The Oakville Soccer Club ensures discipline is administered in compliance with Ontario Soccer policies and Club procedures. An independent discipline panel, certified by the Peel Halton District Association on behalf of Ontario Soccer, handles the process.

Misconduct is typically reported by the game official. However, it can also be reported through a letter of complaint to OSC. Complaints undergo investigation and may result in discipline charges. Complainants must be willing to be identified and appear at any subsequent discipline hearing. Reports should be sent to rbowden@oakvillesoccer.ca.

Coaches are subject to discipline for inappropriate behavior and may receive cards as per FIFA rules.

Any fines or monetary penalties incurred by the club due to the actions of a player or team are the responsibility of the offending player and/or team. Failure to pay within the specified timeframe will result in the removal of the player and/or team from the league without a refund.

Players and coaches can request a hearing to appeal a dismissal received on the field. The appeal must be submitted within three days of receiving the dismissal and accompanied by a request for a hearing fee ($100.00). Appeals must be made in writing to the OSC Discipline Coordinator and sent to rbowden@oakvillesoccer.ca.

  1. Discipline By Review: Referee reports are reviewed by the Discipline Committee, which renders a decision. Appeals cannot be made after a decision is made through the Discipline By Review process.
  2. Discipline By Hearing: Referee reports are forwarded to the Discipline Committee, which has the authority to call a hearing. Players and coaches must attend the hearing, which may be virtual or in person. Witnesses may be called. Appeals can be made for these cases but must be accompanied by the Request for Appeal fee.

Note: Decisions of the Discipline Committee are final, except in cases where appeals are allowed.

Video evidence is admissible if it adds clarity to the incident in question. However, it cannot be used to provide evidence of referee performance issues.

Fees and Penalties
Discipline by hearing request resulting from Dismissal $100
Request to reschedule hearing $100
Failure to show for Hearing - Fine $100 (1st offense),
$200 (2nd and any subsequent offenses)
Playing an ineligible player Forfeit
Abandoned game due to player behaviour $100 + Forfeit (1st offense),
$200 (2nd offense),
$300 (3rd and subsequent offenses)

Note: Protests related to the Match Official’s interpretation of the Laws of the Game are not accepted.

Note: The Oakville Soccer Club reserves the right to implement changes to fees and penalties regarding Discipline, provided they are incremental to those published.