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Spalding's Athletic Library

Group VII

No. 12A

Official Athletic Rules

anc

Official Handbook

of the Amateur

Athletic Union of

the United States

Constitution, By-Laws, General and Athletic

Rules of the Amateur Athletic Union in

force January i, 1921.

Articles of Alliance with Allied Members.

PUBLISHED BY

AMERICAN SPORTS PUBLISHING COMPANY

45 Rose Street, New York

COPYRIGHT, 1921. BY AMERICAN SPORTS PUBLISHINa COMPANY

CONTENTS

Omcers

Constitution

By-Laws

General Uules

Athletic Rules

PAGE

3

8

32

37

62

 

Combined Competitions

87

Special Events

95

Swimming Events

ST

Diving Events

9S

How to Score a Diving Competition

105

Water Polo

109

;

 

Boxing

115

Wrestling

118

Gymnastics

120

Hand Ball

122

Decathlon, How to Score the

125

All-Around, How to Score the

134

Specifications for Ofhcial Iinplements

142

Specifications of Apparatus. Articles of Alliance

144

With American Gymnastic Union

146

With Intercollegiate Association of Amateur Athletes of America 147

With Military Athletic League

147

With National Cycling Association

148

With Amateur Fencers' League of America

149

With International Skating Union of America

150

With United States of America Foot Ball Association

150

With Amateur Athletic Union of Canada

151

With Canadian Amateur Swimming Association

152

With Catholic Young Men's National Union

153

With National Amateur Casting Association

154

Form of Constitution for Active Associations Form of By-Laws for Active Associations

When an Amateur Becomes a Professional

Special Legislation Authorized by the A.A.U

Form of Club Application for Membership in an Association of the

A.A.U

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155

160

163

165

171

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Amateur Athletic Union

OF THE

United States

President.

ROBERT S. WEAVER,

Southern Pacific Association,

Los Angeles, Cal.

First Vice-President,

C. W. STREIT, JR.,

Southern Association,

Birmingham, Ala.

Second Vice-President,

WILLIAM H. CUDDY,

New England Association,

Boston, Mass.

Third Vice-President,

PAUL R. JORDAN,

Indiana Association,

Indianapolis, Ind.

Fourth Vice-President,

M. J. SLATTERY,

Middle Atlantic Association, Philadelphia, Pa.

Secretary-Treasurer,

FREDERICK W. RUBIEN,

Metropolitan Association,

290 Broadway, New York.

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M. E. Andruss

Edward E. Babb

L. di Benedetto Warren Bovard,

Board of Governors.

317 Flood Bldg., San Francisco, Cal. 93 Federal Street, Boston, Mass

Room 29, City Hall, New Orleans, La.

c/o R. W. Jesson, 435 S. Spring St., Los Angeles, Cal.

Washington Bowie, Jr

Thomas J. Brady,

607 Fidelity Bldg., Baltimore, Md.

c/o J. Frank Facey, 36 Prospect St., Cambridge, Mass.

William Brandt

212

Peabody St., San Francisco, Cal.

Everett C. Brown

57-59 Exchange Building, Chicago, 111.

H. S. Burdick

Spokane A. C, Spokane, Wash.

William Burdick, M.D

Hoen Bldg., -Baltimore, Md.

S. A. Byrne

225 Maple Street, Brooklyn, N. Y.

Thomas W. Cahill

Walter Camp George D. Center

126 Nassau St., New York City, N. Y. New Haven, Conn.

c/o Davis and Co., Honolulu, T. H.

Rensselaer, N. Y.

•:

W. S. Clark, Supt. Schools

John V. Clinnin

601-618 Corn Ex. Bank Bldg., Chicago, 111.

Latrobe Cogswell

Baltimore Athletic Club, Baltimore, Md.

A. C.

.Pittsburgh Athletic Association, Pittsburgh, Pa. 22 College Street, Toronto, Canada

Norton H. Crow

William H. Cuddy.

.Assessors' Office, City Hall, Boston, Mass.

Samuel J. Dallas

c/o John Wanamaker, Philadelphia, Pa.

E. C. Day

The Times, Denver, Colo.

Charles A. Dean

14 E. Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, 111.

W. F. Delaney

U. S. Post Office, New -Britain, Conn.

Harold Dibblee, 71st Regt. A. A., 34th St. and Park Ave., New York

Chas. J. Dieges

John J. Dixon

Robert W. Dodd

,26th

John O'Day Donahue,

15 John St., New York City

54 Franklin Street, New York City

and Folsom Streets, San Francisco, Cal.

Capitol City Post, American Legion, Albany, N. Y.

