Practicing in Extreme Heat Guidelines

Practice Policy and Heat and Humidity

file_pdfPracticing in Extreme Heat Policies

Schools must follow the statewide policy for conducting practices and voluntary conditioning
workouts in all sports during times of extremely high heat and/or humidity. The policy shall follow
modified guidelines of the American College of Sports Medicine in regard to:

  1. The scheduling of practices at various heat/humidity levels
  2. The ratio of workout time to time allotted for rest and hydration at various heat/humidity levels
  3. The heat/humidity level that will result in practice being terminated

A scientifically approved instrument that measures Wet Bulb Globe Temperature (WBGT) reading
must be utilized at each practice to ensure that the written policy is being followed properly.

2014-15 Practice Policy