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Youth Board Approves Misconduct Rule Changes


The PA West Soccer Youth Board starts the year taking a stance against poor behavior, specifically by the adults involved in the game.  The Youth Board unanimously approved changes to section 5.1 of the Youth Division Playing Rules.

The revised section of the rules provides greater detail to discipline for players and coaches.  Notably, there is now a section specific to spectator.

The section pertinent to spectators identifies inappropriate behavior that is cause for removal from the sideline and stronger punishment for repeat offenders.  It also holds coaches and clubs more accountable for sideline behavior.

The player section provides better guidance for red card suspension and card accumulation.  The details how additional suspensions affect dual-rostered players.

The coach section acknowledges that coaches are now shown cards.  Additionally, it now mirrors the player portion for card accumulation and additional discipline.

The revisions are established to provide greater clarity and address increasing issues from the sidelines during games.  The rules are effective for the spring playing session.