Practicing in Extreme Heat Guidelines
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:
- The scheduling of practices at various heat/humidity levels
- The ratio of workout time to time allotted for rest and hydration at various heat/humidity levels
- 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.