NYSPHSAA/Section 6 Misconduct Rule

  • Any member of a squad disqualified by a sport official for unsportsmanlike conduct, including taunting, or for a flagrant foul shall not participate in that sport in the next scheduled contest with a member school or in NYSPHSAA tournament play. In individual sports a multi-day contest is considered to be a contest.  The contest in which the athlete was disqualified must count in the total maximum number of contests permitted.  Disqualifications from one season carry over to the next season of participation.

    Any player who receives a disqualification penalty in a sport shall not participate in the next regularly scheduled contest, any player who receives a second disqualification penalty in the same sport in the same season shall not participate in the next two regularly scheduled contest; and a play who receives a third disqualification penalty in the same sport in the same season shall not be allowed to participate for the rest of the season. (Regular season or post season schedule play), the Section will assess the penalty carrying over into the next season of participation.

    Any member of the squad who strikes, shoves, kicks, or makes other physical contact with the intent annoy, harass, or intimidate an official, shall be expelled from the game immediately and banned from further participation in all sports for one year from the date of the offense.  Note: Member of the squad includes coach, player, manager, scorekeepers, timers, and statisticians.

    A player or coach who has been suspended from play may not be present on the school grounds where the contest is played.  The official’s ruling is final, and not subject to question. Note: The Fredonia Central School District reserves the right to impose an additional consequence, which may result in school disciplinary action, a longer period of suspension from practice and contests, and/or dismissal from the team by the coach and/or administration.