2013 Rule Changes

Summary of Rule Changes

Gloves

Towels.

1-5-3a (5)a

1-5-2b

Other

Coaches' Field Equipment.

1-6

1-6

Coaches' Field Equipment.

2-4-1

Catch.

2-4-1

Catch.

3-5-10d

Helmet Comes Off

6-5-6 Penalty

Kick-Catching Interference

6-5-6 Penalty

Kick-Catching Interference

6-5-6 Penalty

Kick-Catching Interference

6-5-6 Penalty

Kick-Catching Interference

7-5-10 Penalty

Defensive Pass Interference.

Offensive Pass Interference.

7-5-10 Penalty

7-5-10 Penalty

Offensive Pass Interference.

9-3-8c (NEW)

Illegal Blocking.

9-3-8c (NEW)

Illegal Blocking.

9-4-3l (NEW)

Illegal Personal Contact.

9-6-4g (NEW)

Illegal Participation.

2013 Rules Reminders

Field Markings.

1-2-3h

1-2-3l

Field Markings.

1-5-3c (8)

Illegal Equipment.

3-5-10

Injured Players.

9-4-3h

Illegal Personal Contact.

9-4-3k

Illegal Horse-Collar Tackle.

2013 NFHS Editorial Changes

1-2-3b NOTES 2

1-5-2b

6-5-4

9-8-1g, h

Removed the automatic first down for defensive pass interference.

Changed the rules reference.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

ITEM / RULE

DESCRIPTION

Field Diagrams

Added a statement that the information on the field diagrams in the rules book are suggestive only, except as specifically stated in the rules.

Added additional rules language to better clarify that the required marks on the field of play are to be visible and not obstructed.

1-2-3f, l

Standardized the rules language on 9-yard marks.

Updated the rules language for the 2013 rules change on the football gloves meeting the NOCSAE Standard.

Clarified the rules language on the use of communication devices.

1-5-3c(2)

1-5, 1-6 PENALTY

Deleted the Penalty from Rule 1 dealing with equipment as it is covered in Rules 3 and 9.

1-7

Further clarified the rules language dealing with State Association Adoptions.

2-6-2a, b

Standardized the rules language on 9-yard mark conferences.

2-13-2

Reorganized some rules language with regards to Force.

2-32-5b

Reorganized some rules language with regards to a Captain.

2-34-2

Added “the” before “possession.”

3-5-8c

Standardized the rules language on 9-yard marks.

3-6-3

Added “A team shall play” to clarify when to do so by the referee.

Reorganized the rules language with regards to a free kick after an awarded fair catch.

Clarified the rules language dealing with second and subsequent forward pass(es) thrown during a down.

7-5-2c and Table 7-5-2e

Added “to” before “(block)” in the rules language dealing with a free kick.

9-3-8

Added “S43” to Illegal Block Penalty description for the game official’s signal.

9-3 PENALTY

Added “chin strap and mouth protector” to the penalty description.

9-4 PENALTY

9-6 PENALTY

Added “g” under “Illegal Participation.”

Reorganized the rules language with regards to “failure of a team to” and “equipment verification by the head coach.”

9-8 PENALTY

Clarified the Penalty description on nonplayer fouls.

10-4-2b

Added a rules reference to Rule 10-5-1b for special enforcement on kick-catching interference.

9-8-1f NOTE

Clarified what is considered a conference as defined in Rule 2-6.

10-6

Revised some rules language dealing with Football Penalty Enforcement.

Football Fundamental II-4

Football Fundamental IX-6

Added “penalty enforcement” to help clarify the basic spot on a loose-ball play.

Football Fundamental II-5

Added “Rule” before “3-3-4.”

Football Fundamental X-3e

Added a new e. on kick-catch interference.

Resolving Tied Games – 10-4-3

Resolving Tied Games – Situations 3.1.1G-I

Revised the situations with the new 2013 rules changes on pass interference.

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