Jun 20, 2018Training Now Required
A new Indiana law requiring coaches to train in heat safety will take effect on July 1. According to wlfi.com, the law, authored by State Representative Ron Bacon, will require coaches to take a certification course on heat preparedness every two years.
Dave Hefferen, Tennis Coach at Fishers High School, with 35 years of experience, said he approves of the new legislation.
“Especially your younger coaches that think they’re being tough by making the kids work in this stuff,” Hefferen said. “And I want them to work in this stuff, but I don’t want to be calling 911.”
Kory Seitz, Assistant Baseball Coach for Hamilton Southeastern High School, also agrees with training requirements, and said it was important for players to get water when they might be dehydrated.
“If they’re not feeling right, get light headed, we’ve got plenty of water out here for them,” Seitz said. “Making sure we’re getting in the shade when we can. So try to take those breaks more often.”