NJFOA

Atlantic District

Serving Atlantic and Cape May Counties for High School Football and Junior Football League Officiating.

www.njfoaatlantic.org

Rule changes for 2012

See John Fernsler for clarification.

 

 

 

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2012 Football Rules Changes

We will add highlights from the NJSIAA interpretation for 2012 to this page

1-5-2c: New football glove/hand pad standard implmented for the 2012 season

1-5-3a: Restrictions removed on penalty marker colored pads or gloves

1.5.3b1, 2, Note 3: Illegal player equipment rule clarified

3-1-2; 1-7: Point differential rule modified for member state associations

3-2-2: Coin toss provisions revised

3-5-10b: Concussion rule revised

3-7-1: Replaced players - replacement timeframe clarified

8-2-2; 8-2-3; 8-2-4 (New); 8-2-5; 10-4-5; 10-5-1f; 2-41-10: Penalty options for fouls on scoring plays expanded to include scoring team fouls

9-4-3k: Horse collar clarified

9-4-8 (New): Penalty defined for unintentional contact between a nonplayer and an official in the restricted area

Nine, Eight, and Six player rules: Field markings in nine, eight, and six player rule differences adjusted

 

 

 

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POINTS OF EMPHASIS

  1. Concussion Recognition and Management
  2. Heat Illness adn Hydration
  3. Illegal Helmet Contact
  4. Assisting the Runner
  5. Sportsmanship and Public Address Announcers
  6. NFHS Football Officials Manual
  7. Editorial and Other Changes

    1-2-3b Notes2; 1-2-3e Notes; 1-2-4; Table 1-3-1;1-4-2 Figure j; 1-5-1, 2, 3; Table 1-7; 2-6-2b; 2-9-3, 2-10-3; 2-11; 2-16-2b, e; 2-26-4; 2-30; 2-32-10; 2-41-4,8; 3-3-2;3-3-4b, 2, 4; 3-7 Penalty; 4-1-4; 4-2-2g; 4-3-2, 3, 4, 5, 6; 5-1-2b;6-1-2, 4; 6-2-1, 2; 6-5-4, 5; 7-3-2; 7-5-7. 8. 9; 8-3-1, 8; 9-6-1; 9-6-3; 9-6-4a, d; Fundamentals - II-5; IV-2; X-4; Resolving Tied Games - 3-1-1; 5-1-1; Nine, Eight, and Six Player Differences - Note; Official Football Signals - 45; Penalty Summary - 10, 23 (New);