2010 TRACK and FIELD RULES MEETING COACHES REMINDERS Before Athletes Start Practice : -Athletic Physical signed and on file at school. -Parental consent forms signed and on file. During the Season:
-Athletic Physical signed and on file at school.
-Parental consent forms signed and on file.
Check ALL track and field equipment and facilities for safety – does it comply with 2010 NFHS Track and Field Rules-
1. Have a plan in place for practice and
2. Document your instructions of correct
track and field techniques and drills.
3. Correct illegal techniques and potentially
dangerous situations in practice and in
meets and document if they persist.
The Nebraska School Activities Association (NSAA) and the
National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS),
strongly oppose the abuse of anabolic steroids and other performance-
enhancing substances by high school student-athletes. Such use
violates legal, ethical and competitive equity standards, and imposes
unreasonable long-term health risks.
The NSAA and the NFHS support prohibitions by educational
institutions, amateur and professional organizations and governmental
regulators on the use anabolic steroids and other controlled substances,
except as specifically prescribed by physicians for therapeutic purposes.
NEW CHANGES IN EJECTION POLICY
Coaches who are ejected:
Have 10 days to successfully complete NFHS Sportsmanship online course at Coach or School Expense –
Coaches who are ejected a 2ndtime:
Have 10 days to successfully complete NFHS Fundamentals of Coaching at Coach
or School Expense –
Must sit-out 2 contests
Must sit-out 3 contest
of the season – the ejection carries over to the
multiple ejections must submit to the NSAA:
A written management plan explaining how they plan to remediate the problem.
May 12, 2010
May 13, 2010
District entries due – May 3, 2010
The NSAA District Track Entry Form and District Track Roster are submitted online.
**Classes B and D – early session!
NOTE: For subvarsity, a different starting configuration could be used, if needed, for example, to accommodate expanded participation
determine if the hurdle was
knocked down deliberately by
Major Editorial Changes
Points of Emphasis
A B C D
A) weight rating is within top handhold band; B) etchings on bottom end of pole listing characteristics and can’t be used to satisfy Rule 7-5-3; C) weight rating in top handhold band and etchings at top of pole; D) weight rating in top handhold band. Manufacturer’s placed weight rating shall be in a contrasting color, ¾” in height and located in or above top handhold band
black shorts over the one
piece uniform - LEGAL style
the legs of the one piece
became visible undergarments
RULING: Correct procedure.
COMMENT: In order to use a bungee cord for warm-ups, it must be approved by the games committee and manufactured for this use in track and field. If for some reason the hosting site does not allow the use of bungee cords on their equipment, the games committee should honor this policy.
NFHS Track and Field
is now available online
NFHS Track and Field Pre-Meet Notes is made possible through the cooperative efforts of the NFHS Track and Field Rules Committee and USA Track and Field Officials Training Subcommittee
NSAA Track & Field Contacts: