The following rules and regulations are applicable to coaches and administrators for Iowa girls high school sports.
If a coach/player is ejected from a game/match, he/she does not coach/play for the remainder of that game/match. He/She may coach/play in other competition later on that same day. Any sanction issued by the school or State Office will be served on a subsequent date after review of the filed reports.
When a coach is serving a suspension, he/she may not coach and must be out of sight and sound of the contest venue. He/She is not permitted to watch the contest(s) as a spectator unless he/she has a daughter playing in the contest(s). If a player is serving a suspension, she may not be in uniform or participate in the contest(s) or pre-game warm-up, but may be in street clothes on the bench, dugout, etc.
Should a coach or player be ejected from a contest in any sport, the following procedure is in effect.
The school administration and game officials shall notify the State Office the following business day. The school administration must meet with the offender and file the Ejection Report form (found online at the IGHSAU website) with the State Office. The Offender must write a written summary of the events which led to the ejection with the State Office. Ejected players must watch the NFHS Sportsmanship Video. This is a free video. Ejected coaches must view the NFHS Teaching and Modeling Behavior Video. There is a fee to view this video. Players and coaches must watch this video before being able to return to play or coach. The normal penalty for a first offense is a one-date suspension. However, a lesser or more severe penalty may apply upon review of the incident.
The school administration and game officials shall notify the State Office the following business day. Written report is mandated, as required procedurally with a first offense. The standard penalty for a second offense within one year of the initial offense, is school membership sanction and the violator is subject to a multi-date suspension. However, more severe penalties may apply if warranted.
The school administration and game officials shall notify the State Office the following business day. Written report is mandated, as required procedurally with a first and second offense. The penalty for a third offense will be determined after a formal hearing by the Board of Directors.
- To file a rejection, please fill out the Ejection Report.
- All coaches are required to view the NFHS Sportsmanship video, and coaches who are ejected are required to view the NFHS Coaching video.
Guidance on Cancer Awareness Activities
If your school district would like to participate in cancer awareness activities, please read the follow guidelines on what’s acceptable for each sport.