Heat-related illnesses are some of the most common problems for youth playing in the heat. These conditions can be dangerous, or even fatal in some cases. Heat induced illness is one of the most preventable sports injuries. Parents, students and teachers need to understand the physiological factors that increase the risk for heat-related illness and take steps to prevent it.
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Heat illness prevention is a team effort between coaches, parents, and athletes. Be sure to hydrate properly when playing sports indoors and outdoors.