Rules Changes

2020-21 Swimming Rules Changes

Swimming & Diving Rules Changes – 2020-21 By NFHS on September 01, 2020 swimming & diving Share Print 1-1-1: Additional language was added to define the end wall. Rationale: Since swimmers may now finish the race by contacting the end wall or touchpad, a more complete definition of what constitutes …

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Swimming Rules Changes Clarify Proper Race Finish, Official Timing Procedures

By NFHS on April 14, 2020 Providing more clarity on a proper race finish and official timing procedures are among the noteworthy high school swimming and diving rules changes for the 2020-21 school year. These topics were among those discussed by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) …

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Additional Timing Changes on Play Clock Approved in Football Rules

In an effort to eliminate a potential timing advantage gained by the defensive team in high school football, the play clock will be set to 40 seconds – effective with the 2020 season – when an official’s time-out is taken for an injury to a defensive player or a defensive …

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Roster Submissions a Focus for 2020-21 Volleyball Rules Changes

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (January 30, 2020) — Revised rules for roster submissions and penalties assessed to the team bench are among the most prominent high school volleyball rules changes for the upcoming 2020-21 season. At its annual meeting January 5-7 in downtown Indianapolis, the National Federation of State High School Associations …

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2019-20 Volleyball Rules Changes

2-2-2, 2-3j (NEW), 2-4-1e(NEW), 2-4 PENALTIES 3 (NEW), 9-8-1i: When the ball strikes the cables and/or the diagonal poles used to retract ceiling suspended net systems the referee will stop play and determine if the ball was playable. The referee will signal out-of-bounds or replay. Rationale: Establishes the cables and …

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2020 NFHS SOFTBALL RULES CHANGES

2020 NFHS SOFTBALL RULES CHANGES 1-5-1e, 2-4, 2-4-3, 7-4-2 PENALTY NOTE:  Damaged bats are defined. Rationale: Clarifies that a damaged bat is removed from the game without penalty. 6-1-1: Prior to starting the delivery (pitch), the pitcher shall take a position with the pivot foot in contact with the pitcher’s plate. Rationale:  Clarifies that the pivot foot must be in contact with the …

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