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Old Thu Feb 01, 2007, 02:51pm
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Jewlery and Religion

Before a game last week a coach came to my partner and me to tell us than one of his players was wearing a religious bracelet and would that be okay.

While my partner wanted to let him play with the bracelet taped down on the wrist, I insisted that the player couldn't participate with it around his wrist. I did offer to allow him to tape it to his chest even though it was not technically a medal. When the player showed me the bracelet it looked very similar to what I would call a friendship bracelet that is a fabric cord.

Appearently, my partner felt that it wasn't jewlery but I felt that only religious medals are excluded.

Should a player be allowed to wear a bracelet? Is taping it down sufficient? Is allowing him to tape it to his chest acceptable?

The player ended up taking off the bracelet and participating.
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Old Thu Feb 01, 2007, 02:53pm
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The player ended up taking off the bracelet and participating.
There's your answer.

Nothing on the arms and hands. Medals are allowed to be taped down.
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Old Thu Feb 01, 2007, 03:04pm
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The only thing that can be taped to your wrist is a Medical Alert bracelet. Any religious item has to be taped under the jersey. So the way I read it they cannot wear a religious bracelet. Now wearing a religious necklace is allowed as long as it is taped under the jersey and cannot be seen.

At least this is what Rule 3-5-7.

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Old Thu Feb 01, 2007, 03:04pm
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Tell him/her to wear it under a sweat band next time. What religion requires the wearing of a wrist band/bracelet?
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Old Thu Feb 01, 2007, 03:07pm
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Tell him/her to wear it under a sweat band next time. What religion requires the wearing of a wrist band/bracelet?
Kabbalah.

But I only know that because I have a thing for Madonna. Err, I did at one time...
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Old Thu Feb 01, 2007, 03:07pm
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not religious but

Had a kid last night wearing a biceps band on his calf....I thought maybe I could get him to tell me it was a wrist band, which if he did I would tell him it has to be properly worn and a wrist band I assume is intended for the wrist...I ask he says no, I say well then what is it? He gives me the deer in the headlights look, I say why do you have it on, does it "do" anything? He says no, I say, ok then it is a decoration take it off....it worked what a concept LOL....
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Old Thu Feb 01, 2007, 03:20pm
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Tell him/her to wear it under a sweat band next time.
That's illegal also. You wouldn't let someone wear a watch under a sweatband, would you?
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Old Thu Feb 01, 2007, 03:27pm
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That's illegal also. You wouldn't let someone wear a watch under a sweatband, would you?
Of course its illegal. I wouldnt tell the player to wear a sweatband over it cause Id know it was still there. That being said, Im not looking under the uni's, ect for illegal things I cant see......
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Old Thu Feb 01, 2007, 03:55pm
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belly button rings

We have an official who this year began asking the players to make sure and remove any belly button rings they have.....Last year we were doing a regional tournament game and sometime in the 2nd quarter there was something on the floor....yep you guessed it, someone had lost their naval ring.....he does get the deer in the headlight looks when he makes that statement....
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Old Thu Feb 01, 2007, 06:52pm
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...yep you guessed it, someone had lost their naval ring.......
Was he allowed to wear it when he was on active duty?
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Old Thu Feb 01, 2007, 06:55pm
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Was he allowed to wear it when he was on active duty?
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Old Thu Feb 01, 2007, 08:39pm
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Bandaids On Earlobes

Regarding players with bandaids on earlobes: Our interpreter has told us to ask the players during warmups "why" they have a bandaid on their earlobe. If they answer that it's covering an earring, then we tell them that the earring must be removed for them to play. If they say it's covering a cut, scratch, etc., then we have been instructed to allow them to play, not asking to have them remove the bandaid to prove that they aren't wearing earrings. We are also required to ask the coaches during the pregame if their players are properly equipped. If the players or coaches are going to lie to us, and if the earring causes a problem in the game, we can't be held liable because they lied to us.
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Old Thu Feb 01, 2007, 09:20pm
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Billy,

You do not have to go through all of that. You can look and see if there is an earring behind the band aid. Usually the point of the earring is sticking out clearly behind the ear. I also would not ask them what is behind the earring, I would assume it was an earring and they would have to come up with the reason they have a band aid. If they truly need the band aid to cover up a sore that would be clear in their answer. If they hesitate then you can figure out how true their story is. But in the 10 years of my officiating career I have yet to ever see a band aid on the ear that was not covering an earring. Many of the kids know what the rule is. They are trying to cover it up by claiming they have worn it in the past.

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Old Thu Feb 01, 2007, 09:31pm
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In 50 years of wearing band-aids, I can never remember wearing one on my ear. I can never remember any of my kids needing a band-aid on an ear. And knowing how fashion conscious most HS kids are, it is unlikely that they would wear a band-aid on their ear unless they liked getting razzed OR, as Rut said...
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Old Fri Feb 02, 2007, 09:37am
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well she was active yes

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Was he allowed to wear it when he was on active duty?
but I don't know that playing actually is the same as duty LOL.....but she wasn't actually in the Navy, when she lost her navel ring my bad....I had gone so long without the spelling/grammar police catching me too....darn darn darn it LOL
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