Author: Chad Adams
The National Federation of High School Sports has released the rules changes for the 2009-10 High School Basketball Season. Please click on the link above, or review the below information to read up on those changes. :
2009-10 NFHS BASKETBALL RULES CHANGES
2-2-1 NOTE: New
During state championship series contests, game or replay officials are permitted to use a replay monitor to determine when a try for goal at the expiration of time in the fourth quarter or any overtime period (0:00 on the game clock) should be counted, and if so, determine if it is a two- or a three-point goal.
When a red light behind the backboard or an LED light on the backboard is present, it is permitted to signal the expiration of time in the quarter/extra period. If no red/LED light is present, the audible timer’s signal will continue to signal the expiration of time.
2009-10 NFHS MAJOR EDITORIAL CHANGES
1-13-3 AND 5-12-5
Clarified that the imaginary rectangle designates the area to be used for time-outs.
2-12-5 NOTE: New
A note was added to clarify when the 20-second interval begins to replace an injured player.
Clarified that any item, in the referee’s judgment, that constitutes a safety concern is not permitted.
Clarified that a player leaves a marked lane space when he or she contacts any part of the court outside the marked lane space (36 inches by 36 inches).
Clarified that a player occupying a marked lane space must have one foot positioned near the outer edge of the free-throw lane line with the other foot positioned anywhere within the designated 36 inch lane space.
2009-10 POINTS OF EMPHASIS
2. Closely guarded
5. Free-throw administration