The NFHS Baseball Rules Committee and the NFHS Board of Directors believes there are areas of the game of interscholastic baseball that need to be addressed and given special attention. These areas of concern are often cyclical, some areas need more attention than others, and that is why they might appear in the rules book for consecutive editions. These concerns are identified as “Points of Emphasis.” For the 2016 high school baseball season, attention is being called to: intermediate penalties/restriction to the bench/dugout, proper catcher’s equipment, and sportsmanship-celebrations around or near home plate. When a topic is included in the Points of Emphasis, these topics are important enough to reinforce throughout the academic year because they are not being given the proper attention.
INDIANAPOLIS, IN (July 7, 2015) – Rules changes for the 2016 baseball season were made at rules committee meetings last month in Indianapolis. Those changes were subsequently approved by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Board of Directors.
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