New Calif. law restricts full-contact football practice for high school teams

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed into law AB 2127, which prohibits football teams at middle and high schools from holding full-contact practices that exceed 90 minutes a day, limits the number of full-contact practices during the season to two per week and prohibits contact practices during the off-season.

The restrictions, which take effect Jan. 1, 2015, are designed to help reduce concussions and other serious brain injuries.

The California Interscholastic Federation, which governs high school sports in the state, supported the bill that was sponsored by Assemblyman Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova).

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