NFHS Reorganizes High School Swimming & Diving Rule Book
There are five ways to score points in a wrestling match: 1) Takedown - (2 points) (NFHS penalty chart AT THIS LINK) Dual Meet Team Scoring. Fall, Forfeit. NFHS Wrestling Rules Committee seek opinion from manufacturer during the NFHS Wrestling Rules . Dual meet scoring errors by the referee or. NFHS RULES CHANGES. Rule 1: Rule 1 has been dual meets, and other non- championship multi-team meets. Rationale: NFHS POINTS OF EMPHASIS.
Clarifies and consolidates terminology and reorganizes sections to reflect the order in which rules appear in the rules book.
Swimming & Diving
Backstroke starting ledges are not permitted in high school swimming. Clarifies that backstroke starting ledges are prohibited in high school swimming due to risk minimization. Options for starting platform malfunctions are provided, and direction for malfunctioning swimming equipment has been re-organized. Clarifies directives when swimming equipment malfunctions or is non-compliant. The referee shall conduct a pre-meet conference with the starter, the coach and the captain of each team for all non-championship meets.
Emphasizesthe importancethat participants are aware of all details associated with the event.
Specifies when the availability of officials is limited, the referee has the option to staff the deck effectively and efficiently with available officials. In non-championship meets, thedivingeventmaybe held first, last or simultaneously with the swimming events, in addition to the traditional placement as Event 5 between the yard freestyle and the yard butterfly. Allows for flexibility in conducting the diving event within the dual meet program which will permit more options for competing teams.
Section has been updated to provide lane and heat assignment protocol from the dual meet to the championship meet. Certainly, a sucker punch to the jaw would fall under this category. Wrestler A shoots a hard double leg, causing Wrestler B to hit his head on the mat forcefully when taken down. The match had to be stopped to check if Wrestler B was injured.
Would this be considered unnecessary roughness on the part of Wrestler A? Wrestler A would not be penalized with unnecessary roughness. It was a legal move similar to a hard tackle in football. Let's now consider wrestling's six technical violations: Furthermore, when a wrestler grasps his adversary's uniform to prevent him from scoringthe appropriate penalty point s will be given along with any points his opponent may have obtained. If his rival scores points while he commits this violation, his opponent would also receive the stipulated penalty point s.
Note, the official can only stop the match to award point s when the bottom man is unable to gain an escape or reversal due to interlocking or overlapping hands. If a wrestler assumes an incorrect neutral or referee's position, a violation would be called.
Swimming & Diving
This also includes false starts in both situations. Note, unlike technical violations, the first two offenses are "cautioned" The official will form a "C" with his hand.
Furthermore, this violation is not on the "progressive penalty chart. Wrestler A places Wrestler B on his back in a high bridge for three seconds. Wrestler B scoots on his feet and head out-of-bounds on purpose. Is this a technical violation? Wrestler B has not committed a technical violation because Wrestler A would have been awarded two match points for a near fall. They are as follows: Situation One -- If the wrestler is unsportsmanlike during the bout, his opponent would be awarded match point s in the following manner: Situation Two -- If an unsportsmanlike act occurs prior to the first period or after the third period or fallthe offending wrestler's squad would lose one team point.
NFHS Reorganizes High School Swimming & Diving Rule Book
On the second offense, he would be asked to leave the premises and his squad would lose another team point. Flagrant misconduct at any time would result in immediate disqualification from the dual meet or tournament and the deduction of ALL team points earned. During the second period, Wrestler A showed overt displeasure over the referee's call. Is this unsportsmanlike behavior? If so, what is the penalty? I would be unsportsmanlike behavior and the official would award Wrestler B one match point since it occurred during the bout.
If such were the case, the official would deduct one point from the violator's team. On the second offense, the perpetrator would be removed from the premises for the duration of the dual meet or tournament session. When a coach's initial action is "flagrant" in nature, he would be expelled immediately with the loss of two team points for the duration of the dual meet or the tournament.
The Spectators -- No fan may react in an unsportsmanlike manner toward the referee or the opposing coach or wrestlers. This unbecoming response can result in removal from the gym, fieldhouse or arena on the official's comment. Important point, neither team would be penalized for misconduct of an over-zealous spectator, and it is up to the home management to remove the offender.
During the progress of a dual meet, the referee was constantly being harassed by a heckler in the front row of the home-school's bleachers. Unable to put up with this behavior any longer, the official stopped the match and had the athletic director escort the perpetrator from the gym. The visiting coach immediately demanded that one team point be deducted from the home squad. Was he right or wrong? The visiting coach was wrong. Whenever a spectator is removed from the premises for unsportsmanship behavior, no point is deducted from his or her favorite team's score.
He is allowed the same mobility around the mat as the referee. Furthermore, the assistant referee can talk to the main official as the match is in progress and help in making calls. He can also signal locked hands and the grasping of clothes technical violations. However, all other calls must be made by the main official. If there is a disagreement between the two, the main official has the final say in the matter.
Note, coaches are not permitted to address the assistant referee while the match is being contested. In the second period of the bout, the assistant referee warned Wrestler A for stalling. Immediately, Wrestler A's coach approached the scorer's table and argued that the assistant referee had no authority to make the call.
Was he right or out-of-order? The coach was correct. Only the main official of the match is allowed to designate stalling Item However, the coach can not question any judgment calls made by the official. When he does, the referee will first warn him for misconduct, the second offense will cost the coach a team point, and with the third offense, the coach will be asked to leave premises for the duration of the dual meet or tournament session and another team point would be deducted.
The referee indicated a takedown at the edge of the mat and then blew the whistle for out-of-bounds. The coach, whose wrestler was taken down, approached the score table to argue with the official over the call.
The referee indicated misconduct on the coach's part. The referee was right. A coach can not question the judgment of an official. The only time it would not be penalized is if the wrestler received permission from the official to do so. Should this infraction occur before wrestling has started or after the completion of wrestling, it would be a deduction of one team-point from the offender's squad. However, if the offense takes place during the match, the violator's opponent would receive a match point.
Note, there is a variation of the rule in West Virginia. The unauthorized lowering of shoulder straps anywhere in the gym during competition is considered unsportsmanlike. Wrestler A lowers his shoulder straps between the second and third periods of a match. How would he or his team be penalized? Wrestler A's opponent would receive one match point. There would be no team-point deduction since wrestling has not concluded yet. Instead, the overtime tie-breaker will be utilized to determine the winner.
The new procedure, as revised for the season, is as follows. The the first three periods end up in a tie, 1 to 1, with Wrestling A scoring the first escape. Sudden Victory Overtime Period: During tournament and dual meet action, when the wrestlers are tied at the end of the three regular periods, they will then wrestle an overtime period which will be one minute in length with no rest between the regular match and the overtime.
The overtime period will begin with both matmen in the neutral position. The wrestler who scores the first point s will be declared the winner. If no winner is determined by the end of the one minute overtime period, second tie-breakers in the referee's position will be wrestled.
The disk is tossed to determine the wrestler who has choice. The wrestler who wins the toss may choose top, bottom, or defer Neutral cannot be chosen. Wrestler B wins the toss and selects down.
As soon as the referee blows the whistle, Wrestler B scores an escape. At this point, the match continues to the conclusion of the of the thirty seconds. Before the end of the first tiebreaker, Wrestler B also scores a takedown.