The safety of students, staff and pro athletes should be the number one priority of every organization. Those affected by heat exhibit decreased performance due to heat stress. Poor practices translates into more losses during the season, which could spell disaster for coaches in competitive positions where championships are expected. An athlete that has suffered from a moderate to severe heat stress injury may be sidelined 1-3 weeks before reaching full recovery.
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When it’s 90+ degrees outside and there are hundreds of people sweltering in the heat or direct sunlight, it can cause them to leave an event sooner, spend less money, and have higher risk of heat exhaustion.
Between 1995 and 2012, 52 football players died from heat stroke. Even more athletes practicing in hot weather have suffered heat stress injuries, threatening their gameday readiness and putting seasons and futures at risk. Heat stress occurs when the body cannot cool itself sufficiently through sweating, resulting in the dangerous elevation of core body temperature.
The safety of its students and staff should be the number one priority of every college and high school athletic program. Young people and older individuals are particularly susceptible to heat stress. At temperatures below 82°F, the rate of heat stress or exhaustion during practice is 0.23 per 1,000 athletes exposed. When temperatures rise to over 90°F, common during summer throughout the country, heat stress injuries jump to 4.12 per 1,000 athletes exposed. That’s an increase of nearly 1,800%.
Athletes may not display all or any symptoms, and are unreliable to assess their own health. They are likely to say they feel fine, especially athletes who are competitive by nature and seek to push through the pain.