Capt. Charles Donnecker.

.74th Regiment Armory, Buffalo. N. Y.

Dave Dunn, .c/o R. S. Weaver, 1911 W. 7th St., Los Angeles, Cal.

T. Morris Dunne

Multnomah A.A.C., Portland, Ore.

Val Dysert

784 Broadway, New York City

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W. H. Edwards

Charles A. Elbert

Lee Emmchnan

Cornelius Fellowes

122 N. 11th St., Philadelphia, Pa.

290 .Broadway, New York

213 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, Ind.

1966 Broadway, New York City

J. B. Finley, Comm. of Education, N. Y. State

Albany, N. Y.

Julian T. Fitzgerald Harry W. Fitzpatrick

P. J. Flanagan

E. A. Fry

Albert Geiger

B. H. Giffin

Louis N. Goldsmith

S. Goodman

J. F. Grant

W. H. Gregory

2812 W. North Ave., Chicago, 111.

528 Canal Street, New Orleans, La.

2655 Palymara Street, New Orleans, La.

1 107 Second Ave., Seattle, Wash.

Boston A. A., Boston, Mass.

Curry Bldg., Pittsburgh, Pa.

201 Real Est. Tr. Bldg., Philadelphia, Pa.

1492 Mission Street, San Francisco, Cal.

c/o Culver Military Academy, Culver, Ind.

University Club, Salt Lake City, Utah

William H. Hackett, Tax Collector, City Hall, New Haven, Conn.

W. S. Haddock

Emanuel Haug

Herbert Hauser

Sheriff's office, Pittsburgh, Pa.

463 W, 159th Street, New York

4670 San Sebastian Avenue, Oakland, Cal.

Laurence S. Hill, Board of

Herbert Holm

Murray Hulbert

William F. Humphrey

'.

.City Hall, Albany, N. Y.

India Wharf, Boston, Mass.

600 West 140th Street, New York

Olympic Club, San Francisco, Cal.

Ralph Jesson

Paul R. Jordan

Richard F. Kelsey

Gustavus T. Kirby M. A. Klein

Verne R. C. Lacey

435 South Spring Street, Los Angeles, Cal.

1131 Hume-Mansor Bldg., Indianapolis, Ind.

204 Valley Road, Montclair, N. J.

6 E. 23d Street, New York

421 East 71st, New York

1838 Arcade Bldg., St. Louis, Mo.

Philip F. Lee.

.c/o Henry Waterhouse Trust Co., Honolulu, T. H.

420 Cass Street, Milwaukee, Wis.

88 Broad Street, Boston, Mass.

351 Equity Building, Detroit, Mich.

Argus-Advocate, East Boston, Mass.

51 Chambers Street, New York

607 Colorado Bldg., Denver, Colo.

W. H. Liginger

Alfred J. Lill, Jr Charles D. Lynch

Joseph B. Maccabe

J. T. Mahoney

David J. Main

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George Mathews

Stanley McKenzie

Harry McMillan

A. E. Metzdorf

C. S. Miller

A. G. Mills

Roy E. Moore P'red Moore

H. J. Morlan H. C. Mortensen

George W. Murphy

,

451 81st St., Brooklyn, N. Y.

c/o Love's Bread Co., Honolulu, T. H.

1813 Wallace Street, Philadelphia, Pa.

Rochester Y. M. C. A., Rochester, N. Y.

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa.

559 W. 26th Street, New York

99 No. Moore St., New York

Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

30 No. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, 111.

Deseret Gymnasium, Salt Lake City, Utah

1838 Arcade .Bldg., St. Louis, Mo.

Leonard G. Norris.191 Dorchester St., West Montreal, Canada

H. Obertubbesing

W. Scott O'Connor

Capt. Albert R.

R. G. Parvin William C. Prout

M. G.

Charles D. Reidpath, c/o Huntley Derdenger Co., Electric Bldg., Buffalo, N. Y.

Milton Rosenfeld Frederick W. Rubien

Edwin F. Schaefer

340 West sist Street, New York

55 Broadway, New York City

.20 Municipal Bldg., Buffalo, N. Y.

Denver Athletic Club, Denver, Colo. Room 1013, Barrister's Hall, Boston, Mass.

.University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

1838 Arcade. Bldg., St. Louis, Mo.

290 Broadway, New York

397 Glenwood Avenue, Buffalo, N. Y.

R. D. Schooley, Civil Service Com., City-County Bldg., Pittsburgh, Pa.

830 North 63d Street, Philadelphia, Pa.

M. J. Slattery

James E. Snyder 5320 Chew St., Philadelphia, Pa.

