NISL Premier League Fair Play Points Leader Board

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FAIR PLAY POINTS LEADER BOARD


Congratulations to the NISL fair play point leaders as we enter the last two weeks of the season!

Each team's fair play score for a match is obtained by adding up its score for each of the 5 criterions  (Respect for the Rules, Respect for Opponents, Respect for the Officials, Behavior of the Fans, Behavior of Staff (coaches, team managers, etc.) resulting in a max possible score of 100. Demerits as the result of yellow and red cards will be deducted from the final point total.

In order to emphasize that fair play and respect are an essential component of the NISL and vital to its successful promotion and development, these regulations aim to foster sporting attitudes and conduct among players, team officials, and spectators, thereby increasing the enjoyment of all those involved in the game.

 

 


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PREMIERSHIP FAIR PLAY REGULATIONS

100. PURPOSE

101. In order to emphasize that fair play and respect are an essential component of soccer and vital to its successful promotion and development, these regulations aim to foster sporting attitudes and conduct among players, team officials, and spectators, thereby increasing the enjoyment of all those involved in the game.

200. DEFINITIONS

201. In context of these regulations, the following definitions apply:

a. Fair play: means acting according to ethical principles which, in particular, oppose the concept of sporting success at any price, promote integrity and equal opportunities for all competitors, and emphasize respect of the personality and worth of everyone involved in a sporting event.
b. Team official: coach, assistant coach, or other team staff.
c. Referee team: referee, assistant referees, additional assistant referees (if any) and fourth official.
202. In these regulations, the use of the masculine form refers equally to the feminine.

300. FAIR PLAY RANKINGS

301. In its efforts to promote fair play, each season NISL assesses the fair play shown at NISL competition matches played during the Fall and Spring seasons.

400. FAIR PLAY CRITERIA AND ASSESSMENT PROCEDURE

401. The NISL match official assesses the fair play of the players, team officials, and spectators against the following five “ROOFS” criteria as set out in Articles 6 to 10:

a. Respect for the Rules;
b. Respect for Opponents;
c. Respect for the Officials;
d. Behavior of the Fans;
e. Behavior of Staff (coaches, team managers, etc.)

402. The NISL match official completes his fair play assessment form after the match in consultation with the associate referee where applicable.

500. RED AND YELLOW CARDS = FAIR PLAY DEMERITS

501. Each team has 10 points deducted for each yellow card its players are shown and 20 points for each red card.

600. RESPECT FOR RULES

601. Each team is awarded points from a minimum of 0 to a maximum of 20 in five point intervals for showing respect to the rules of the game.

602. The following behavior in negative respect to the rules is taken into consideration(non-exhaustive list):
a. Time-wasting;
b. Tactics based on foul play;
c. Play-acting and simulation of injury;
d. Insulting opponents;

700. RESPECT FOR OPPONENTS

701. Each team is awarded points from a minimum of 0 to a maximum of 20 in five point intervals for showing respect to the opponents.
702. Players are expected to respect their opponents and ensure that their team mates all and all other members of the team act in their spirit of fair play.
703. Negative conduct otherwise punished by means of a yellow or red card may be taken into consideration depending on the seriousness of the offense.
704. The following positive attitudes are taken into consideration (non-exhaustive list):

a. Efforts to gain time (e.g. bringing the ball quickly back into play, even when in a winning position);
b. Helping an opponent to stand up;
c. Helping an injured opponent;
d. Shaking hands with opponents at the end of the match;
e. Congratulating opponents;
f. Extraordinary gestures of fair play (e.g. informing the referee if a corner or throwin should have gone to the other team).

705. The following negative attitudes are taken into consideration (non-exhaustive list):

a. Provoking a mass confrontation;
b. Serious fouls against opponents.
c. Spitting at an opponent;
d. Physical aggression towards an opponent (e.g. head butt, punch);
e. Racism and other discrimination.


