February 20, 2023
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Loose Equipment in Field of Play Ruled as Foul in High School Field Hockey Rules for 2023

The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) has recently announced a new rule change that affects how loose equipment on the field of play is handled. In the past, loose equipment that was not intentionally placed on the field was considered to be in play. However, under the new rule, any equipment that is not properly secured will now be ruled as a foul, regardless of intent. This change is aimed at promoting player safety and fairness in the game. Learn more about this important rule change and how it will impact the upcoming 2023 high school field hockey season.