AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas public high school football players
will likely have far fewer two-a-day practices starting in 2012.
After a summer of record temperatures, the University
Interscholastic League on Monday approved rules designed to reduce
the the number of two-a-day practices. That includes banning them
for the first four days of training camp.
Teams also would be banned from having two-a-days on consecutive days. On days when teams practice twice, players must be given at least a two-hour break between sessions.
The changes must still be given final approval by state
Education Commissioner Robert Scott, but he is expected to accept
the UIL's recommendations.
The NFL recently banned two-a-day practices under its new
collective bargaining agreement and many colleges have scaled back
multiple-practice days in recent years.