has been confirmed, the club will be notified, and the suspended individual's name
will appear on the game sheet under the Suspension section of the game sheet.
A suspended Team Official holding a valid Team Official card and or a valid Player card may continue to
participate in future games in the area not affected by the suspension.
HOWEVER, those individuals who receive a notice titled, " SUSPENDED FROM ALL SOCCER
ACTIVITY " are immediately suspended and may not participate in any soccer activities from that
moment onward.

INJURED PLAYERS (not dressed)
Players who are injured and not able to play in the game, may not sit on the bench or near the technical
side of the field. Please direct them to the spectator area. However, if dressed in a numbered uniform
and identified on the game sheet by that number, in this case, they may sit on the bench providing the
game sheet does not exceed the 18-player maximum player limit. As with all substitutes, substitutes must
behave responsibly.
VENUES WITH PUBLIC ACCESS TO THE BENCH AREA SIDE OF THE FIELD
The home team venue coordinator must monitor venues that allow for public access to the technical
bench area to prevent any access of unauthorized individuals to the bench area side of the field.
No spectators, including children or pets, are allowed to remain on or near the technical bench area or
the technical side of the field.

Please direct them to the spectator area.
MISCONDUCT
9.13. Any team failing to control players, team officials or spectators may be required to attend a hearing.
Team officials, club administrators, or clubs found acting in a manner deemed to be detrimental to the
league shall be fined, bonded, or suspended.
GAME SHEET ACCURACY
THE GAME SHEET MUST NOT BE HAND-WRITTEN.
SUBMIITED HAND-WRITTEN ILLEGIBLE GAME SHEETS MAY RESULT IN A FINE.
Game Sheet accuracy is vital to WOSL.
When called upon, it's the game sheet that confirms and provides the information necessary to effectively
deal with issues based on providing 100% reliability in identifying the individual or persons authorized to
participate in the game.
Each team must complete a game sheet for each game. The game sheet must contain the full name and
jersey number of each player eligible to take part in the game. All OSA numbers must be entered to
match the OSA number on player cards or team officials' cards.
Only eighteen (18) players may participate in the game. Only those players whose names appear on the
game sheet may take part in the game. The signed and initialed completed game sheets must be given
to the referee at least fifteen (15) minutes before the start of the game.
A player whose name appears on the game sheet shall be deemed to have played in the game.
Mandatory Signature and Initial
. DW__ "I certify that all the above players are properly registered with the District ASSOCIATION “
Thus, the importance of the Team Official's Initial above the signatory section of the game sheet.
No game sheet will be accepted if the named Team Official has not signed and INITIALED the form.
All Team Head Coaches and Assistant Coaches must have taken the Soccer for Life Course, Respect in
Sport (RIS), Making Head Way in Soccer (MHW) and Making Ethical Decisions (MED). All Team
Managers must have Respect in Sport (RIS) and Making Ethical Decisions (MED
An Ineligible Team Official is Team Official Who: Is not registered under Ontario Soccer's Policies &
Procedure *
PLAYER CARD CHECKS
The Premier Division is the only Division where player card Checks are Mandatory.
For all other divisions, player card checks can be requested at least 30 minutes before the start of the
game and both teams must organize the procedure. Teams must have their player cards available for a
player card inspection along with the up-to-date ROSTER.
Only players who appear on the most up-to-date ROSTER are deemed eligible to play in the game.
A Player Card or Team Officials Card is not valid unless that name appears on the most up-to-date
ROSTER as a registered player or STAFF Team official.
PROTESTS
Protests must be made before the start of the match.
Any team failing to check their opponent’s ID Cards / Books before the start of the game forfeit the right
to protest based on player / team official eligibility.
PLAYING AN INELIGIBLE PLAYER or USING AN INELIGIBLE TEAM OFFICIAL
Any team charged with playing an ineligible player in a game sanctioned by the league and found guilty
there of, will be subject to a disciplinary hearing resulting in points reduction and fines as per League
rules.
USING AN INELIGIBLE TEAM OFFICIAL

*An Ineligible Team Official is a Team Official Who: Is not registered under Ontario Soccer Policies &
Procedure
JERSEYS OF SIMILIAR COLOUR
In the event that (2) teams have jerseys of similar colour, the home team shall play in their official
registered colours while the visiting team will change to an alternate jersey colour.
Therefore, if your official registered home team colour is " white" as per our website game display, it is
the home team that is required to change Jerseys.

REFEREE ABUSE
ALL clubs must sign the leagues " Code of Conduct"
https://wosl.e2esoccer.com/PageDisplay.aspx?SideMenuID=1233

Once the Code Of Conduct has been signed, all Clubs have a duty to monitor and take steps to mitigate
and prevent further egregious behavior of their players, team officials and or spectators.
A club is found guilty of acting in a manner detrimental to the well being of the League will be fined,
bonded or suspended.
Game officials and league officials are not to be verbally and/or physically abused in any manner
whatsoever by coaches, players, and or team spectators.

Regards
Dan Wybo
WOSL Compliance Officer

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