08/21/14 – Heat Index Reminder for Soccer

August 21, 2014 Soccer Blog Updates

With Temperatures reaching into the nineties for many areas across the Commonwealth this week, I would like to remind all of you of our Heat Index guidelines for Soccer:

Please review the KMA/KHSAA Heat Index Chart and the levels of reduction in activity as warranted. You must adhere to these restrictions. (http://khsaa.org/sportsmedicine/heat/heatindexchartcolor.pdf )

In games where the heat index has been determined to be 95 or higher, play will stop at the 20-minute mark of each half of play to allow student-athletes and of?cials to take a mandatory 10-minute heat timeout and water break. Contest of?cials will get heat index information from game management before the start of the contest and will then implement the timeout procedures by notifying the coaches at the required pre-game meeting.

– KHSAA –

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