800. RESPECT FOR THE OFFICIALS

801. Each team is awarded points from a minimum of 0 to a maximum of 20 in five point intervals for showing respect to the officials.
802. Players are expected to respect the referee team as people, as well as the decisions.
803. The following positive attitudes are taken into consideration (non-exhaustive list):

a. Accepting the referee’s decisions without discussion;
b. Shaking hands with the referee team at the end of the match;
c. Respecting distances imposed for free-kicks;
d. Respecting timings (e.g. countdown to kick-off ).

804. The following negative attitudes are taken into consideration (non-exhaustive list):

a. Arguing with a member of the referee team;
b. Ironically applauding a member of the referee team;
c. Encircling a member of the referee team;
d. Verbal abuse of offensive gesture towards a member of the referee team;
e. Physical abuse of a member of the referee team.

900. BEHAVIOR OF TEAM FANS (Parents, Relatives, Friends, Spectators, etc.)

901. Each team is awarded points from a minimum of 0 to a maximum of 20 in five point intervals for the behavior of their team’s spectators. This criterion can only be assessed if a substantial number of fans of the team concerned are presents.
902. Spectators are expected to encourage their teams by creating a positive atmosphere in the spirit of fair play. They must respect each other, the players and team officials and the referee team. The spectators should acknowledge the other team’s performance, even in defeat, and must in no way intimidate or frighten the opposing team, the referee team or opposing supporters.
903. The following positive attitudes are taken into consideration (non-exhaustive list):

a. Applauding the opposition;
b. Ovation for an opponent (e.g. when substituted).

904. The following negative attitudes are taken into consideration (non-exhaustive list):

a. One of more spectators running onto the pitch;
b. Insulting chants;
c. Using or throwing pyrotechnics;
d. Using laser pointers;
e. Violence inside or in the immediate vicinity of the playing field location (e.g. against opposition fans, facility managers, or police);
f. Racism and discrimination.

1000. BEHAVIOR OF STAFF (Team Coaches, Team Managers, etc.)

1001. Each team is awarded points from a minimum of 0 to a maximum of 20 in five point intervals for behavior of team staff.
1002. Team officials are expected to respect the referee team and the opposing players and team officials, and to instruct their players to behave in a manner which is fair and honest.
1003. The following positive attitudes are taken into consideration (non-exhaustive list):

a. Accepting the referee’s decisions without discussion;
b. Shaking hands with the other team’s officials;
c. NO more than one team officials standing in the technical area during the match.

1004. The following negative attitudes are taken into consideration (non-exhaustive list):

a. Arguing with a member of the referee team;
b. Refusing to shake hands with the other team’s officials;
c. Team official being sent off;
d. Verbal abuse of a player, a member of the referee team or another team official;
e. Physical abuse of a player, a member of the referee team or another team official;

1100. OVERALL FAIR PLAY SCORES

1101. Each team’s fair play score for a match is obtained by adding up its score for each of the 5 criterion resulting in a max possible score of 100. Demerits as the result of yellow and red cards will be deducted from the final point total.
1102. At the end of the season, each club’s overall fair play score is obtained by adding up all its teams’ fair play scores from each division.

1200. FAIR PLAY AWARDS – CATEGORIES AND RANKINGS

1201. Awards are given every season to the club/soccer organization with the highest overall fair play point total divided by the # of teams in their specific age group & level (Premier, Club, and Conference).
1202. The clubs/soccer associations ranked 1st in each age group at each level (Premier, Club, and Conference) are awarded discounts on future NISL team registration fees.
1203. To be included in the fair play rankings for any given season, a club must be represented in a minimum number of fair play assessments during the season. This minimum is calculated by dividing the total number of matches at which fair play assessments were conducted in the season in question by the total number of NISL member associations represented.
1204. If the supporters, players or officials of a representative or club team engage in serious negative behavior that tarnishes the image of soccer before, during, or after a NISL competition match, whether inside or outside the field location, the NISL Executive Committee, may exceptionally decide to exclude the club concerned from the fair play rankings for the season concerned; such a decision is final. A club excluded from the fair play rankings will not be eligible for next season’s award for improvement in overall fair play.

 

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