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'Sin bin' Workshops

Sarah Wood
Temporary Dismissals to become mandatory from the 2019/20 season


The FA have advised that Temporary Dismissals – more commonly known as ‘sin bins’ – will become mandatory for all grassroots football from the 2019/20 season.
To help your understanding of Temporary Dismissals, Sheffield & Hallamshire County FA will be running a number of workshops aimed at referees, club officials, league officials and team managers. 
Please see a full list of our workshops below.  To book on to one of our workshops please click on 'Book Your Place' and complete the online registration form;

Friday 29th March
Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster
6:30 pm (for a 7:00 pm start)

Book your place in doncaster

Wednesday 3rd April
Ice Sheffield
7:00 pm start

book your place in sheffield


Thursday 11th April
Barnsley Metrodome
6:30 pm start



Monday 29th April
Worksop Town Football Club
7:00 pm start

book your place in worksop

Spaces are limited and attendance is by registration only. Registrations will close 24 hours before each event. Please note that we will not be running any additional workshops.

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Background of the scheme
The scheme was originally conceived following a decision by the International Football Association Board [IFAB] that gave National Associations the ability to implement Temporary Dismissals from 2017/18 at the grassroots level of the game.
Whilst given discretion whether to use the scheme for all cautions or selected cautions, The FA chose to focus on matters of dissent, which amounted to 25% of all cautions during the 2016/17 season, directly supports the Respect programme, and aims to ensure that football – both on and off the pitch – is an enjoyable, inclusive and a positive experience For All.
31 leagues from across the country at Step 7 and below of the National League System and Tier 5 and below of the Women’s Pyramid of Football took part and resulted in the following:
·         25 leagues showed an overall reduction in dissent
·         38% reduction in dissent across all leagues
·         72% of players wanted to continue with the scheme
·         77% of managers and/or coaches wanted to continue with the scheme
·         84% of referees wanted to continue with the scheme  
In 2018/19, all 31 leagues continued to use Temporary Dismissals and were joined by 61 other leagues across 16 counties that successfully applied to participate this season. 
From 2019/20, all grassroots leagues will adopt Temporary Dismissals; both adult and youth leagues