Recent conversation with NFHS has directed us to strictly apply Rule 3-6-10 which states that "Objects, other than stopwatches and scorekeeping material/devices, in the coach's box are prohibited." Their interpretation is that IPads, Smart Phones, other electronic tablets, etc. are "devices" and should be allowed if they are used for scorekeeping purposes only. They cannot be used to communicate, record activity, take pictures, record video, etc. Again, this allows electronic equipment on the field in the coach's box, but solely for scorekeeping purposes. I realize that this is a change for TASO Softball Officials, from the direction we have been given during the year...and that it comes just as we enter playoffs. However, I want to insure that we have no confusion going forward, especially when "mixed crews" will be working together.
We wish you the best during the playoffs.