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Are your Female Wrestling Uniforms Compliant with NFSHSA Rule Change?
With the National Federation of State High School Association's rule change on female clothing, female athletes must now wear a form-fitted compression garment under their one-piece singlet.
Here's the applicable text from the rule change.
ART. 1 . . . A legal uniform consists of:
a) A one-piece singlet cut no lower in the back or front than the level of the armpits and under the arms no lower than one-half the distance between the armpit and belt line. A suitable undergarment, which completely covers the buttocks and groin area, shall be worn under a one-piece singlet. Any other undergarment worn under the one-piece singlet which extends beyond the inseam shall be tight-fitting and shall not extend below the knee. The one-piece singlet may be worn with full-length tights with stirrups. Any other undergarment worn under the one-piece singlet which extends beyond the inseam shall be tight-fitting and shall not extend below the knee. The one-piece singlet shall be school-issued.
NOTE: Female contestants wearing a one-piece singlet shall wear a form-fitted compression suitable undergarment that completely covers their breasts.
Rationale: This rule proposal reinforces the importance of how wrestlers should be required to be properly attired on the mat during competition, regardless of gender. Currently, there is no specific requirement for what a wrestler wears under a singlet. Light-colored or white singlets become transparent if an undergarment is not worn underneath. This creates a modesty concern that athletes are revealing more than is appropriate
NOTE: Female contestants wearing a one-piece singlet shall wear a suitable undergarment that covers their breasts and minimizes the risk of exposure. All contestants wearing a one-piece singlet shall wear a suitable undergarment which completely covers the buttocks and groin area.
Rationale: Female wrestlers are required to wear an undergarment that covers the breasts. By adding additional language to minimize the risk of exposure, it will raise the expectation that the suitable undergarment should provide coverage and support during competition.
This rule does not require the contestants to wear a suitable undergarment to cover the buttocks and groin under a singlet. Some light-colored or white singlets become almost transparent and create modesty concerns.
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