NFHS Field Hockey 2010-11 Rules Changes Major Editorial Changes Points of Emphasis Officials’ Guide
Player Uniform(1-5-1) • Players may wear solid color undergarments, either short or long sleeved. • Must match predominant color of uniform top or • White for HOME team • Black for VISITING team • Color worn by teammates must be the same.
The Stick(1-6-4) • Deleted requirement that the bow measurement be permanently labeled on the stick. • Sticks that have a bow greater than 25mm should be fairly obvious. • Coaches certify in the pre-game conference that players are legally equipped. • Article 1-6-4 was reorganized for clarity.
Protective Equipment(1-6-1) • Added a requirement that hard and unyielding items worn on the hand, wrist, forearm, elbow, upper arm or shoulder must be padded with a closed-cell, slow-recovery foam padding no less than ½” thick. • Knee and ankle braces which are unaltered do not require any additional padding.
Protective Equipment(1-6-7) • Required equipment shall not be modified from its original manufactured state. • Required equipment must be worn as intended.
Self-pass(Rules 3, 5, 7, 8, 9 & O.G.) • Defined and described the procedures and rules governing the use of a “self-pass” option when taking a free hit, 16-yard hit, center pass, long hit or side-in. • Enhance player safety • Add excitement • Open up the game • Consistent with other rule codes
Self-pass(Rules 3, 5, 7, 8, 9 & O.G.) • May be used to restart play in all situations except Penalty Corners or Penalty Strokes. • Player taking the hit is the next to play the ball. • Requires clear separation between initial touch and subsequent play on the ball.
Self-pass(Rules 3, 5, 7, 8, 9 & O.G.) • Between the 25-yard lines (mid-field area) OPPONENTS must be at least 7 yards from the spot where the ball will be played. • Inside the attacking team’s 25-yard line, ALL players must be at least 7 yards away from the spot where the ball will be played.
Self-pass(Rules 3, 5, 7, 8, 9 & O.G.) • When inside attack 25-yard line, the ball may not be played into the circle unless it has been • Dribbled/moved 5 yards, or • Touched by another player • Free hits awarded to the attack within 5 yards of the circle -- • Taken from the broken line circle • ALL players 7 yards away
Center Pass(5-1-4) • Until the ball is played, ALL players except the player taking the center pass must remain in their own half of the field. • Opposing players must be at least 7 yards from the ball until it is played.
The Bully(5-2-1a) • The bully procedure was simplified. • Bullying players begin with sticks on the ground to the right of the ball. • On the whistle, the two players shall tap their sticks ONCE over the ball after which either player is permitted to play the ball.
The Bully(5-2-1a) • Should reduce the number of re-starts due to violations. • ALL other players must be at least 7 yards from the ball until it is in play.
Penalty Corner(New 10-1) • Added new 10-1 (When Awarded) to make Rule 10 consistent with the construct of Rules 9 and 11 (Free Hit and Penalty Stroke). • When/Where Awarded • How taken
Concussion Management(4-2-4c) • Any athlete who exhibits signs, symptoms, or behaviors consistent with a concussion shall be immediately removed from the contest and shall not return to play until cleared by an appropriate healthcare professional.
Concussion Management(4-2-4c) • Mandated by NFHS Sports Medicine Advisory Committee. • State associations may choose to define a physician in accordance with their state statutes.
Concussion Management(4-2-4c) • Signs, symptoms and behaviors consistent with a concussion include (but are not limited to): • Loss of consciousness • Headache • Dizziness • Confusion • Balance problems
Concussion Management(4-2-4c) • NFHS Suggested Guidelines for Management of Concussion (in the Rule Book, Appendix B, page 87) • Must know state association requirements for returning the athlete to play. • Concussions are very serious injuries.
Concussion Management(4-2-4c) • Responsibility is shared by coaches and officials. • It is imperative that coaches and officials are informed and able to recognize signs, symptoms and behaviors consistent with concussions. • Officials, when in doubt – send them out!
Concussion Management(4-2-4c) OFFICIALS DON’T SAY DO SAY Coach, I think your player has suffered a concussion. Coach, your player seems disoriented. Or, coach, your player says she has a headache. Officials do not diagnose injuries -- period. Officials may describe behavior.
Concussion Management(4-2-4c) • Responsibility of the officials is to send the player out. • It is not the responsibility of the officials to determine whether or not the player received appropriate medical care prior to returning. • Know your state association requirements.
