Two-a-days may become an obsolete termOctober 17th, 2011 at 10:08 pm by Leila Rahimi under Sports
The UIL Medical Board is approving schools seriously alter the way their football teams practice before the season starts. Per their release, here’s a list of their recommendations.
- On days when more than one practice is conducted, the rest and recovery time between the end of one practice and the beginning of the next practice will be increased to two hours. Current rules only require one hour of rest and recovery time between practices.
- With the exception of volleyball, schools shall not schedule more than one practice on consecutive days in sports which begin practice prior to the school year, and student-athletes shall not participate in multiple practices on consecutive days.
- During the four-day acclimatization period in football, if more than one practice is conducted on the same day, the second practice shall be a teaching period or walkthrough practice only with no conditioning, contact activities or equipment permitted.
These haven’t been approved yet, but it seems like there are more than a few high schools in Central Texas who would have to change the way they practice.