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1 Take Part. Get Set For Life.™ National Federation of State High School Associations Wrestling Rules Changes

2 NFHS Wrestling Rules Each state high school association adopting these NFHS wrestling 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 wrestling rules should contact the wrestling rules interpreter designated by his or her state high school association. The NFHS is the sole and exclusive source of model interpretations of NFHS wrestling rules. State rules interpreters may contact the NFHS for model wrestling rules interpretations. No other model wrestling rules interpretations should be considered.

3 © REFEREE ENTERPISES INC RULE CHANGE Equipment Rules 1-1-3, 4-3-1, (NEW), Electronic devices may be used by coaches in the coaching area. Dual Meet: Legal PlayPic ® Tournament: Legal

4 © REFEREE ENTERPISES INC RULE CHANGE Equipment Rules 1-1-3, 4-3-1, (NEW), Coaches may share information on electronic devices with wrestlers during injury time-outs. PlayPic ® Legal

5 © REFEREE ENTERPISES INC RULE CHANGE Equipment Rules 1-1-3, 4-3-1, (NEW), Coaches may not use electronic devices to discuss a call. PlayPic ® Illegal

6 © REFEREE ENTERPISES INC RULE CHANGE Equipment Rules 1-1-3, 4-3-1, (NEW), It is illegal to use a bullhorn or other devices to communicate with a wrestler during a match. PlayPic ® Illegal

7 © REFEREE ENTERPISES INC RULE CHANGE Match Limits Rules 1-4-3, 5-13, Forfeits are no longer considered as matches wrestled when considering the five matches in one day limit for competition. PlayPic ®

8 © REFEREE ENTERPISES INC RULE CHANGE Head Coverings Rule NOTE (NEW) Effective in , a hair cover shall be attached to the ear guards. PlayPic ®

9 © REFEREE ENTERPISES INC RULE CHANGE Artificial Limbs Rule (NEW) If a wrestler chooses to weigh-in with an artificial limb (A), the wrestler shall wear the artificial limb during competition at all times (B). PlayPic ® A B

10 © REFEREE ENTERPISES INC RULE CHANGE Correction of Errors Rules 5-1-1, 6-6-2d (NEW) Additional rules coverage for a bad time situation that involves choice of position after the two-point stalling call not being given during a match. PlayPic ®

11 Take Part. Get Set For Life.™ National Federation of State High School Associations Wrestling Editorial Changes

12 NFHS Wrestling Editorial Changes  Deleted the word “individual” before “wrestler.”  Deleted the words “allow an otherwise illegal piece of equipment “ and added the word “heighten” before “risk.”  1-2-2; 1-3-4c Added the word “sequential” before “order.”  Moved Article over from Match.  Diagrams Added more specific dimensions on each mat area diagram.  Further clarified the rules language on scales for weighing in contestants.  Deleted the words “(male and female)” after “contestants.”

13 NFHS Wrestling Editorial Changes  5-5-1, 2; Added the words “at the scorer’s table” to further clarify where a coach and referee conference is to take place at.  a(5) (NEW) Added “head” as another usual point of support down on the mat.  Further clarified the rules language on the random draw.  ; Clarified that penalty points for unnecessary roughness shall be awarded in addition to points earned.  Further clarified the responsibility of the home team administration when removing a spectator when directed by the referee.  Standardized the rules language from “handicapped” to “impairment.”

14 NFHS Wrestling Editorial Changes  8-1-2c Clarified the position/location of the offensive wrestler when warning or penalizing the offensive wrestler for stalling or a technical violation when the defensive wrestler is on their feet.  Added the words “flagrant misconduct” to better illustrate the penalty to impose on a wrestler.  9-2-2a, b, o Clarified the rules language on breaking ties in dual-meet competition.  Photos 18, 36, 49, 83, 91 Revised the text under the photos.

15 Take Part. Get Set For Life.™ National Federation of State High School Associations Wrestling Points of Emphasis

16 NFHS Wrestling Points of Emphasis 1.Communicable Diseases 2.Skin Checks and Weigh-ins in Multiple-day Competitions 3.End-of-Match Procedure 4.Assistant Referee Responsibilities

17 © REFEREE ENTERPISES INC POINT OF EMPHASIS Communicable Diseases Written documentation from an appropriate health-care professional is required if a contestant is suspected of having a communicable skin disease (PlayPic A). Cleaning mats with disinfectant helps prevent outbreaks (PlayPic B). PlayPic ® A B

18 © REFEREE ENTERPISES INC POINT OF EMPHASIS Skin Checks and Weigh-ins in Multiple-day Competitions In multiple-day competitions, communicable disease “skin checks” shall take place at weigh-ins each day. PlayPic ® A B

19 © REFEREE ENTERPISES INC POINT OF EMPHASIS Skin Checks and Weigh-ins in Multiple-day Competitions All wrestlers weighing in must meet the grooming standard, which requires the hair to meet certain length and abrasive standards. All competitors must meet this standard or wear an appropriate cover. This cover must be worn to the weigh- in for the referee’s approval and then removed prior to stepping on the scale. PlayPic ® AB

