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Florida High School Athletic Association Baseball Rules Presentation
Cristina Broska, Director of Athletics or ext. 250 Florida High School Athletic Association
PLAYER AND COACH CONDUCT Fred E. Rozelle Sportsmanship Award Winners 8A Centennial 7A Sebastian River 6A No Nominee 5A Lake Nona 4A Lincoln Park 3A Palmer Trinity 2A Canterbury 1A Cedar Key MS Yulee Middle Exemplary Sportsmanship: $3000 to each school
Florida High School Athletic Association COACHES’ ADVISORY COMMITTEE SectionCoach, School Sec 1Ronnie Gray (Suwannee), Vacancy for second spot Sec 2Eric Entrekin (Lake Brantley) and Tom LoSauro (Bishop McLaughlin) Sec 3Shawn French (Fort Myers) and Jasone DeWitt (Lake Wales) Sec 4Both spots vacant FACA Representative – Wayne Yancey, Forest (Ocala) Baseball Coaches Advisory Meeting June 3, 2013 Meet in Gainesville at the FHSAA office.
Florida High School Athletic Association HEALTH AND SAFETY REMINDERS Parental Permission (Bylaw 9.8)—EL3 Good for current school year only New form beginning July 1, 2010 Medical Consent Form (Bylaw 9.7)—EL2 Good for 365 days as per Florida Statute Both forms required before any participation in conditioning activities
Florida High School Athletic Association HEALTH AND SAFETY REMINDERS (cont.) Physical Exams may be done by: Licensed Physician Licensed Physician Assistant Dr. of Osteopathy Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner Chiropractic Physician Florida State Statute 1006
Florida High School Athletic Association HEALTH AND SAFETY REMINDERS (cont.) Inclement Weather Policy FHSAA Handbook, Officials Guidebook and NFHS Baseball Rules Book Communicable Disease Procedures Review NFHS Baseball Rules Book page 77 Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) Mandatory at all state series sites beginning with district competition
Florida High School Athletic Association COACHES RESPONSIBILITIES Game Contracts required for each regular season contest & tournament (Bylaw 8.4) AT1 Form Review the sanction policy!
Florida High School Athletic Association COACHES RESPONSIBILITIES Help us recruit for student-athletes to be the officials of the future Student Officials Program
Coach must miss the same number of games as players Policy 30 School fine schedule in FHSAA Handbook Public Criticism of officials and coaches is forbidden NO alcohol and tobacco products UNSPORTING CONDUCT - COACHES Florida High School Athletic Association
IMPORTANT BASEBALL DATES Swimming and DivingDate First practice date (Week 29)Jan. 14 Preseason Tournament (Week 32)Feb. 4-9 First regular season playing date (Week 33)Feb. 11 Last regular season playing date (Week 41)April 13 District Tournaments (Week 43)April Regional Dates (Week 44-45)May 1-2, 7, 10 FHSAA Finals (Week 46-47)May 15-18, Florida High School Athletic Association
School’s Responsibilities to Officials 1.“Should” (common courtesies) Secure dressing facility [Post-season MUST] Provide private shower with hot water Provide refreshments during halftime 2.MUSTS Greet the officials upon arrival Private, secure place to park Provide security (pregame, halftime and postgame) Provide location of principal or game admin. Coaches must not enter officials dressing room 3.May lose privilege to host state series!
Inclement Weather Policy Officials must contact the principal or his/her designee The safety and welfare of all is of paramount importance A suspended contest shall resume from the point of interruption per rules of the sport by both FHSAA and NFHS rules If a suspended contest is resumed following a delay, teams should be given a reasonable amount of time to stretch and warm-up
Sanctioning Invitational Tournaments Max of 8 teams No forms if only FL schools participating NFHS sanction if out of state schools participate 90 days before the event No more than 1 (one) trip per school year out of FL beyond neighboring states
Individual Limitations (Policy 6.1.3) Coaches are reminded that players may only play (includes being in uniform) on one team per day. A player may play for the varsity on Wednesday and play on the JV team on Thursday or vice versa. The athlete cannot play on JV and Varsity on the same day.
Legal Consequences Rule Note The NFHS is aware that bat altering is on the rise. Bat manufacturers are also aware and extremely concerned about their products being misrepresented and altered. It is extremely important that coaches express to their players and their parents the importance of not altering or modifying bats. Rationale: Risk Minimization.
Video Usage Rule 3-3-1f Smart phones and tablet computers effectively handle mundane tasks like keeping score, managing the line-up and tracking the progress and performance of both teams. Using these devices for video recording and replaying the images are not permitted. PENALTY: Coach shall be ejected. Rationale: Prohibited use of video monitoring.
Coach’s Box Equipment Rule 3-3-1i Permissible Equipment: – Stopwatch – Hard copy of the NFHS Baseball Rules book – Hard copy of a scorebook – Cellular phone (in pocket) for emergencies. PENALTY: Umpire may restrict the offender to the bench/dugout for the remainder of the game or eject the offender. Rationale: Clarification of permitted items in the coach’s box.
Extra Warm up Throws Rule 6-2-2c Exception If a pitcher is ejected, an incoming pitcher should be afforded the same warm up opportunity as he would if he was replacing an injured pitcher. The umpire-in-chief may grant more pitchers to warm up the new pitcher’s arm. Rationale: Clarification of the treatment of an incoming pitcher.
Legal/Illegal Pitching Position Rules governing the pitcher’s position on the pitcher’s plate and movement have remained constant over the last several decades. Modified and hybrid positions have become popular at higher levels of baseball. These creative pitcher’s stances might be appropriate at the advanced levels but not for the age and skill level of a typical high school pitcher. Umpires must be aware of the position of the non-pivot foot.
Pace of Game Play The committee identified these areas in need of improvements that detract from what otherwise is an exciting and enjoyable game: Handling offensive and defensive charged conferences in a timely manner. Speeding up the time between innings and during pitching changes. Umpires diligently counting the number of warm-up pitches. The batter’s box rule (the batter must generally keep one foot in the box during an at-bat). Unless it meets one of the eight exceptions:
Pace of Game Play (Batter’s box rule exceptions) – The batter swings at the pitch. – The batter is forced out of the box by the pitch. – The batter attempts a “drag bunt.” – The pitcher or catcher feints or attempts a play at any base. – The pitcher leaves the dirt area of the pitching mound or takes a position more than five feet from the pitcher’s plate after receiving the ball. – A member of either team requests and is granted “Time.” – The catcher leaves the catcher’s box to adjust his equipment or give defensive signals. – The catcher does not catch the pitched ball.
Compliant Bats Altering bats by such methods as rolling, shaving the bat wall, flattening or otherwise manipulating the bat from its original manufactured condition is a federal offense. Not only is it illegal but it can cause injury or worse to a young person. The NFHS is committed to eliminating altered bats from interscholastic baseball.
Risk Minimization High school baseball reports some of the lowest injuries than other NFHS sports. Dedicated coaches and officials are the key to such success. Attention should be given to the following: – Loose equipment, – Weather conditions, – The role of the “protector”.
Good Sporting Behavior Coaches and Umpires must work together. – Each contest is another opportunity for coaches and umpires to teach not only baseball skills, but also model respectful behavior as well as professional relationships. Game situations typically provide a coach the opportunity to identify a “teachable moment” to reinforce good sporting behavior.
Cristina Broska, Director of Athletics, Baseball ext Justin Harrison, Associate Executive Director ext Jana Horton, Officials Registrar ext For more Baseball information, including an FAQ page, visit BASEBALL CONTACTS Florida High School Athletic Association