Hi All. Here is the guiding to playing outside in extreme heat.
Heat Anytime the temperature is above 32 degrees C, provide plenty of water, shade and rest periods during games and practices.
Encourage players to drink small amounts frequently. If you observe any player exhibiting signs of heat related illness (cramps, fatigue, light- headedness, nausea, vomiting or headache), you must remove the player from the field immediately, place in shade and hydrate. If symptoms do not improve immediately, seek prompt medical aid. Drinking Guidelines for Hot Day Activities Before: Drink 8 oz. immediately before exercise During: Drink at least 4 oz. every 20 minutes After: Drink 16 oz. for every pound of weight lost Dehydration signs: Fatigue, flushed skin, light-headed. What to do: Stop exercising, get out of sun, drink Severe signs: Muscle spasms, clumsiness, delirium I recommend that you break down your practice so they have a water break every 15 mins.
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