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MHSAA to Drastically Limit Contact in Football Practice.


Michigan has become the second state to drastically limit high school football contact hours in practice in accordance with guidelines of safety advocacy group Practice Like Pros.

The Michigan High School Athletic Association representative council passed a bill that prescribing the following limitations on full-contact practices:

  • In-season reduction from 90 minutes per week to 30
  • Preseason reduced from three hours per day plus scrimmages to six total hours per week, including scrimmages
  • Maintain the ban on full-contact in spring and summer football.

The association is following the footsteps of New Jersey, who in February implemented similar rules but with 15 minutes per week in-season, not 30 like Michigan.

MHSAA executive director Mark Uyl said in February most schools already follow guidelines similar to the ones that were established this week.

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