In 2017, Florida high school football practice begins as follows:

First practice date – non contact (Week 6) – July 31
First practice date – contact (Week 6) – Aug. 5
Preseason classic competitions (Week 8) – Aug. 16-19
Deadline for Non-Traditional sudent to register intent with AD (Week 9) – Aug. 21
First regular season playing date (Week 9) – Aug. 24
Last district playing date (Week 18) – Oct. 28
State entry list due (Week 19) – Oct. 30
Last regular season playing date (Week 19) – Nov. 4