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Important Safety Information - Hot Days

We can almost guarantee that there will be a few hot, high temperature game days.  Here are a few tips to help you and your team stay safe.

  • Sunscreen before Games, Re-apply if necessary! Sunscreen should be sweat proof to avoid getting it in the eyes during the game.
  • Keep your players hydrated.
  • If you can, bring shade.
  • Cool wet towels are a good way of cooling down.

If you are concerned about a player suffering a heat related illness, please contact the referee, board member or notify the coach. Some things to look out for if you have a concern about a player:

Heat cramps:  It is the mildest form of heat illness, and it usually occurs before or after exercise affecting only the specific muscles used.  No medical attention is required.

Symptoms- thirst, chills, clammy skin, throbbing heart, muscle spasms, and nausea

Treatment- First, move the child to the shade and remove excess clothing.  Have child drink 4-8 ounces of water or sports drink.

Heat Exhaustion:  More serious than heat cramps and may need medical attention.  This results from a reduced blood volume due to excessive sweating, which causes the blood to pool in the arms and legs, causing the child to feel dizzy or faint.

Symptoms- Nausea, extreme fatigue, reduced sweating, headache, shortness of breath, weak and rapid pulse, dry mouth.

Treatment- Move the child to a cool place.  Have the child drink slowly 16 ounces of fluid such as water or sports drink for every pound of weight lost.  Remove sweaty clothes and place ice/ice pack behind the child's head.  Seek medical attention if there is NO improvement.

Heat Stroke: If a child is suffering from heat stroke, call 911 immediately.  Heat stroke is a life threatening illness where the body's temperature/regulating process stops functioning.

Symptoms- Sweating, hot and dry skin, swollen tongue, visual disturbances, rapid pulse, unsteady gait, fainting, low blood pressure, vomiting, headache, loss of consciousness, shock.

Treatment- Call 911 and remove sweaty clothes.  Cover child with ice packs, immerse child in cold water if possible or rub with alcohol.  If the child is in shock, elevate feet. 






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