Track and Field Rules Clarification and Exceptions

 

Age Divisions

 

All athletes shall be homeschooled a minimum of 51%. 

All age divisions have a separate division for boys and girls. 

All ages are based on September 1st of the beginning of the current school year. 

  • 8 & Under (U8) 

  • 10 & Under (U10) 

  • 12 & Under (U12) 

  • Freshmen (14 & Under) 

  • Varsity (18 & Under) 


Running Events

 

Running events are open to all ages with the exception of the 50 yr dash as listed below. 

  • 50 yd dash for U10 and U8 age groups only 

  • 100m, 200m, 400m 800m, 1600m 

  • 4 x 100 relay, 4 x 400 relay 


Hurdles

 

The following age divisions use the following heights for hurdles; 

  • 100 High Hurdles FG and 12 &U 30” 

  • 100 High Hurdles FB and Var Girls 33” 

  • 110 High Hurdles Var Boys 36” 

  • 300 Low Hurdles 30 


Shot Put

 

Weight for each Division 

  • 6 lb 12 & Under and Freshmen Girls 

  • 8 lb Freshmen Boys and Varsity Girls 

  • 12 lb Varsity Boys 


General Rules 

  • Warm up puts allowed only before meet begins , 3 Puts Maximum 

  • Athletes must enter and exit through the rear of the shot put circle 


Judging 

  • Measure to the nearest edge of where the shot put lands 

  • Watch for a foul/scratch if they step on or over the shot put toe board 

  • Total the results and indicate furthest distance achieved 

  • In the case of a tie use the following criteria 

           - Least amount of scratches 

           - If still a tie then it is recorded that way  


High Jump 

Starting Heights 

  • 2’6” 10 & U and 8 & U Divisions 

  • 2’10” 12 Girls 

  • 3’ 12 Boys and Fr Girls 

  • 3’ 4” Fr Boys 

  • 3’6” Var Girls 

  • 4’ Var Boys 


General Rules 

  • Warm Up Jumps allowed only before meet begins, 3 jumps maximum at each height if needed 

  • Once they make a height they cannot jump at that height again 

  • Jumpers must jump off one foot only 


Judging 

  • Touching the bar is ok as long as it does not fall off. 

  • It must stay up until the jumper exits from the pit or 1 min has passed 

  • The jumper must to exit off the side or back of the pit. 

  • Total the results and indicate highest jump achieved and 

  • In the case of a tie use the following criteria in the order listed 

           - Least amount of misses at the winning height 

           - Least amount of misses overall 

            Least amount of total jumps 


Pole Vault 

General Rules 

  • Warm Up Jumps allowed only before meet begins, 3 jumps maximum at each height if needed 

  • Once they make a height they cannot jump at that height again 


Judging 

  • Touching the bar is ok as long as it does not fall off. 

  • It must stay up until the jumper exits from the pit or 1 min has passed 

  • The jumper must exit off the side or back of the pit. 

  • Total the results and indicate highest jump achieved and 

  • In the case of a tie use the following criteria in the order listed 

           - Least amount of misses at the winning height 

           - Least amount of misses overall 

           - Least amount of total jumps 


Long Jump 

General Rules 

  • Warm Up Jumps allowed only before meet begins 

  • 3 jumps maximum even if they scratch 


Judging 

  • Watch the take off foot judging if they take off on or behind the take off line 

  • If they take off past the line in any way it is a foul/scratch 

  • Watch the landing to measure to the nearest part of their body to the take off line. 

  • If they fall back in anyway, having any part of their body touch behind where they land, it must be measured to the closet spot of their body        to the take off. 

  • Total the results and indicate the best jump achieved. 

  • In the case of a tie use the following criteria; 

           - Least amount of scratches 

           - If it is still a tie record it this way 


Triple Jump 

General Rules 

  • Warm Up Jumps allowed only before meet begins 

  • 3 jumps maximum even if they scratch 


Judging 

  • Know which line they are taking off from ahead of time. 

