The handbook will be a useful guide to explain the disciplinary process and details the changes that have taken place over the last few years – including match based discipline, sanction guidelines, the whole game system and changes to handling discrimination. This year’s guide also includes videos and resources that will go into greater depth to explain the disciplinary process.
Introduction from Mark Ives, Disciplinary Manager
Eligibility of Players in Fixtures
Who is responsible for ensuring Players are not suspended before they play?
Why have the new RESPECT sanctions been introduced?
What to expect when attending a County FA hearing
Whole Game System
What steps are The FA Taking to improve handling of discrimination cases?
Reporting Discrimination - Grassroots Players and Supporters
Why do County FA's issue fines in youth football?
Sharing your ideas to improve grassroots football
Sending Off Paperwork
Board of Appeal
Guide to the Appeals process
Standard Code of Rules Template
Standard Code of Rules Youth
Reporting Discrimination booklets for grassroots players and supporters
Sanction Guidelines - UPDATED for 2017-18
There is also a Leagues section to provide guidance for administrators regarding the Powers and Duties of the League