Player Safety


Player safety is the primary concern of any MidSouth referee. The Society realizes that, unfortunately, players may do something on the pitch that is contrary to the spirit of good sportsmanship, and every referee is obligated to respond accordingly.

Depending on the players actions and the context of the match this response may range from as little as a quiet word to as much as the player being sent–off the pitch.

Every time a referee sends off a player (red card), regardless of whether the match level, the referee must complete a Discipline Report. Once submitted, the report will be forwarded to the appropriate union disciplinary chair for review.

The Discipline Committee of the union with jurisdiction over the match in which the send-off occurred will review the send-off report to determine what sanction is warranted.