Soccer has started, which means we're in for a heat wave!
It is up to the coach to decide whether or not to cancel practices due to excessive heat. Templeton Recreation will only cancel in extreme cases, such as intense heat combined with poor air quality (local fires, etc.).
Parents and coaches, please be sure to follow the steps below to help keep your child safe.
1. Hydrate - If you're thirsty, it's too late. Make sure everyone has plenty of water every day, not just at practices. It's wise to hydrate the day before practices or games, giving your body a chance to process the fluids. Sports drinks are excellent for replacing lost electrolytes.
2. Water Breaks - If a player is thirsty, let them get water. Coaches should never deny a player the opportunity to hydrate. This doesn't mean the whole team needs a break, send the kid for water and require they return quickly.
3. During games, we will offer lots of opportunities for water breaks. We do not cancel games for heat. It's good to let your kids get used to the heat. Proper hydration will prevent heat related illnesses.
More tips for preventing heat related illness.