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Risk Minimization Addressed in High School Boys Lacrosse Rules Changes
Risk Minimization Addressed in High School Boys Lacrosse Rules Changes
In an effort to minimize the risk of injury, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Boys Lacrosse Rules Committee recommended six rules changes, including only allowing the goalkeeper to be located in the crease.
Freestyle Turn Position Clarified in High School Swimming and Diving
Freestyle Turn Position Clarified in High School Swimming and Diving
At its March 21-23 meeting in Indianapolis, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Swimming and Diving Rules Committee approved a change to the freestyle portion of the individual medley and medley relay as it relates to body ...
Track & Field/Cross Country Rules Changes Include Assisting Injured Competitor
Track & Field/Cross Country Rules Changes Include Assisting Injured Competitor
Effective with the 2017 high school track and field season, a participant who assists an injured/ill competitor shall not be disqualified if an appropriate health-care professional is not available.
High School Sports Participation Increases for 27th Consecutive Year
High School Sports Participation Increases for 27th Consecutive Year
Led by an encouraging report in football participation nationwide, the number of participants in high school sports increased for the 27th consecutive year in 2015-16 according to the annual High School Athletics Participation Survey conducted by the N...
Girls Gymnastics Rules Changes Include Value-Adding Clarity, New Elements
Girls Gymnastics Rules Changes Include Value-Adding Clarity, New Elements
The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Girls Gymnastics Rules Committee, at its recent meeting in Indianapolis, focused on adding clarity to the rules for a sport ever-adapting to new trends.
Offside Rule Revised in High School Soccer
Offside Rule Revised in High School Soccer
A new interpretation of the offside rule in high school soccer is among the rules changes approved for the 2016-17 season.
New Rule on Free-Throw Lane Violations Approved in High School Basketball
New Rule on Free-Throw Lane Violations Approved in High School Basketball
A new rule regarding free-throw lane violations in high school basketball has been added for clarification. Players occupying the marked free-throw lane line spaces cannot enter the free-throw semicircle until the ball touches the ring or the free thro...
New Potentially Dangerous Hold Identified in High School Wrestling
New Potentially Dangerous Hold Identified in High School Wrestling
At its April 6-8 meeting in Indianapolis, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Wrestling Rules Committee added another maneuver to the list of potentially dangerous holds in high school wrestling.
Elimination of Clipping in Free-Blocking Zone Continues Risk Minimization in High School Football
Elimination of Clipping in Free-Blocking Zone Continues Risk Minimization in High School Football
The elimination of clipping from high school football is the latest attempt to reduce the risk of injury made by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Football Rules Committee.
Pitching Restriction Policies in Baseball to be Based on Pitches
Pitching Restriction Policies in Baseball to be Based on Pitches
High school baseball rules now will require a pitching restriction policy based on the number of pitches thrown in a game.
Long-hit Procedure in High School Field Hockey Replaced by 25-yard Free Hit
Long-hit Procedure in High School Field Hockey Replaced by 25-yard Free Hit
The �long-hit procedure� in high school field hockey will be replaced by a 25-yard free hit effective with the 2016 season.
High School Softball Rules Changes Focus on Uniforms, Equipment
High School Softball Rules Changes Focus on Uniforms, Equipment
The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Softball Rules Committee approved four additions to Rule 3 regarding uniforms, equipment and substitutions at its June 13-15 meeting in Indianapolis. These changes approved by the committ...
New Rules for Dance Risk Minimization Among High School Spirit Rules Changes
New Rules for Dance Risk Minimization Among High School Spirit Rules Changes
Three new rules related to dance risk management were among the changes approved by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Spirit Rules Committee at its March 5-7 meeting in Indianapolis.