Soccer is played under The Laws of British Columbia Soccer Association as laid down by the International Board of the Federation of International Football. If these Laws are broken by those playing, or participating in, the game then there are discipline rules that must be applied by referees and administrators.


Soccer is a very emotive game and people’s passions are aroused. It is therefore necessary for referees to enforce the laws and see they are adhered to.
Players and coaches have a duty to see the game is played in the right spirit otherwise they will fall foul of the disciplinary punishments as laid down by the British Columbia Soccer Association.


The Metro Select League will no longer require all players to attend a discipline hearing unless the disciplinary committee consider it necessary.


The disciplinary committee Chair will inform the team Coach and Manager via e-mail if misconduct charges have been dealt with and what the punishment is.


If you have not been contacted by the league the player Must attend the next hearing after they have sat their automatic one game suspension.


Coaches or Team Officials sent from the field of play Must attend a hearing after they have sat their automatic one game suspension.


Players do have the right to a hearing and if so desired, must make their request within 48 hours of the game by informing the Discipline Chair via email that they wish to attend a hearing.


A misconduct charge can be issued to any participant in Soccer (including players, club officials, clubs, etc.)


Any punishments for misconduct charges are set at a hearing.


Any cases or, alleged cases, of mistaken identity must be made to the League in writing within two days of the match date by the club and player. The matter will then be investigated.


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