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1 Take Part. Get Set For Life. National Federation of State High School Associations 2010 NFHS Football Rules Changes

2 NFHS Football Rules Each state high school association adopting these NFHS football rules is the sole and exclusive source of binding rules interpretations for contests involving its member schools. Any person having questions about the interpretation of NFHS football rules should contact the football rules interpreter designated by his or her state high school association. The NFHS is the sole and exclusive source of model interpretations of NFHS football rules. State rules interpreters may contact the NFHS for model football rules interpretations. No other model football rules interpretations should be considered.

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9 NFHS Suggested Guidelines for Management of Concussion See Appendix B on Page 100 of the 2010 NFHS Football Rules Book

10 A replaced player must leave the field within three seconds. The three seconds begins when a player becomes a replaced player as defined in and a substitute becomes a player as defined in It is not a foul to break a huddle with more than 11 players as long as the replaced player begins to leave the field within three seconds.

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13 Penalty Enforcement on Scoring Play Rules 8-2-2, 8-2-3, 8-2-4, 8-2-5, f

14 Penalty Enforcement on Scoring Play Rules 8-2-2, 8-2-3, 8-2-4, 8-2-5, f

15 Penalty Enforcement on Scoring Play Rules 8-2-2, 8-2-3, 8-2-4, 8-2-5, f

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20 Field Markings in Nine-, Eight- and Six- Player Rule Differences Adjusted

21 Take Part. Get Set For Life. National Federation of State High School Associations 2010 Football Editorial Changes

22 2010 NFHS Football Editorial Changes 1-2-3b NOTES b NOTES 2 Changed the word distract to obstruct e 1-2-3eCorrected prior year misplacement of quote marks e NOTES 1, e NOTES 1, 2 Changed inbounds lines to hash marks Changed inbounds lines to hash marks. Table Table 1-3-1Changed pounds to psi , Figure 1-4-2, Figure Changed references to Figure , 2, , 2, 3Complete re-organization of Section 5 – PLAYER EQUIPMENT. Table 1-7 Table 1-7Updated rules references b 2-6-2bChanged inbounds marks to hash marks.

23 2010 NFHS Football Editorial Changes Changed receiving team to R player Changed inbounds lines to hash marks Made nonplayer one word b, e b, eAdded the word are for clarification Changed inbounds lines to hash marks Made nonplayer one word Added the word athletic before trainer , , 8Changed inbounds lines to hash marks Added the word if for clarification b 2, b 2, 4Made nonplayer one word and added as a rules reference.

24 2010 NFHS Football Editorial Changes 3-7 PENALTY 3-7 PENALTYMade nonplayer one word Changed inbounds lines to hash marks g 4-2-2gChanged receiving team to R player , 3, , 3, 5Added nearest hash mark for clarification , , 6Changed inbounds lines to hash marks b 5-1-2bMade nonplayer one word Changed inbounds lines to hash marks Changed receiving team to R player Clarified the scrimmage kick formation Changed receiving team to R player Changed inbounds lines to hash marks.

25 2010 NFHS Football Editorial Changes Changed receiving team to R player a 7-3-2aChanged goal line to end line for clarification , 8, , 8, 9Re-organized pass interference restrictions for better clarification , , 8Changed inbounds lines to hash marks Changed inbounds lines to hash marks Removed the word inbounds and added to the field for clarification , 4a, 4d 9-6-3, 4a, 4dAdded the word athletic before trainer Made nonplayer one word. Fundamentals II-5 Fundamentals II-5 Made nonplayer one word.

26 2010 NFHS Football Editorial Changes Fundamentals IV-2 Fundamentals IV-2Changed receiving team to R player. Fundamentals X-4 Fundamentals X-4Added as a rules reference. Resolving Tied Games – Resolving Tied Games – Changed inbounds lines to hash marks. Resolving Tied Games – Resolving Tied Games – Clarified the SITUATION lettering and re-organized. 9-, 8- and 6-Player Differences NOTE 9-, 8- and 6-Player Differences NOTE Clarified the NOTE based on the rule change to 3-1-2; 1-7. Officials Signal #45 Officials Signal #45Added or chin strap to description. Penalty Summary Penalty SummaryAdded illegal personal contact in restricted area.

