USA Football
TWYFL Weather Forecast
 
Heat Related Rules
Posted Apr 29, 2014

The TWYFL has issued guidelines for modifying or canceling practice based on the heat index (air temperature and the humidity). 

Over 94 degrees air temperature (at the time of practice) practice will be cancelled.

Over 104 heat index (at the time of practice) practice will be cancelled.

NOTE: We will only use the NOAA Weather Service for our temperature reference.

 

 

 

 

Heat Index 95° to 99°

  • Provide ample amounts of water. This means water should always be available and athletes should take in as much water as they desire.
  • Mandatory water breaks every 30 minutes for 10 minutes duration.
  • Watch/monitor athletes carefully for necessary action

Heat index 100° to 104°

  • Provide ample amounts of water. This means water should always be available and athletes should take in as much water as they desire.
  • Mandatory water breaks every 30 minutes for 10 minutes duration.
  • Ice-down towels for cooling
  • Watch/monitor athletes carefully for necessary action
  • Alter uniform by removing items if possible
  • Reduce time of outside activity as well as indoor activity if air conditioning unavailable
  • Postpone practice to later in day if possible

Re-check temperature and humidity every 30 minutes to monitor for increased Heat Index.

Read more: http://www.momsteam.com/health-safety/hydration-safety/when-too-hot-for-sports-depends-on-heat-index#ixzz30HOW75DY