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Texas Two-A-Days Could Be Sharply Reduced

AUSTIN (October 4, 2011) -- Texas high school football players could be facing far fewer two-a-day practices under some new proposals.

The University Interscholastic League's medical advisory
committee has recommended cutting down on two-a-day practices,
including banning them from the first four days of training camp.

And on days when there is more than one practice, players shall
have at least two hours rest in between. And no team could hold
two-a-days on consecutive days.

Texas experienced the hottest summer on record in the United
States, according to the National Weather Service.

The rule changes must still be approved by the UIL's executive
committee later this month and then the state commissioner of
education. The new rules would put Texas closer in line with
guidelines recommended by a national athletic trainers group.


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