In PA, a caution comes with a mandatory 5-minute cooling off period
before the cautioned play can report (stand at midfield) as a
substitute. I've been told that this comes from a state playoff game
where a PIAA board member saw the following. A player was cautioned,
and upon reaching his bench, his coach sent him right to the scorers
table to report. Soon after re-entering the game, he received his
second caution .
On 6/2/2010 11:24 AM, cmohrworld wrote:
> The way around this issue that IS consistent with widely used USYSA/USSF modifications to the FIFA rules is to make any stoppage during which a player is cautioned an allowable (as opposed to mandatory) substitution opportunity for that (and more commonly, both) teams. A great many coaches will sensibly use this opportunity in appropriate situations, though true it's neither mandatory (as in NFHS), nor a power that's within the discretion of the referee to invoke on his own accord, and not every coach can be counted on to do the sensible thing to defuse a potentially still-emotional player.
> However, even in NFHS the duration of the mandatory "chill-out" substitution for the carded player is tied to the next legal sub opportunity for that team, which can sometimes be only a tiny handful of seconds, rather than any specified minimum duration more likely to assure a return to sensibility. To a large degree, the chill-out mechanism relies vastly more on the symbolic ceremony of the mandatory substitution from the card, rather than the duration of the sanction - again often relying on the sensible wisdom of the coach to determine when the symbolic act of being subbed out for a YC is not sufficient unto itself to chill the player out.
> Chris Mohr.