is Out of Bounds?
Out of bounds is ground on which play is
prohibited. When out of bounds is defined by
reference to stakes, fence or as beyond stakes or a
fence, the out of bounds line is determined by the
nearest inside points of the stakes or fence posts
at ground level excluding angle supports. When
out of bounds is defined by a line on the ground,
the line itself is out of bounds. The out of
bounds line extends vertically upwards and
downwards. A ball is out of bounds when all of
it lies out of bounds. A player may
stand out of bounds to play a ball lying within
defines the Teeing Ground?
teeing ground is the starting place for the hole to
be played. It is a rectangular area two club
lengths in depth, the front and sides of which are
defined by the outside limits of two tee
markers. A ball is outside the teeing ground
when all of it lies outside the teeing ground.
Note: A player may stand partially or totally
outside the teeing ground to play the stroke, while
the ball being played must be within the teeing
Mike Webb - WVSSAC Clinician
are punts and kickoffs that go into the opponents
end zone blown dead?
the past more injuries occurred during kicking downs
than during any other type of play. Hence the
rule for reducing runs during kick plays. If
any non scoring kick crosses the opponents goal, it
becomes a touchback.
what is pass interference?
Defensive, as well as offensive players, have equal
rights to attempt catching a pass. If a
player contacts an opponent from a disadvantageous
position, that player will probably be called for
pass interference. Players may not play
through an opponent to get to the pass. If
both players are making an attempt to play the ball
and contact occurs between the players, the contact
will most likely be ruled incidental and not a
foul. Passes that do not cross the line of
scrimmage do not place pass interference
restrictions on either team.
-- Dr. Bill Welker WVSSAC Clinician
is the rule pertaining to blood time, including a
bloody nose? --
contestant that is bleeding (including a bloody
nose) will be charged with a bleeding
time-out. Each contestant shall have a maximum
time of five minutes to terminate bleeding during
the course of a match. There are two important
points to mention: First, the coach can coach during
blood time; Secondly, once the blood is stopped then
there is an officials' time out to clean up any
blood on the mat or anywhere else.
has been some confusion regarding weight
certification and moving up weight classes.
Could you please clarify, Jack Cullen Wrestling
Coach Point Pleasant High School --
West Virginia, the weight permit (certification)
forms must be sent to the WVSSAC office and
postmarked no later than December 23rd. Now
here comes the important part. Once a
wrestlers' certified minimum weight has been
determined, a wrestler can not weigh-in more than
one weight class above his certified minimum
weight. He will automatically recertify
himself at a higher weight class. Also, note a
wrestler must have 50% of his weigh-ins at his
certified minimum weight if he plans to wrestle
there for regionals and states.
SWIMMING -- WVSSAC CLINICIAN
the head of a backstroker passes under the flags (at
20 yrd. mark), he/she rotates past the vertical
towards the stomach, takes one arm pull, then glides
and kick into the wall. Is this a legal move?
is legal. Kicking and gliding is permitted
throughout the turning and touch provided no
additional arm pull occurs.
the forward start, swimmer in lane 2 comes down,
grabs the block, becomes steady and then continues
to move forward or backward. Swimmer in lane 3
dives into the water because of lane 2's
movement. Who is charged with false
false start will be charged to lane 2 for not
remaining motionless and will be disqualified.