Player Penalties and Infractions:

  • The referee is always right and shall be treated with respect.
     
  • A yellow or red card as the referee sees fit will follow disrespectful conduct.
     
  • Physical violence directed towards the referee will result in ejection from the league forever.
     
  • Any team whose conduct prompts the town of East Hampton to reprimand the league will be ejected from the league
     
  • Any player or team whose conduct on or off the field threatens the welfare of any players, teams, or the existence of the league will be barred from playing in this league permanently. Such a decision will be made by unanimous vote of all club representatives, excluding the team involved.

Fans:

  • If team's fans come on the field for any reason the game is over and that team loses by forfeit.
     
  • If a team's fan harasses or threaten the referee, the referee will give a warning to the team manager to tell the fan to stop his harassing action. If the fan still continues with his harassing action, the referee will give a red card to the fan and ask the fan to leave the field. If the fan does not abide with the referee's request, the team that fan was from will forfeit the game.
     
  • If a spectator starts to harasses or threaten the referee, the referee will give a warning to the the spectator. If the spectator continues with his action, then other measures will be taken.
     

Fighting:

  • Fighting: A situation where two or more players are throwing punches or use their feet to cause injury to their opponent. A push(unless it causes serious injury), push during play, bump or other minor interaction, slide tackle, or slide tackle with injury will not be considered fighting.
     
  • In the event of a fight, on or off the field, if any of the players throw a punch they are ejected from the league forever(Adopted August 31st, 2016).
     
  • If only one man is fighting, (no retaliation from the man attacked) then only the aggressor is ejected from the league forever(Adopted August 31st, 2016).
     
  • Any player currently on the probation list for fighting is eligible to play.
     
  • If a two-man fight turns into a melee, (three or more men involved) the game is over and both teams lose by forfeit.
     

Red Cards:

A Player is Shown the Red Card if They Commit Any of the Following Seven Offenses:

  1. Using offensive or insulting or abusive language and/or gestures
  2. Receiving a second caution in the game. This is the most common reason for being sent off.
  3. Serious foul play
  4. Spitting at an opponent or another person (e.g. a fan or an official)
  5. A player other than the goalkeeper denying an obvious goal scoring opportunity by deliberately handling the ball
  6. Violent conduct, such as throwing a punch
  7. Denying an obvious goal scoring opportunity to an opponent moving towards the player's goal is an offense punishable by a free kick or a penalty kick

Yellow Cards:

There are seven different offenses that can get players a yellow card:

  1. Anything that can be deemed as unsporting behavior
  2. Dissent by word or action
  3. Persistent infringement of the laws, for example, a series of fouls
  4. Delaying the restart of play
  5. Not retreating the required distance at a free-kick or corner
  6. Entering or re-entering the pitch without the referee's permission
  7. Deliberately leaving the pitch without the referee's permission

Summary:

Penalties for accumulated cards
Card Received Penalty Accumulated* Cards
yellow card Ejected from game for 2 minutes, team plays a man down for 2 minutes  
yellow card Ejected from game for 2 minutes, team plays a man down for 2 minutes. You are suspended from next game due to your second yellow card. yellow card
yellow card Ejected from game for 2 minutes, team plays a man down for 2 minutes. yellow cardyellow card
yellow card Ejected from game for 2 minutes, team plays a man down for 2 minutes. You are suspended from next game due to your fourth yellow card. yellow cardyellow cardyellow card
yellow cardred card Ejected from game, team plays a man down. You are suspended from next two(2) games.  
red card Ejected from game, team plays a man down. You are suspended from the next two games.  
red card Ejected from game, team plays a man down. You are suspended from next three(3) games due to your second red card. red card
red card Ejected from game, team plays a man down. You are suspended for the rest of the season, (minimum of four(4) games), due to your third red card. red cardred card

*Note: Cards you are currently holding. Accumulated yellow card policy applies only during the regular season.


Penalties for fighting
Card Received Penalty Accumulated Cards
red card Ejected from game, team plays a man down.
Due to a fight, you are ejected from the league forever.