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SITUATION B, L P; NINE-, EIGHT- and SIX-PLAYER RULES DIFFERENCES General; Rule 6; OFFICIAL FOOTBALL SIGNALS - 24; PENALTY SUMMARY.

2014 NFHS POINTS OF EMPHASIS

  • 1.

    High School Football State of the Game

  • 2.

    Risk Minimization

NFHS AND NSAA RULES

2014 National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Football Rules and 2014-15 NSAA rules and regulations shall govern all high school competitions in Nebraska.

WARNING ABOUT THE INHERENT DANGERS OF FOOTBALL

Student athletes and parents should be aware that Football, like all sports, will always have inherent dangers. Although rare, death or catastrophic injury can result from participation in this sport, and care should be taken by all concerned to minimize such dangers through the use of appropriate equipment, proper training methods and common sense.

FOOTBALL HELMET WARNING LABELS REQUIRED

Each player’s football helmet, by rule (NFHS 1.5.1a), must have a visible exterior warning label regarding the risk of injury. The label is part of the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) and indicates that players have been instructed and understand the risks involved in the game of football. Football helmet manufacturers, helmet reconditioning, sporting goods dealers and individual sales people, in most cases, will provide free exterior warning labels to the schools. Football coaches should make sure that ALL football helmets are certified and meet the NOCSAE standard and have a visible warning label.

NSAA AND NFHS POLICY STATEMENT ON STEROIDS

The NSAA and the 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.

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