Arbitration and Appeals

If the official Head Coach of Record of the team (the person entered on the Online Registration Application as coach) feels that an event has been conducted in a manner inconsistent with the Official Event Rules in the Coaches Manual, he/she may file an appeal using the online Arbitrations/Appeals Form.

Please be aware that only the official Head Coach of Record can file an appeal. Students and any other adult associated with the team cannot file an appeal on behalf of the team.

If the official Head Coach of Record determines that an appeal needs to be filed, it must be presented to the Event Supervisor with an explanation as to the reason for the Appeal. The Head Coach will be asked to certify the statement, “I have spoken to the Event Supervisor regarding this matter.” Whenever possible, please try to resolve any concern(s) at the event site level.

If agreement about the concern is not possible, complete the online Arbitrations/Appeals Form and forward the form online to the Arbitration Team.

Note: The purpose of the online Arbitrations/Appeals Form is not intended to provide general feedback about the program or an event. The purpose of an appeal is to resolve issues about the application and administration of the rules for an event. We do welcome general feedback, but encourage you to provide this information following the conclusion of the tournament.

The online appeal form is not public. The link to the online appeal form is shared with the head coach only.