2011-2012 MSHSL Athletic Rules and Policies Manual
ATHLETIC BYLAWS FOR
See the MSHSL Official Handbook Bylaw 501 for information regarding:
Maximum Number of Contest s
See the MSHSL Official Handbook Bylaw 502 for information regarding:
· Daily and Season Player Participation Limitations
See the MSHSL Official Handbook Bylaw 511 for information regarding:
· Equipment Issued
· Last Date to Join a Team
· Practice Sessions Before First Contest
· Season Begins
ELIGIBILITY DURING MSHSL TOURNAMENTS (sub-section, section and state) (refer to Bylaw 206) A student must be fully eligible under all local school district policies and MSHSL bylaws to be in uniform, occupy the bench or playing area, participate and receive individual/team awards, including all-tournament honors, in the awards ceremony.
(refer to Bylaw 402)
Schools playing in Holiday tournaments, exclusive of MSHSL sponsored tournaments, may play 20 minute periods.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR PARTICIPATION IN LEAGUE-SPONSORED TOURNAMENTS (refer to Bylaw 405)
A member school must schedule a minimum of three interscholastic varsity games, meets or matches to qualify for League-sponsored tournament participation in that sport.
SEASON (refer to Bylaw 411)
Team Practice and Competition:
C. No school may engage in any meet or meets, practice, training or other activities between the end of the season and the opening of the next season.
D. During the Summer Vacation Period (Bylaw 208.3 Non-School Competition and Training—Team and Individual Sports) members of a high school team may participate on a non-school team and they may receive coaching or training from a salaried or non-salaried member of the student’s sophomore, B-squad, junior varsity or varsity high school coaching staff in that sport provided the school has approved a summer coaching waiver for the coach or coaches of that sport.
See General Section of the Athletic Rules and Policies Manual for information regarding the following:
· Athletic Director's Checklist
· Coaches Responsibility: Student Eligibility Checklist
· Multiple Level Teams at Sub-Varsity Level
· Official Squad Size
· Revenue Sharing Plan for School Reimbursement
· Substitution in MSHSL Tournaments
· Weather Conditions (heat, cold & lightning)
Length of Periods: All varsity teams—boys' and girls'―shall play three (3) 17-minute periods. By mutual agreement of the schools involved, the JV and sophomore games could be played with longer periods from 15-minutes to 17-minutes.
Game Misconduct Penalty: A game misconduct penalty is an ejection under League policies. The player or coach will be removed from that game for its duration and is ejected for the next game (s) according to the MSHSL bylaw 206 for Student/Coach Ejection from a contest.
Game Disqualification: A game misconduct/game disqualification penalty shall be an ejection under League policies.
The MSHSL ejection policy is not applied twice in the event a player receives a game misconduct and game disqualification in the same game.
Overtime Periods in School-Sponsored Tournament Play: In case of a tie at the end of regular play during school sponsored tournament play the tie may be broken by the overtime tie breaking procedure as follows:
Shortened Games: All high school games, including the consolation round of the state tournament, will be shortened after two periods or during the third period by using running time when a team leads an opposing team by six or more goals.
Minnesota Goal Crease Rule: The NFHS Ice Hockey Rules Committee has approved for use in all games played in Minnesota an experimental rule relating to goals scored when a player is illegally in the goal crease. This rule will count those goals which are scored when an offensive player or player's stick is illegally in the goal crease but, in the opinion of the referee, the player or stick illegally in the goal crease had no impact on the goalkeeper's ability to defend the goal when the puck entered the goal.
A player illegally in the goal crease impacts the goalkeeper's ability to defend the goal when:
1. The player makes physical contact with the goalkeeper; or
2. The player prevents the goalkeeper from moving freely in the goal crease; or
3. The player screens the goalkeeper or otherwise interferes with the goalkeeper's ability to defend the goal, even though no physical contact is made with the goalkeeper.
