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UIL proposes limits on early football practices

10/17/2011

The University Interscholastic League's legislative council met Monday in Austin and passed an amendment that puts new limits on football practices outside of the school year.

  • On days when more than one practice is held, the minimum rest and recovery time between practices was increased from one hour to two hours.

  • Players can't participate in multiple practices on consecutive days.

  • In the first four days of practice, if more than one practice is conducted on the same day, the second practice can only be a teaching session that doesn't include conditioning, contact or equipment.

In other action by the legislative council Monday:

  • A proposal to increase the distance of girls cross country races from 2 to 3.1 miles was placed on a referendum ballot this spring.

  • The soccer tie-breaking procedure will be changed from a 35-yard shootout to penalty kicks, taking effect Aug. 1, 2012, if approved by the commissioner of education.

  • Area meets will be added to post-district track and field competition, taking effect Aug. 1, 2012, if approved by the commissioner of education.

  • An additional conference will be added in wrestling, taking effect Aug. 1, 2012, if approved by the commissioner of education.