1. Undershirt Rule 3-5-6
There have been a number of incidents that have been brought to my attention with inconsistent enforcement of rule 3-5-6 concerning undershirts. I experienced this first hand as I had explain to a coach why players could not participate wearing a black tee shirt under a maroon jersey.
Rule 3-5-6 … Undershirts shall be a single solid color similar to the torso of the jersey
This rule along with all others must be enforced as written. There is no deviation at any level of high school basketball.
Failure to enforce the undershirt rule will result in consequences for the officiating crew.
If you have questions about the undershirt rule please reach out to Bob Surgan, 954-668-9770.
2. High School Uniform Rules
Below in this email is the 2018-19 rules summary for team members equipment, apparel and logos . A team member in violation is simply not allowed to participate in the game. There are no penalties for violation of these rules. Look for violations and correct them when you arrive on the floor before the start of your game.
Undershirts (tee shirts) must be a solid color similar to the color of the torso of the team jersey. The solid color of the undershirts does not have to exactly match the color of the jersey, and the color of each player’s undershirt does not have to exactly match each other teammate’s undershirt. They just need to be similar to the jersey. For example, if the color of a team’s jersey is yellow, then the single solid color of the undershirts could be yellow and/or gold.
Sleeves, compression shorts, tights, headbands and/or wristbands must all be the same one solid color for all these items. That color must be black, white, beige or the predominant color of the team jersey. Different colors on the same team are not allowed. All the players on a team who are wearing any of these items must have them all the same one solid color.
BCAA Basketball Rules Interpreter
2018-19 Rules Summary - Team Member’s Equipment, Apparel and Logos
NO DEVIATION FROM NFHS RULES IS ALLOWED
The following is a guide to commonly encountered team member equipment, apparel and logo violations. Look for and correct them when you arrive on the floor before the start of your game. Team members in violation are not allowed to participate in the game. No penalty is involved. The complete list of regulations is covered by Rules 3-5, 3-6 and 3-7.
Undershirts, if worn, must be a single solid color similar to the torso of the team jersey. If an undershirt has sleeves, the sleeves on that undershirt must be the same length.
Arm sleeves, knee sleeves, leg sleeves, compression shorts, tights, headbands and/or wristbands, if worn by team members, must all be the same one solid color. That color must be black, white, beige or the predominant color of the team jersey. One Headband, without extensions, may be worn. It must be a maximum of 2 inches wide.
One moisture-absorbing Wristband may be worn on each arm below the elbow. Each must be a maximum of 4 inches wide.
One visible manufacturer’s logo or trademark, or one school mascot or logo, is permitted on each undershirt, compression sleeve, compression shorts, tights, headband and wristband. Each logo must not be larger than 2¼ inches.
Hair control and Headwear
Rubber, cloth, or elastic bands may be used to control hair. Other headwear and head decorations are prohibited, except for head coverings for medical, cosmetic or religious reasons that are waivered by the FHSAA.
Hard objects and abrasive material are prohibited. Jewelry is prohibited, even during warm-ups and even when taped down and/or covered.
Religious and medical-alert medals are not considered to be jewelry. A religious medal must be taped down and worn under the uniform. A medical-alert medal must be taped down and may be visible.
Knee and ankle braces that are unaltered from manufacturer’s design are permitted and do not require additional padding. Braces do not need to meet color restrictions.