Two schedules exist: a standard schedule; and a schedule for 4A Western Iowa and teams playing in week 0 (August 20).
Day codes: D=Sunday, M=Monday, T=Tuesday, W=Wednesday, R=Thursday, F=Friday, S=Saturday
Class 4A Eastern, Class 3A, 2A, 1A, A, 8-man (standard schedule)
M 8/9, T 8/10, W 8/11: Regular Practice Facility Only, No Contact, Sleds, dummies, shields, and ropes are permitted, Helmets are permitted, More than one practice per day is permitted (6 practices)
R 8/12, F 8/13: First day of pads and contact, More than one practice per day is permitted (4 practices)
S 8/14: No Practice allowed, can be used as a press/photo day
M 8/16 – F 8/20: One (1) practice per day, Recommended-Normal length and time of day of practice (5 practices)
S 8/21: Practice permitted on this day (1 practice)
M 8/23 – R 8/26: 4 practices (not explictly described in iahsaa.org document) (4 practices)
R 8/26: First Legal Playing Date
No Practice on Saturday, August 14th, Sunday, August 15th.
Class 4A Western, Teams playing Week 0
W 8/4 – F 8/6: Preconditioning, 2 practices per day allowed, Regular Practice Facility Only, No Contact, Sleds, dummies, shields, and ropes are permitted, Helmets are permitted (6 practices)
S 8/7: No Practice – Press/Photo Day
D 8/8: No Practice
M 8/9 – F 8/13: Full Contact- 2 practices per day allowed (10 practices)
S 8/14: Full Contact- 1 practice per day allowed (1 practice)
D 8/15: Local School District Decision
M 8/16 – R 8/19: Full Contact- 1 practice per day allowed (4 practices)
F 8/20: Week 0 Contest
For teams on the standard schedule, and assuming practice on Saturday, August 21, a normal schedule is 20 practices before the week 1 games.
For teams playing week 0, and assuming no practice on Sunday, August 15, a normal schedule is 21 practices before the week 0 game, and 25 practices before the week 1 game.
CIML, MRC teams will have 5 more practices than MAC, MVC teams. Perhaps it is an advantage (more time to get better). Perhaps it is a disadvantage (season wears out players).