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Removal from Contest

Schools shall abide by rules in the Constitution, by rules in the By-Laws, by rules in the Contest Rules, by rules in the TAPPS News Briefs, by regulations issued from the TAPPS office in the coaches and administrator’s sports manuals, and other official notices from the TAPPS office.  Where any term or section of the Contest Rules and/or the coaches and administrators’ sports manuals is found to be inconsistent with the Constitution and By-Laws, the Constitution and By-Laws shall prevail and apply and the re­maining terms and sections of the Contest Rules and/or the coaches and administrator’s sports manuals shall continue in effect.

  1. REMOVAL FROM CONTEST
    • Conditions requiring the removal from a contest shall be determined by the governing organization for each sport as specified in the TAPPS By-Laws and outlined in the published rules for that sport.
    • Any coach or player ejected from, or not allowed to continue participation in, a contest, or football coach receiving three or more 15 yard unsportsmanlike penalties or removed from the contest by the officials during a contest, must
      • File a report with the TAPPS Office on the form located on the TAPPS Website
      • The form is due the following school day.
      • Both TAPPS schools involved in the contest must report any ejection occurring in the contest.
      • Fines for an ejection not reported to the TAPPS office by the deadline will be doubled.
      • Schools who fail to report an ejection are subject to further sanctions.
      • In football, ejected player must sit out the first half of the next contest.
        • In all sports but football, the coach must sit out the remainder of the contest in which removed, and the entire next contest.
        • The coach cannot be
          • On the field
          • In the Stadium
          • In the gymnasium
          • or  have any communication with the staff or team during the contests while serving the suspension
        • In football, the coach must sit out the remainder of the contest in which removed, first half of the next contest and
          • cannot be on the field,
          • in the press box or
          • inside the stadium until halftime.
          • The coach may not have any communication with the staff or team during this half.
    • Coach who has documented SCOPE Training shall receive a
      • Private Reprimand
      • Suspension from the next scheduled contest (single game or tournament game and football would be 1st half) as shown on the schedule submitted prior to the season to the TAPPS Office.
      • Coach must complete the NFHS Teaching and Modeling Behavior or similar course prior to the next scheduled contest as shown on the schedule submitted prior to the season to the TAPPS Office.
      • The second and any subsequent ejections are subject to review by the Athletic Executive Committee for further sanctions.
        1. Minimum Penalty to include 2 game suspension
    • Coach who has no documented SCOPE Training shall receive a
      • Public Reprimand – Coach
      • Public Reprimand – Athletic Director
      • Suspension from the next scheduled contest (single game or tournament game and football would be a full game) as shown on the schedule submitted prior to the season to the TAPPS Office.
      • Coach must complete the NFHS Teaching and Modeling Behavior or similar course prior to the next scheduled contest as shown on the schedule submitted prior to the season to the TAPPS Office.
      • The second and any subsequent ejections are subject to review by the Athletic Executive Committee for further sanctions.
        1. Minimum Penalty to include 2 game suspension
    • Any student ejected from, or not allowed to continue participation in, a contest
      • shall be suspended from the next scheduled contest (single game or tournament game and football would be 1st half) as shown on the schedule submitted prior to the season to the TAPPS Office.
      • The Ejection report is due the following school day.
      • The second and any subsequent ejections are subject to review by the Athletic Executive Committee for further sanctions.
        1. Minimum Penalty to include 2 game suspension
    • In the event of an ejection, or a coach or student not being allowed to continue participation in a contest, the School shall be responsible for the payment of a fine as follows:
      • $50 per ejection for the student or $200 per ejection for the coach, in all sports.
      • If more than three ejections occur in a sport for a member school, the Athletic Executive Committee will determine the amount of the fine
      • At least $150 if a player or $400 coach is ejected from a playoff contest.
      • If three ejections, coaches and players combined, are received in a sport during the season, the coaches and athletic director will be required to meet with the TAPPS Office.
      • If five ejections, coaches and players combined, are received by a member school during the school year, the athletic director and coaching staff of the member school will be required to meet with the TAPPS Office.
      • The FINE is due in the TAPPS office ten (10) days from the date of ejection. Failure to submit the fine by this deadline will result in the fine being doubled and all games occurring after the ten days being declared a forfeit.  Once the fine has been paid games will not be forfeited, however, any games which were forfeited for nonpayment will not be reversed.
      • If a student or coach is ejected from a regular season tournament, the game suspension will be enforced the next game played by the team.
    • A coach or player deliberately coming into physical contact with, or threatening to harm an official shall receive a minimum five (5) game suspension and monetary fine as determined by the TAPPS Executive Board.
    • If a player or coach is ejected in a playoff contest:
      • Playoff contests and games scheduled after the district level of competition 
        1. Fine
          1. School to be Fined
          2. $150 for player
          3. $400 for coaches
        2. Player/Coach Suspension
          1. Player -One (1) games if first Ejection of the year and 1st half of next game for football. 
          2. Coach – Two (2) games if first Ejection of the year and 2 games for all sports 
          3.  Minimum two (2) game suspension if not the first suspension of the year. 
          4. If final contest of a season
            1. Suspensions carry forward to the next year
          5. Removed players are not eligible for All Tournament honors
          6. If a student or coach is ejected from a regular season tournament, the game suspension will be enforced the next game played by the team.