rule changes

lacrosse
August 18, 2021

Lacrosse Rules Changed for High School Girls in 2022

Aligning rules to match the flow of the game established by free movement was a major theme within the high school girls lacrosse rules changes, which also featured notable clarifications to player position and self-starts from out-of-bounds as well ...


fhsaa
June 9, 2021

Proposal to FHSAA Wants to Block Middle School Athletes from Varsity Sports

The Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) brought forth a proposal to its board of directors that would prohibit middle school athletes from competing on high school teams. The proposal, submitted by Merritt Island athletic director Jef...


shot clock
May 13, 2021

Shot Clock Adoption Approved for High Schools in 2022-23

Beginning with the 2022-23 season, a 35-second shot clock will be permitted in high school basketball games by state association adoption. A proposal for a national rule mandating a shot clock was not approved. A shot clock was among the topics dis...


tssaa
October 23, 2020

TSSAA to Vote on Allowing Religious Headgear

The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) is beginning the process of potentially changing a rule that would allow student-athletes to wear religious headgear without seeking permission, according to a report from The Tennessean. ...


tssaa
September 21, 2020

Nashville Volleyball Player Disqualified For Wearing Hijab

Last week a Tennessee charter school student-athlete was disqualified by a referee during a volleyball match for wearing a hijab for religious reasons. Citing a uniform rule by the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA), the refer...


instant replay
June 5, 2020

Instant Replay Expanding in High School Hockey

Instant replay is expanding for high school hockey games across the country to review infractions involving student-athlete ejections. The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Ice Hockey Rules Committee proposed a total of ...


transgender athletes
July 20, 2015

NFHS approves rule changes for track and field

The National Federation of State High School Associations approved rule changes for track and field and cross country beginning with the upcoming season. Here is the official news release from the NFHS: [caption id="attachment_11978" align="alignr...