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Interference occurs when students, coaches, teachers, chaperones, parents, or any other person associated with a team assists, hinders, obstructs, or gives outside help to competitors during an event. The following are examples of interference:

  1. Entering an area where events are set up for the competition or are being held without proper authorization to do so.
  2. Giving any verbal or non-verbal “coaching” or outside assistance to a participant competing during an event.
  3. Disrupting the event leader or flow of an event.
  4. Providing resources, tools, or help to a competitor during an event without prior authorization.

Note: This policy applies to any person attending an NCSO tournament.