IHSA member schools are reminded there are a number of heat and hydration-related links on both the IHSA and NFHS websites that can be reviewed by coaches and administrators in advance of the up-coming fall sports seasons. As we know, this has been a particularly hot summer, and it’s likely that the start of the fall practice season will see a continuation of that weather. While the IHSA does not have a specific policy regarding practice during extreme heat conditions, coaches are strongly encouraged to use good judgment when scheduling and conducting practices.
Please consult the Heat Index Chart which is available online in PDF format. The chart is also found in fall and spring sports manuals.