Incident Reporting

Sportsmanship is a core value of college squash. All players, coaches, and fans have a joint responsibility in upholding appropriate conduct during matches and tournaments.

Should an incident of inappropriate conduct be observed at a college squash match, an incident report should be filled out and emailed to rulesandregs@csasquash.com.

Click below to download the incident report form:
Incident Report Form

Once a report is submitted, a confirmation of receipt will be sent and the CSA adjudication panel will review the matter as expeditiously as possible. If an infraction is deemed to have occurred, the committee will decide the level of infraction involved and assign penalties as appropriate.

Potential Penalties:

  • Player
    • Match Forfeit or Suspension
    • Season Suspension
    • Suspension from Individual or Team Championships
    • Counseling Requirement
  • Team
    • Match Forfeit
    • Match or Season Suspension
    • Ineligibility for Team Championships
    • Report to Institution and Athletic Director
  • Coach
    • Match or Season Suspension
    • Counseling/Training Requirement

Violation Levels
There are four levels of conduction violations. Potential violations by level include, but are not limited to:

Level 1Level 2Level 3Level 4

Infractions isolated in nature, technicality, actions do not result in competitive advantage.

  • Minor unsportsmanlike conduct
  • Occasional bad language not directed at another person
  • Minor racquet abuse
  • Repeated complaints to referee during match
  • Player referees/markers cheering for teammate during match they are officiating
  • Timing violation: Arriving late for match. Every effort should be made to start match on time.
  • Submitting team roster line-ups later than 60 minutes before start of match

Repeated Level 1 infractions or infractions that provide competitive advantage

  • Loss of reasonable crowd control
  • Constant badgering of the referee by the spectators
  • Unsportsmanlike commentary/heckling of players, team or referees
  • Attempts to influence the referee
  • Continued conversations with referees to change outcome of calls
  • Disallowed coaching from gallery by coaches or spectator
  • Loss of player or spectator control

Incidents that represent a severe breach of conduct

  • Blatant and documented line-up issues
  • Blatant stacking, changing line-ups between consecutive matches or playing injured players as place holders
  • Return from long-term injury and illness: strict monitoring to insure players are inserted into the line-up in a position that reflects their current skill standard. Players must be able to play in a match in a competitive manner
  • Scheduling Issues: All scheduled matches require CSA board approval to be cancelled with the exception of weather related cancelations which can be managed by administration of member institutions.
  • Major Recruiting Violations
  • Communicating with prospects outside the allowable window allowed by NCAA including emails, phone calls, or in person. These infractions are especially common at tournaments in US and abroad and they include talking with recruits or their parents while players are still participating in a tournament.
  • Treating official/unofficial visits as recruit try-outs. Coaches are not allowed to watch a prospect play or conduct any on court sessions with a coach and recruit.
  • Directly engaging with players or other institutions to promote a player transfer to another institution without written permission from the player’s current athletic department.
  • Negative recruiting: Coaches should refrain from employing negative recruiting tactics such as denigrating other coaches, facilities, academic reputation, etc.
  • Recruiting a player who is known to be in violation of applicable NCAA eligibility rules.
  • Off-season training and coaching violations: Coaches are prohibited from coaching their players in any events that are not sanctioned CSA.
  • Opposing Coach, player, parent and fan conduct. Only civil conversation/comments is considered acceptable.

Violations that seriously threaten or undermine the integrity of the CSA

  • Severe unsportsmanlike conduct that includes but not limited to: gross abuse of the referee
  • Physical intimidation/contact between players, coaches and parents
  • Institutional loss of control: egregious loss of crowd control, loss of player or coaching staff control, and derogatory cheering or commentary