Fred L. Steers

C. W. Streit, Jr

J. W. Stumpf

John T. Taylor

Thomas J. Tracy

1350 First National Bank Bldg., Chicago

c/o Birmingham Ath. Club, Birmingham, Ala.

27 Cornelia Street, Brooklyn, N. Y.

228 Oliver Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pa.

374 Dixwell Ave., New Haven, Conn.

Geo. J. Turner.

.116 Chamber of Commerce Bldg., Baltimore, Md.

1911 W. 7th St., Los Angeles, Cal.

Robert S. Weaver

Bartow S. Weeks Michael F. Winston

T. N. Wynne

51 Chambers Street, New York

114 Eutaw Avenue, Lynn, Mass.

48 Monument Place, Indianapolis', Ind.

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Active Association Members.

The New England Association of the A.A.U.

The Metropolitan Association of the A.A.U.

The Middle Atlantic Association of the A.A.U. The South Atlantic Association of the A.A.U.

The Central Association of the A.A.U.

The Southern Association of the A.A.U.

The Western Association of the A.A.U.

The Rocky Mountain Association of the A.A.U.

The Pacific Association of the A.A.U.

The Pacific Northwest Association of the A.A.U.

The Southern Pacific Association of the A.A.U.

The Hawaiian Amateur Athletic Association of the A.A.U.

The Inter-Mountain Association of the A.A.U.

The Allegheny Mountain Association of the A The Indiana Association of the A.A.U.

The Niagara Association of the A.A.U. The Adirondack Association of the A.A.U.

The Connecticut Association of the A.A.U.

Allied Members.

A.U.

^\merican Gymnastic Union. Intercollegiate Association of Amateur Athletes of America.

Military Athletic League.

The Amateur Fencers' League of America.

National Cycling Association. The International Skating Union.

United States of America Football Association.

Amateur Athletic Union of Canada. Canadian .Amateur Swimming Association.

Catholic Young Men's National Union. National Amateur Casting Association.

Holding Membership In.

International Amateur Swimming Federation (Federation

Internationale de Natation Amateur). Internationnl Amateur Athletic Federation.

International Amateur Boxing Federation. International Amateur Wrestling Federation.

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CONSTITUTION

OF THE

Amateur Athletic Union

OF THE

United States

ARTICLE I.

This organization shall be known as the Amateur Athletic Union of the United States.

ARTICLE II.

OBJECTS. The objects of this Union are:

1. The encouragement of systematic physical exercise and

education in the United States.

2. The improvement and promotion of athletic sports among

amateurs.

3. The union of all eligible amateur athletic clubs, organiza-

tions or groups in the United States into such separate associa-

tions, with active membership and representation in this Union,

as may, from time to time, be deemed best adapted to advance the cause of amateur athletics throughout the United States, and

to foster and promote the interests of the several members.

4. The establishment and maintenance, by allied membership

or otherwise, of alliances with associations of general or special

jurisdiction, and composed of clubs or otherwise designated

bodies of individual members, devoted wholly or partially to

physical culture or to some specialty in athletics.

5. The establishment and maintenance throughout the United

States of a uniform test of amateur standing, and uniform rules

for the government of all athletic sports within its jurisdiction.

6. The institution, regulation and awarding of the amateur

athletic championships of the United States.

7. The promotion of National, State and local legislation in

the interest of the institution of public playgrounds, gymnasia,

baths and fields for amateur sports in the United States.

8. The

institution

of

a

Bureau of Records covering all

branches of amateur sport in the United States.

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ARTICLE III.

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JURISDICTION. This Union recognizes all amateur sports and claims jurisdic'

tion over the following classes

I.

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And such other associations of the Amateur Athletic Union clubs

as may from time to .time be admitted to membership as here-

inafter provided. Until, by two-thirds vote of the Board of Governors of

4.

this Union, a change or changes shall be made in the allotment

of territory, the territory of the several active members shall

be as follows

New England AssociationMaine, New Massachusetts, Rhode Island.

Metropolitan AssociationNew York (south of and including

Sullivan and

Dutchess Counties and that portion of Ulster

County, south of Kingston) ; New Jersey (north of Trenton).

Middle Atlantic Association (Formed 1906) New Jersey, south of and including Trenton; Delaware, Penn.sylvania, east of

and including Potter, Clinton, Center, Blair and Bedford Coun-

ties.

Hampshire, Vermont,

South Atlantic AssociationVirginia, District of Columbia,

Maryland, North Carolina and South Carolina.

