It’s “Heat Week” for high school football teams starting today.
The PIAA requires teams to put in five days of heat acclimation drills before the start of training camp. Players can wear shoulder pads and helmets, but there is no contact. Practices are limited to a minimum of three hours with a maximum of five, and if a coach chooses to go five hours, there must be a two-hour rest period along with it. Each player must complete three consecutive days of heat acclimation before he can participate in training camp.
Full practice begins on August 13th with the season kicking off on August 24th.