a. Any athlete, coach, or member school may be declared ineligible, subject to probation or suspended from Association competition for reported violations of sportsmanship, eligibility, sanction or violation of playoff format or dates. Any athlete, coach, or member school or zone which is alleged to be in violation of eligibility or sanction regulations, must be given an opportunity to appear or appeal before the Board of Directors.
b. Any decisions as to the appropriate action which may be taken with respect to any reported eligibility, supervision or sanction violation, shall rest with the Board of Directors. If a penalty is invoked, such penalty shall be enforced by the MHSAA staff.
c. The MHSAA may default school teams or zones, which do not meet deadline dates set down for zone and/or inter-zone play downs.
d. When teams or individuals have failed to receive proper sanctioning they shall be automatically fined $50, and if this occurs another time during the school year, then that school will be automatically suspended from any provincial activities in that sport.
e. Tournament convenors may request the association to impose a penalty to a school that has not fulfilled invitational tournament commitments as sanctioned by the association. This violation would be considered as a violation of performance bond and may be subject to a one hundred to two hundred dollar $100 – $200 fine, which would be forwarded to hosting school.
f. Each Zone is required to post a $200 performance bond. This performance bond is placed in a trust to ensure the zone's participation, proper conduct, and ensure that all Provincial Championship and eligibility requirements are met. Any zone failing to meet any of the expectations as outlined may be liable for forfeiture of part or whole of the bond. The zones must replace the bond before they will be allowed to participate in any other provincial competition.
g. Zones/Schools failing to meet deadline dates for information sheets for the directory and roster information for provincial championships will be fined $100, and that zone/school will not be allowed to compete until the fine is paid.
h. Athlete(s) or any team member caught consuming or in the possession of alcohol, tobacco or illegal drugs at a Provincial Championship may result in an automatic team disqualification and $200 performance bond forfeiture.
i. The use of an ineligible athlete will result in and automatic $200 fine. The situation will be reviewed by the Board of Directors. Penalties may result from automatic expulsion of team, forfeiture of all previous results or other.
j. A team withdrawing from a Championship after the entry deadline has passed will result in an automatic $200 fine for first offense. The Board of Directors will evaluate any further offenses.
k. Failure to submit eligibility rosters online will result in a $100 fine.
l. Failure to meet deadlines as listed under each sport in the MHSAA Handbook will result in a $50 to $200 fine.
m. Failure to register a tournament and forward results to the MHSAA by noon the following Monday will result in a $50 – $200 fine.
n. Teams failing to submit school information online before the published deadline will be subject to a $100 fine.
o. Teams identified with improper uniforms may not be allowed to compete until they have adhered to the uniform rule and may be fined $100.
p. Teams in violation of advertising on uniform regulations may be fined up to $200.
q. Any coach or athlete wearing head gear (when not part of uniform) during competition, opening ceremonies, award ceremonies, banquet and/or luncheon may be fined $50 – $100 per athlete or coach.
r. Any school not paying its fine within 20 working days would be ineligible to receive any assistance from MHSAA and would not be eligible to participate in any wildcard or other post season activities until the fine with a $50 penalty is paid. If the fine is still not paid after 35 days, the school may be placed as ‘not in good standing’ with the Association. A $200 fee in addition to the fine would be required for reinstatement.
s. Improper conduct/flagrant rule violating (language, etc) will result in a $50 – $200 fine and, possible suspension. Board to review. MHSAA may extend a suspension of an athlete to other MHSAA Provincial Sport Championships when abuse of other players, coaches, or officials occurs.
t. Failure to have a teacher supervisor present may result in possible forfeiture of performance bond $200 as well as competition results. Board to assess future offenses.
u. Changing at the bench or playing field - $50.00 - $200.00 fine per individual.
v. Failure to meet expectations at media conferences, & events up to $200.00 fine.
w. Teams not submitting all results, records, and/or exceeding 25 game limit, $200.00 fine and school may be deemed ineligible for Provincials.
x. Failure to participate in special functions, such as provincial banquets or luncheons, and/or to fulfill game requirements at a provincial $200.00 fine. Schools may also be responsible for covering expenses, absorbed by the Provincial host, in relation to the special function missed.
y. Failure of the home school to submit league, and exhibition results on the MHSAA website by noon the following school day will result in a $25.00 fine.
z. Zone failing to fulfill provincial hosting duties will be fined $500 and the entire zone placed on probation for 2 years. If second hosting duty is not fulfilled by the zone during the probationary period, the entire zone will be considered a “member not in good standing” and as such, will not be eligible for provincial competition for that school year. The board of directors will review and determine if any further sanctions required. Once a zone has completed their probationary period they would return to a zone in “good standing”.