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“Practice Policy for Heat and Humidity Clayton Trojans must follow the statewide policy for conducting practices and voluntary conditioning workouts in all sports during times of extremely high heat and/or humidity that will be signed by each head coach at the beginning of each season and distributed to all players and their parents or guardians. The policy shall follow modified guidelines of the American College of Sports Medicine in regard to: 1. The scheduling of practices at various heat/humidity levels 2. The ratio of workout time to time allotted for rest and hydration at various heat/humidity levels 3. The heat/humidity level that will result in practice being terminated. GUIDELINES FOR HYDRATION AND REST BREAKS 1. Rest time should involve both unlimited hydration intake (water or electrolyte drinks) and rest without any activity involved 2. For football, helmets should be removed during rest time 3. The site of the rest time should be a “cooling zone” and not in direct sunlight. 4. When the WBGT reading is over 86: a. ice towels and spray bottles filled with ice water should be available at the “cooling zone” to aid the cooling process. b. Cold immersion tubs must be available for practices for the benefit of any player showing early signs of heat illness. DEFINITIONS 1. PRACTICE: the period of time that a participant engages in a coach-supervised, school-approved sport or conditioning-related activity. Practices are timed from the time the players report to the field until they leave. 2. WALK THROUGH: this period of time shall last no more than one hour, is not considered to be a part of the practice time regulation, and may not involve conditioning or weight-room activities. Players may not wear protective equipment.