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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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2018 MHSAA Track & Field Rules Meeting

MAC Coaching Clinic Track and field is the second-most popular sport for boys with 600,136 participants and is the No. 1 sport for girls with 494,477 participants during the 2016-17 season, according to the NFHS Athletics Participation Survey. Cross country moves up one spot to the sixth-most popular sport for …

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Rules Revisions in Volleyball Approved for 2018‐19 Season

2018-19_NFHS_Volleyball_Powerpoint_Final INDIANAPOLIS, IN (February 1, 2018) — A new penalty and signal related to unnecessary delay and a new procedure for warming up between sets that minimizes risk of injury are among the rules changes for the 2018‐19 high school volleyball season. These revisions were among the rules changes recommended …

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2018-19 NFHS Swimming Rules Changes

2018-19_NFHS_Swimming_and_Diving_Rules_Interpretation_V3 Rule 1: Rule 1has been reorganized to more accurately reflect and definemeet specifications and organization. Rationale: Clarifies and consolidates terminology and reorganizes sections to reflect the order in which rules appear in the rules book. 2-4-5: The 16.4-yard/15-meter marks must be visible on both sides of the pool deck. …

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2018-2019 Soccer Rules Changes

2018-19_NFHS_SOCCER_POWER_POINT_-_Updated INDIANAPOLIS, IN (February 19, 2018) — High school soccer teams will be reversing their home and visiting uniforms next season. Effective with the 2018‐19 season, the home team will wear dark jerseys and socks, and the visiting team will wear solid white jerseys and solid white socks. This uniform …

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2018 Football Rules Changes

2018_NFHS_Football_Rules_PowerPoint_-_FINAL INDIANAPOLIS, IN (February 8, 2018) — Players in high school football who are detected with missing or improperly worn equipment during playing action will be removed from the game for at least one down, unless the improper equipment is directly attributable to a foul by the opponent. This revision …

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