Rules About Warnings
73. If a competition official determines that the behavior and/or actions of an individual, team or audience members creates an unfair advantage or causes significant distraction from the proceedings, the officials have the authority to issue a warning to the offending individuals or teams to restore order and fairness to the competition.
74. Any competition official that feels a situation demands a warning during a match will request the game clock to be stopped. The officials will then collectively make a decision on whether to issue a warning. Warnings may be issued to individual players, an entire team competing, or to members of the audience (including coaches).
75. The Rules Judge will issue all official verbal warnings, and will provide a reason for any warning.
76. The warning(s) for both players and audience members will be noted on the Official Score Sheets and tallied throughout the entire competition.
77. If a player or team receives two (2) official warnings during any point in competition, that player or team will be disqualified from competing and will only be permitted to observe the competition as an audience member. If a team is disqualified, the Regional Coordinator will be responsible for determining team seeding for the remainder of the competition.
78. If an audience member receives two (2) official warnings they will not be permitted to observe or participate in the competition activities for the remainder of the event.
79. If the team with a disqualified player advances to Nationals, the disqualified player is NOT eligible to compete at the National level.