|（School of Political Science and Law，Hanshan Normal University，Chaozhou 521041，China)
Abstract: The norms, retroactive effect setup and application of disciplinary punishment stipulated by Chinese Football Association produce important influence on the effectiveness of sports industry management and the rights and interests of industrial members. The issue about legal retroactive effect and the issue about retroactive effect in sports industry autonomy norms are interlinked in terms of legal principle, but the setup and application of the issue about retroactive effect by sports industry autonomy norms should be established based on industry autonomy. Legalized setup is the institutional assurance for sports industry autonomy to develop toward good governance, but on the issue about retroactive effect setup, it must be designed according to sports industry autonomy, should go a way of level-specified upgrading from low to high and from form to essence. Specifically, for sports industry norms to realize the legalized setup of retroactive effect, democratization is the foundation-laying option, non-retroactivity is the ought-to-be option, and relative non-retroactivity is the optimal option. In terms of the application of retroactive effect of sports industry norms, we should stick to legalization thinking as well.
Key words: sports law；sports industry norm；retroactive effect；legalized setup and application