Texas UIL considering drastic limits to high school practice contact

Discussion in 'Sports Zone' started by erod, Apr 23, 2013.

  1. erod

    erod Well-Known Member

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    The UIL in Texas, which oversees all high school sports in the state, is considering a policy that will allow high school coaches only 90 minutes of contact practice per week by rule. Historically, schools generally practice 4-5 days per week in pads, especially in two-a-days.

    This is expected to pass, in light of the concussion concerns surrounding the sport these days.

    Coaches say that they can't teach the proper techniques of blocking and tackling in that little time, and it will lead to more injury. Proponents of the bill claim that research shows that it's the accumulation of ordinary hits - not big hits - that lead to the worst kind of prolonged and permanent brain damage.

    I think the overreaction surrounding concussions is WAY overboard. Thousand upon thousands of men are roaming the earth today that played high school and college football. And most have no resulting issues whatsoever other than fond memories and pride.

    Other states could follow if this gains momentum. In the meantime, scratch Texas as a high school football force not long from now.

    I'm afraid we're not going to recognize this game much 10 years from now.
  2. Zordon

    Zordon Well-Known Member

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    Pathetic. Players from the state of Texas are already considered "finesse" this will make it worse.

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