Amendment banning helmets in the offseason fails to pass
Amendment 6, which was proposed by Everett School District Robert Polk, was voted down 43-5 by the WIAA Representative Assembly.
"I think it's what we expected," said Lakewood football coach Dan Teeter of the amendment's failure. Teeter began a petition against the amendment and gathered more than 300 signatures from high school coaches around the state.
Teeter said Monday that in response to Amendment 6 the Washington State Football Coaches Association drafted an amendment of its own that would limit contact during the offseason.
"Many of us agreed that something should be done, just not to that point," Teeter said.
Teeter said specifics on the WSFCA's proposed amendment are expected to be released soon.
Here's a list of the amendments that did pass after reaching super majority:
MS/HS #5: 17.5.7 – Coaches may meet with squads to prepare for summer leadership training
HS #8: 17.14.0 – Prohibits contests against college freshmen
MS/HS #9: 18.19.2.c – 8th graders may be used to salvage JV basketball teams to reach 16 players
MS/HS #12: 27.6.0 – Coaches may be penalized for violation of WIAA rules
HS #13: 51.8.0 – 10-run rule in baseball would apply in all regular and postseason games
HS #15: 57.6.0 – Running clock would apply in second half in 1B football with 40-point margin
HS #16: 63.5.1 – Criteria for two-day tennis tournament to count as one-day event
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