MULTI-COLOR GLOVES, JEWELRY AMONG NFHS SOFTBALL RULES CHANGES FOR 2023

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA (July 12, 2022) — Glove-color restrictions and jewelry were part of the rules changes proposed by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Softball Rules Committee and approved by the NFHS Board of Directors for the 2023 season. Color restrictions for gloves and mitts were loosened as part of Rule 1-4-1. Previously, … Continued

CATCHER’S MASKS, JEWELRY PART OF 2023 NFHS BASEBALL RULES CHANGES

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA (July 11, 2022) — Catcher’s mask eye shields and jewelry for high school baseball players and coaches were among the rules changes approved by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Baseball Rules Committee. The rules were subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors for the 2023 season. Rule 1-5-4 added … Continued

NFHS’ NIEHOFF DISCUSSES NIL, OFFICIALS SHORTAGE

By Lizz McCrindleNSGA Communications and Social Media Manager INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA (June 7, 2022) – The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) held media availability to discuss a few key topics including officiating in high school sports and Name, Image and Likeness (NIL) for high school student-athletes. Name, Image and Likeness (NIL) The NFHS indicated … Continued

NFHS MAKES ADJUSTMENTS TO BASKETBALL SHOT CLOCK GUIDELINES

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA (May 3, 2022) – Adjustments were made to the Shot Clock Guidelines in the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Basketball Rules Book as states begin to implement its use by state association adoption for the 2022-23 season. The committee reiterated that the Shot Clock Guidelines are strongly suggested, but not required. … Continued

HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING RULES CHANGES FOR 2022-23

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA (April 29, 2022) — Clarifying uniform requirements for female high school wrestlers were among the rules changes recommended by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Wrestling Rules Committee and approved by the NFHS Board of Directors for the 2022-23 season. Changes to rules 4-1-1 and 4-5-7 clarified the uniform requirements for … Continued

RECAP OF 2022 HIGH SCHOOL, COLLEGE RULES MEETING

By Marty Maciaszek NSGA Team Dealer Division Director  The annual team sports rules conference hosted by the Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA) is an opportunity to learn more about impending or potential rule changes and issues related to uniforms and equipment by the National Federation of State High Associations (NFHS) and NCAA.  The National Sporting … Continued

NFHS RULES-WRITING PROCESS FOCUSES ON MINIMIZING RISK, SPORTSMANSHIP

By Dr. Karissa NiehoffNFHS Executive Director INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA (April 7, 2022) – During the past 15 years, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) has initiated several programs that have made a significant impact on education-based activity programs across the country. The NFHS Coach Education Program was started in 2007. With its expansion to … Continued

NFHS RULES-WRITING PROCESS FOCUSES ON MINIMIZING RISK, SPORTSMANSHIP

By Dr. Karissa NiehoffNFHS Executive Director INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA (April 7, 2022) – During the past 15 years, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) has initiated several programs that have made a significant impact on education-based activity programs across the country. The NFHS Coach Education Program was started in 2007. With its expansion to … Continued

AYF REQUIRES ALL COACHES TO TAKE NEW NFHS FOOTBALL TACKLING COURSE

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA (March 24, 2022) – American Youth Football, Inc. (AYF), a national youth partner of the National Football League, will require all of its 50,000-plus coaches on its regional/national track to take the new, free “Football Tackling” course introduced on the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Learning Center last month. AYF, with … Continued

NFHS, NCAA RULES LOUISVILLE SLUGGER MODEL BASEBALL BAT NON-COMPLIANT FOR 2020

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA (March 2, 2020) – The Washington State University Sports Science Laboratory has advised the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) that the BBCOR decertification process has been implemented for the 33-inch model Louisville Slugger Meta Composite bat. Effective immediately, this bat (33-inch length Louisville Slugger Meta Composite bat) should be considered a … Continued