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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 in attendance at a NCSO tournament.