Heat Stress

AATA Releases Statement on Exertional Heat Stroke

Earlier this week, the Arkansas Athletic Trainers' Association (AATA) released a statement on exertional heatstroke as some athletic programs around the country resume fall sports. The statement shares research findings from studies, devices to use... more »

How To Train Properly in the Heat

As we enter the dog days of summer, it's important to be mindful of the high heat and humidity. Generally speaking, those who enjoy outdoor workouts prefer conditions that involve cooler temperatures and low humidity.... more »

Be Prepared for Heat Illness During Practice [SPONSORED]

It's one of the worst nightmares for an athletic trainer — having an athlete suffer a catastrophic heat illness during a practice or game. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) published a study that stated... more »

Breaks, Hydration At Higher Importance With Masks Worn

As more athletic organizations begin its resumption of activities amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the questions of masks worn by athletes have arose with the summer temperatures. While many workouts take place outdoors and consist of... more »

Florida bill requiring ice tubs in HS sports moves forward

Florida legislators are advancing a bill that would require the availability of ice tubs at high school games and practices… more »

Debunking heat illness myths

Here are 11 common heat illness myths among coaches and athletes, along with some ways to counteract these misconceptions… more »

Cool Off: Thermal behaviors may differ between genders

According to a new study from the University at Buffalo, men and women may be different when it comes to thermal behaviors… more »

Procedural Failure

If one of your players is transported to the hospital during a road game, do you have a protocol that determines who will stay behind and provide support? Bowling Green State University recently learned that such a policy is necessary… more »

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