27 Take Part. Get Set For Life. National Federation of State High School Associations 2010 Football Points of Emphasis

28 2010 NFHS Football Points of Emphasis 1.Concussion Recognition and Management- 2.Heat Illness and Hydration- 3.Illegal Helmet Contact- 4.Assisting the Runner- 5.Sportsmanship and Public Address Announcers- 6.NFHS Football Officials Manual-

29 Concussion Recognition and Management A concussion is a brain injury that results in a temporary disruption of normal brain function- A concussion occurs when the brain is violently rocked back and forth or twisted inside the skull as a result of a blow to the head or body- Only 3.2 percent of all concussed athletes lost consciousness during the 2009 football season- Neither officials, nor coaches, are expected to diagnose a concussion, as that is the job of an appropriate health-care professional- Officials, coaches and administrators are being asked to make all efforts to ensure that concussed athletes do not continue to participate-

30 Concussion Recognition and Management The game official is not responsible for the sideline evaluation or management of the athlete after he or she is removed from play- If an appropriate health-care professional on the sideline determines that the athlete HAS NOT suffered a concussion, the athlete may return to play- If there is no appropriate health-care professional available to evaluate the athlete, the athlete SHOULD NOT be allowed by the coach to return to play- Athletes with continued concussion symptoms are at significant risk for recurrent, cumulative and even catastrophic consequences of a second concussive injury-

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32 Heat Illness and Hydration 31 high school football players have died from heat- related causes since The vast majority of heat-related deaths are preventable if specific steps are taken by coaches and administrators- Develop an Emergency Action Plan- Allow athletes to acclimatize to heat and humidity- Access to water should never be restricted- Athletes should be encouraged to take in fluids frequently before and after practices and games- Practices should be scheduled at times during the day that minimize exposure to heat and humidity-

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37 Sportsmanship and Public Address Announcers SPORTSMANSHIP Players, coaches, officials, cheerleaders, game announcers, students and spectators all play a vital role in the promotion of good sportsmanship- It is essential that all individuals involved understand that the playing field is an extension of the classroom- Acts that are intended to engender ill will toward individuals, have no place in the educational activities-

38 Sportsmanship and Public Address Announcers PUBLIC ADDRESS ANNOUNCERS Contributes in a major way to the atmosphere for the event- Should never be an advocate from behind the microphone- Use proper language at all times- Never criticize players, coaches or officials- Should not attempt to be bigger than the game or event by doing play-by-play or by providing commentary-

39 NFHS Football Officials Manual Communication Between Officials and Head Coach Communication between officials and the head coach is a key to a smoothly run contest- All communication between the two parties should be professional and to the point- Head coaches who want to officiate rather than coach should be dealt with swiftly and in a firm manner- Enforcement of Uniform Adornment Rules Both the head coach and the officials are responsible for enforcement of the uniform adornment rules and those rules must be enforced consistently in order to prevent problems from developing with player safety or sportsmanship-

40 NFHS Football Officials Manual Enforcing that Legal Equipment is Worn Properly Head coaches and officials should always keep in mind that safety comes first- Required equipment is mandated for the well-being of the players- Coaches and officials must work together to make the game as safe as possible for the athletes participating by requiring compliance with equipment rules- Officials have the responsibility to penalize the head coach when players are not legally equipped and to prohibit the players from participating until they do become legally equipped-

41 Major Mechanics Changes Full length, black pants have been approved. Must be worn by entire crew. Mandatory for 2010 Playoffs. Optional in 2010 after October 15. Mandatory in 2011 after October 15 and Playoffs. Back Judge shall carry two (2) different color bean bags; one (1) for marking the end of the kick and one (1) for marking first touching. The Back Judge and the Line Judge shall bring approved game ball from each team to the coin-toss if footballs are being run off both sidelines.

42 Major Mechanics Changes Back Judges position changed to yards wider than and 2-3 yards behind the deepest receiver on the Linesmans side of the field on scrimmage kicks. Referees position changed to 2-3 yards to rear and 3-5 yards to side of potential kicker, facing the holder and able to see the holder receive the football on field goal attempts or extra point try. Black shorts approved – JV ONLY!

43 Major Mechanics Changes Referees normal starting position be moved to one that is visible to the clock operator, approximately 10-yards deep and 5-yards wide of the huddle when marking the ball ready for play. The Referees scrimmage kick position be adjusted to 3-5 yards outside the tight end and 2-3 yards behind the kicker, on the Line Judges side of the field. The Back Judge assists with relay of the football in side zone from wing official to Umpire.

