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Bruce Hulion. 803-798-0120 office 2010-11 NFHS Wrestling Rules Changes. NFHS Suggested Guidelines for Management of Concussion. See Appendix B on page 80 of the 2010-11 NFHS Wrestling Rules Book.

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bruce hulion

Bruce Hulion

803-798-0120 office

nfhs suggested guidelines for management of concussion
NFHS Suggested Guidelines forManagement of Concussion

See Appendix B

on page 80

of the 2010-11

NFHS Wrestling

Rules Book

2010 11 nfhs wrestling points of emphasis
2010-11 NFHS Wrestling Points of Emphasis
  • Concussion Recognition and Management-
  • Communicable Diseases-
  • Fleeing the Mat-
concussion recognition and management
Concussion Recognition and Management
  • A concussion is a brain injury that results in a temporary disruption of normal brain function-
  • A concussion occurs when the brain is violently rocked back and forth or twisted inside the skull as a result of a blow to the head or body-
  • Neither referees, nor coaches, are expected to “diagnose” a concussion, as that is the job of an appropriate health-care professional-
  • Referees, coaches and administrators are being asked to make all efforts to ensure that concussed athletes do not continue to participate-
concussion recognition and management1
Concussion Recognition and Management
  • The referee is not responsible for the evaluation or management of the athlete after he or she is removed from competition-
  • If an appropriate health-care professional on the mat determines that the athlete HAS NOT suffered a concussion, the athlete may return to competition-
  • If there is no appropriate health-care professional available to evaluate the athlete, the athlete SHOULD NOT be allowed by the coach to return to competition-
  • Athletes with continued concussion symptoms are at significant risk for recurrent, cumulative and even catastrophic consequences of a second concussive injury-
competition rule 1
CompetitionRule 1
  • Rule 1-2-2:

No wrestler shall represent the school in more than one weight class in any meet or compete in more than five matches (championship or consolation), including forfeits in any one day.

  • Rule 1-2-3:

No contestant shall wrestle in two consecutive matches with less than a 45-minute rest between them. The conclusion time of each match shall be recorded.

  • Rule 1-2-4:

A contestant shall not accept a forfeit in one weight class and compete in another class.


Team Benches

Rule 2

*NFHS Rule 2-2-1:For dual meets, all team personnel, including coaches, other than actual participating contestants shall be restricted to an area which is at least 10 feet from the edge of the mat and the scorer’s table, where facilities permit.

*NFHS Rule 2-2-2: During tournament competition, a maximum of twoteam personnel (coaches and/or non-participating contestants) will be permitted on chairs at the edge of the mat.It is permissible to allow coaches on the corner of the mat in a restricted zone.In tournaments where coaches are permitted on the corner of the mat, the restricted zone shall be defined by either a contrasting line marked on the mat with paint or tape or a contrasting colored surface under the chairs. The restricted zone shall be no closer than 5 feet to the edge of the circle. Coaches shall be seated at least 10 feet from the scorer’s table, where facilities permit.


Conduct of Coaches, Team Personnel and Others

*NFHS Rule 7-5-2:Coaches and other team personnel are restricted to the bench/chairs while the clock is running and during normal out of bounds and resumption of wrestling. The coach may move towards the mat only during a charged time-out or at the end of the match. (See Rule 2-2)

*NFHS Rule 7-5-3: Unsportsmanlike conduct – is called on coaches or other team personnel who violate the bench decorum rule (7-5-2).