Georgia votes on limiting hitting during practice

by Jeff Fisher

GHSAGeorgia has joined the list of states that have established rules limiting full-contact in the preseason and regular season. 

According to the Georgia High School Association, full-contact drills will no longer be permitted every day during the preseason.  Full-contact will be limited to 135 minutes per week, with contact taking place on no more than two straight days.  Full contact will also be limited to a single session of a two-a-day practice.

During the season, full contact in practice will be limited to 90 minutes per week, Full contact on back-to-back days is still permitted, but three straight full-contact practices will be prohibited.

The rules are aimed at reducing concussions.

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