*The team must be a club team. *Amateur status rules must be followed. Answer: Cross Country Coaches Advisory has determined that face paint is prohibited as it detracts from the integrity of the event. What Is the Goal? 28. Refer to Article 1, 23. In Wisconsin officials position themselves on opposite sides of the the course, during the start of the race. 8-1-1: Clarifies cross country course markings. before the start of the first event of the Cross Country Championships whether Boys or Girls
40. Question: My team has long tights that they wear under their uniform shorts. Question: At a recent meet, an athlete competed with an artificial lower leg. L COMMENT: "A sports bra is considered a foundation garment. Officials should be able to observe that all members are from the same team. Answer: Whipping a flag is grounds for disqualification. Track and Field & Cross Country Rules Changes - 2020. However, the WIAA has its own adaptation to the Cross Country starting procedures. Rationale: Clarifies that a team finishes the race with the same baton that it used at the start of the race. Athletes may move about the course as would any spectator. Rationale: The reorganization of the rule states that a course should be clearly marked with any or all of the methods listed in the rule. Cross-country jumping is often part of a three-day event or horse trial that may include stadium jumping and dressage. 6-9-5: The length of long jump and triple jump pits constructed after 2019 shall be at least 23 feet (7 meters). Question: If my athlete wears an insulin pump does he need special permission? 5-11-1: A relay team shall pass their baton in accordance with the rules. Answer: Thanks for checking on this. Refer to Constitution, Bylaws and Rules of Eligibility for regulations related to What if the race is approximately 3/4 finished? Answer: This is one of the starting procedures outlined in the NFHS 2019-2020 Officials Manual, page 41. They may receive an award which is symbolic in nature, such as trophies, medals, ribbons, event T-shirts, event hats, game balls or other items of no intrinsic value. Medical alerts had not been considered jewelry in the past. Question: What items require WIAA approval? Fax (715) 344-4241 Prior approval must be given by the school. Is this considered unsporting conduct? Question: A referee told me it is against the rules for a coach to read the time of the race off of the coach's stopwatch because it is considered "aiding a runner". Question: I cannot find any reference to arm sleeves in the rules book, case book, or WIAA website. Also, an athlete violates this rule if he/she plays in any contest (school or nonschool) under a name other than his/her own. At this time wheelchair athletes are not permitted to compete in cross country. NXN is a post-season competition that involves a regional qualifying round. Can we allow them in? They consist of 9 high school boys and girls and are called Holy Family. Will we need a waiver so that these athletes can run in the Varsity meet? I began with Rule 8 and could only assume the official was referring to Section 7, Article 4 (Disqualification for a competitor who "receives any assistance from any other person"). Answer: Cast, splint (meet referee inspects to determine if padding is necessary), knee brace (does not need padding), insulin pump, prescription hearing aid. Although your reasoning is appropriate, until approved and recommended by the Coaches Association and the WIAA, this type of starting procedure is not recommended. Is this legal? In order to clarify the uniform requirements for Cross Country, the following excerpts from the rules are printed along with clarifying situations. 31. As for "pacing", Rule 4.6.5 Situation B of the Casebook indicates that a coach can call out times and splits. Rationale: This change promotes a more organized and efficient warm-up period. Slight differences in design of uniform do not negatively impact the identification of a relay or cross country team. I researched the NFHS Track and Field Rules. 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