Tuesday, August 29, 2006

VHSL Considering Major Changes To Fall High School Football Practice

The Virginia High School League is expected to consider sweeping changes to the way high school football programs can conduct pre-season camps.

As early as September, the VHSL could vote on a propsal that would using the NCAA model of banning two-a-day practices on consecutive days. The formal proposal also recommends fewer days will full equipment or contact at the start of pre-season practice, plus limits the amount of time that can be spent on the practice field.

The guidelines have been worked on over the past year with the intent of maximizing safety and minimizing risk to injury from the heat. The new rules really hit home after Stafford high lineman Joey Roberson died of hyperthermia, a heat-related illness, three days after collapsing on the football field near the end of a second workout session on the school's second day of practice.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Lakeland Names New Head Football Coach

Tommy Austin is the new head football coach at Lakeland. Austin spent the last four years as the head man at Kecoughtan, leading the Warriors to a 29-23 record.

To read more from the Daily Press, please click on The High School Football Huddle's headline "Lakeland Names New Head Football Coach".

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Changes On The Horizon For Virginia High School Football Playoffs?

Representatives from each region in the Virginia will hold a meeting February 13th for a football ratings committee meeting to discuss the power ratings system used to determine playoff berths and seedings.

To read the latest from the Hampton Road Daily Press, click on The High School Football Huddle's headline "Changes On The Horizon For Virginia High School Football Playoffs?".