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Rules Clinic Procedure The 2012 Football Rules Clinic is comprised of three lessons 1. 2012 Football Rules Changes 2. 2012 Points of Emphasis 3. 2012 Footballl.

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1 Rules Clinic Procedure The 2012 Football Rules Clinic is comprised of three lessons Football Rules Changes Points of Emphasis Footballl Rules Reminders At the end of each lesson you will need to successfully complete the lesson quiz before you can continue to the next lesson. After you have completed the final quiz you will be able to print a certification document for this clinic. Please keep a copy for yourself and give one to your athletic director.

2 NFHS Football Rules The WIAA follows NFHS rules for football. The NFHS 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. John Miller – WIAA Football Rules Interpreter: Phone: Scott Cordell – WOA Football rules clinician Larry LaBree – WOA Football rules clinician

3 Take Part. Get Set For Life. National Federation of State High School Associations 2012 NFHS Football Rules Changes

4 © REFEREE ENTERPISES INC RULE CHANGE Field Markings Rule 1-2-3h Decorative markings in the end zones shall be no closer than 2 feet from the boundary and the goal lines. PlayPic ®

5 © REFEREE ENTERPISES INC RULE CHANGE Field Markings Rule 1-2-3l (New) Advertising and/or commercial markings, may not obstruct the yard lines, hash marks or nine-yard marks. MechaniGram ® ILLEGAL LEGAL A B

6 © REFEREE ENTERPISES INC RULE CHANGE Gloves Rule 1-5-2b Beginning in 2013, gloves must meet the NOCSAE test standard at the time of manufacture with visible stamp as above, unless made of unaltered plain cloth. For 2012, gloves may carry the above stamp or the NFHS/NCAA stamp. PlayPic ®

7 © REFEREE ENTERPISES INC RULE CHANGE Illegal Equipment 1-5-3c(8) (New) Play cards must be worn on the wrist or arm. LEGAL ILLEGAL PlayPic ® A B

8 © REFEREE ENTERPISES INC RULE CHANGE Blocking Below the Waist Rule Contact with an opponents hand(s) above the waist (PlayPic A) that continues into the body below the waist (PlayPic B) is legal. PlayPic ® A B

9 © REFEREE ENTERPISES INC RULE CHANGE Blocking Below the Waist Rule Contact with an opponents hand(s) below the waist (PlayPic A) that continues into the body below the waist (PlayPic B) is considered blocking below the waist. PlayPic ® A B

10 © REFEREE ENTERPISES INC RULE CHANGE Catch Rule A catch is the act of establishing player possession of a live ball which is in flight, and first contacting the ground inbounds while maintaining possession of the ball. FOOT TOUCHES INBOUNDS MAINTAINS POSSESSION: COMPLETED PASS PlayPic ® A B

11 © REFEREE ENTERPISES INC RULE CHANGE Catch Rule Because the receiver did not touch the ground inbounds, the pass is incomplete. The fact the receiver would have come down inbounds if not for the contact is not a factor. AIRBORNE RECEIVER CONTACTED RECEIVER LANDS OUT OF BOUNDS: INCOMPLETE PASS PlayPic ® B C A

12 © REFEREE ENTERPISES INC RULE CHANGE Helmet Comes Off Rule d (New) If any players helmet comes completely off during the down, and it is not due to a foul by the opponent, that player must leave the game for at least one down (unless halftime or an overtime intermission occurs). In such circumstances, an officials time-out occurs. PlayPic ® A B

13 © REFEREE ENTERPISES INC RULE CHANGE Helmet Comes Off Rule d (New) If a players helmet comes completely off during the down and it is directly attributable to a foul by an opponent, the penalty is enforced but the player need not leave the game. PlayPic ® A B

14 © REFEREE ENTERPISES INC RULE CHANGE Illegal Blocking Rule (New) No member of the kicking team shall initiate contact (block) an opponent until the legal kick has traveled 10 yards; or the kicking team is eligible to recover a free kicked ball. MechaniGram ®

15 © REFEREE ENTERPISES INC RULE CHANGE Illegal Blocking Rule (New) Because R1 has initiated contact with a K player, all K players may block. MechaniGram ®

16 © REFEREE ENTERPISES INC RULE CHANGE Illegal Blocking Rule (New) No member of the kicking team shall initiate contact (block) an opponent until: a)The legal kick has traveled 10 yards; or b)The kicking team is eligible to recover a free kicked ball. MechaniGram ®

17 © REFEREE ENTERPISES INC RULE CHANGE Illegal Personal Contact Rule 9-4-3h Grasping an opponents tooth and mouth protector attached to the face mask is a foul. PlayPic ®

18 © REFEREE ENTERPISES INC RULE CHANGE Illegal Horse-Collar Tackle Rule 9-4-3k No player or nonplayer shall grab the inside back or side collar of the shoulder pads or jersey of the runner and subsequently pull (backward or sideward) that opponent to the ground (Horse-collar). The horse collar foul is enforced as a live ball foul. PlayPic ® A B C


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