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Tennessee high school spring football format changed for safety reasons

MURFREESBORO — High school football coaches across the state will be required to begin spring practice with two days in helmets instead of full pads beginning in 2020.
That among other recommendations from the Tennessee Football Coaches Association were approved Wednesday by the TSSAA’s Legislative Council.
Schools are permitted a total of 12 practices in a 15 consecutive school day period.
Also recommended by TnFCA during spring practice and approved were:

Full contact in practice should not occur on three consecutive days.
Full contact in practice should not last more than 45 minutes per day per group