Central AssociationIllinois (except St. Clair and Madison

Counties); Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota; Campbell

and Kenton Counties, Kentucky (transferred from Western

Association to Central Association, November, 191 1). Pacific AssociationCalifornia, north of Teiiachapi Pass;

Nevada.

Pacific Northwest Association (Organized June, 1905)Wash-

ington, Alaska, Oregon, and the following counties of Montana

and Idaho, transferred from Inter-Mountain Association, No- vember, 1920 : MontanaLincoln and Missoula. IdahoBoun- dary, Bonner, Kootenai, Shoshone, Binewah, Letah, Clearwater, Nez Perce, and Lewis.

Rocky Mountain Association (Organized November, 1906)

Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico. Southern Association.Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana,

Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas (transferred back to Southern

Association November 20, 1916, when Texas Association organ- ized March, 1911, consisting of State of Texas, was disbanded).

Western AssociatioiiMissouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, South

Dakota, Indian Territory, Kansas, North Dakota, Nebraska; St.

Clair and Madison Counties, Illinois (St. Clair County trans-

ferred from Central Association to Western Association, Novem-

ber, 1905, Madison County transferred November, 1916) ; Ken-

tucky (except Campbell and Kenton Counties).

Southern Pacific Associatio)i (Organized November, 1909)

Arizona; California, south of Tehachapi Pass; Panama Canal

Zone (added November, 1914),

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Hazvaiian Association (Organized November, igio, by territory taken from Pacific Association) Territory of Hawaii, the five

islands, Oahu, Hawaii, Alaui, Kauai, and Molokai. Inter-Mountain Association (Organized November, 1910, by

territory taken from Pacific Northwest and Rocky Mountain

Associations)—Utah, Montana, except Lincoln and Missoula

counties, and Idaho, except Boundary, Bonner, Kootenai, Sho-

shone, Binewah, Letah, Clearwater, Nez Perce and Lewis coun-

ties.

(These counties of Montana and Idaho were transferred

to the Pacific Northwest Association November, 1920.)

Allegheny Mountain Association (Organized November i6,

1917, by territory taken from Central, South Atlantic and Middle

Atlantic Associations) (additional territory taken from Central

Association, November 17, 1919, including westerly part of Ohio), all counties in Pennsylvania west of Potter, Clinton, Center,

Blair and Bedford Counties, and the States of Ohio and West

Virginia.

Indiana Association (Organized August 29, 1919, by territory taken from Central Association) All of State of Indiana.

Niagara Association (Organized September 27, 1919, by terri-

tory taken from Metropolitan Association) That portion of

New York State west of and including Oswego, Ono^ndaga, Cort-

land and Broome Counties.

Adirondack Association (Organized January 31, 1920, by terri-

tory taken from the Metropolitan Association) That portion

of New York State east and north of Oswego, Onondaga, Cort-

land, Broome, Sullivan and Dutchess Counties, and also that portion of Ulster County north of and including the City of

Kingston. Connecticut Association (Organized September 17, 1920, by territory taken from the Metropolitan Association)All the State of Connecticut. ARTICLE V.

CONDITIONS OF MEMBERSHIP.

1. An allied member may at any time be admitted by a two-

thirds vote of the Board of Governors of this Union, upon such

conditions, consistent with the provisions of this Constitution,

as may be agreed upon between such proposed allied member and the Board of Governors.

An active member in addition to those named in Article

2.

TV may at any time be admitted in the following manner. Any four or more clubs, organizations or groups of the character prescribed in sub-division 4 of Article II, desiring to form an association, may make an application therefor in writing to the

Secretary-Treasurer stating:

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(a) The territory which they desire included in such proposed

association.

(b) The names of the chibs applying for the creation and

admission of such association and whether or not they or any of them are members of an existing association of this Union.

(c) The reasons why the creation of such proposed associa- tions is desired or desirable.

3. The application must further contain a request that upon

the organization of such association

it may be

admitted

to

membership on conditions to be named by the Board of Gov-

ernors of the Union.

4. If the territory proposed to be included in said aesociation

is a part of that already assigned to any existing association, such existing association shall have ten days' notice after the

filing of said application before any action is taken thereon by the Board of Governors.

5. If said application shall be passed

favorably by a two-

thirds vote of the Board of Governors voting, the President and

Secretary-Treasurer of the Union shall call a meeting of all the clubs so applying and all other clubs, members of an existing

association located within the territory of such proposed asso-

ciation, upon not less than thirty days' notice, for the purpose

of organizing such association and adopting the Constitution and By-Laws prescribed by the Union therefor.

