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Section 138, cont. – Removal from Contest

Athletic By-Laws
Sections 130-198

Section 138, cont. – Removal from Contest

Schools shall abide by rules in the TAPPS Constitution and By-Laws, Contest Rules, TAPPS News Briefs, and all other regulations and official notices issued from the TAPPS office.  Where any term or section of the Contest Rules 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 shall continue in effect.

  1. RULES GOVERNING REMOVAL   
    • Conditions requiring the removal from a contest shall be determined by the governing organization for each sport as specified in the TAPPS By-Laws (i.e., NFHS, NCAA, USGA, USTA, etc.) as outlined in the published rules for that sport.
  2. SANCTIONS FOR REMOVAL
    • Every removal from a contest will result in a suspension from participation and a monetary fine. The length of the suspension and the amount of the fine will be determined by the circumstances of the removal as stated in the sections below. Subsequent or more serious removals may include additional sanctions as stated herein or as determined by the Athletic Executive Committee or the Executive Board.
      • Removal.   A coach or player removed from a contest shall immediately leave the field, stadium, press box, gymnasium or fieldhouse and have no communication of any kind with the coaching staff or team. If removing a student would result in a lack of supervision for that student, then the student is allowed to remain on the bench or team area where supervision is present.
      •   Suspension.   While serving a suspension, a coach or student cannot be on the field, in the stadium, in the press box, in the gymnasium or fieldhouse, or have communication of any kind with the coaching staff or team during the contest.
  3. REGULAR SEASON OR TOURNAMENT GAME
    • Student Suspension – In all sports but football, a student removed from a contest shall serve a one game suspension at the next scheduled contest as shown on the schedule submitted to the TAPPS office prior to the season (single game or tournament game). Football suspensions are served in the 1st half of the next scheduled contest.   
      • Student Fine — $50 per ejection for the student. The School is responsible for payment of a fine.
    • Coach Suspension — In all sports, a coach removed from a contest shall serve a one game suspension at the next scheduled contest as shown on the schedule submitted to the TAPPS office prior to the season (single game or tournament game).  
      • Coach Fine — $200 per ejection for the coach. The School is responsible for payment of a fine.
      • SCOPE – A coach who has documented SCOPE training:
        1. Private Reprimand issued to the coach; and,
        2. Coach must complete the NFHS Teaching and Modeling Behavior or other similar course prior to the next contest.
      • NO SCOPE – A coach who has no documented SCOPE training:
        1. Public Reprimand issued to the Coach;
        2. Public Reprimand issued to the Athletic Director;
        3. Coach must complete the NFHS Teaching and Modeling Behavior or other similar course prior to the next contest; and,
        4. If in football, the suspension is increased to one full game.
  4. PLAYOFFS
    • Student Suspension — In all sports but football, a student removed from a playoff game shall serve a one (1) game suspension at the next contest, if it is the first ejection of the year. Football suspensions are served in the 1st half of the next contest. If the student has a previous ejection, the minimum suspension is two (2) games. If the ejection occurs in the final game of the season, the suspension carries forward to the next year in that sport for all underclassmen. Seniors would serve the suspension in the next sport played. Removed players are not eligible for All Tournament honors.
      • Student Fine — $150 per ejection for the student. The School is responsible for payment of a fine.
    • Coach Suspension – In all sports, a coach removed from a playoff game shall serve a minimum of a two (2) game suspension, if it is the first ejection of the year.
      • Coach Fine — $400 per ejection for the coach. The School is responsible for payment of a fine.
  5. SUBSEQUENT EJECTIONS
    • The second and any subsequent ejections are subject to review by the Athletic Executive Committee or Executive Board for further sanctions.
      • Minimum Penalty to include 2 game suspension
      • 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.
  6. FINES
    • The School is responsible for the payment of all fines under this section. 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.
  7. CUMULATIVE EJECTIONS REVIEW (STUDENT, COACH, SCHOOL)
    • 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.
    • If more than three ejections occur in a sport for a member school, the Athletic Executive Committee or Executive Board will determine the amount of the fine.
  8. CONTACT WITH AN OFFICIAL OR THREAT OF HARM
    • A coach or player deliberately coming into physical contact with, or threatening harm to, an official shall receive a minimum five (5) game suspension and monetary fine as determined by the TAPPS Executive Board.
  9. PROCESS
    • Any coach or player removed from a contest must file a report with the TAPPS Office on the form located in Tappster.
      • 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 as determined by the Athletic Executive Committee or Executive Board.
  10. NO APPEAL
    • A protest based on a game or contest official’s decision will not be considered. Removals from a contest are not subject to appeal, except for targeting ejections in football. Targeting ejections may only be appealed through the procedures established by the TAPPS office.