Any affiliated team, player, referee, coach, or other entity, has the right to appeal the final decision* of an affiliated league, committee, or board.
All appeals MUST be submitted in writing to the OASA office within 10 days** of receipt of the league decision and MUST be accompanied by the $25 appeal fee.*** Your appeal will be rejected if your request does not satisfy ALL of these requirements!
||Submit your appeal request
& your check for $25 to:
Oregon Adult Soccer Assoc.
Attn: Discipline & Appeals Committee
1750 SW Skyline Blvd, Suite 121
Portland, OR 97221
* Any available league-level appeals must be exhasted before an OASA appeal can be filed.
** Contact OASA if you are unsure of the exact cut-off date for filing your appeal.
*** If your appeal results in a decision in your favor, the appeal fee will be returned to you.
Circumstances Under Which OASA Holds Original Jurisdiction
There are three situations under which the OASA Discipline & Appeals Committee holds original jurisdiction over player misconduct hearings: Referee Abuse, Referee Assault, and Playing While Under Suspension.
If a player is alleged to have committed Referee Abuse or Assault, or to have participated in an affiliated event while under suspension from any of OASA's affiliated leagues, he/she can expect the following:
- The implicated player will be suspended from ALL affiliated events until the hearing process has been concluded.
- A hearing will be scheduled in a timely manner, and the player will receive written notice of the hearing date, time, and location. Reasonable accommodations will be made, at the player's request, to ensure that he/she can participate in the proceedings.
- The hearing will be held, and the player will have the opportunity to present information before the hearing committee, and to present witnesses on his/her behalf. Failure to appear at the hearing will NOT prevent the committee from making a decision.
- The player will be notified in writing, within a reasonable time period, of the OASA Discipline & Appeals Committee's final decision.
- If the player is dissatisfied with the Committee's decision, further appeals MUST be filed through the United States Soccer Federation.
Referee Abuse: The term "Referee Abuse" is defined in USSF Policy 531-9 as "a verbal statement or physcial act not resulting in bodily contact which implies or threatens physical harm to a referee or the referee's property or equipment." If you are found guilty of referee abuse, the minimum suspension will be 3 games.
Referee Assault: The term "Referee Assault" is defined in USSF Policy 531-9 as "an intentional act of physical violence at or upon a referee." If you are found guilty of referee assault, you may receive a suspension ranging from the minimum of 3 months up to a term of 5 years or more.
Playing While Under Suspension: Any player who is suspended by any USSF affiliated entity and is found to have played, or attempted to play in any OASA game, shall be suspended for a minimum of one-year, in addition to the previous suspension.
Other Discipline & Appeals Resources OASA Discipline & Appeals Manual for Affiliated Players & Leagues
OASA Discipline & Appeals Policy
OASA Discipline & Appeals - PowerPoint
The A to Z's of Appeals - PowerPoint