SIn Bin

The use of temporary time suspensions (‘sin bins) and the exclusion of a player arising from the issuing of a red card are the recommended disciplinary sanctions for use in small-sided football. Match officials should employ the use of temporary timed suspensions (blue cards) in all cases traditionally regarded as cautionable offences.


Referees shall also have the discretion to use a second ‘blue card’ and a further period of suspension for a second minor offence rather than a second blue card automatically resulting in a red card and permanent expulsion.


The options for a match official imposing disciplinary sanctions are therefore;


  • Player shown a blue card and temporarily suspended from play
  • Player issued with a discretionary second blue card and temporarily excluded from play
  • Player issued with a red card and permanently excluded from play


A blue card offence should always be accompanied by a temporary suspension from play.


The period of timed suspension in Small Sided Football shall be two minutes. The release of players from a temporary suspension should be at the direction of the Referee or a Match Official if one is available.

Temporary Timed Suspensions – Procedures

A player temporarily suspended from play will be shown a blue card by the match official and informed that he/she shall be suspended from play for two minutes.


The player is obliged to leave the playing area and remain in a designated ‘sin bin’ area for the required suspension time. Separate ‘sin bin’ areas should be identified for each team. If no designated ‘sin bin’ areas are provided then suspended players should remain in the area where they can be seen by the referee and adjacent to team officials and substitutes.


A player will be informed as to the end of a period of suspension by the referee or match official and invited to region the game. Where barricades are used the players must use the opening onto the playing area.

Are you a player who is looking for a change?

Are you a player who is looking for a change?

Do you need more playing time than you would like?


We are looking for experienced players for our U15s team for the 22024/25 season.

The team plays in the Mid Sussex Youth League.

Our team's commitment to success is reflected in our regular training sessions, held every Thursday from 6.30 pm-8.00 pm at Finches Fields, Pease Pottage.


For further details,

Please get in touch with Martin Brown

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Have you got some time to spare on a weekly basis?

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