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2022 NFHS Basketball Rules Questionnaire

Part I – Checkup on present 2021-22 Rules – Were the following rules changes satisfactory?

1. Allowing member state associations to adopt a shot clock in which the team in control shall attempt a try for field goal within 35 seconds after gaining team control, effective with the 2022-23 season.

2. Allowing players to wear head coverings that fit securely and are made of non-abrasive or soft materials for religious reasons while continuing to require state association approval for head coverings worn for medical reasons.

3. Approving the use of one signal for player-control and team-control fouls.

Part II – Observations – Have you observed any of the following this year?

1. An increase in unsporting or confrontational behavior by fans toward officials.

2. An increase in unsporting or confrontational behavior by coaches toward officials.

3. An increase in unsporting or confrontational behavior by players toward officials.

4. Coaches repeatedly standing outside of the coaching box during play.

5. An increase in physicality within the game.

6. Time-outs granted without player control.

7. An increase in traveling calls.

8. A decrease in contact during post play.

9. Proper enforcement by officials of uniform and team member equipment and apparel rules (including arm sleeves, wristbands, headbands, etc.).

Part III – About the rules for 2022-23 – Would you favor?

1. Changing from four quarters of eight minutes to two 16-minute halves.

2. Requiring the torso color of home team jerseys to be a dark school color and away team jerseys to be white.

3. Resetting team fouls at the end of each quarter and eliminating the one-and-one bonus.

4. Administering all frontcourt throw-ins that are the result of a foul or violation from four designated spots. (This does not include out-of-bounds situations.)

5. Requiring shot clocks (if used) to be visible on both sides of the court and not requiring the clocks to be recessed and mounted on the backboard.

6. Turning off the shot clock (if used) when the mercy rule is in effect in states that have mercy rules.

7. Eliminating the 10-second backcourt violation for girls basketball in states that utilize the shot clock.

8. Eliminating the jump ball to begin each extra period and utilizing the possession arrow to determine team possession.

9. Eliminating the provision that game officials may rule fouls on either team for unruly behavior of spectators while maintaining that officials may suspend the contest until host management resolves any spectator situation.

10. Allowing players to wear beads and/or similar hair adornments that are securely fastened provided they do not present a safety hazard to the player, teammates or opponents.

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Eliminating the 10-second backcourt violation for girls basketball in states that utilize the shot clock.
Gender based. Interesting.

Would this be the only gender based NFHS rule other than the size of the basketball?
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Eliminating the jump ball to begin each extra period and utilizing the possession arrow to determine team possession.
... and also eliminate the jump ball to start the game. Give the ball to the visitors to start the game.
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Requiring the torso color of home team jerseys to be a dark school color and away team jerseys to be white.
Why? Just because a few states (i.e, Minnesota) already do this?
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Allowing players to wear beads and/or similar hair adornments that are securely fastened provided they do not present a safety hazard to the player, teammates or opponents.
Why? Take away a binary (allowed/not allowed) objective safety issue and make it subjective to the whims of states, local boards, or (worst) individual officials?

"The hair isn't very long."

"The beads aren't near the ends of the hair."

"There aren't a lot of beads."

"The hair is too long for beads."

"The beads are near the ends of the hair."

"There are a lot of beads."
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Eliminating the provision that game officials may rule fouls on either team for unruly behavior of spectators while maintaining that officials may suspend the contest until host management resolves any spectator situation.
Takes away a seldom, if ever used (never used by me, never observed it used), use with extreme caution, tool, but nevertheless a tool?

Like the second part (officials may suspend the contest until host management resolves any spectator situation).

Not NFHS, but college, isn't there a college team that takes a team technical every year when their home spectators toss toilet paper onto the court at first home game home basket?

Tradition is to stand until the first UCONN basket at all men's home games. Sometime it's a long, long wait. Standing should be only for student fans. I just want to sit down, drink my beer, and enjoy the game.
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