44 Take Part. Get Set For Life. National Federation of State High School Associations GAME MANAGEMENT REVIEW

45 5 Ways to Mess Up a Game 1.BLOW A RULE –This may be evident, but if a crew erroneously applies a rule (especially if the mistake has a bearing on the game), this will not go away. One mistake often made is the rest of the crew relies on the Referee to properly enforce penalties. We must have a checks-and-balances system. If a rules error occurs in a game, it is ultimately the fault of the entire crew.

46 5 Ways to Mess Up a Game 2.EMPLOY POOR VERBAL AND NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS If coaches get the idea you are unapproachable, if you come across overbearing, if you throw your flag in a manner that looks like youre glad to have nailed the offender, youre fighting a losing battle from then on. During the game, ignore the static from the sidelines when you can. But if you have heard enough, especially from an assistant coach, dont go on the attack. Just say, Coach, Ive heard enough. Its time to turn the page. Or, say to the head coach, I need you to get your assistant calmed down. If it continues, you have no choice but to call an unsportsmanlike conduct foul; dont launch the flag to the moon, just toss it toward the field. Get the # of the fouling player to the coaches. If you dont know at the time, get back to them when you have it. Treat the players with respect; dont call them son or the like.

47 5 Ways to Mess Up a Game 3.MISS A DOWN– Just because the down box is at his disposal and we have a full chain crew, dont rely entirely on the Linesman for down and distance in every situation. Referee, after you have done your dead ball officiating duties, signal the next down to the Linesman. Between downs, each member of the crew should have a signaling routine with each other. Same routine every play. Nuf said!

48 5 Ways to Mess Up a Game 4.BE A NITPICKER – A real good way to comprehensively mess up a game is to call things in a hyper-technical manner from the start. Technically there is a foul on every play, but well be rightfully accused of taking the game away from the players if we call everything. For example, if the middle linemen arent breaking the line of the snappers waist, warn them if its borderline, then call it. If you warn, let the coach know you did.

49 5 Ways to Mess Up a Game 5.DONT BE A GOOD DEAD-BALL OFFICIAL – Football is a physical game and players are coached to punish the opponent. If we turn too quickly to get a new ball from the ball boy, thus missing a cheap shot to the head 10 yards in front of us, disaster can ensue. We cant afford to take our eyes off the players too quickly, or fail to use the halo concept. The halo concept involves the covering official watches the immediate area around where the runner is tackled, the next-nearest officials watch the larger halo around them (15-20 yards) and the other officials watch the rest of the field. If we do this, we are much more likely to see the guy knock the other guy into the next century 25 yards away from the ball.

50 Take Part. Get Set For Life. National Federation of State High School Associations 2010 Football Rules Reminders

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55 Required Player Equipment Rules 1-5-1c1, 2, 3

56 The football jersey rule was revised in 2007 and the implementation date is fall Football Jerseys Rules 1-5-1b6, 7 (2012)

57 Legal Football Jerseys Rules 1-5-1b6, 7 (2012) Legal Football Jerseys – Beginning 2012

58 Illegal Football Jerseys Rules 1-5-1b6, 7 (2012) Illegal Football Jerseys – Beginning 2012 A. B. C. D.

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61 Take Part. Get Set For Life. National Federation of State High School Associations NFHS Football Information

62 Due: November 1, 2010 Must be submitted to your state association office for approval NFHS Football Rule Change Proposal Form

63 Additional NFHS Information NFHS Football Rule Change Proposal Form Due NFHS Football Rule Change Proposal Form Due November 1, NFHS Football Rules Committee Meeting 2011 NFHS Football Rules Committee Meeting January 21-23, 2011 Indianapolis, IN 2011 NFHS Football Rules Online State Interpreters Meeting 2011 NFHS Football Rules Online State Interpreters Meeting July 12, 2011 – 2:00 pm. (Eastern Standard Time) addresses: addresses: Bob Colgate - Kim Adams -

64 The following sports are available in an NFHS PowerPoint Presentation: Baseball Basketball Football Girls Gymnastics Volleyball Track and Field Soccer Softball Swimming & Diving Wrestling Boys Lacrosse To order copies please contact: Carol Ratliff at the NFHS Phone: or Fax your Request to

65 Take Part. Get Set For Life. National Federation of State High School Associations Thank You!


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