In 2017, Pennsylvania high school football teams cannot begin practice prior to August 14th, 2017. Part of this has to do with heat and part of it is the general scheduling. There are thousands of high school football players in the state of Pennsylvania that want to get started as soon as possible but they cannot do so with a coach until August 14th.

Some will look for indoor fitness facilities to get those last minute workouts in. It is well known that gaining strength through squats, bench press, power cleans and deadlifts will only make high school football players better. That said, it is important to remember that form is extremely important when lifting weights as a high school athlete.

Do you think the start date for practice in Pennsylvania should moved up to August 1st or is the second week in August the best time for practice to start?