Rule 1 – Section 1 – Article 6 – Persons Subject to the Rules
a. All persons subject to the rules are governed by the decisions of the officials.
b. Those persons subject to the rules are: everyone in the team area, players, substitutes, replaced players, coaches, athletics trainers, cheerleaders, band members, mascots, public-address announcers, audio and video system operators, and other persons affiliated with the teams.