Major Editorial Changes(2-12-5 Note) • Several sections were rewritten for clarity and grammatical consistency. • Rule 1-2 (The Field and Markings) • Rule 1-6 (Player Equipment) • Rule 3-4 (Fouls) • Rule 8-1-7 Penalties 7b and 8 • Rules 10-1 and 10-2
Major Editorial Changes(4-2-PEN 2) • Penalty for requesting a third time-out (and the official stops play) -- • “not” was inadvertently omitted from the penalty in last year’s Rule Book • If a team requests a third time-out and the official stops play -- • Yellow card to coach • Time-out is NOT granted • Change of possession if applicable
Major Editorial Changes(Rule 12-2 Penalties) • If a spectator becomes unruly or interferes with the orderly progress of the game, the officials should: • Stop the game on the first dead-ball and request assistance of the game manager. • If poor conduct continues, stop play a second time and again request assistance from the game manager.
Major Editorial Changes(Rule 12-2 Penalties) • If the problem persists, declare the game a suspended game and follow state association procedures for reporting. • Do NOT award a penalty stroke for poor spectator behavior.
Concussion Management • Player safety is paramount. • Coaches must teach safe skills. • Players must play in a safe manner. • Officials must penalize unsafe play. • A Concussion is a very serious injury • Officials and coaches must recognize the signs, symptoms and behaviors associated with a concussion.
Concussion Management • A player who exhibits signs, symptoms or behaviors associated with a concussion should be immediately removed from the game and seen by an appropriate healthcare professional.
Self-Pass • The self-pass is a new and exciting option for putting the ball into play. • Reduces risk • Opens up the game • Consistent with other rule codes • Adds excitement and speed to the game • Allows for more flexibility and creativity of strategies
Self-Pass • Remember the key points: • Separation between initial and subsequent plays on the ball • Distance required by teammates and opponents • When the ball must move 5 yards
NFHS and USA Field Hockey Collaboration • The NFHS and USA Field Hockey have collaborated to animate the Self-Pass to better assist umpires, coaches and players with understanding and implementation of the new “Self-Pass” rule. You can see the animation designed and narrated by Terry Welsh, USA Field Hockey Technical Director of High Performance by clicking on http://www.terrywalsh.net/NFHSnewrulesUSAFH/Self_Pass_Rule.html
Comparison Chart of the Major Rules Codes • The NFHS and USA Field Hockey have collaborated again with a comparison of the three major rules codes, Rules of Hockey, NFHS and NCAA. • It will be available on the NFHS Website, http://www.nfhs.org/fieldhockey.aspx • Listed as Major Rules Codes Comparison 2010.
Good Sporting Behavior • One of the primary goals of education-based athletics is the teaching of good sportsmanship. • Coaches are teachers and role models. • Coaches may spend more time with some players than their parents do!
Good Sporting Behavior • Coaches who care more about winning than providing opportunities for players to learn life skills through the sport of field hockey should not be in education-based athletics.
Good Sporting Behavior • Officials are also role models. • You are ALWAYS an official, whether you are watching a game from the stands or in the grocery store. • One official represents all officials. • Watch what you say. • Officials are “protectors of the game.” • Your integrity must be unquestionable.
Good Sporting Behavior • Officiate with P.R.I.D.E • Be PROFESSIONAL • Treat others with RESPECT • Have INTEGRITY • Be DETERMINED to be the best official you can be. • Always give your best EFFORT.
Good Sporting Behavior • If, as an official, you are all about “power,” maybe you should do something else.
Good Sporting Behavior • The key to good sporting behavior is respect. • For coaches • For players • For game officials • For administrators • For opposing fans • For the game itself. • Respect must be mutual. We must all work together.
Officials Guide(Pages 60-80) • There has been a major re-write of the Officials Guide. • Special thanks to the following people: • Taylor Smallwood • Jane Hansen • Jeanne O’Brien
Protective Eyewear • There is now an ASTM Standard for field hockey eyewear. • Poke test • Ball impact test • Currently, 19 states sponsor field hockey. • 8 states mandate protective eyewear. • In those states that mandate, no eye injuries have been reported.
Protective Eyewear • Protective eyewear that meets the ASTM Standard for Field Hockey is permitted. • Players who wish to wear approved eyewear may do so. • Players should not be discouraged from wearing eyewear.