Lancaster Area Recreational League

Coach Carding Rule Information

The rule which gave referees the ability to card a coach was instituted prior to the Fall 2019 season.

Referees have the access to card a coach and the submission will be sent to the League Commissioner.

The IFAB rule page states: Team Officials - Laws 5 & 12

  • A team official guilty of misconduct will be shown a YC (caution) or RC (sending-off)*; if the offender cannot be identified, the senior coach who is in the technical area at the time will receive the YC/RC * Law 12 will have a list of YC/RC offences
  • The experiment with YC/RC for misconduct by team officials has been successful and has revealed many benefits at all levels, including for young referees dealing with 'difficult' adult coaches. If the offender cannot be identified, the senior team official (usually the main coach) in the technical area will receive the YC/RC (as the person responsible for the other team officials).
IFAB Rule: Game Offical (Coach) Misconduct Reporting (see Rules & Regulations for details)