High school coaches in Arizona can now practice year-round.

Source: Arizona Central

Here’s a question for high school football coaches? Would you want your state athletic commission to allow year-round practices? Tough to justify to the wife and kids for a $4,000 or $5,000 stipend. Or maybe you find yourself coaching year-round regardless of how you’re getting paid.

High school coaches in Arizona can now practice year-round after a measure was passed by the Arizona Interscholastic Association’s legislative council.

The measure, which passed by a vote of 39-5 and goes into effect July 1, does not put limitations on out-of-season practices with the exception of helmets and shoulder pads not being allowed during football workouts.

Essentially, what it means is this: A football coach can now practice three, four, five teams a week during the winter sports season; a softball coach can do the same during the fall season.

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