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Texas High School Football Practices May Be Reduced

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AUSTIN (AP) - Texas high school football players could be facing far fewer two-a-day practices under some new proposals.

The University Interscholastic League’s medical advisory committee has recommended cutting down on two-a-day practices, including banning them from the first four days of training camp.

And on days when there is more than one practice, players shall have at least two hours rest in between. And no team could hold two-a-days on consecutive days.

Texas experienced the hottest summer on record in the United States, according to the National Weather Service.

The rule changes must still be approved by the UIL’s executive committee later this month and then the state commissioner of education. The new rules would put Texas closer in line with guidelines recommended by a national athletic trainers group.

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