2015 Rule Changes

Summary of Rule Changes
Other

2-20-1c

Spearing.

2-20-1c

Spearing Example.

5-1-1b (NEW)

Correcting a Down.

6-1-3; 6-1-4 (NEW); 6-1 PENALTY

Free-Kick Formation.

6-1-3; 6-1-4 (NEW)

Free-Kick Formation.

6-1-4 (NEW)

Free-Kick Formation.

9-4-3g

Roughing The Passer

9-4 PENALTY

10-2-5

Dead-Ball Penalty Enforcement.

10-2-5

10-2-5

Dead-Ball Penalty Enforcement.

2015 Rules Reminders

2-32-16 (NEW); 9-4-3i (3)

Defenseless Player.

2-32-16 (NEW); 9-4-3i (3)

Defenseless Player.

EXAMPLE:  OUT OF THE PLAY

2-32-16 (NEW); 9-4-3i (3)

Defenseless Player.

EXAMPLE:  KICKER

2-32-16 (NEW); 9-4-3i (3)

Defenseless Player.

EXAMPLE:  PASS RECEIVER

2-32-16 (NEW); 9-4-3i (3)

Defenseless Player.

EXAMPLE:  KICK RECEIVER

2-32-16 (NEW); 9-4-3i (3)

Defenseless Player.

EXAMPLE:  PLAYER ON THE GROUND

2-32-16 (NEW); 9-4-3i (3)

Defenseless Player.

EXAMPLE:  FORWARD PROGRESS STOPPED

2015 NFHS Editorial Changes

2-20-2

Targeting.

1-5-1b(3) NOTE

Table 1-7 (8)

3-6, 7 PENALTY

Standardized the PENALTY section.

9-4-3h

9-4-3i

Football Fundamentals IX-5

Clarified nonplayer and unsportsmanlike fouls.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

6-1-3; 6-1-4 (NEW); 6-1 PENALTY

Free-Kick Formation.

Illegal Personal Contact.

Dead-Ball Penalty Enforcement.

10-2-5

Dead-Ball Penalty Enforcement.

DESCRIPTION

ITEM / RULE

1-5-1b(2) NOTE

Further clarified and standardized the rules language on the American flag and the use of the commemorative patches on the uniform.

Further clarified and standardized the rules language on the American flag and the use of the commemorative patches on the uniform.

Added Rule 1-7 on accommodations to the Table of State Association Adoptions.

Clarified that Encroachment also occurs when a player violates the free-kick restrictions as in 6-1-4.

2-8

2-20-1a, b

Clarified the rules language on Butt Blocking and Face Tackling.

Standardized the PENALTY section.

Changed the format to Rule 5-1-1.

5-1-1

6-1, 2, 5 PENALTY

Standardized the PENALTY section.

Further clarified the rules language on the Fair Catch.

6-5-4c

7-1, 2, 3, 5 PENALTY

Standardized the PENALTY section.

Added in rules reference.

9-3-1

9-2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 PENALTY

Clarified by adding to the rule, incidental grasping of an opponent's face mask, helmet opening, chin strap or a tooth and mouth protector attached to the face mask.

Revised the rules language on Illegal Helmet Contact to note that it might be judged by the game official a flagrant act.

9-8-1m

Deleted.

9-9 (NEW)

Added a new Section on "Failure to Properly Wear Required Equipment."

10-2-1

Standardized the rules language on a Double Foul.

Six-Player Rules Differences (Rule 6)

Clarification from a 2014 rules change on free-kick formation.

Penalty Summary

Revised the Penalty Summary to reflect the 2015 NFHS football rules changes.

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