2008-2009 PIAA Rules Adoption and Modification
- Adopt the 2008-2009 NFHS Basketball Rules Book.
- Adopt Rules 1-13-2 and 1-13-2 NOTE, coaching
box and alternate placement of same, at all levels
(varsity, junior varsity, or otherwise) of competition.
- Adopt Rule 5-5 NOTE, running clock, at all levels
(varsity, junior varsity, or otherwise) of competition,
upon completion of the first half and
one team gains a 40-point differential over
its opponent, the clock shall be stopped only
when an official's time-out is taken, a
charged time-out is granted, a period ends,
or administering free throws.
- Adopt Rule 10-5-1, the head coach, at all
levels (varsity, junior varsity, or otherwise) of
competition, may be off the bench in front of
his/her seat within the confines of the designated
14-foot coaching box to give instructions
to his/her players and/or substitutes.
PIAA Sportsmanship Message
PIAA requires all registered sports' officials to enforce the
sportsmanship rules for coaches and contestants. Actions meant to demean
opporsing players, teams, spectators and officials are not in the highest
ideals of interscholastic education and will not be tolerated. Let
today's contest reflect mutual respect. Coaches please certify to the
referee that your players are legally equipped and uniformed according to
NFHS rules. Good luck in today's contest.