MUFA COMPLAINT PROCEDURES

 

If you have witnessed an incident that warrants the attention of the league directors, organizers and/or the MUFA board, please submit an email containing the following:

 

1. The name(s) of the person(s) involved and their team name

2. date on which the incident occurred

3. detailed description of the incident

4. your name

 

Send this information to mufadisc@gmail.com

 

Note that the email itself and your name will not be revealed to the person(s) named in the incident without your specific permission. MUFA may however summarize other pertinent information when notifying the person(s) involved.

 

Please do your best to find out the names of the person(s) involved when submitting a complaint. MUFA can't very well address "that guy in the red hat" if we don't know his name.

 

Four ways to get kicked out of MUFA:

1. Reckless behavior on the field, disregard for the safety of others – everyone is responsible for playing in control. For instance, if someone has accidentally sent others to the ER with broken bones or separated shoulders, that person should consider that perhaps he or she is a problem player. If you witness something like this, please file a complaint.

2. Being verbally abusive toward teammates or the other team. Harassment of other players on or off the field is not acceptable.

3. Breaking the law at a MUFA event – MUFA is not in the business of enforcing the law for its own sake. However, breaking the law at a MUFA event endangers MUFA's ability to continue to use city property. Therefore, even 'minor' infractions are taken seriously.

4. Abusing our sponsorship agreements – Most commonly this takes the form of getting more free beer from the Dane than one is entitled to. Again, this behavior affects everyone as it jeopardizes our relationship with our sponsor.

The Four Ways are not an exhaustive list. MUFA can remove players for these or any other act(s) which endangers other players or is detrimental to the best interests of MUFA.

 

When a complaint or report is filed, MUFA will take action as follows:

 

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Individual Complaint Procedure (passed by the MUFA board on May 14, 2008)

 

These policies apply when a Complaint is lodged against one or more individual players.

 

****Notwithstanding the policies and procedures below, any incident which the MUFA Board determines in its sole discretion is a severe offense can result in the player(s) responsible for the incident being removed from specific games, the league and/or from any or all MUFA events on a temporary or permanent basis****

 

In most cases, MUFA will handle formal Complaints as follows:

 

1. After one complaint has been made against a specific player, that player will be notified by email. The league organizers and/or the MUFA board (hereafter MUFA) may, at their discretion, also email the team's captain. The person will be asked to explain their actions. If the person does not reply in a timely manner, MUFA may email the team captain or other team members to attempt to contact the person. Upon receipt of the response, MUFA will take the answer under advisement or issue a written warning via email. If no reply is made, MUFA shall accept the Complaint as verified and issue a written warning via email. MUFA may also take other action as deemed appropriate by the league director and/or MUFA board.

 

2. After 2 complaints have been made against a specific player, that player and that player's team captain will be notified. The player will be asked to explain their actions. MUFA may, at its discretion, do any or all of the following:

 

3. After 3 complaints have been made against a specific player, that player and their captain will be notified by email. The player will be asked to explain their actions. MUFA may, at its discretion:

 

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Team Complaint Procedure (passed by the MUFA board on May 14, 2008)

 

The following applies to all MUFA leagues and events:

 

****Notwithstanding any policies or procedures to the contrary, any incident which the MUFA Board determines, in its sole discretion, is a severe offense can result in the player(s) or team responsible for the incident being removed from specific games, the league and/or from any or all MUFA events on a temporary or permanent basis

 

The following policies apply when a Complaint is lodged against a team, or two or more players of a team.. These policies apply only to non-hat leagues. Team-wide complaints for hat leagues will be handled on a case by case basis by the league organizers and/or the MUFA board ..

 

In most cases, MUFA will handle formal Complaints as follows:

 

1. After one complaint has been made against a specific team, that team's captain will be notified by email. The league organizers, directors and/or the MUFA board (hereafter MUFA) may, at their discretion, email the entire team. The captain and/or team will be asked to explain what happened. If the captain does not reply in a timely manner, MUFA may email the team to attempt to contact the captain. Upon receipt of the team’s response, MUFA will take the answer under advisement or issue a written warning via email. If no reply is made, MUFA shall accept the Complaint as verified and issue a written warning via email. MUFA may also take other action as deemed appropriate by the league director and/or MUFA board.

 

2. After two complaints have been made against a specific team, the entire team will be notified by email. The team will be asked to explain their actions. MUFA may, at its discretion, do any or all of the following:

 

3. After three complaints have been made against a specific team, that team will be notified by email. The team will be asked to explain their actions. MUFA may, at its discretion: