Ask, Tell, Remove is a new CYSA-North and District 2 policy and process for all officials to follow relative to the conduct of coaches within the technical area. All SCYSL and Santa Clara Sporting coaches, and Referees should read this important document.
“Managing the Technical Area” is a USSF 2009 Referee Program Directive issued February 2, 2009. This directive defines the issues and gives techniques for referees to deal with irresponsible behavior of Coaches during matches. This is CYSA-N and District 2 policy. “ASK, TELL, REMOVE” is a process for all officials to follow relative to the conduct within the technical area.
It is key to use the process and terminology so that coaches know that when they hear TELL it is understood this is same step as when a player is shown a yellow card and cautioned. Dissent is a caution, so to become a sendoff another event must occur. Note — “Using offensive, insulting or abusive language and or gestures” and some other behaviors are an immediate sendoff and do not require “ASK, TELL, REMOVE”
Dismissal for non-playing personnel should be written as “irresponsible behavior” and specific details noted on the game report. The actions that “cross the line” are:
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