Summary of Rule Changes
Other

1-5-1d(5)a

Tooth & Mouth Protectors.

1-5-1d(5)a

Tooth & Mouth Protectors.

1-5 NOTE; 1-5-2b

Gloves.

2-17; 9-3-6; 9-3 PENALTY

Clipping.

2-17; 9-3-6; 9-3 PENALTY

Clipping.

2-17; 9-3-6; 9-3 PENALTY

Clipping.

2016 Rules Reminders

2-20-1c

Spearing.

2-20-1c

Spearing Example.

9-4-3g

Illegal Personal Contact.

10-2-5

Dead-Ball Penalty Enforcement.

10-2-5

Dead-Ball Penalty Enforcement.

10-2-5

Dead-Ball Penalty Enforcement.

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

2016 NFHS Editorial Changes

1-5-3a(1)a

2-8

9-4 PENALTY

10-2-5

 
 
 
 
 

ITEM / RULE

DESCRIPTION

Added “manufacturer’s” before “logo/trademark or reference” to further clarify.

2-38

Added “legal” before “snap” to further clarify.

4-3-2

Deleted “hash mark” in reference to the inbounds spot.

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

7-5 PENALTY

Updated the rules reference on intentional grounding.

9-3-5

Deleted “clip” from the exception in the rule.

9-4-3h

Corrected the spelling on “face mask.”

Added “15 yards” into the Penalty under “Unintentional contact with a game official in the restricted area.”

9-5-1a

Clarified the language in the NOTE.

9-8-1a

Clarified the language in the NOTE.

Added “penalties for unsportsmanlike, nonplayer” into the heading for ART. 5.

10-5-1a

Updated the rules reference.

PENALTY SUMMARY

Updated the rules reference for Clipping to 9-3-6.

2016 Rule Changes

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