UPDATED INTERPRETATION FOR ALL SPIRIT COACHES: All coaches please read
NFHS Spirit Rules 2-1-5 suits best…for interpretation of run throughs:
ART. 5 . . . Performing surfaces and areas must be suitable for spirit activities.
a. Surfaces and areas must be reasonably free from objects and/or impediments.
b. Stunts and tumbling must be modified to be appropriate for the surface
and/or area and in relation to other participants.
c. When discarding props that are made of hard material, or have corners or
sharp edges, team members must gently toss or place the props.
2.1.5 SITUATION D: A spirit team in shoulder stands is holding a sign for football
players to run through. RULING: Illegal. COMMENT: The close proximity of
other participants makes stunting in this situation unsafe.
Q. Can the teams use double based preps, thigh stands, or shoulder sits to hold the run through?
A. No. All are illegal. There should be no stunting holding a run through.