HEAT: Approximately 30 minutes prior to the start of the activity, temperature and heat index reading should be taken at the site or from www.weather.com or a comparable source. The following are recommended guidelines for coaches, program leaders and volunteers to follow with regards to Department sponsored youth activities:
Heat Index: 80-89
Use caution; monitor athletes carefully for necessary action.
Heat Index: 90-104
Use extreme caution; remove helmets and other equipment if not involved in contact.
Heat Index: 105-129
Alter uniforms by removing items where feasible; practice should be shortened with low intensity & limited conditioning.
Heat Index: 130 & above
NO PRACTICES OR GAMES. ACTIVITIES SHOULD BE RESCHEDULED FOR EARLY/LATE IN DAY OR AN ALTERNATE DATE WHEN HEAT INDEX IS LOWER.
Heat Index Chart & Calculator Links:
THUNDER & LIGHTENING POLICY
At the first sound of Thunder or the first sighting of Lightening - all activities are to be stopped and participates are to clear fields to a protected area and wait 30 minutes before activities are to resume. Any additional occurrence starts the 30 minute count over.