Illinois limits contact in practices

by Jeff Fisher

Illinois High School AssociationThe Illinois High School Association has approved a limit on contact during high school practices.

Football teams will be limited to 90 minutes of full-contact practice spread out over a maximum of three days each week.  The limit that was approved on Monday takes effect each August on the Monday preceding the first game.

The IHSA approved a second change that limits full-contact drills to one practice during preseason two-a-days.


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Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.