In the year since Isaiah Laurencin's death, local and state officials have changed the rules for the way high school sports teams practice. Last August, the Broward County Athletic Association prohibited member schools from practicing between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. This year, the Florida High School Athletic Association adopted Policy 39 with practice guidelines for the first 14 days of the season. Coaches who violate conditions can be suspended.
Here are a few of the restrictions:
Practices cannot be more than 3 ½ hours.
Practices are limited to 90 minutes of intense exercise.
Weekly practice time must not exceed 18 hours.
For football, the first three full days of practice are limited to conditioning drills.
Beginning Day 8, the practice schedule cannot exceed a 2-1-2-1 format, meaning a day with two practices should be followed by a day with only one practice.
For every 30 consecutive minutes of practice, there must be at least a minimum 5-minute rest and hydration break.Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times