Possible rules change for HS Football practices

AUSTIN, TX - The UIL Medical Advisory board is recommending changes to Texas high school football, specifically, full-contact in practices.

During a meeting Sunday morning, the medical advisory board recommended to the UIL legislative council that athletes be limited to 90 minutes, per week, of full-contact practice.

"Full-contact," was described as game-speed tackling or blocking to the ground.

The rules would only pertain to practices during the season.

Practices during the spring and in the weeks leading up to the season would not be subject to the rule.

If the legislative council approves the recommendation, then it must be approved by the commissioner of education, according to the UIL.

The legislative vote will take place during the UIL meetings on June 11th.