The Temporary Dismissals (Sin Bin) rule has been introduced to CCF competitions across all age groups to reduce dissent and improve the match day experience for referees.
Sin Bin will apply to all competitions excluding BPL Mens, WPL Womens & Mens Division 1.
Only Official CCF Accredited Referees can utilise temporary dismissals.
Any player cautioned for dissent will be shown a yellow card and placed in a temporary dismissal period of 10 minutes (U18, W18, All Age & O35/45)
5 minutes (U12 – U16, W12 – W16)
The team will not be able to interchange the player and will continue with one less player. The referee will be the sole time keeper of the period.
OF YELLOW CARDS ARE FOR DISSENT
mINUTES on the sideline for anyone sent to the sin bin
REDUCTION IN DISSENT in other associations
MATCH DAY APPLICATION
A period in the Sin Bin allows time for the individual to calm down and reflect on their behaviour. It also serves as an instant sanction for poor behaviour.
A player guilty of dissent in the opinion of the referee, will have a yellow card shown and the referee will point to the sideline.
The player can return to their team bench for the time period but cannot interfere with play.
How could you find yourself in the Sin Bin?
SHOUTING AT A REFEREE
Yelling at referees in the form of criticizing, telling the referees what to do next, and being sarcastic.
QUESTIONING REFEREES ABILITY
Any public disagreeement using words or gestures that question or undermine the referees decisions.
DISSENT BY ACTION
Dissent doesnt have to be verbal – actions such as slamming the ball into the ground or sarcastically clapping a decision may result in a sin bin.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who keeps the 10 minute timer?
The referee is the sole judge of the time and the player can only return with the permission of the referee.
CAN MY TEAM MAKE A SUBSTiTUTE?
A binned player cannot be substituted/ until the end of their 5 / 10 minute period.
During this time, the team must play a player short.
CAN A COACH GET SIN BINNED?
Sin Bins apply only to players on the field of play, and not substitutes or coaching staff.
CAN AN UNOFFICIAL REF USE SIN BIN?
Temporary dismissals are only applicable to Fully Qualified CCF Referees.
These referees understand & apply the laws of the game at a higher level than unofficial referees.
WHAT IF THE GOALKEEPER GETS SIN BINNED?
The Goalkeeper must leave the field – they can be replaced by one of the remaining outfield players.
Teams may also substitute one of the remaining outfield players for a goalkeeper on the bench
CAN a sin binned player warm up?
Yes. The player can warm up, but cannot interfere with play.
Judiciary & OTHER CLARIFICATIONS:
Temporary dismissals count towards a players yellow card accumulation for the season (5 yellows before a mandatory 1-week suspension)
A player serving a sin bin may be cautioned a second time whilst on the sideline for dissent, thus being sent-off / Red Carded.
If a sin bin period has not been completed at the end of the first half, the remaining time is served from the start of the second half (or start of extra time).
In a semi or grand final – the player is permitted to take part in Kicks from the Penalty Mark (penalty shoot-out), regardless of time remaining.
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