The National Federation of High Schools recently announced its rules changes for the 2012 season. Among the rules changes:
- Prior to the start of each game, each head coach must now verify to the umpire in-chief that all participants are legally equipped and equipment is in accordance with NFHS rules. This includes verification that bats and helmets are not altered altered, damaged, or defective.
- Umpires are no longer required to perform pregame checks of player equipment. Equipment compliance is now the responsibility of the head coach.
- A change to Rule 1-3-5 states that “No artificial or intentional means shall be used to control the temperature of the bat.”
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