Filing A Protest


A protest related to a match must be given in writing to the referee, the opposing team and the league office. For matters concerning ineligible players, if known, or field conditions, the protest must be given at the presentment of match day rosters. For matters concerning the match itself, the protest must be given after the match is completed and before the referee and opposing team leave the pitch. A protest based on the decision, interpretation or judgment of the referee will not be considered. 

The protest shall then be filed by email to the league office no later than 48 hours after a match. A fee of $100 must be received by the league office at the time of the filing of the protest. The protest must describe the grounds of the protest with enough detail to identify the basis for the protest and any error claimed to have occured. Protests not filed in accordance with these rules shall be rejected without hearing.  


Appeals of a decision of the Arbiter must be sent by email to the league office along with a fee of $250, giving detailed reasons, within 7 days after the team representative was notified of the Arbiter, The appeal fee will be refunded if the Appeals Committee finds in favor of the appealing club. 

Any appeal against the decision of the Arbiter regarding a match played after May 1st would need to be filed within 48 hours of the publication of the decision.


  1. Disputes and protests, as well as questions relating to the qualifications of competitors, or to the interpretation of the rules, shall be referred to the Cup Committee, whose decision shall be final and binding on both clubs. Every protest must be made in writing and must specify the basis on which it is lodged. Two (2) copies of the protest must be submitted to the Cup Committee by certified or registered mail, accompanied by the appropriate protest fee of $250 within three (3) days after the match to which it relates.  All protests & fees should be sent directly to:  ENYSSA, 2633 N. Jerusalem Rd., E.Meadow, NY  11554.
  2. Any protest relating to the grounds, goal posts or other appurtenances of the game shall not be entertained by the Cup Committee (unless an objection has been lodged with the referee before the commencement of the match.) The referee shall require the responsible club to remove the cause of the objection, if this is possible, without unduly delaying the progress of the match.
  3. The secretary of the protesting club shall send a copy of the protest, by certified or registered mail, to the club protested against. Each club may support its case by bringing witnesses to the hearing, if such is required.
  4. If a member of the Cup Committee is connected with either of the clubs involved in the dispute or protest, then the member shall absent himself/herself while the dispute or protest is being considered. An attorney shall not represent a club at the hearing of a dispute or protest, unless said attorney is a bona-fide member of the club concerned. 
  5. When an appeal is made and upheld, the Cup Committee may order the match to be played elsewhere. 
  6. If such an appeal is not sustained, the complaining club may be called upon to pay the expenses incurred in arriving at the decision.




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