So MPSAA has just out into effect new practice regualtions in an effort to help the athletes battle the heat.
(important stuff starts on page 12)
Here is the lowdown...
-No more back to back two-a-days
-No contact for football players until the 5th day of practice
-No Shoulder pads until practice 3 and no lowers until practice 5
-3 hour practice limit
-No interpertation about adjusting if the weather is not too hot
This is a significant rule because it affects scrimmages, and the development of the team. Football is a contact sport and you can only form tackle so much. My biggest problem with this is it is now essentially up to the counties to regulate and enforce these new rules. Giving teams and counties that choose to "look away" a huge head start and advantge over those who follow the rules.