07/10/15 – Reminders as Football Allowable Helmet Period Begins

July 11, 2015 2015-2016 News Releases

THIS NOTICE HAS BEEN SUPERSEDED BY FURTHER NOTICES AND IS NOT VALID FOR THE 2016 SEASON AND BEYOND

With the dead period ending and most of football coaches starting into fall workouts at various times in the coming days, it is timely to remind each of you of the major changes made in football practice and competition rules. 

FORMS TO MONITOR COMPLIANCE

From the post on May 18, the forms and their usage. Complete details at http://khsaa.org/051815-board-of-control-approves-compliance-forms-for-football-revisions/. FB135 monitors practice restrictions, FB136 monitors each contest (freshman, JV and varsity) to track the eight quarters per week restriction, and FB137 is a pre and postseason verification for school administrators to monitor the requirements.

QUARTER PARTICIPATION LIMITATION

Have had several questions regarding the new restriction on quarters played, which will be placed in the football competition rules in the Handbook. As a reminder, as part of the changes, there is now a limit the number of quarters played by each player once contests begin. Each player is limited to eight quarters per week in contests, from Friday through the following Thursday, starting with the Friday of Week 0. If contests have quarters that are six minutes or less, each quarter played counts as one-half of a quarter toward the eight-quarter limit. Any contest with periods longer than six minutes counts as a full quarter for each quarter played. By rule, overtime is an extension of the 4th quarter and does not count as an additional period(s). 

PRACTICE TIMELINE AND ACCLIMATION / ACCLIMITIZATION

Details regarding the calendar periods and allowable gear at posted at http://khsaa.org/042215-football-equipment-timelines/.

SUMMARY OF BYLAW 23 CHANGES

Details regarding the changes and requirements from Bylaw 23 (Limitation of Seasons) are listed at http://khsaa.org/042215-final-bylaw-23-changes-necessary-due-to-emergency-adoption-of-nfhs-task-force-recommendations/. These include great detail concerning the adopted USA Football contact restrictions and the allowable contact during the season.

Best of luck in the coming season!

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