The Ivy League has decided to become proactive in the area of contact practices in football. Currently the NCAA limits the number of full contact days to 5 per week;
According to the new rules, teams will be able to hold only two full-contact practices per week during the season, compared with a maximum of five under N.C.A.A. guidelines. On the other days of the week, practices cannot include contact or live tackles, and no player may be “taken to the ground.”
During the preseason, teams will be able to hold only one full-contact session during two-a-day practices.
This decisions has been made after a long study, and coaches feel as though the changes will not impact the game or current practices, with the added bonus of having “fresher” players on game day.