The following note was written by Ken Andres, NCAA Soccer Secretary Rules Editor and is reprinted from the NCAA Soccer Central Hub.
RED CARD REPORTING
Rule 12.3* requires that for every ejection, the referee must electronically file a report within 24 hours of completion of the game on the NCAA Soccer Central Hub website at www.NCAAsoccer.arbitersports.com. It is mandatory that the red card report be filed with the NCAA. The failure to file red card reports have led to multiple problems, including suspended players failing to serve suspensions and illegally participating in games.
As summarized in the chart below entitled “Red Card Depository Compared to NCAA Statistics” — only 69% of the red cards issued in 2013 were electronically filed with the NCAA by the referee.
1329 red cards were issued — 919 red card reports were electronically filed. This is not acceptable and must be corrected immediately. 100% of the red cards must be reported in the 2014 season.
*Rule 12.3 Ejections. An ejection is a formal disciplinary action requiring specific procedures to be followed by the referee including stopping the clock, suspending play and displaying a red card. For all ejections, the referee shall electronically complete and file the appropriate form(s) located on the NCAA Soccer Central Hub website at www.NCAAsoccer.arbitersports.com within 24 hours of completion of the game.