South Dakota Changes

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  1. Eliminate the 10% rule when calculating ADM for co-ops.

  2. Winter moratorium is in effect from December 23-26. No activities allowed during this time.

  3. Rosters must be finalized, with accurate name and number, the week prior to postseason play. Changes after that date may be made through the SDHSAA. A $50.00 fine will be assessed for non-approved changes.


  1. All classes (AA, A and B) in boys and girls will use a 35-second shot clock.

  2. Classics may choose to play contests in 16- or 18-minute halves.

  3. Pre-wrap is not allowed as a headband and/or hair control device.

  4. Allow multiple manufacturers’ logo/trademark on visible undergarments with a logo maximum restriction of 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 inches.

  5. Sublimated or printed logos around the collar of the undershirt are permitted.

  6. Rule 3-5-5 states that apparel shall be worn in the manner the manufacturer intended it to be worn; however, the SDHSAA understands that uniform shorts do not fit every team player the same. Therefore, basketball shorts may be rolled; however, neither the interior elastic waistband nor drawstring shall be exposed. The SDhDSAA officials will not concern themselves with waistbands which are rolled, as long as the above criteria is met.

  7. Headband may be up to 3" wide with no ties, black, white, or predominant color of uniform and all participants wearing them must be alike.

  8. Class A and Class B: Mercy rule shall be used for all regular season, Region, and SoDak 16 contests. When the point differential reach 30 or more points in the third or fourth quarter, the clock will continue to run. The clock will only be stopped for free throws and timeouts. Regular timing will be used if the score differential drops back to less than 20 points.