  • Watch the take off foot judging if they take off on or behind the take off line 

  • If they take off past the line in any way it is a foul/scratch 

  • Watch to see that they perform the 3 parts of the jump as listed below; 

           - Hop onto same foot 

           - Skip onto opposite foot 

           - Jump into pit 


  • Watch the landing to measure to the nearest part of their body to the take off line. 

  • If they fall back in anyway, having any part of their body touch behind where they land, it must be measured to the closet spot of their body to the take off. 

  • Total the results and indicate the best jump achieved. 

  • In the case of a tie use the following criteria; 

           - Least amount of scratches 

           - If it is still a tie record it this way 

  • Varsity 18 & under 

  • Freshman 14 & under 

Softball Rule Clarifications and Exceptions


      1.  We will be using High School National Federation Rules for all ages. 

      2.  Regular Season Games to be played in April, May and June. 

      3.  Players may play above, but in no circumstance below, their respective age division. 

           Levels of team/age division, age as of September 1st for the season’s academic year.

  • Varsity 18 & under 

  • Freshman 14 & under 

Basketball Rule Clarifications and Exceptions


      1.  We will be using High School National Federation Rules for all ages. 

      2.  Players may play above, but in no circumstance below, their respective age division. 


      3.  Levels of team/age division, age as of September 1st for the season’s academic year 


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      4.  All matches shall be 2 out of 3 games.

      5.  The first two games will be to 25 points and must be won by 2 points. Tournament games will be adapted to fit the game time schedule.

           The third game if necessary shall be to 15 points and also won by two points.

      6.  All games are rally score.

      7.  Net rule on serve: serve is good if it hits the net on the serve and lands in bounds.

      8.  Each team shall provide one adult line judge each to help the referee with line calls.

      9.  The home team shall provide a referee and score keeper.

    10.  Serve receive rule: Clean overhead sets are acceptable. No attacking or blocking a serve.

    11.  No touching the net.

    12.  Under the net rule: If a player crosses the center line in any way and interferes with a player or the game play, it will be a violation and a  

           point awarded to the opposing team.

    13.  Game Ball may be a multi-colored ball. Examples of acceptable game balls Tachikara SV5WSC, Tachikara SV5WS, Spalding TF 5000; 12 &

           under and 10 & under teams may agree to use a youth size volleyball.

    14.  Home team leads the prayer at center court before each game.

    15.  Coaches are responsible for the behavior of their players and their respective spectators.

    16.  Scorekeepers, callers, timers at the official table must refrain from standing, cheering, and other distracting​ behavior. You will be subject

           to ejection by the officials. No other persons are to be at or near the official table.

    17.  A player, coach, parent, or spectator that is ejected from a game will have a mandatory suspension from the next scheduled game.

Volleyball Rules Clarifications and Exceptions


      1.  We will be using High School National Federation Rules for all ages.

      2.  Players may play above, but in no circumstance below, their respective age divisions.

      3.  Levels of team/age division, age as of September 1st for the season’s academic year.​​​​

  • Varsity 18 & under

  • JV 

          *When entering one team in the 15-18 age division, field them as a varsity team. If you then have enough players after fielding a

            Varsity Team field a JV team at that point. (First year teams/programs will be exempt from this rule and may field a JV team without

            a varsity team.)  Special requests regarding this rule may be reviewed and considered by league administrators.


  • Freshman 14 & under

  • 12 & under co-ed (U12)

  • 10 & under co-ed (U10)

           Each team must have a pre-set roster for every game. If a team has less than 8 players, that team may “float” a player or players to

           his team, from another team, providing the player meets the age requirements of that division. A team that uses “floating players”

           may not have more than 8 players on their roster at any time. If a team uses a “floating player” each player must be identified as

           such on their roster, alerting the opposing coach and scorekeeper. The floating rule is only for the season and is not allowed in 

​           tournaments.



