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Introducing Sin Bins

Sin Bins is a temporary dismissals scheme being introduced to tackle dissent. The aims are to improve player behaviour, referee retention and the overall match experience for everyone involved with the game. Early trials have seen a 38 per cent reduction in dissent with the new disciplinary rule. As a result, Sin Bins will be introduced across all levels of grassroots football for the 2019-2020 season.

Sin Bins Online Guide

Ahead of the launch, The FA needed a quick and simple way of educating those involved, delivering training on the new rules. The FA chose eLearning as a way of communicating the concept of Sin Bins to players, refs and match officials to ensure it was delivered consistently and in a way their learners would understand. Having created eLearning design for The FA, EFL and other large sports organisations we were pleased to win the contract!

“We’re proud to be working with The FA, supporting them with their agenda for behavioural change on a national level!”

Shane Traill | Director
First Media

Creating a fully interactive course

We take a creative approach to eLearning design, always finding ways to keep it fresh and make an impact! Having worked with The FA and young people for over 20 years we know how to talk their language. We packed the course full of interactive elements including, flip cards, click and reveal, multiple-choice, Q&A and interactive video. This kept it lively, informative but also enabled knowledge checks, which is where the learner’s needed to get the answers right in order to move onto the next part of the course.

“We created a fully interactive course that was broken into short, bitesize modules which would engage with growing, younger teams”

Shane Traill | Director
First Media

The Results

Using custom-built eLearning offered The FA a consistent, quick and modern way of educating those involved in grassroots football about the Sin Bins initiative, speeding up the process but reducing overall training costs.