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WIAA Mulls Football Changes

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STEVENS POINT, WI (LEARFIELD-WSAU) Wisconsin high school football teams might have to reduce their player-on-player contact for practices which begin in just over a month.  Tomorrow, the W-I-A-A's Board of Control will decide whether to adopt new guidelines for this fall's season -- or put the idea through a committee process for a possible adoption in 2015.  

The state coaches' association has been working with W-I-A-A leaders and medical advisers on a plan which would address increasing concerns about the safety of football.  Coaches' association director Dan Brunner said it would put Wisconsin "ahead of the curve" before new policies are mandated on the national level.

Among other things, full contact practices with pads would not occur until the seventh day of workouts -- as oppose to the current fourth day.  Competition-type contact, excluding scrimmages, would be limited to 75-minutes in the second week, and 60-minutes a week after that.

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