• watches (considered jewelry)
  • sunglasses (nonprescription)
  • hats and head coverings (non-religious)
  • bracelets and/or wristbands
  • “scrunchies” that are adorned and/or exceed two (2”) inches
  • A SHIRT OR SPANDEX WITH WRITING (no more than one logo)
  • While the shirt and spandex can be different colors, athletes are only permitted to wear solid color tops and/or bottoms – undergarments of different colors CANNOT SHOW THROUGH!

Rule 4-3-1b(8) NOTE, 4-3-1c(7), NOTE: Any visible garment(s) worn underneath the uniform top must be unadorned and of a single, solid color. As per NFHS rules, a single, visible manufacturer’s logo and/or single school name or insignia no more than 2 1/4 inches are permitted on the undergarment. Visible items worn under both the top and bottom do not have to be the same color.


Removing the uniform top while in the area of competition is illegal. The first offense will result in a warning. If repeated, the athlete will be disqualified from the meet.This means athletes cannot switch clothing while competing!
• Please refer to the rules for logo, trademark, American flag, school name or insignia, etc. (Rule 4-3).


4-3-3 new d:    Allows bobby pins, barrettes and hair clips no longer than 2 inches to be worn to control a competitor’s hair.(Ribbons are still not allowed.)

NEW 2011 – YOU WILL NOT BE DISQUALIFIED IMMEDIATELY if caught with jewelry (as long as no one else on the TEAM HAS BEEN WARNED!)

4-3-3 new PEN: Modifies the penalty for the wearing of jewelry. A first violation will no longer result in immediate disqualification, instead a team warning will be issued and any subsequent violation by any team member will result in disqualification from the event.

THIS MEANS THAT THE WHOLE TEAM GETS A WARNING AND THE VERY NEXT ATHLETE WITH JEWELRY – no matter WHAT EVENT – will get DQed!  Now, if two athletes are simultaneously spotted wearing jewelry in the same event – this counts as ONE WARNING.

Due to this being the same race and the violations reported at the same time, the referee will use his/her discretion in this case and issue the team warning with no disqualification for the violations occurring at approximately the same time. (4-3-3 Penalty)

——————————-MULTIPLE EVENTS!!!

SITUATION 1: In the preliminaries of the shot put, competitor A is also entered in the 400-meter dash. He/she is to be excused to run and the event judge tells competitor A that he/she must take all his/her throws in succession.
•    RULING: Incorrect procedure. COMMENT: The head event judge may change the order of competition to accommodate a competitor to participate in another event. Taking more than one trial in succession is permitted at the competitor’s discretion. (6-2-6)

6-2-6 and 7-2-6:    The head event judge may change the order of competition and permit successive trials to accommodate those who may be excused to participate in other events.

Rule 6-2-7: In finals, to accommodate those competitors who may be excused to participate in other events, the head event judge may change the order of competition by any method. Successive trials is but one such method.

Rule 7-6-13: In finals, to accommodate those competitors who may be excused to participate in other events, the head event judge may change the order of competition by any method where the competitor being excused jumps earlier than the spot at which he/she qualified. Successive trials is but one such method.

Rule 6-4-9c: After starting the attempt, touches any surface outside the circle during a throw.

Rule 7-6-10 and 11: Following the preliminaries, final competition in these events shall be in the reverse order of performance, in single rotation or more than one trial in succession, so that the best qualifier will compete last. In preliminaries and finals, trials may be taken in succession to accommodate those who may be excused to participate in other events. If weather or other conditions might result in unfairness to any competitor, the referee shall alter the plan and prescribe single trials in the prelims and in the finals.

EXCUSED TIME FROM FIELD EVENTS: The games committee has the responsibility to determine the time limit and procedure to follow when competitors are excused to compete in another event. This time limit should be established and communicated to the officials and the coaches of participating teams. It is the responsibility of the coach to communicate the process and time limit to his/her athletes. It is important the respective event judges are knowledgeable of their responsibilities and authority to adjust competition in preliminaries and finals for competitors who may be excused to participate in other events. The competitors should be well advised of the time limit and process to follow before the field event commences. Likewise, it is equally important that competitors have been instructed by their coaches as to what options for change in order of competition or trials in succession are available to them. Competitors should be aware of the time limit and honor to avoid unnecessary problems.

Please note that it is the competitor’s choice to make the consecutive throws/jumps.

DISCUS CAGE GUIDELINES: Although listed as guidelines within the Rules Book, it is 9
very important that schools have upgraded their discus facilities to meet or exceed the minimum requirements within the rule and meet or exceed the guidelines in Appendix A. The athleticism of today’s discus throwers necessitate a discus cage that is designed to provide protection for competitors, officials and spectators in the immediate throwing area. The material should be of heavy nylon material or other shock absorbing material to prevent a bounce back.

2-8.1 ILLEGAL IMPLEMENT (2001): While checking in the shot, the implement inspector feels movement
inside the shot. The implement inspector impounds the illegal implement. Is this a correct decision? RESPONSE: No. This shot is a legal implement. Movement within the shot is allowed.


Modify Rule 4-2-4c, Authorizes District Committees to permit more than three contestants from the same school to be entered, but not participate, in individual events in their respective qualifying meets.



CONTINUE TO PUSH FOR RULE CHANGE!!!!!! Get people to sign the PETITION!!!!!!!!


6-7.3 FOUL BY NON-UNIFORM APPAREL / ACCESSORY (2001): A competitor in a horizontal jump is wearing glasses, gloves, hair ties, etc., that fall off during an attempt and land beyond the foul line, outside or on the runway, or in the landing pit. Is this a foul? Is it a foul in a throwing event if it were to land outside the throwing circle?
RESPONSE: No. In horizontal jumps, a legal jump is measured from the nearest break in the landing area made by any part of the competitor’s feet, hands, body or uniform. In throwing events, a foul occurs if the competitor touches the outside of the throwing circle, the foul line or run-up lines with any part of the body. A foul is not created by non-uniform apparel or accessory falling from the body of the competitor. Applicable Rules: 6-8.3d, 6-9.3c, 6-10.4b and 6-11.3b.

4-3.11 ELECTRONIC DEVICE (2001): During competition, a competitor is observed operating a cellular phone. When questioned, the competitor indicates that he is speaking with a friend who is not in attendance. Is this permitted?
RESPONSE: No. The viewing of videotape or photos, or the use of any wireless communication device, by a competitor during event competition is prohibited. This warrants a yellow-card warning, with disqualification to follow if another violation provided by the rules occurs during the meet.

4-1 UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT (2001): A meet official observes an athlete shortly after competition
throwing a baton (or any equipment) in a display of disappointment or anger. The official reports this
observation to the referee. Does the referee have the responsibility to warn or disqualify the athlete? RESPONSE: Yes, the referee can warn or disqualify due to the fact that the athlete displayed unsportsmanlike
conduct, unprofessional behavior or misconduct.

4-2.1 UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT (2007): What are some examples of situations that constitute unsportsmanlike conduct?
RESPONSE: Unsportsmanlike conduct can take many forms. It can be flagrant and easily detectable or subtle. Profanity and abusiveness toward officials or another competitor is one form. A second form is failure to compete within the nature and spirit of honest or fair competition. Either is a discredit to the event and intercollegiate athletics, therefore either is a violation of Rule 4-1 and Rule 4-2.1. Examples in the second category include: intentional false starts, failure to compete in and/or complete an event in a competitive manner without cause, failure to compete in all rounds in which a position is earned. The penalty for such action is clearly stated in both Rule 4-1 and Rule 4-2.1. (30Apr07)

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