3.5.2 Individual Instruction. During a season of a sport, a student is permitted to take individual instruction from a person other than the high school coach at times other than scheduled high school practice sessions, but such instructions shall not interfere with, nor be substituted for the high school coaching, practice sessions, or contest.
APPROVED RULINGS AND INTERPRETATIONS FOR 3.5.2 During a season of a sport, a student is permitted to take individual instruction from a person other than the high school coach. Group instruction, practices with outside teams, and tryouts for outside teams other than as part of a college or university recruiting visit, however, are not permitted.
NSAA ATHLETIC BYLAWS – 3.11.4 – FOOTBALL
Football shall be conducted during the fall sports season. The season for football shall begin with the first day of practice as permitted by NSAA rules and shall end with the state playoff finals.
No team representing a member school may participate in more than eight (Classes D1 & D2) or nine (Classes A, B, C1 & C2) regularly scheduled football games in addition to the State-sponsored series of playoff games from the date of the first permitted contests to the last contest date.
An individual player may take part in no more than eight quarters of football per calendar week, except during the state playoff competition. (This limitation does not apply to a contest which has been postponed.)
No football “bowl” games shall be played.
No member school shall establish or attend an early season football camp.
At the beginning of football practice each year, every member school shall be required to have two days of no-contact rules. A school shall not permit an individual athlete to participate in a drill involving contact unless the athlete has had at least two days of practice with no-contact rules. The no-contact rule shall include contact with a mechanical or training device, blocking sleds, as well as with another player without hand held dummies.
The only pieces of player equipment to be worn by the individuals during the period of no-contact drills are shoes and helmets.