Latest San Antonio District News
Central Super Regionals
Westwood High School
12400 Mellow Meadow ,Austin, TX 78750
Saturday April 26th and Sunday April 27th
Game times to be determined

North Super Regionals
Southlake Stadium
1085 S. Kimball Avenue, Southlake, TX 76092
Saturday April 26th and Sunday April 27th
Game times to be determined

2014 State Championship
Friendswood High School
Henry Winston Stadium
702 Greenbrier, Friendswood, Tx. 77546
Saturday, May 3rd and Sunday May 4th
Game times to be determined

February 21, 2013

Attached is a document with an update on the NCAA rules changes and how the officials are to interpret them. This should be helpful for you to review as well. Included is information on the rules themselves and on rule mechanics for the officials.

Please note changes in the following areas:

STICK SPECIFICATIONS
Sticks must have manufactured end cap
Player may not saw the head at the throat
ADDED STICK CHECK FIELD TESTS

TAPE ON SHAFTS AND HEADS (New Section)
Officials will no longer check the back of the stick on a stick check. This was originally proposed at the beginning of the year but has since been reconsidered.
No tape on plastic (except goalie)
Traditional shaft-taping methods (including "donuts") are allowed

TAPE ON THE FACE-OFF STICKS
Clarifies taping requirements- One significant change is the length of the FO middie's tape. The tape on the handle of face off players must extend from the bottom of the head and run 6" down the handle. Circumference should not exceed 3 3/4 inches. This aids officials in their insuring that a middie doesn't grab the head of the stick.Tape on the head is a 3 min NR.

SUGGESTED FACE-OFF MECHANICS
After faceoff violation, faceoff official should signal violation and violation count to benches and partners.

RULES ONCE THE ATTACK AREA HAS BEEN GAINED
Added "In the above 4 situations, a new 30 second clearing timer will begin upon possession (with "RESET" signal)"

RESTARTS
Added language for restarts at the substitution area. Take note of the guidelines for restarts and the direct path to the goal.

GUIDELINES FOR OPEN FIELD RESTARTS (New Section)
Provides guidance for adjudication of 5 yard restart buffer.

STALLING
A valid shot must be initiated with the head of the stick at or above the GLE

PENALTIES AND TIMER-ON
Clarifies flag down Timer On situations.

TIMEOUTS, INJURIES, EQUIPMENT ISSUES, AND INADVERTENT WHISTLES DURING
TIMER-ON (New Section)
Provides mechanic for each of these scenarios

PENALTY ENFORCEMENT RULEBOOK ADJUSTMENTS
Corrects original memo regarding slow whistle technique

SLOW-WHISTLE TECHNIQUE
Further clarifies slow-whistle technique

News Article Attachment(s)
NCAA Rules Interpretation
Baseline concussion testing for THSLL athletes free of charge: Through Dick's Sporting Goods partnership with ImPACT® Concussion Testing, we have some licenses to donate but there is a short window to get registered but after the registration is completed I believe there is a year able to activate. Some important details are below:



• Valid age range for the test: 12 years old and up

• Team Qualifiers:

o Cannot be a holder of a PACE license already

o Must represent middle school and high school aged children, colleges not eligible

• Testing will need to be organized and administered by a trained school/team official or through a Credentialed ImPACT® Consultant

o Interested teams will be responsible for scheduling their own testing

o Each test takes 20 minutes to complete and typically will be in groups on 5-10 students at a time

• PACE Support Call Center, M-F, 9am-5pm ET @ (720) 722-3180 or 720-PACE-180

• http://www.impacttest.com/



Organizations must confirm their interest to receive our FREE PACE License Registration and Information by contacting Allen Handy by February 28, 2013 via cell 412-417-7978 or email: allen.handy@dcsg.com I will provide you with the next steps to register and receive your concussion education software and testing material from there.



Thanks for your concern and awareness in combating young athlete concussions!