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NFHS Rule Changes - 2019

By NFHS, November 2018. Copyright © NFHS 2018
Includes NFHS major editorial change, plus 2018 points of emphasis


1-3-1: Modified the effective date that baseballs shall meet a NOCSAE performance standard. (Effective January 1, 2020)



6-1-3: Modified an element of the pivot foot requirement.



Officials' Signals

  • Created a signal for a 3- or 4-person mechanic to indicate the direction of rotation to the umpiring crew.
  • Created a signal for a game umpire to alert his or her partner of relevant information.


2019 Points of Emphasis

  1. Sportsmanship
  2. Compliance of Players' Equipment
  3. Baserunner's Responsibilities

 





2019 NFHS Baseball Rules

Table of Contents

NFHS Rule Changes 2019

Rule 1 - Players, Field & Equipment

Rule 2 - Playing Terms & Definitions

Rule 3 - Substituting, Coaching, etc.

Rule 4 - Starting & Ending the Game

Rule 5 - Dead Ball – Suspension of Play

Rule 6 - Pitching

Rule 7 - Batting

Rule 8 - Base Running

Rule 9 - Scoring – Record Keeping

Rule 10 - Umpiring

Appendices to the Rules

INDEX to the NFHS/FED Rules


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