- Completely clear or completely white tooth and mouth protectors are no longer
prohibited. Tooth and mouth protectors shall include an occlusal (protecting and
separating the biting surfaces) portion and include a labial (protecting the teeth and
supporting structures) portion.
- Football gloves are now required to meet either the new SFIA specification or the
existing NOCSAE test standard at the time of manufacture.
- In a continued effort to minimize risk, the Committee made clipping in the free-blocking
9-3 PENALTY zone illegal. Clipping is now illegal anywhere on the field at any time.