Fighting Ejections

by John Puglisi, NISOA Vice President, NISOA National clinician and NISOA local assessor.

When a player, coach or other bench personnel is ejected for fighting, there are several additional administrative requirements for the referee. Fighting is defined in the NCAA Soccer Rules Book as, “deliberately strikes or attempts to strike another player, coach or bench personnel in a malicious manner or leaves the bench or coaching area to participate in an altercation.” The referee must:

At the time of the ejection:

  • Notify the player, head coaches and scorekeeper that the ejection was for fighting. It is very important that the players, head coach and scorekeeper are notified that the ejection was specifically for fighting before you sign the official NCAA score sheet and leave the site.

Immediately after the game:

All other ejection forms and notifications must be made as well. Applicable forms and notifications are available on our web site.

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