Top help prevent illness and dehydration during record-setting heat waves sweeping across the nation, the NCAA is providing parents, players and coaches with good advice to combat high temperatures.
The NCAA has released three posters that are free and available to download from the Internet. The posters warn athletes and coaches about the dangers of the August heat and how to prepare for it. They feature slogans such as “Beat the Heat” and “Tackling Two-a-days” and list a number of ways to cope.
The high temperatures that overwhelmed much of the country during July are predicted to continue throughout August, so athletes and coaches should take precautions during preseason conditioning. These safety measures are just as applicable to a youth football player as they are to an NCAA superstar.
The NCAA’s advisories feature tips for noticing symptoms – including muscle cramping and nausea – staying cool and remaining hydrated among the items mentioned.
Check out the posters below, print them out at no cost and distribute them at practices.
Also, here are some USA Football articles about hydration and conditioning as well as a video the provides tips for heat emergency preparedness and hydration.