Beat the Heat: Resources for Keeping Athletes Safe This Summer

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As extreme temperatures take hold across much of the nation, we thought it might be helpful to offer readers some archival content on the dangers of heat-related illness, as well as precautions that can be taken to prevent tragedy during the summer months. See below for practical advice on how to keep athletes safe, as well as some past headlines that highlight the real-world consequences of pushing it too far in the heat. 

NFHS Spotlights Heat Illness as Summer Sports Begin

NFHS CEO Karissa Niehoff discusses how school sports leaders can prepare to keep athletes safe during hot weather. 

The Athletic Business Podcast: Beating the Heat With Dr. Douglas Casa 

In the inaugural episode of The Athletic Business Podcast, we spoke with Dr. Douglas Casa of the Korey Stringer Institute and the University of Connecticut Department of Kinesiology about the dangers of exertional heat stroke and strategies for preventing and treating it in student-athletes.

Heat Precautions Key to Preventing Deaths

More on strategies to keep athletes safe during hot weather. 

When Heat Poses Threat to Athletes, Preparation Is Key

DTN Meteorologist Brad Nelson discusses how to prep for hotter temps. 

Past Headlines: 

Lapse In Safety Prior to High School Player's Heat Death

High School Students Hospitalized Over Heat Illness 

Heat-Related Death of Teen Brings Murder Charges for Coaches 

Maryland Settles Lawsuit Over Heatstroke Death

Report Outlines Mistakes in McNair Tragedy 

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