The American Red Cross recommends team officials, coaches and parents take steps to help ensure the safety of their players during the recent excessive heat.
“Keeping athletes safe is crucial,” said Janienne Bella, central and western Oklahoma regional CEO.
“Make sure athletes stay hydrated. Have everyone drink plenty of fluids like water or sports drinks with electrolytes before, during and after activities.”
Team practices should be scheduled for early in the day and later in the evening to avoid exposing players to the hottest times of the day.Read More