State Adoption by GHSA for Soccer Playing Rules
In relation to the NFHS 2022-2023 rule change under Rule 4-2-2 “Other equipment,” by state adoption for soccer contests, GHSA has added to the criteria:
OTHER EQUIPMENT 4-2-2
Hair control devices and other adornments worn in the hair must meet the following criteria:
- Be securely fastened to the head.
- Do not present an increased risk to the player, teammates or opponent.
- Any hair control device or adornment will NOT include any hard and/or unyielding material.
- This change promotes the inclusion of participants based on their cultural and religious beliefs.
GHSA adopted these criteria to ensure the safety of the player, teammates, and opponents.