2019 NFHS Rules Changes Webinar (recorded 11/13/18)

2019 Rule Changes Examples

ART. 4 … A player shall not initiate a body check legally but slides up into or follows through to an opponent’s head or neck. PENALTY: Two- or three-minute, non-releasable foul, at the official’s discretion. An excessively violent violation of this rule may result in an ejection.

ART. 6 … A player shall not initiate Targeting: Intentionally taking aim at the head/neck of an opponent for the purpose of making violent contact. This could include a check with the crown of the helmet (spearing) that targets the head or neck of an opponent. PENALTY:  Three-minute, non-releasable foul. An excessively violent violation of this rule may result in an ejection.

ART. 7 . . . A player shall not initiate Targeting that intentionally takes aim at a player in a defenseless position. PENALTY:  Three-minute, non-releasable foul. An excessively violent violation of this rule may result in an ejection.

Penalty Explanations

Personal Fouls Playlist

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