If a coach or spectator's behavior is considered physically or verbally unacceptable in the spirit of the game, the matter will be referred to the Sports Program Ethics Committee* (SPEC). The SPEC will review the facts surrounding the incident in order to determine if a yellow card is warranted. If a yellow card is warranted, the SPEC will determine the appropriate disciplinary action. A finding the by the SPEC that a yellow card is not warranted does not preclude the appropriate Sports Program Committee from taking action.
If a coach receives a 2nd yellow card, he/she may be permanently suspended from coaching. A spectator who receives a second yellow card may be prohibited from attending practices or games for the remainder of the season and may be required to appear before the SPEC. Coaching privileges may be permanently suspended for any individual who receives two yellow cards, regardless of whether they are received as a coach, spectator, or any combination of the two.
The following procedures will govern the issuance of Yellow Cards:
The Policy/Procedure described above has been communicated to coaches, sports participants and potential spectators thru numerous media (at activity sign up, coaches contracts, emails, Randolph Reporter and, if appropriate, in person at a sports gathering). It is the responsibility of town residents to educate other spectators they have invited to attend an event of this policy. Ignorance to this policy will not be considered an acceptable excuse/mitigating factor regarding disciplinary determinations for unacceptable behavior.
* Sports Program Ethics Committee - is a subcommittee of the Recreation Committee