General Rules and Information
Any player, coach, or parent who during the season engages in fighting, violence or abusive language or who receives an ejection is subject to the following:
First Offense: Player, coach, or parent is suspended for one game. The MCYFL Board will review repercussions and determine the level of discipline. Based on the circumstances of the incident, the player, coach or parent may receive further suspensions.
Note: If a player, coach, or parent is ejected from a game, the penalty is a one game suspension with no appeal process.
Second Offense: Player, coach or parent is suspended until the MCYFL Board reviews repercussions and determine the level of discipline. Based on the circumstances of the incident, the player, coach or parent may receive further suspensions.
Third Offense: A third offense may result in permanent suspension.
If a player, coach, or parent is suspended, an appeal may be made to the MCYFL Board and if the circumstances are warranted, the Board may reinstate them.
The coach and Vice President or President are the individuals responsible for informing the player of the violation and penalty. The MCYFL Board is responsible for informing the coach of the violation or penalty. All MCYFL players and coaches will be governed by MCYFL rules. If the use of alcohol, tobacco products or drugs is found to be a contributing factor in the misconduct of the players or coaches, the penalties can be compounded. If an incident is determined by the meeting to be too severe, it will be brought directly to the MCYFL Board and more severe penalties may be administered up to and possibly including permanent removal from MCYFL.
FORMAL GRIEVANCE PROCESS
All parties should wait 24 hours after a problem occurs to all for a cooling period. (Except in cases of harassment and/or substance abuse).
After waiting the said time, determine if issue can be resolved by consulting the coach
If you are still not satisfied, you must put your complaint in writing and submit it to MCYFL Vice President and President. Who will make a decision.
If you are still not satisfied, the Vice President and President will then bring it to the MCYFL Board’s attention.
The Board will investigate and discuss the complaint.
The Board will then issue the proper disciplinary action(s).
Decisions made by the Board will be final.
If you have any questions regarding any step in the grievance procedure, please contact any of the board members presiding on the current MCYFL Board.