2016 football rules changes

Football Rules PowerPoint 2016-3

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Completely clear or completely white tooth and mouth protectors are no longer prohibited. Tooth and mouth protectors shall include an occlusal (protecting and separating the biting surfaces) portion and include a labial (protecting the teeth and supporting structures) portion.

Football gloves are now required to meet either the new SFIA specification or the existing NOCSAE test standard at the time of manufacture.

In a continued effort to minimize risk, the Committee made clipping in the free-blocking zone illegal. Clipping is now illegal anywhere on the field at any time.

1-5-1b(1); 1-5-1b(2)a, (3)a; 5-1-1b.
1. Risk Minimization
2. Legal and Illegal Blocks
3. Legal Jerseys, Pants and Pads 4. Unfair Acts
**As of February 18, 2016


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