-
x

Meet New Friends!

Recommended friends are based on your interests. Make sure they are up to date.

Friends ff8c072dd79a91c1300f032d674241a8d64367100ffb1f25fa3f9bec4a05319f
Kidzworld Logo

Quiz the Coach - It's Too Hot to Practice!

Quiz the Coach - It's Too Hot to Practice! - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Jul 11, 2007
( Rating: 1 Star Rating)

Kidzworlds got some free sports and fitness advice on football and your health.

So ya dig sports but need some help with your game? Don't understand some of the rules of football, basketball or hockey? Got a gripe about P.E. class, skateboarders, cheerleading, coaches, or anything? Why not ?

1Hey Coach,

I'm in football camp and we practice during the summer. And it is hot! Coach gives us breaks and water but I still feel like I'm gonna faint out there. The pads are heavy and it's like 110. I'm scared I'll have a heat stroke, any advice? Soxfan4evr

Soxfan4evr,
I feel your pain. I think in 110 degrees, I would get tired walking out to my mailbox. But all joking aside, this is a very serious issue in football. As you know, in past years, a lot of football players have died from heat-related conditions. As fun as the sun can be, it can be very, very dangerous. You have to be very cautious and pay close attention to the signs your body gives you. Larger people are more susceptible to heat-related injuries, so be particularly careful if you fall into that category. The most important thing is to stay hydrated throughout practice and take breaks when you are feeling tired or sick.

You indicated you get a lot of water breaks - which is good, but that does not mean you're out of harms way. If you're feeling light headed or are extremely fatigued make sure you communicate that with your coaches and parents. You're not being a wimp if you let your coaches know how your body is feeling. Also you should always tell your doctor about any worrying physical symptoms. Most parents and coaches aren't doctors (and neither am I) so if anyone would know whether you are at risk, it would be your doc. Remember, there is nothing more important than your safety and health!

If this problem persists and you find you're not enjoying football because of the conditions, then maybe you should find a sport that fits you better. There are plenty of indoor sports that are fun and excellent exercise!

Do you need tips or advice on sports, fitness or health? to the Kidzworld Coach. Keep in mind peeps, the Kidzworld Coach isn't a doctor or a professional athlete or anything like that. He's just a dude who digs sports, plays 'em and knows a lot about 'em. You should always talk to your 'rents, a doctor or your school gym teacher before starting a new sport or a new exercise.

Related Stories:

  • Quiz the Coach - My Teammates Never Pass!
  • Be A Good Sport
  • Quiz the Coach - What do Coaches Look For?
  • More Sports and Fitness Advice
  • 0 Comments

    Related Stories

    F1132789763953

    NFL's Best Receiver? Vote!

    • Chad Johnson.
    • Marvin Harrison.
    • Randy Moss.
    • Terrell Owens.

    Sports In The Forums

    _BigfootKing_
    TEXANS LET GO!!!!!
    reply about 5 hours
    Footballer777
    chelsea are actually good
    reply 1 day
    77crystals
    77crystals posted in Basketball:
    Jammy45: HECK YEAH! Dude I made it to varsity, we can be tough and still like to dress up nice or ya'know wear makeup we don't need a guys pity #girlpower [s:p/1ofb] [s:p/1rnt] [s:p/1rnu]
    reply 1 day
    Jammy45
    Jammy45 posted in Basketball:
    "Beastlygirl44" wrote: My team (WC) have lost ALL FOUR GAMES in the two years we have been playing against FR and JA. We have a possible fifth game (rematch against JA) in a few days. Wish us luck! Good luck dear... practise a lot hard and win this.. remember, your aim on the basket, not anything else...
    reply 1 day
    Jammy45
    Jammy45 posted in Basketball:
    There's a match between my team (CJS) and (LFSJS) in September... Practising a lot hard... wanna win this too...
    reply 1 day