Practicing in Extreme Heat Guidelines

Practicing in Extreme Heat Guidelines FY2019

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.