NorCal Referees



Important Next Steps

  • It is the team's and/or club's responsibility to ensure their Red Carded player/coach serves the minimum 1-game suspension. It is also their responsibility to ensure that their player/coach serves any additional suspension determined by the NorCal PAD committee.
  • The team manager or coach of the suspended individual must download, print, and bring a copy of the Verification of Suspension Served Form with them to each match. Use one form per match suspended.
  • There shall be two types of suspensions:
    1. Minor Offenses – These include send offs for normal soccer actions, second yellow cards, etc. Minor offenses will be given suspensions for a number of games within the competition that the red card was received in.
    2. Major Offenses – These include send offs for violent actions. Major offenses will incur suspensions for an amount of time and will rule players or coaches out across all NorCal competitions.
  • Both the Referee, and the coaches from both teams must complete and sign their respective sections of the form. Incomplete forms will not be accepted.
  • Make sure that all suspensions are served. The only exception is that a suspension may be postponed – at the discretion of the NorCal League Office – if it would prevent the player from playing in College Showcase Events. Tournament games are sanctioned by US Club Soccer and cannot be used to serve suspensions.
  • Scan or take a legible picture of the completed forms, and email them in a timely manner to the PAD Chairperson:
Match InformationSuspension ID: 5507
Competition Name: 2018 NorCal Adult Premier League
Match Number: 18
Age Group and Gender: Adult
Match Date: 2018-06-03
Sent Off Individual's InformationIndividual's Role: Player
Individual's Registration ID #:
Player's Jersey #*: 14
Individual's Team's Name: Santa Elena De Futbol
Individual's Team's Club Name: Santa Elena Club de Futbol
Send Off Reason: Offensive, Insulting or Abusive Language
Administration InformationNumber of Games Suspended: 4
Comments: Two game suspension for using Offensive, Insulting or Abusive Language towards the referee.

Additional two game suspension for approaching the referee crew after the conclusion of the match to insult the referees.
Timestamp of PAD Decision: 2018-06-08 10:29:58