2014 Rule Changes

Summary of Rule Changes
Other

1-1-7

Game Official's Authority.

2-20-2 (NEW); 9-4-3m (NEW)

Targeting

2-20-2 (NEW); 9-4-3m (NEW)

Targeting

EXAMPLE:  ELBOW TO THE HEAD

2-20-2 (NEW); 9-4-3m (NEW)

Targeting

EXAMPLE:  FIST TO THE HEAD

2-20-2 (NEW); 9-4-3m (NEW)

Targeting

EXAMPLE:  FOREARM TO THE NECK

2-20-2 (NEW); 9-4-3m (NEW)

Targeting

EXAMPLE:  SHOULDER TO THE HEAD

2-24-9

Illegal Kick Status.

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

Defenseless Player.

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

Defenseless Player.

EXAMPLE:  FORWARD PROGRESS STOPPED

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

Defenseless Player.

EXAMPLE:  KICKER

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

Defenseless Player.

EXAMPLE:  KICK RECEIVER

Defenseless Player.

EXAMPLE:  OUT OF THE PLAY

Defenseless Player.

EXAMPLE:  PASS RECEIVER

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

Defenseless Player.

EXAMPLE:  PLAYER ON THE GROUND

3-3-3; 3-3-4

Untimed Down.

3-3-3; 3-3-4

Untimed Down.

6-1-3b; 6-1-3c

Free-Kick Formation.

6-1-3b; 6-1-3c

Free-Kick Formation.

6-1-3b; 6-1-3c

Free-Kick Formation.

8-5-1b

Force.

Targeting.

Illegal Personal Contact

9-4-3m (NEW)

9-4-4

Roughing the Passer.

2014 Rules Reminders

1-6

Coaches' Field Equipment.

1-6

Coaches' Field Equipment.

3-5-10d

Helmet Comes Off.

9-3-8c

Illegal Blocking.

9-4-3l

Illegal Personal Contact.

9-6-4g

Illegal Participation.

2014 NFHS Editorial Changes

Field Diagrams

1-2-3l

1-5-1d(5)

8-3-6b

9-8-1m

Clarified when the period is to be extended.

Standardized the General Rules Language and also updated the rules on free-kick formations based on the 2014 rules changes.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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

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

 
 
 
 
 

ITEM / RULE

DESCRIPTION

Adjusted the pylon locations in the end zone.

1-1-8

Changed "jurisdiction" to "authority."

Standardized the rules language on advertising and/or commercial markings on the field of play.

1-3-5b

Added "head" before "linesman."

1-5 NOTE

Deleted SGMA as a reference.

Clarified the rules language on the tooth and mouth protector.

1-5-3c(4) NOTE

Added a new Note under the eyeshield rules language.

Table 1-7 (2.)

Added a new state association adoption dealing with game officials' authority.

2-1 Heading

Changed the section heading to "Status of Ball - Dead, Live, Loose."

Added rules references into the encroachment definition.

2-8-4

2-20 Heading

Changed the section heading to "Helmet Contact - Illegal, Targeting."

Removed the word "legal" from the free-kick definition.

2-24-3

2-24-4

Clarified the definition for a scrimmage kick.

3-4-4j (NEW)

Added a new situation for when the clock shall be stopped.

3-5-10b

Updated the reference document from Appendix B in the rules book.

3-6-2g (NEW)

Added a new situation under delay of game.

Added "head" before "linesman."

5-3-2

6-1-8

Clarified a free kick that goes out of bounds.

Added Art. 3a, b, c under the encroachment penalty.

6-1 PENALTY

6-5 PENALTY

Revised the officials signal under the blocking after giving a valid or invalid signal penalty.

7-2-4

Clarified the description for a legal snap.

Clarified the rules language dealing with a down that is replayed after enforcement during an unsuccessful try.

8-5-1a

Reorganized the rules language dealing with force.

9-4 PENALTY

Clarified the rules articles with regard to the disqualification penalty if flagrant.

Standardized the rules language dealing with illegal equipment.

9-8 PENALTY

Added a nonplayer foul for illegal equipment.

10-1-6, 7

Clarification from a 2013 rules change.

Football Fundamentals II-5

Resolving Tied Games - 3-1

Added "head" before "linesman."

Resolving Tied Games - 5-2-1

Clarification from a 2013 rules change.

Resolving Tied Games - 3.1.1 Situation P

Clarification from a 2013 rules change.

Nine-, Eight- and Six-Player Rules Differences

Official Football Signals - #24

Revised the Penalty Summary to reflect the 2014 NFHS football rules changes.

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