6. Thereafter, upon the certification by the President and

Secretary-Treasurer of the applying association that its organiza- tion has been completed and the Constitution and By-Laws have

been adopted, said association shall be admitted to membership,

said admission being granted upon the following express condi-

tions which are a part of said act of admission :

(o) That such membership shall be subject to suspension or

forfeiture in the event of failure to comply with any require-

ments of this Constitution or of any By-Law hereunder, or any decree or ruling of the Board of Governors or of the National Registration Committee ; and that any decree of suspension or forfeiture, when afiirmed by two-thirds of the Board of Gov-

ernors voting, shall be final and binding.

(b) That it shall not make any amendment of its Constitution

or By-Laws without first submitting the proposed amendment to

the Board of Governors of this Union, and that any such amend-

ment made without the vote of a majority of the Board of

Governors shall be void.

(c) That in the event of its club membership being reduced

to less than four organizations, its membership in this Union

shall cease, and this Union shall be entitled to allot its surviving

clubs and territory to any other active member.

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(d) That in the event of any clubs making formal application

to be admitted, as a separate association, to active membership

in this Union, this Union shall be empowered, in its discretion,

by a two-thirds vote of its Board of Governors voting, to admit

the same as an active member, and to allot its territory.

(c) That all games or athletic meetings given by such member,

and the qualifications of all persons competing at such meetings,

either as members of its chilis or as unattached athletes, shall be

in conformity with the ''Conditions of Competition" prescribed

by this Constitution, and the By-Laws and Rules adopted and

prescribed by the Board of Governors.

7. The prescribed form of Constitution and By-Laws of each of the Associations is appended to this Constitution.

ARTICLE VL

OBLIG.\TIONS, SUSPENSION AND EXPULSION OF MEMBERS.

1. The acceptance of allied membership in this Union by any

allied Association shall operate as an agreement binding upon this Union and such allied member that both will abide by the terms

of the alliance until either party, upon such notice as may be

fixed in the terms of alliance, shall voluntarily withdraw there-

from.

2. The acceptance of active membership in this Union shall

bind such member to abide by all the conditions thereof as set

forth in Section 6 of .A.rticle V of this Constitution, and also all

other provisions of this Constitution and of the By-Laws and Rules of this Union ; and to accept and enforce all decisions of the Board of Governors and of the National Registration Com-

mittee.

3. The membership of any active member which shall violate

any of the provisions of the Constitution, By-Laws or Rules of

this Union, or any decision of the Board of Governors, or of the National Registration Committee, may be suspended by the Board of Governors until the next annual or special meeting of this Union, to which meeting said action of suspension shall be

reported by the Secretary-Treasurer, when such suspension may be removed by a majority vote of all the active members voting, or by a two-thirds vote of all the active members voting, such

active member may be expelled, and the territory thereof be re-

organized or assigned to one or more members of this Union,

consistently with the Constitution.

ARTICLE VII.

REPRESENTATION OF MEMBERS.

I. Every allied member shall be entitled (unless otherwise

provided in the terms of alliance) to be represented at every

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meeting of this Union by not more than four delegates or alter

nates of such delegates, having, collectively, one vote.

2. Every active member must elect annually six delegates to

represent it at meetings of the Union, and such delegates must be

members in good standing of clubs belonging to such member,

and may also elect six alternates of such delegates, who must

be members of any of its own or of any other active member's

clubs, except that no member of the Board of Governors shall

be elected an alternate, and in no case shall any delegate or alternate represent more than one active or allied member. All the representatives of one active member shall collectively have

one vote.

3. The election of every delegate and alternate with their

addresses shall be duly certified by the principal executive officer of the active or allied member to the Secretary-Treasurer of the

Union at least twenty days before any meeting which he may be

called upon to attend, and for failure to make such certification the delegate or his alternate may be refused his seat at such

meeting.

4.

Any allied or active member may at any time, on notice

addressed to the Secretary-Treasurer of this Union by the prin-

cipal executive officer of such member, withdraw any or all of its

delegates or alternates, provided a likt number of delegates or

alternates be at the same time substituted for those withdrawn

and if any delegate so withdrawn be at the time a member of the

Board of Governors, the Board shall fill the vacancy as provided

in Article VIII.

ARTICLE VIII.

GOVERNMENT.

1. The government and general direction of the affairs of the

Union shall be committed to a Board of Governors constituted

as follows : One representative from each allied mem.ber and five

delegates-at-large, and each ex-President of the Union who shall

have served a full term and is a member in good standing of an A.A.U. club; and each ex-Secretary of the Union who shall have served a full term and is a member in good standing of an

A.A.U. club ; three representatives from each active member and one additional representative from each active member for every

ten clubs belonging to said active member in