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  • Varsity 18 & under 

  • Freshman 14 & under 

Baseball Rule Clarifications and Exceptions

 

      1.  We will be using High School National Federation Rules for all ages. 

      2.  Regular Season Games to be played in April, May and June. 

      3.  Players may play above, but in no circumstance below, their respective age division. 

           Levels of team/age division, age as of September 1st for the season’s academic year

  • Varsity 18 & under 

  • JV 18 & under* (subordinate to varsity) 

          *When entering one team in the 15-18 age division, field them as a varsity team. If you then have enough players after fielding a

            Varsity Team field a JV team at that point. (First year teams/programs will be exempt from this rule and may field a JV team without

            a varsity  team.)   Special requests regarding this rule may be reviewed and considered by league administrators. 


  • Freshman 14 & under 

  • 12 & under 

  • 10 & under co-ed 

            Rule adaptation for tournament (new rule implemented as of 2010 Tournament): 

            All teams in the 15-18 year range would be put in one division called Varsity, for seeding games and then broken into 2 or 3

           divisions as needed and based on ability after the seeding games. Varsity and Division 1 would be the highest ability. All teams will

           estimate what level they think is appropriate for their team prior to the start of the tournament. We will use season information,

           team request, and seeding games to make a final determination of what level each team is in. 

      4.  Each team must have a pre-set line up for every game. 

      5.  Coaches must turn in a game line up to the scorekeeper ten (10) minutes prior to game time. 

      6.  All players on every team must be home-schooled at least 51% of the time. 

      7.  Home Team provides official scorebook person and book 

      8.  Seven innings is a complete game. 

      9.  Mercy Rule and/or time limit; 'as agreed upon by both coaches prior to the game'(generally 2.5 hrs or 10 runs lead after 5 innings) 

    10.  Home team leads the prayer before each game. 

    11.  Scorekeepers, at the official table must refrain from standing, cheering, and other distracting behavior. You will be subject to ejection. No

           other persons are to be at or near the official table. 

    12.  A player, coach, parent, or spectator that is ejected from a game will have a mandatory suspension from the next scheduled game. 

    13.  Official ball: Dudley CFP12Y NFHS 

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      4.  Each team must have a pre-set line up for every game. 

      5.  Coaches must turn in a game line up to the scorekeeper ten (10) minutes prior to game time. 

      6.  All players on every team must be home-schooled at least 51% of the time. 

      7.  Home Team provides official scorebook person and book 

      8.  Seven innings is a complete game. 

      9.  Mercy Rule and/or time limit; 'as agreed upon by both coaches prior to the game'(generally 2.5 hrs or 10 runs lead after 5 innings) 

    10.  Home team leads the prayer before each game. 

    11.  Coaches are responsible for the behavior of their respective spectators. 

    12.  Scorekeepers, at the official table must refrain from standing, cheering, and other distracting behavior. You will be subject to ejection. No

           other persons are to be at or near the official table. 

    13.  A player, coach, parent, or spectator that is ejected from a game will have a mandatory suspension from the next scheduled game. 

    14.  Official ball - Rawlings NFHS or CIF stamp 

    15.  Bats must comply with BBCOR certification. If a bat is used that is not BBCOR certified, any hits made by that bat will be nullified.

           Challenge must be made prior to the next batter in order to nullify a hit. If a bat is deemed to not meet BBCOR certification during a

           game and it is used in a subsequent at-bat, that player will be ejected from the game. Coaches are responsible to confirm BBCOR

           certification of all bats used in a game. 

    16.  Open substitution is allowed if agreed upon prior to the start of the game between both teams. A pitcher once rotated out of the pitching

           position cannot return to pitching position within the same game. Pinch runners can only be substituted with the last out made. 

    17.  Home team must supply two certified Baseball officials for each game. 

      4.  Each team must have a pre-set roster for every game. If a team has less than 8 players, that team may “float” a player or players to his

           team, from another team, providing the player meets the age requirements of that division. A team that uses “floating players” may not

           have more than 8 players on their roster at any time. If a team uses a “floating player” each player must be identified as such on their

           roster, alerting the opposing coach and scorekeeper. The floating rule is only for the season, not the tournament. 

