Red & Yellow Cards
Red and yellow cards are not a regular feature at SCCSA games; most of our players have been brought up through Roo Ball which encourages an attitude of fair play and an adherence to the laws of the game.
An accumulation of cautions (Yellow cards) to the value of 12 (twelve) points during the season will incur a 1 (one) game suspension for the offending player. Likewise, a send off (Red card) will incur the same penalty. Yellow card points will restart during the final series
List of Cautionable (YELLOW CARD) Offences:
Y1 – Unsporting Behaviour (including dangerous play) – 4 points
Y2 – Dissent by Word or Action – 4 points
Y3 – Persistent Infringements – 4 points
Y4 – Delaying the Restart of Play) – 4 points
Y5 – Failure to Respect Distance when Play Restarted) – 4 points
Y6 – Entering or Re-entering the Field of Play without the Referee’s permission – 2 points
Y7 – Deliberately Leaves the Field of Play without the Referee’s Permission) – 2 points
List of Sending Off (RED CARD ) Offences:
SEND OFF CODES
R1 – Serious Foul Play
R2 – Violent Conduct
R3 – Spitting at Anyone
R4 – Deliberately handling the ball thereby denying a goal scoring opportunity to the opponent (except for the goalkeeper in his/her own penalty area)
R5 – Deliberately commits a direct free kick offence, which denies a goal scoring opportunity
R6 – Uses offensive, insulting or abusive language and/or gestures
R7 – Receives a second caution in the same match
Fouls and Free kicks
A direct free kick is awarded to the opposing team if a player commits any of the following six offences in a manner considered by the referee to be careless, reckless or using excessive force;
• Kicks or attempts to kick an opponent.
• Trips or attempts to trip an opponent.
• Jumps at an opponent.
• Charges an opponent.
• Strikes or attempts to strike an opponent.
• Pushes an opponent.
A direct free kick is also awarded to the opposing team if a player commits any of the following fouroffences;
• Contacting an opponent before touching the ball during a tackle.
• Holding an opponent.
• Spitting at an opponent.
• Handling the ball deliberately (except a goalkeeper in his own penalty area).
A penalty kick is awarded if any of the above ten offences is committed by a player inside his own penalty area, irrespective of the position of the ball, provided it is in play.
Indirect free kicks are awarded to the opposing team if a goalkeeper, inside his own penalty area, commits any of the following four offences:
• controls the ball with his hands for more than six seconds before releasing it from his possession
• touches the ball again with his hands after he has released it from his possession and before it has touched another player
• touches the ball with his hands after it has been deliberately kicked to him by a team-mate
• touches the ball with his hands after he has received it directly from a throw-in taken by a team-mate
• An indirect free kick is also awarded to the opposing team if, in the opinion of the referee, a player:
• plays in a dangerous manner
• impedes the progress of an opponent
• prevents the goalkeeper from releasing the ball from his hands
• commits any other offence, not previously mentioned in Law 12, for which
• play is stopped to caution or send off a player
The indirect free kick is taken from the place where the offence occurred
Refer to Fouls & Misconduct “Laws of the Game FIFA”