What is the "Sin Bin"?
The Sin Bin is used to levy penalties on players who have made blatant and — in the judgment of the official — intentional infractions contrary to the spirit of the game. Much like those relegated to the penalty box in hockey, players subjected to the Sin Bin are required to leave the field for a designated period of time while their team subsequently faces a "man down" disadvantage.
There are many errors a player can make that an official may deem worthy of time spent in the Sin Bin. Some, such as fighting or dirty play, are easy calls. Others, however, are not quite so simple to determine, and the goal of Part I and Part II of this series is to give officials a better understanding of which infractions do not merit time in the Bin.
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