GFHA DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURES
MISCONDUCT – ON THE FIELD:
Green Card – Warning to player
Yellow Card – Player must serve
minimum five-minute suspension
Red Card – Player expelled from the
game and must serve minimum one game suspension pending further review
by Disciplinary Committee.
Yellow Card in Two Successive Games –
Disciplinary Committee shall review player’s conduct.
Yellow Card in Three Successive Games
– Player must serve minimum one game suspension pending further review
by Disciplinary Committee.
MISCONDUCT – OFF THE FIELD:
All GFHA members are expected to conduct themselves
in an appropriate manner while representing the GFHA, and when
participating in GFHA-affiliated functions. Conduct deemed
offensive or detrimental to the GFHA may be reported by any member of
the GFHA to the Executive Committee for review by the Disciplinary
The Disciplinary Committee shall comprise the Men’s
and Women’s Organizers and one other person of the same sex as the
individual being reviewed. The President of the GFHA shall appoint
the third person to this committee. The Disciplinary Committee
shall meet within one week of the incident as reported by the umpire or
other member of the GFHA. In making its decision, by majority
vote, the Committee shall consult with the umpire(s) and/or member(s)
involved in the incident(s). The Disciplinary Committee shall have
the right, as granted by the Executive Committee, to impose additional
sanctions, other than those outlined above, against any member whose
conduct is under its review. Sanctions may include, but are not
limited to, suspensions for more games, suspension for the season,
suspension from the GFHA, and, in severe cases, expulsion from the GFHA.
Any member who has received an additional sanction
from the Disciplinary Committee shall have the right to appeal, either
verbally or in writing, the Committee’s decision to the Executive Board
of the GFHA. Such appeal must be communicated to the Secretary of
the GFHA no later than 48 hours after the member has received
notification of the additional sanction imposed on him/her by the
The Secretary shall notify the President
immediately and convene a hearing within 48 hours. If
circumstances prevent a hearing within 72 hours, the Secretary must
convene the group as soon as possible thereafter, but no later than one
week after the receipt of notice of appeal. The Men’s and Women’s
Organizers shall recuse themselves from the hearing committee. The
Executive Board shall receive testimony from both sides of the conflict.
At the conclusion of the hearing, the Executive Board shall render, by
majority vote, its decision. The decision of the Executive Board
disciplinary procedures were approved at the GFHA Executive Board
meeting on Monday, February 25, 2002 with immediate effect.