COMPRESSION SLEEVE vs. KNEE ELBOW PAD RULE
Officials and coaches have asked for clarification regarding compression sleeves with and without pads for legs and arms. They have asked for this because elbow or knee pads do not need a medical reason to wear them, but a compression sleeve does. ASAA consulted with Alaska basketball coaches, officials, and the NFHS Basketball Rules Interpreter to help with clarification – ASAA Padded Compression Sleeve Position
MERCY RULES IN EFFECT
The ASAA Board adopted a policy, which mandates that a running clock be used once an established point spread is reached at a certain point in a football, hockey, basketball or softball game. Mercy Rules for each sport are as follow:
• Football — Upon reaching a 35 or more point differential at the end of the third (3rd) period or thereafter, a running clock will be used.
• Hockey — Upon reaching a 10 or more goal differential at the end of the second (2nd) period or thereafter, a running clock will be used.
• Basketball — Upon reaching a 40 or more point differential at the end of the third (3rd) quarter or thereafter, a running clock will be used.
• Softball — The game shall end when either team is 15 runs behind after 3 innings, 12 runs behind after 4 innings, or 8 runs behind after 5 innings.