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Remember - Warm Weather Precautions - Hydration

posted Sep 11, 2015, 7:57 AM by SDPW webmaster   [ updated Sep 11, 2015, 8:01 AM ]
Teams must guard against serious heat problems, which in extreme high school and college cases have occasionally resulted in death. The training regimen of any team practicing under high heat and/ or humidity conditions must: 
A. Limit or eliminate laps entirely. Do not assign laps for disciplinary reasons. 
B. Schedule practices for early evening, after sun is low in sky. 
C. Give players all the water they want to drink, when they want it. Do not substitute soft drinks for water. 
D. Each coach must keep an eye on all players and his fellow coaches for the slightest sign of heat exhaustion or fatigue. 
E. A fifteen minute break is mandatory in the middle of each practice, not to be counted against practice time.