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Athletic Directors Support New Practice Rules

A new law restricting high school football practices has the support of both Nevada County High School Athletic Directors. The law, which went into effect New Year’s Day limits the number of full contact practices to two per week. Bear River High School Athletic Director Duwaine Ganskie says there are other restrictions…

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Ganskie says coaches are actually relieved that that is happening. The idea of the new law is to limit concussions and other injuries. Nevada Union Athletic Director Jeff Dellis says most coaches have been shying away from extensive hard-hitting practices, even before the law was passed…

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The law can only be enforced by self-reporting. In other words, if a parent complains, the athletic directoir would have to have a talk with the coach to make him comply. Ganskie says, and Dellis agrees, the new rule is a good one…

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The Sierra Foothill and Pioneer Valley Leagues, which Nevada Union and Bear River are members, had meetings this week, and the new rule was discussed. The California Interscholastic Federation, which governs state high school athletics, will also be discussing the new law with coaches and administrators.

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