|Rule Submission Title||Allow coaching|
|Existing Rule #||13.G.1.j.|
|Proposed Rule Change|
13.G.1.j. - Receiving coaching from anyone other than a partner during a rally
Legislative format showing the changes to the original rule.
|Original Rule Text|
13.G.1. - Verbal Warning and Technical Warnings. The referee is empowered to issue a single verbal warning to each player/team or call technical warnings. Actions
13.G.1.j. - Except during time-outs and in-between games, receiving coaching from anyone other than a partner.
|Reasoning Behind Suggested Change|
The game is evolving rapidly and competition at all levels is increasing. Players are developing and enhancing their physical and mental skills. Coaching can help with growing those skills resulting in a positive experience for players. Eliminating the restraint on coaching times can relieve the burden for referees to judge the degree of coaching that could lead to a warning. This type of warning interrupts the flow of the game and puts the referee in a negative light with players and supporters. As the facilitator of the game, allowing the referee to assist players in rule compliance will increase their knowledge and result in a more enjoyable experience for all.
|Rule Book Year||2024|
|Rule Change ID||925|
|Date Created||March 14, 2023|
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