Fair Play

The Fair Play Team Award is intended to foster the spirit of fair play, including:
  • respect for the Laws of the Game

  • respect for the opponent

  • respect for game officials and acceptance of their decisions

  • maintaining dignity under all circumstances.

“Team” includes all players, coaches and other team officials on the team credentials form.  Teams are also responsible for the behaviour of their spectators, and extraordinary spectator behaviour may factor into Fair Play point decisions.

The Fair Play Contest starts when the team arrives at the venue 30-45 minutes before the game time and will end when the team leaves the venue.

Points may be deducted by the Match Officials and the Alberta Soccer Representative(s) as follows:

Match Officials
Upon completion of the game, the Fair Play rating (out of 10) at the bottom of the game sheet will be circled by the match officials. The number of points that are deducted out of 10 will be recorded by the Alberta Soccer Representative(s) for each game. For example, if 8 is circled, -2 will be deducted from the team’s Fair Play total.

Where there are an unequal number of games played, teams that do not participate in a final medal game will receive an average of their previous games’ match official ratings as a final game rating.

Alberta Soccer Representative(s)
The Rep(s) may also deduct points based on the guidelines below:

  • -2: caution given to team member (yellow card)

  • -5: expulsion of team member (red card)

  • -5: late arrival of a team for a game

  • Disqualified: no show of a team for a scheduled game

  • Disqualified: team leaving the field

  • Disqualified: medal winner than does not attend Medal Ceremonies (without permission)

Any other incidents will be judged by the Representative(s) and/or designate(s).

If two or more teams are tied in number of points, the Representative or designate will determine the winner. The Representative's decisions are final.

If there are no teams with a Fair Play score better than -5, the Representative reserves the right to not award the Fair Play Award.

The team with the highest Fair Play points score will be declared the winner of the Fair Play Contest.  The Fair Play award will be presented during the medal ceremony.

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