Rulebook Ordering Information


Rule books and publications orders  MUST BE entered online no later than February 18, 2019.  Ordering after the due date may result in delays since the VPA does not keep a large inventory in house. NOTE: We no longer carry tennis rulebooks or golf rulebooks.

Please remember that once you receive shipment of your order, payment is due within 30 days.  Note: Invoices will be will say payable AFTER JULY 1st, 2019 to accommodate the school fiscal year. Shipments will be mailed (typically) in the following order: Fall rulebooks and publications ship in June; your Winter order in October, and Spring order in January.

For those new to the ordering process: Select your school from the drop down and click the “Begin” button. Select rulebook and put in quantity in the field. Click the “Add to order” button. The item will appear in the lower field. The online database will save your items when you click on the “Add to order” button. There is no submit button.

2019-2020 Online Rulebook Order Form


NFHS Rules Publications

RULES BOOKS which are published by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) contain the official rules for high school sports. These books are designed to explain all aspects of the game. They are used by coaches, officials, players and many fans who wish to know more about the rules of the game.

CASE BOOKS are published separately in baseball, basketball, football, softball, and track and field and are a supplement to the rules books. These books contain actual play situations.

OFFICIALS MANUALS have been developed in baseball, basketball, football, softball, and track and field. These manuals are directed specifically to those who wish to enter the field of officiating or to those who wish to improve their competence.

CASE BOOKS AND MANUALS are published as a combination book of the case book and officials manual. They are printed for the sports of volleyball and wrestling.

SPORTS HANDBOOKS in basketball and football have been developed for use by players, coaches, officials and others interested in the game. They include brief histories of the games, procedures followed in developing the rules and emphasizing the philosophy of the rules committees. The football handbook also includes the rules for flag football and touch football.

RULES SIMPLIFIED AND ILLUSTRATED for basketball and football are published annually. These books make use of cartoons and diagrams to clearly explain situations which might otherwise be difficult to comprehend.

Scorebooks, Match cards, Lineup cards, etc.