All of those open gyms, camps, combines, 7-on-7 showcases might have more traps for high school athletes who are thinking about making a move to another school.
The Arizona Interscholastic Association’s Legislative Council on Friday passed a prior-contact rule that will cast a wider net on the off-season workouts.
It takes effect immediately.
Last football season, the AIA lost two court cases involving the prior-contact rule with Scottsdale Saguaro senior receiver/running back Marqui Johnson and Chandler senior cornerback David Eppinger obtaining restraining orders from a judge that allowed them to play late in the season and help their schools to respective state championships.
The language now has a broader definition of “coach” and opens it to more than individualized instruction.