As summer programs begin and pre-season approaches, coaches, parents, and athletes should be reminded to stay properly hydrated. This means drinking when you may not feel thirsty and avoiding carbonated or sugar-laden beverages! Heat illnesses can be life threatening. Be aware and be prepared.
Be familiar with the “Heat Illnesses: Signs, Symptoms, & What to Do” chart and be sure to follow the advice of your athletic trainers and team physicians about exercising in the heat and humidity.