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Texas Scaling Back High School Two-A-Day Workouts

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AUSTIN (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.

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