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Trainers want August two-a-days halted

Updated: June 18, 2009, 3:01 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN ANTONIO -- High school football teams should eliminate two-a-day practices during the first week of August drills when heat stroke has proven particularly deadly, a leading trainers' group said Thursday in a report issued less than two months before the sweltering rite of passage begins at thousands of schools.

The National Athletic Trainers' Association said its recommendations, which include longer breaks between practice and more time for players to ease into contact drills, are not ...

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