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NFHS Case Play 10.5.4 Situation A

Late in the game, A1 has been replaced and returns to the bench.
(a) Some team members of Team A rise to applaud A1; or
(b) the coach of Team A rises and shakes hands with A1 as A1 leaves the court. In both cases the individuals are immediately seated.

There has been no violation of the bench conduct rule as it is specifically indicated that bench personnel may rise to acknowledge a replaced player. Displays of sporting behavior and fair play are to be encouraged and are clearly identifiable as such. If the state has adopted the optional coaching box, the head coach may remain standing.

NFHS Rules Reference:

(10-5-4d, 10-6-1)

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