Discipline & Appeals

Hearing Dates 2018

January 10, January 24, January 31

Hearing Dates 2017

July 5, July 13, July 20, July 27, August 3, August 10, August 17, August 24

The EODSA conducts all disciplinary matters in accordance with the Ontario Soccer Policies and Procedure

Discipline By Review (DBR)

Red Cards

Discipline By Hearing (DBH)
  • If you receive a red card, you will be subject to the D.B.R System
  • Anybody who has received a red card may request a hearing within 48 hours of receiving the Red Card to the EODSA along with the request for hearing fee of $100.00.
  • DBR decisions may not be appealed
  • All other offenses will be dealt with by means of the D.B.H System
  • It is the responsibility of the club to inform the accused of their discipline hearing. Parties required to attend must appear at the hearings.
  • Any decision may be appealed to the next higher governing organization.
  • DBH sessions are held every Tuesday

Did you know that you can appeal red cards?

If you received a red card during a game and disagree with the charge, you can request a hearing
The accused shall submit a written request to the League within 3 days of receiving a dismissal.

  1. Within 48 hours contact the league in which you got the Red Card to find out "why" you were dismissed. They will inform you if the Dismissal has been passed on to the District. Note that Dismissals will be passed on to the District if the incident was directed at a Game Official or involves registration issues. If it has been sent to the District contact the District to find out why you were dismissed.
  2. Once verifying why you were dismissed, you may disagree with the charge and can at that time request a hearing. Requesting a hearing is done by submitting a Request in writing which can be sent to the EODSA office by Express Post or registered mail, or can be hand delivered to the EODSA Office. It must be traceable. The Request should be accompanied by the $100.00 request for hearing fee.
  3. If you discover that you agree with the dismissal and the referee report then you will be accepting the mandatory penalty as outlined in the Ontario Soccer Rules and Regulations. At this time there is nothing you need to do except wait to find out what games you are suspended for.

If you agree with the Charge:

You will be penalized according to the Ontario Soccer Published Rules:

  1. You WILL be fined the amount of $50.00 which must be paid prior to returning to play and can be made out to the EODSA (Cash/Visa/Cheque)
  2. You WILL be suspended for a set amount of games (to be determined on the basis of what you have been dismissed for). In most cases, there is a 3 game suspension.
 Ontario Soccer defines "soccer related activities" as:
  • any act excepting disciplining and appealing but including administering, coaching, managing, playing, practicing, or officiating in any activity that falls under the jurisdiction of Ontario Soccer by any party either in person or by proxy)

Suspensions are to be served in accordance with the rules and regulations governing suspension in the competition in which the misconduct occurred.

A player suspended within a specific League's jurisdiction is eligible to compete in other competitions such as tournaments, cups or other leagues.
Click here for Discipline FAQ's


Anyone affected by a decision rendered by a governing body (i.e. club, league, District Association, Ontario Soccer Association) has the right to appeal that decision to the next higher governing body. Provided that decision was not made under the Decision By Review method of Discipline.

Appeals of club or league decision must be submitted to the EODSA in accordance with the EODSA Rights of Appeal Information

Appeals of EODSA decisions must be submitted to the Ontario Soccer Association in accordance with the Ontario Soccer Rights of Appeal Information