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BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (WAND) -- Local athletes and coaches now know how they can begin offseason practices.

Each school will have 20 of what are called "contact days" (essentially practices) to use between September 7 and October 31st.

As for what is allowed in these offseason sessions, that depends on if the sport is classified as low, medium or high risk.

Low-risk sports may hold intrasquad scrimmages, medium-risk sports may do so with a waiver, and high-risk sports such as football and wrestling can only conduct contactless drills. (However, "7-on-7" football, which is padless, is cleared for instrasquad scrimmaging.)

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