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New Preseason Football Rules Change Practice Schedules

Posted: Friday, August 16th, 2013 at 8:30 am
Author: KCII Radio- Drew Shradel

With the start of the football season around the corner, some coaches are expediting as much as they can.

The Iowa High School Athletic Association has implemented some rule changes that change the way teams can get prepared at the start of the off-season, one of the biggest is no two-a-day practices. The state only allows three hours of physical activity in the day for a practice.

Another is that contact with full pads cannot be done until the sixth practice, which forces all teams with just three weeks until the lights first come on Friday night to practice with just helmets for the first week.

The final change that could help out is that teams are now allowed a scrimmage game with another team before their first official game, but after 10 days of practice. So some teams like Columbus Junction and others have decided to take advantage of this opportunity.

These rules were made for the safety of the players during the preseason, and you can hear what the coaches are doing with these rules on the Jet Physical Therapy Radio Coaches Corner online on