20 © REFEREE ENTERPISES INC POINT OF EMPHASIS End-of-Match Procedure The post-match handshake shall be in the form of a firm, traditional and respectful handshake and free of displays of unsportsmanlike behavior. PlayPic ®

21 © REFEREE ENTERPISES INC POINT OF EMPHASIS Assistant Referee Responsibilities When an assistant referee is being used, the referee is in control of the match and is the only one who can award points or call a fall. When the assistant referee disagrees with the referee, they should communicate with each other immediately in a professional manner. PlayPic ® A B

22 Take Part. Get Set For Life.™ National Federation of State High School Associations Wrestling Rules Reminders

23 © REFEREE ENTERPISES INC RULE CHANGE Random Draw Rules 1-2-2a, 1-3-4a, 4-5-3, The random draw shall take place immediately preceding the weigh-ins. PlayPic ® A B

24 © REFEREE ENTERPISES INC RULE CHANGE Random Draw Rule Dual meet weigh-in shall proceed through the weight classes beginning with the random draw selected weight class, continue through the weight classes, wrap around the 106-pound weight class and end immediately upon the completion of the highest weight class in consecutive order. PlayPic ® A B

25 © REFEREE ENTERPISES INC RULE CHANGE Stalling Rule 8-2, Penalty Chart In the situation above, the defensive wrestler is penalized a third time for stalling (PlayPic A) and the opponent is awarded two points (PlayPic B). The offensive wrestler gets the choice at the next restart (PlayPic C). PlayPic ® A BC

26 © REFEREE ENTERPISES INC RULE CHANGE Second Injury Time-Out Rule 8-2-1h EXCEPTIONS If the second injury time-out is taken at the conclusion of the first 30-second tiebreaker period and the opponent already has the choice at the beginning of the second 30-second tiebreaker period, the opponent would then have the added choice at the first restart after the beginning of the second 30-second tiebreaker period. PlayPic ® A B C

27 © REFEREE ENTERPISES INC RULE CHANGE Tournament Advancement Rule If two wrestlers, in the championship bracket simultaneously cannot continue the match due to both being disqualified for stalling or having their injury or blood time elapse, the wrestler who is leading on points at the time the match is terminated will continue in the consolation bracket. If the match is tied at the time of termination, neither wrestler will continue. PlayPic ® A

28 Representation Rule 1-4  Rule 1-4-3: No wrestler shall represent the school in more than one weight class in any meet or wrestle in more than five matches (championship or consolation), excluding forfeits in any one day of competition.  Rule 1-4-4: No contestant shall wrestle in two consecutive matches with less than a 45-minute rest between them. The conclusion time of each match shall be recorded.  Rule 1-4-5: A contestant shall not accept a forfeit in one weight class and compete in another class.

29 Team Benches Rule 2-2 *Rule 2-2-1: 10 feet *Rule 2-2-1: For dual meets, all team personnel, including coaches, other than actual participating contestants shall be restricted to an area which is at least 10 feet from the edge of the mat and the scorer’s table, where facilities permit. *Rule 2-2-2:two 10 feet *Rule 2-2-2: During tournament competition, a maximum of two team personnel (coaches and/or non-participating contestants) will be permitted on chairs at the edge of the mat. It is permissible to allow coaches on the corner of the mat in a restricted zone. In tournaments where coaches are permitted on the corner of the mat, the restricted zone shall be defined by either a contrasting line marked on the mat with paint or tape or a contrasting colored surface under the chairs. The restricted zone shall be no closer than 5 feet to the edge of the circle. Coaches shall be seated at least 10 feet from the scorer’s table, where facilities permit.

30 Conduct of Coaches, Team Personnel and Others *Rule 7-5-2: *Rule 7-5-2: Coaches and other team personnel are restricted to the bench/chairs while the clock is running and during normal out of bounds and resumption of wrestling. The coach may move towards the mat only during a charged time-out or at the end of the match. (See Rule 2-2) *Rule 7-5-3: *Rule 7-5-3: Unsportsmanlike conduct – is called on coaches or other team personnel who violate the bench decorum rule. (See Rule 7-5-2)

31 Take Part. Get Set For Life.™ National Federation of State High School Associations Wrestling Information

32 Due: March 1, 2014 Must be submitted to your state association office for approval. ► 2014 NFHS Wrestling Rule Change Proposal Form

33 Concussion in Sports – What You Need to Know

34 NFHS Suggested Guidelines for Management of Concussion In the Appendix in all of the NFHS Rules Book

35 Revised and Better than Ever!

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37 Fundamentals of Coaching Wrestling

38 Interscholastic Officiating

39 Additional NFHS Information  NFHS Wrestling Rule Change Proposal Form Due March 1, 2014  2014 NFHS Wrestling Rules Committee Meeting April 14-16, 2014 Indianapolis, IN  2014 NFHS Wrestling Rules Online State Interpreters Meeting Interpreters Meeting September 24, 2014 – 2:00 pm. (Eastern Standard Time)  addresses: Bob Colgate - Kim Adams -

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

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


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