A goal may not be scored by a shot, deflection off, or tip-in by a player who is initially illegally in the goal crease.
This rule does not allow players to position themselves in the goal crease, skate through the goal crease, or otherwise interfere with the goalkeeper in the goal crease. In those situations, the referee should still blow the whistle to stop play and conduct a neutral zone face-off. This rule is NOT the same as similar NHL and NCAA rules, which do permit offensive players to position themselves in the goal crease.
This rule only addresses situations where a player is illegally in the goal crease. It is important to remember that the following are all situations where a player may legally be in the goal crease:
1. The puck is in the goal crease;
2. The goalkeeper is out of the goal crease;
3. The offensive team does not have possession of the puck; or
4. A defensive player has pushed the offensive player into the goal crease and the offensive player has not had sufficient time or ability to get out of the goal crease.
OFFICIAL MSHSL POLICIES FOR THE CONDUCT OF BOYS' AND GIRLS' HOCKEY
Taping another school's game
POLICY FOR DISQUALIFIED
OF INELIGIBLE PLAYER FOLLOWING A GAME DISQUALIFICATION
Penalty for the use of an ineligible player shall be enforced and result in an automatic forfeiture of game. A complete report of the violation must be submitted to the League Office. The Board will determine any additional penalty which might include:
TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR SECTION AND STATE BOYS' AND GIRLS' HOCKEY TOURNAMENTS
SCHOOL QUALIFYING INFORMATION
OFFICIAL SQUAD SIZE
Only the official squad above can be on the bench during the tournament series.
OFFICIAL TOURNAMENT PUCK - Bauer
OF A PLAYER
RESPONSIBILITY FOR SPECTATOR CONDUCT
minimum behavior expectations provide a foundation upon which member schools,
conferences, administrative regions and the League’s Board of Directors can
build specific guidelines for activities under their control.
MSHSL Bylaw 409, RESPONSIBILITY
FOR PARTICIPATING TEAMS, STUDENTS AND SPECTATORS, speaks to this issue,
directly, and Bylaw 409-2 specifically states that, “School officials
shall be held responsible for the proper conduct of teams, team members,
students and home spectators regardless of where the contest is being held.”
all MSHSL activities, each participating school shall designate a person or
persons from that school to serve as crowd control supervisors or
chaperones. MSHSL tournament staff may
require school administrators to contact the tournament manager prior to the
start of the tournament game so that they can be immediately contacted to
respond to behavioral issues regarding their team members,
students/spectators at the tournament site.
Each supervisor or chaperone should be immediately identifiable to the
students and to the tournament site ushers and other security personnel. This will help to coordinate crowd control
between school supervisors and tournament site personnel.
MSHSL MINIMAL BEHAVIOR EXPECTATIONS
FOR REGULAR AND POST-SEASON TOURNAMENT COMPETITIONS:
Respect the American flag and the
Spectators must wear clothing that
covers the entire torso. Those who do
not comply or who wear clothing that is vulgar, obscene or that in some other
way inappropriate, as determined by school/tournament personnel, will be
removed from the arena/stadium if they do not cooperate with this behavior
The use of appropriate language is
expected at all times. Profanity,
negative chants, booing, trash talk, name calling, personal attacks or other
acts of disrespect are unacceptable and must be immediately addressed by
Respect the game/contest. Under no condition shall anyone other than
the members of the official squad enter the playing surface. No one may interfere with the contest in
Hand held signs, which do not
obstruct the view of others, will be permitted provided they are in good
taste. Signs, message boards, “white”
boards or other similar items contest/tournament officials deem to be in poor
taste will be removed.
on sticks, balloons, or any type of artificial, celebratory items are not
Artificial noise makers (i.e.
megaphones, cowbells, sirens, whistles, thunder sticks, and other similar
items) are not allowed.
Laser lights are strictly prohibited.
THANK YOU for supporting your student athletes and fine arts participants and for providing a positive environment in which educational activities are conducted.