Local school districts to incorporate new UIL football rules



Sports injuries are the second leading cause of concussions for individuals ages 15-24

As medical revelations shine a spotlight on the lasting effects traumatic brain injuries have had on professional athletes, the University Interscholastic League is implementing new rules for all Texas coaches to help reduce the effects of student concussions.

The UIL is an organization that creates rules for and administers almost all athletic, music and academic contests for public schools in Texas. Through a collaboration of the UIL and the Texas High School Coaches Association, every Texas high school and junior high school football coach is now required to become certified in teaching tackling as a part of the official UIL Coaches Certification Program.

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