New rules and changes for the 2019/20 football season

Posted on: September 5th, 2019 | by Laura Murdoch | No Comments

Good luck for the new season from everyone at Pendle!

New Rules

Sin Bins

The 2019/20 seasons sees the arrival of Sin Bins across all of grassroots football. These temporary dismissals will be issued at the discretion of referees as a punishment for dissent.

Summary
  • For a 90-minute game, a player will be sent off the pitch for 10 minutes. For games under 90 minutes, it will only last for 8 minutes.
  • Players re-join the game only after the referee gives permission. Play does not need to be stopped.
  • If a goalkeeper is sent off, they can become an outfield player until the next stoppage of play.
  • A player in the Sin cannot be substituted until their period of dismissal is over.
  • Any player who received two cautions for dissent in the same game will get a one-match ban.
  • There will not be an admin fee for a dissent offence.

For more information about how Sin Bins might affect you, check out our blog post.

 Multiple Offences

 

Rule Changes

Drop ball
  • A drop ball is awarded if the ball touches the referee (or another match official) and goes into the goal, team possession changes, or a promising attack starts.
Free Kicks
  • When there is a wall of three or more players, attackers are not allowed within 1m (1 yd) of it. Any attacker closer than that will be penalised with an indirect free kick.
  • When the defending team takes a free kick in their penalty area, the ball is in play once the kick is taken. It does not have to leave the penalty area first.
Goal Kick
  • The ball is in play once the kick is taken; it can be played before it has left the penalty area.
Handball
  • A deliberate handball remains an offence.
  • A free-kick will be awarded under the following handball circumstances (even if accidental):
    • The ball goes into the goal after touching an attacking player’s hand/arm.
    • A player gains control/possession of the ball after it touches their hand/arm and either scores or creates a goal-scoring opportunity.
    • The ball touches a player’s arm/hand after they had made their body unnaturally bigger.
    • The ball touches a player’s hand/arm when it is above their shoulder (unless the player had played the ball which touches their hand/arm)
  • No free kick would normally be awarded if one of the following situations occurs:
    • The ball touches a player’s hand/arm from their own head/body/food or the head/body/foot of another near player.
    • The ball touches a player’s hand/arm which is close to their body and has not made their body unnaturally bigger.
    • If a player is falling and the ball touches their hand/arm when it’s between their body and the ground.
    • If the goalkeeper attempts to clear a throw-in or pass from a team-mate but the clearance fails, the goalkeeper can handle the ball.
Penalty Kick
  • An injured penalty taker can have a quick treatment/assessment and then take the kick.
  • The goalkeeper must have at least part of one foot on/in line with the goal line when the kick is taken; cannot stand behind the line.
Quick free-kick
  • A yellow card can now be issued if a free kick is taken too early.
Substitutes
  • A substituted player must leave by the nearest touchline or they will be issued with a yellow card.
Team Officials
  • A team official guilty of misconduct will be shown a Yellow Card or Red Card.

 

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