SAN ANTONIO – For weeks temperatures have been lingering near the triple-digit mark across South Texas. Now students are returning for football and band practice.
According to the University Interscholastic League, from 1995-2000 there were 17 heat stroke related death’s associated with high school football.
The UILs website lists the signs coaches and parents need to be on the lookout for.
There are also certain requirements each student and coach must achieve before practices can begin.
Students must get annual physicals and coach need to acclimatize their students to the weather as best as possible.
Parents can also make sure salt is replaced in food after practices and games.