Ohio sets new limits for contact during practice

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The Ohio High School Athletic Association is the latest to adopted measures placing limits on full-contact drills during football practices.

On Monday, the association’s board of directors unanimously approved the changes aimed at making the sport safer.

The new guidelines state that full contact is allowed after a five-day adjustment period during preseason practice and is only permitted during one session of two-a-day preseason practices.  The new rule also limits players to 30 minutes of full-contact practice per day and 60 minutes per week during the regular season.

National Federation of State High School Associations’ concussion task force has suggested that states adopt these rules to make the game safer.

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