      5.  Coaches must turn in a game roster to the scorekeeper ten (10) minutes prior to game time. 

      6.  Eight (8) minute stop time will be used for all four (4) quarters for all teams. No shot clock. In the case of a 25 point lead during the 4th

           Quarter, change to running clock for the remainder of the game, unless the score drops under a 25 point lead. 

      7.  Three, one (1) minute & Two, thirty (30) second time outs are permitted per game. Overtime will be four (4) minutes with One, (1)

           additional full time out plus unused time-outs. 

      8.  All players on every team must be home-schooled at least 51% of the time. 

      9.  The closely guarded rule will be 1 pace/ 3 feet by the same defender for five (5) seconds. 

    10.  Body jewelry or head adornments (metal) are not permitted. All jewelry must be removed before warm-up and game time. Players in

           violation will be dismissed from the game until the problem is rectified. If the problem is rectified they may re-enter the game as a

           substitute at the next  regular stopped ball All tattoo’s must be covered. The covering must match the uniform color. 

    11.  Uniforms with pockets are not permitted. 

    12.  Shirts must be tucked in at all times. Shorts must be above the hips (no sagging pants). Players with a violation will be dismissed from the

           game until the problem is rectified. 

    13.  Ball sizes: All Girls divisions and U10 division use 28.5 – 29. All other ages use 29.5 – 30. Ball Type: Leather or Synthetic Leather, Spalding

           TF-1000 or equivalent. 

    14.  Home team leads the prayer at center court before each game. 

    15.  Coaches are responsible for the behavior of their respective spectators and can be charged with a technical foul by the referee for any

           inappropriate conduct. 

    16.  During the regular season, coaches of the 10 & U and 12 & U teams must give playing time to every player in uniform for each game. 

    17.  10 & U teams are not allowed to have back court defense. 

    18.  Scorekeepers, callers, timers at the official table must refrain from standing, cheering, and other distracting behavior. You will be subject

           to a technical foul called by the officials. No other persons are to be at or near the official table. 

    19.  A player, coach, parent, or spectator that is ejected from a game will have a mandatory suspension from the next scheduled game. 

California Home School Sports League Guidelines and Rules


      1.  A team, school, or organization may join the league by entering a team(s) and following the rules listed below. 


      2.  All member schools/teams agree that this is a Christian Home School League 


      3.  All members are encouraged to enter teams in more than one sport. 


      4.  All teams will be allowed a maximum of two practices per week. 


      5.  Teams will share costs equally for rental fees, referee fees, and other general costs. 


      6.  Season Enrollment and Rosters: 

           Players enrolling on a team must be members as of the following dates to be able to participate in the remaining part of the season or

           any end of the season tournaments. 


  • Volleyball: Sept 30th 

  • Basketball: Jan 31st 

  • Track and Field: April 15th 

  • Baseball/Softball: April 15th 

     

      7.  A team cannot have a player play on their team if he/she is a member of a home school organization that has an active team in their age

           division for that particular sport. 


      8.  Players cannot play on different school teams in one season. For example one cannot play on a public or private school team and then

           play on a home school team in our league.  (Seasons: Fall - Volleyball and Cross Country ~ Winter -  Basketball ~ Spring - Track and Field,

           Baseball and Softball);   Exception, they may play on a recreational or church league team. 


      9.  A home school athlete eligible for league play is one; who is taught at home by his parents, grandparents, older sibling of at least 18

           years of age, or legal guardian at least 51% of the time. 


    10.  The percentage of classes that are taught at someone else’s home or a central location by someone not listed in number “10” above must

           not be more than 50% of the courses being taught for each individual athlete. 


    11.  A player is not home schooled 51% if; they are enrolled in multiple classes that are in a non-home-school setting. Such as; public school,

           private school, or college courses. These courses must clearly be less than the 51% of the home-schooled courses. 


    12.  Home schooled does not mean college classes, vocational classes, private school classes, Christian school classes, or public school

           classes. 


    13.  It shall be considered illegal for any home school organization or team to, for the purpose of participating in athletics, recruit a public or

           private schooled child by setting up a situation where the child would be taught by another home school parent.