Post by time2retire on Jan 9, 2019 14:41:37 GMT -6
So far this year there have been 93 reported red cards:
71 Boys varsity 19 Girls varsity 3 Boys JV
83 players 10 coaches
29 - Two yellow cards in the game 27 - Abusive language or gestures 14 - Fighting 9 - Serious foul play 8 - Violent conduct (non-fighting) 4 - Denying obvious goal scoring opportunity by foul 2 - Denying obvious goal scoring opportunity by handling 0 - Taunting or spitting
4 players have gotten 2 red cards
Considerable improvement at this point from last year, some with half of the number or down to 0. I know we still have a few weeks left of the season but to note specifically, Abusive Language and Gestures has been cut in half (54 last year) with 3 of those being reported from the same game. Fighting is at 40% of last year's numbers. So if the coaches are leading this charge, thank you, there is numerical evidence to back up these efforts. This is the first season that will see a reduction in the number of red cards given since I've kept data.
I will update the numbers at the end of the season.
There have been cases in the past where the referee wrote up fan ejections, but without having a name or serious incident occur, these are typically not reported. There were very few reports this year that included any of that information.
When the referee writes up a sportsmanship report, he must include certain information. The type of ejection, school, player/coach. There is a template with a populated list where you must choose a person who is registered with LHSAA to continue and finish this report. So when a spectator gets ejected there is typically nowhere to file the report, unless you put it under a coach name and specify in the free text block that the coach was not ejected but this is what happened.
There were 2 or 3 reports where players or assistant coaches were not on the drop down menu from LHSAA and the referee had to specify exactly who was involved and specifically state that the person listed was not ejected.