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Take Part. Get Set For Life.™ National Federation of State High School Associations Volleyball Rules Changes Major Editorial Changes Points of Emphasis
Take Part. Get Set For Life.™ National Federation of State High School Associations Rules Changes
NCHSAA Regulation New season limit of 23 matches for Volleyball during the regular season. Necessary since Volleyball will be seeded next year – no pre-determined brackets for Playoffs. Reduces travel costs and puts in line with other sports that have seasonal limits.
NCHSAA Regulation STAR Sportsmanship program no longer utilized for Ejections and Disqualifications. New course is the NFHS Sportsmanship nfhslearn.com. This is a free course. Must be completed before athlete returns to competition in addition to game(s) sanctions in accordance with the NCHSAA Ejection Policy.
NCHSAA Regulation Any Coach who is ejected from a contest must take the NFHS “Teaching and Modeling Behavior” course before returning to competition in addition to game(s) sanctions in accordance with the NCHSAA Ejection Policy. This is a $20 fee cost to the coach.
NCHSAA Regulation Any coach ejected/disqualified from a contest must completely leave the confines of the stadium/arena. No electronic communication(s) is allowed. Any student-athlete ejected /disqualified from a contest is allowed to remain in the team bench area for supervision purposes. Any student-athlete serving an ejection suspension may be in the team area but not dressed in game uniform.
NCHSAA Regulation All non-faculty and newly hired coaches must take the NFHS “Fundamentals of Coaching” course prior to the first date of competition in their sport. $500 fine per game for non-compliance. All coaches are mandated to complete the NFHS “Fundamentals of Coaching” course by August 1, 2015.
NCHSAA Regulation ALL coaches must complete the NFHS “Concussions in Sport: What You Need To Know” course prior to the first date of PRACTICE in their individual sport. $500 fine per game for non-compliance.
Coaching Leadership In deference to personal sensitivity and potential social media exposure, coaches are asked to please instruct their student athletes to not change jerseys in the gym/bench area or other public areas. Please have your athletes change clothes in a confined area not open to the public, i.e., locker room or restroom area. Concern expressed by Volleyball Regional Supervisors and clinicians/interpreters in promotion of positive reflection of our sport.
Take Part. Get Set For Life.™ National Federation of State High School Associations Volleyball Editorial Changes
Take Part. Get Set For Life.™ National Federation of State High School Associations Solid-Colored Uniform Review
Solid-Colored Uniform Compliance Regarding the solid-colored uniform top: The solid-colored uniform top shall clearly contrast from the predominant color(s) of the teammates’ uniform top. Predominant color(s) is the color(s) appearing on approximately half of the uniform. Sleeves shall be the same color as the body of the uniform top. Piping/trim not exceeding 1 inch in total at its widest point may be placed along the seams and may be a different color(s) than the uniform top. Lettering and collars may be a different color(s) than the uniform top. Numbers shall be a contrasting color to the uniform top and meet all other specifications in the respective uniform rules. A single school name, club name, mascot name and/or player’s name may be placed on the body of the uniform top, but shall not disrupt the integrity of the solid-color uniform top. Designs are not permitted. A mascot, not to exceed 4x4 or 3x5 inches, may be placed on the front and/or back of the jersey. (Spartan head, tiger head, etc.) A single mascot reference and/or school/club name may be placed on the sleeve(s), but shall not exceed either 4 by 4 inches or 3 by 5 inches. (Beginning July 1, 2016 for NFHS)
Sleeves on solid-colored jersey shall be the same color as body of uniform Cap-style sleeves shall meet this requirement if being considered as solid-colored uniform A single school mascot or team reference may be placed on the front and/or back of the solid-colored jersey. The mascot/team reference shall not exceed 3x5 or 4x4 inches Solid-Colored Uniform Compliance New in 2014 – Mascot/School Team Reference on Sleeves Not to exceed 3x5 inches or 4x4 inches on sleeve(s)
Solid-Colored Uniform Compliance New in 2014 – Mascot/School Team Reference on Sleeves Shall not exceed 4x4 or 3x5 inches to preserve integrity of solid-colored body Front Back
Solid-Colored Uniform Compliance Sleeves on solid- colored jersey shall be the same color as body of uniform Cap-style sleeves shall meet this requirement if being considered as solid-colored uniform Non-compliant Sleeves different color from body sleeve
Solid-Colored Uniform Compliance The integrity of the solid color is disrupted by the change in color for the mascot in this example Using a change in shades of the uniform color is not in compliance with “a solid color” Exceeds 4x4 or 3x5 inches Non-compliant
Solid-Colored Uniform Compliance Solid-colored jersey could be white or gold, but no blue
Solid-Colored Uniform Compliance Non-compliant – design on solid-colored jersey
Solid-Colored Uniform Compliance Can solid- colored jerseys be white, red or blue? No to all three colors Team members’ jersey, so what is the predominant color? Red, white and blue – no clear, predominant color If a multiple-colored jersey does not have a predominant color, the libero’s jersey color must be different than any color on the teammates’ jerseys
The Rules Book, Case Book/Officials’ Manual, Scorebook and other volleyball materials can be ordered: Online at By calling NFHS Volleyball Publications
NFHS Volleyball Case Book Update The Case Book has undergone an extensive update – Old cases removed – New cases added – Existing cases revised Thanks to committee for their work on Case Book – Joe Campbell, TX– Carmen Hartley, ID – Christina Fiebich, MN– Sharon Hughes, NJ – Debi Hanson, OR– Ellen Townsend, NV Must have publication for officials and coaches!
NFHS E-books Electronic versions of NFHS Rules and Case Books are now available for purchase as e-books Apple users can visit iTunes for available books Apple, Android and Kindle users can buy e-books from Amazon.com and view them through the Kindle app $5.99 – Visit for more informationwww.nfhs.org/ebooks
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