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2010
-
11 WRESTLING
RULES SUPPLEMENT

(
M
ore complete info:
www.nfhs.org/wrestling.aspx
)


Below are the new rules and points of emphasis

for 2010
-
11



keep this with
your 2009
-
10
rule book.

Rule Changes:

Rule
4
-
5
-
7
:

During weigh
-
ins both male and female wrestlers mu
st wear a suitable undergarment that completely
covers the buttocks and the groin area. Females must also wear a suitable undergarment which coves
their breasts.

Rule
5
-
20
-
5
:

N
ote
:

This note w
as deleted in the 2010
-
11 rule
s

book
.

Rule 5
-
20
-
9
:

Th
e offensive starting position rule has been revised. Once the offensive wrestler has assumed a legal
starting position and is stationary, the referee shall say “set” and then pause momentarily before
starting
wrestling.

This change will help to eliminate either wrestler gaining an advantage by using a rolling start.

Rule
7
-
1
-
5x
:

NEW
:

Item x: rear
-
standing, double
-
knee kickback has been added to the list of other illegal

holds/maneuvers listed in Art
icle 5.

Rule 8
-
2
-
4
:

The concussion rule has been revised.

This is a change and update in the rule regarding concussions
an
d is now the rule in all sports.

I
f a contestant shows signs, behavior or symptoms of a concussion they
must be removed

from the match immediately.

That athlete may
not return to competition until they
have been cleared by an appropriate health
-
care professional. Symptoms could include: headache,
dizziness, mis
-
orientation, unconsciousness, confusion, issues with balanc
e and/or others.

That
participant may not return to competition until they have been cleared by an appropriate health
-
care
professional, after it has been determined the athlete
was not

concussed. If concussed the athlete may
not compete the remainder of

that day, and may not return to competition until they have written
permission from an Appropriate Health Care Provider.

Officials must notify the head coach when they see a sign or symptom of a concussion. Once notified the
responsibility lies with th
e coach/school to make sure that proper protocol is followed. If an athlete is
cleared to return, the coach must notify the referee that they have been cleared to return.

Major Editorial Changes
:

th
ese changes are listed below.

1
-
3
-
1, 2; 3
-
1
-
10; 3
-
2
-
2a;
4
-
2
-
3, 4, 5; 4
-
3
-
1; 4
-
5
-
8; 5
-
1
-
3; 5
-
11
-
2i; 5
-
20
-
5; 5
-
21;

5
-
29
-
2, 3, 4; 6
-
4
-
4; 6
-
6
-
5b1; 6
-
7
-
1c6; 7
-
1
-
5g, u, v; 7
-
1
-
6; 7
-
2
-
1, 2, 4; 7
-
3
-
2;

7
-
5
-
1; 8
-
1
-
3; 8
-
2
-
2; 8
-
2
-
5; 8
-
2
-
6; 8
-
2
-
7; Penalty Chart


Note 1; 9
-
2
-
2a; 9
-
2
-
2m,

n, o; Scoring Symbols; PHOTOS 6, 19,
26, 29, 30, 35, 38
-
40, 44, 54, 57, 62
-
63,

66, 70, 86 (New), 90
-
91, 99
-
100, 105 (New)
.

Points of Emphasis for

2010:

Concussion Management:

See separate sheet outlining the MSHSL policy and protocol. This is also
covered
extensively in the online rules
meeting. Additional materials available on the MSHSL web site


Resources/Publications/Medical
.

Communicable Diseases:

Concerns in regard to communicable skin conditions, including MRSA continue. If a wrestler
has a suspect skin condition, current, written documentation from an appropriate health care professional, stating that the
participation of the wrestler would not
be harmful to an opponent. It is imperative that all coaches perform routine skin
checks of their wrestlers and have those with suspect conditions seek medical treatment. ALL referees MUST perform
skin checks prior to EVERY meet. If there is a suspect c
ondition, the wrestler or the coach must have the proper
clearance before being allowed to compete.

The key to this issue is prevention which includes education of coaches,
athletes and parents; clean wrestling mats daily; maintain proper ventilation in t
he wrestling room; clean all workout gear
daily; shower after each practice using the proper soap; perform daily skin checks; and refrain from sharing razors and
other person al hygiene supplies.

Fleeing the Mat:

Intentionally going out of the wrestling a
rea to prevent being scored upon or forcing an opponent out of
the wrestling area to avoid wrestling is a technical violation. When this occurs (from any position) the call must be made
immediately


there is no warning. There can not be a technical viol
ation for fleeing the mat if near
-
fall points have been
earned. These situations must be recognized and are penalized differently than a stalling violation. Both wrestlers are
charged with making every effort to remain inbound and are not allowed

to avoi
d wrestling. Too often

wrestlers are using
the edge
o
f the mat to avoid being scored upon. The goal of the match is to have continuous action and conduct the
match with minimal stoppages.

Wrestlers are obligated to make every effort to remain inbounds.

Penalize fleeing the mat
or forcing an opponent off the mat without hesitation. When there is a technical violation, penalty points are awarded in
addition to any match points scored.

Note:

See separate MSHSL policy in regard to the Implementation of NF
HS Playing Rule Changes Related to
Concussions and Concussed Athletes. This has been distributed to schools and is on the MSHSL web site, along with
other additional materials and resources in regard to concussions. All coaches are encouraged to complete

a 20 minute
online
Concussion in Sports


What You Need to Know

course that has been developed by the NFHS outlining the
MSHSL policy and protocol. This course is free and can be accessed at: www.nfhslearn.com.